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Are You Feeling Overwhelmed?

Recently I’ve been very stressed out. I’ve been in over my head. Too many things are happening at the same time. Not only has work been crazy, but I also committed to a freelance writing project and signed up for a writing seminar – all amidst moving to a new home. Not to mention still […] Read more…

Hector’s List for Happiness

Every once in a while, I schedule in some secret special Sunday morning magic-time for me. I love waking up early while most people are still asleep and everything is still quiet. It’s the perfect time to enjoy a personal ritual I’ve had since forever, to begin this lazy last day of the week. This […] Read more…

Violence Against Women – It’s A Men’s Issue

About a year ago, I stumbled on an amazing TED talk by anti-sexism educator Jackson Katz talking about violence against women and why sexual abuse, rape and domestic abuse remain a problem. According to him, we’re not asking the right question about the issue, which should be: “What’s going on with men?” Yup, men. Not […] Read more…

Why You Should Get Your Gratitude On. NOW.

Read the quote above. Take it in. Gets me thinking about gratitude. What about you? They say that the secret to life and happiness is in the practice of gratitude. Whether you’re reading Eckhart Tolle, Neale Donald Walsch, Don Miguel Ruiz or any scripture be it spiritual, enlightenment or religious, all reference gratitude as a […] Read more…

Are New Year Resolutions Dead?

I usually love making New Year resolutions, but recently, I’ve been starting to feel like they kinda suck. December rolls around and you get caught up in the “end of year” festivities. It’s the season to make resolutions, and you get on board the wagon just like everyone else. Then, fast forward to mid-January and your […] Read more…

My Cool (Yes, I Said It) Wedding Playlist

Planning a wedding and stumped for great songs for your playlist? Like diverse music from Motown to Indie Rock to Classic Love Songs to Alternative to R&B? Know NOTHING about music but know you want something cool and appropriate playing on your special day? Maybe you’re going DIY and don’t want to spend anything on a […] Read more…

7-Point Survivor’s Guide for the Holiday Blues

Do you get the holiday blues when the jolly season comes around? Do you feel anxious, sad, down or even depressed once we start the month of December and everyone gets all gooey over the holiday season? If you’re not a fan of the holiday season, don’t worry – you’re not the only one. I have to […] Read more…

3 Steps to Make Your Dreams Come True

When I tell people that I have a full-time job, raising a family of two little boys, and I’ve started a passion project that I love with a dear friend, most respond by asking, “How do you do it?” And so I want to share some of my thoughts and productivity tips on how to […] Read more…

4 Tips to Beat Retail Therapy

Over the years, I have noticed something inside of me start to develop, and that is the need for regular retail therapy. In other words – I like to shop. I figure that I’m not the only woman with this problem, so I decided to write about it. 🙂 While I like to buy something […] Read more…

Hurt People Hurt People

Last week, a man shouted at me in my office carpark. But he didn’t just shout at me – he spat racial slur at me. It started innocently enough. I was driving in to work. It was a regular Monday morning. I had my happy music playing, I was ready to conquer the world at […] Read more…

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