Mental Health

Event: Come Ignite Your Mind with Lisa!

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I am so excited to be part of the  ‘IGNITE’ Your Mind Conference as a panelist. If you ready to be educated and inspired by a dynamic, group of Canadian women then this conference for you? http://www.distinctivewomenmagazine.com/…/national-CA-IGNI…/ Tickets: Regular –…

Happy birthday to us!

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  Four years ago this week we launched Wise Women Canada after months of researching, planning, developing and smashing our heads against a few walls. We never imagined that so much blood sweat and tears could go into the launch…

Unconditional Love

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I am a 38-year old woman, married with two beautiful daughters, and a house in the suburbs. I am certain that we share some common interests and hobbies. I might be your neighbour, best friend, acquaintance, relative, or a complete…

Fit Vs. Fiction

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“Alone I lived inside my head, never wanting to leave my bed On the outside so strong and tough, but inside never good enough I spent each moment wrapped in fear, afraid of looking in the mirror What power it…

Toxic Friendships

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Friendships……they are an integral part of our social and emotional existence. They can be supportive, nurturing, balanced and fulfilling. They can be effortless. They can get us through our darkest moments and even bring out our best attributes. But sometimes…

World Mental Health Day: #RaiseYourWiseHand

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October 10th is World Mental Health Day— an international day devoted to raising awareness and promoting education around mental illness. In solidarity with this very important day, we want to make our own contribution by launching an initiative–one that we hope…

How to deal with infertility

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We Don’t See Things As They Are, We See Them As We Are.” Anais Nin Lately, I’ve been seeing a lot of pregnant bellies. I think they are absolutely beautiful. I didn’t always feel this way. Seven years ago, when…

How I’ve Survived Bipolar II Disorder

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I have been grappling with suicidal ideation since I was around 7 years old. Many little girls pretend to get married and plan their wedding. I was always planning my funeral.  I was ultimately labeled “a difficult child.” I was  very…

Travelling with Anxiety

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We’ve all seen the videos. Parents craftily surprising their children with news that they’re going to Disney—and the kids just about implode with excitement? Let’s just say…I was not that kid. The news of a trip anywhere filled me with such unease and trepidation that…