Self Care

Don’t Resolve…Evolve

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The holiday season has come and gone once again, I hope you enjoyed time with family and friends.  I was lucky enough to spend the last week or so at a party here, a dinner there and family get togethers…

The Lamp Post

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There are many things that can evoke memories of your childhood. For some it is a smell or a song, for me it was a lamp post. I grew up on a quiet cul-de-sac in a small suburb in Montreal….

High heels for the holidays

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I really love this time of year, the lights, the picturesque snow covered trees..and the holiday parties!! Year round I can get away wearing ballet flats or a small pump when I’m dressed up for a party but there are…

Holiday Makeup

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Tis the season of snow…so much snow… good tidings and cheer! Holidays parties are happening right, left, and center and to make sure you’re looking your best- here are some Holiday Party ideas and tips for you.

What Writing About Depression Did For Me

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A few weeks ago, I published a blog I’d written about my fight against anxiety and depression. I’d actually written the post a couple of months before it went online, around the time of Robin William’s tragic death. It hung…

RAISING CHARITABLE CHILDREN

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I was 8 years old when my Uncle Jeffrey lost his battle with Cystic Fibrosis. His life was cut short at age 27 but characterized by courage, determination and impressive accomplishments including graduating from Dentistry School.

Journey from Hate to Freedom

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Margarete (Gretel) Marcus – her story is one which needs to be told often and by many, lest we forget. Gretel was my Oma (German for grandmother), she always asked me to write a book about her life, but for…

The Gruesome Threes!

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So….I am proud to say that I survived the “terrible twos” that everyone seems to rant and rave about.  To be perfectly honest, the twos weren’t so terrible after all; a few short-lived tantrums here and there, a handful of…

Sugar-Free

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“Hello my name is Kelly and I’m a Sugaroholic (this is where you would say Hi Kelly!) …It’s been 35 days since my last piece of candy or chocolate.”

Anti-Aging Fruit

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While there is no such thing as a fountain of youth, there certainly are things that you can do to keep yourself looking youthful and healthy  for as long as possible.  Delicious ways to stop the aging clock is to…

I’m ok with being a size 14!!

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I have always been associated with being BIG. A big voice, a big personalty and big boned. Being a size 14 has never really bothered me.  I know that may seem strange to many, but it’s the truth. At 43,…

My Marriage is OVER…..What Now?

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My marriage is over…..what now? Is this a question that you would ever imagine asking yourself?  It certainly wasn’t for me. I never imagined that it would be ME. I had never thought that my marriage would end and that…

Finding compassion

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Compassion. The Merriam-Webster definition is as follows: “a sympathetic consciousness of others’ distress together with a desire to alleviate it.”  Compassion, an everyday word that is often taken for granted.  Compassion is one of my favorite emotions.  Every day, all…

Letter from a Struggling Student

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Dear Teacher, I know you might not think that I care about my grades, but I do. I’m the one about whom everybody always says, “If you just try harder and apply yourself, you would get such high grades,” and…

The Scars That Bind

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Scars are intriguing and fascinating. Each one tells a story. Some people’s scars invoke a beautiful memory such as the moment they entered motherhood. Others may stem from a more somber place such as war, abuse, surgery, or other injuries….

Being an “older” parent

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I was never one to preoccupy myself with finding a husband and having babies, not setting deadlines for these life events. It had always been something that would “happen when or if it was meant to happen”. I was turning…

The Power of Gratitude

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I recently participated in a 7-day gratitude challenge.  A friend of mine nominated me, and the directions were quite simple.  I had to post 3 things a day, for seven days, for which I was grateful.  I also was required…

PUMP UP THE JAM!!

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Some say music makes the world go round.  For me, music gets me through hours of exercise and training every week.  It can get me across the finish line of a 10 km run, other days it pushes me to…

This is what art does for children

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The best. That’s what we all want for our children. The best? What does that even mean? Talk about putting a ton of pressure on ourselves, right? When my daughter was born, I remember thinking “I want to do everything…