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Measuring Time in Love and Friendship

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Looking back at 2007, I remember a year fraught with physical and emotional pain. My agenda was replete with doctors’ appointments and visits to acupuncturists and nutritionists. I spent most days immobilized on my sofa, willing the excruciating burning in…

Inspired

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Last weekend, Lisa and I had the opportunity to speak at, and participate in, the Maddy K Inspires Retreat in St. Sauveur, Québec. As big believers in communication and authenticity, we were excited to let it all out; to share…

Imagine

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Imagine… you get a call one day offering you the chance to win a $100,000. It’s a new reality show that takes ordinary people and asks them to do extraordinary things. All that you have to do is walk across…

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…

Prayers for Yatsen

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Sometimes, someone in our community needs our help. Right now, it’s this beautiful family of three: Yatsen was diagnosed with a malignant brain tumour. His life will be on hold while he recovers from surgery and deals with chemo and…

My Random Design Thoughts…

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January already?! Here in Montreal, the last 2 weeks of December are construction holiday and the whole industry shuts down. This year, for the first time, I took off for a much needed 2 week vacation. I promised my family…

My Royal 40-something Hotness

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The other night, for the first time in almost a decade and half, we watched our wedding video. Aside from the novelty of seeing what a videotape was, my kids were fascinated by seeing their mom as a real-life Cinderella….

Turning my mastectomy into art

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I have always loved tattoos. Shortly after my 18th birthday, I walked into a tattoo shop filled with courage and a bit of cockiness. After studying the wall of images, I confidently pointed to a small cartoon devil named “Hot…

Letters from Camp

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“Dear Mommy and Daddy, Now I only cry at night. I miss you so much that it hurts inside of me.” That was one of the letters that I sent to my parents during my first summer at sleep-away camp….

A Tale of Two Brothers

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My brother came out to me at the height of both of our darknesses. Post-graduation from University, he knew little of his way forward. Still living at home, aimless on the job front, forced to countenance the evil of conversion…

Do you know Liz?

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Do You Know Liz? I really don’t know Liz that well. Although, I feel like I’ve known her since she was 7 years old. How is this so? Liz’s father was my doctor. From the age of 17 until his…

A simple procedure

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When Liz Wiener, co-founder of Wise Women Montreal asked me if I’d like to contribute to her blog, I was honored. I asked myself: what would be the best first topic for a mostly female readership? Naturally, I decided on…

Giving Back: Kerry’s Kitchen

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Six years ago at exactly this time, I was diagnosed with Breast Cancer. It was a few days before Passover and I will never forget that time. Waiting for the biopsy results was the worst week of my life. Not…

Gloria’s Girls – a story of friendship…

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Gloria’s Girls is celebrating its 10th year of passionate work towards raising funds for Ovarian Cancer Research, heightening public awareness of the subtle signs and symptoms of The silent killer, and providing better care to patients affected by the “disease…

WHAT’S LOVE GOT TO DO WITH IT?

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When you look into the mirror, what do you see and how do you feel? For many, our human conditioning has automatically programmed us to see and feel the worst part of ourselves. Ultimately leading to a very critical and…

Find your flame

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FACE IT… FAD DIETS DON’T  WORK… LIFESTYLE CHANGES DO – Most of us look outside ourselves for that quick fix to shed 10 or 20 pounds with a fad diet. When this goal is reached we receive raving compliments from…