Mental Wellness

Seeking career advice…

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We all have moments where we seek advice.  This is a good practice. I recently had the opportunity to sit down with a senior official in my organization for an hour, to seek career advice.  I was grateful for the…

Spring fitness

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So, it’s April and I have to wonder when the snow will finally melt away! Truth be told, we really haven’t had that much snow fall according to meteorologists. Yet, it seems the snow has been with us for far…

Lessons for Success

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One of my students was recently accepted to university. An unlikely candidate diagnosed with ADHD and Auditory Processing Disorder, her high school dutifully explained that she was not meant for Cegep, let alone University. Instead, they suggested that she attend…

Gaining Perspective

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Recently, I’ve been thinking a lot about perspective. In the olden days, as I like to refer to them, I think I had a hard time discerning what was worth making a big deal about and what wasn’t. I was…

Spring Break, Single Mama Style

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So let me give to you straight and honest – I AM TIRED! Motherhood, for most of us, is an exhausting experience.   The early mornings, late evenings, and on-going day to day activities can leave most moms feeling both physically…

Have You Thought About Your Bones?

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Women’s magazines have millions of articles that tout the importance of calcium in our diet and the need for weight-bearing exercise.  Is there more to it… and is it actually possible to prevent fractures in our later years? There are…

Being a Single Mother

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As a single mother there are two things that people often ask me: “How do you manage to do everything by yourself” and “Isn’t it hard to be alone all of the time?”

Learning is your key to success!

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We learn all the time. As kids, we learn the basics in language, math and sciences.  As adults, we continue to refine our knowledge base, and add to it – learning all about the world around us, people’s behaviours, social…

On Dressing Your Age

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Recently, I wore denim overalls to my mother-in-law’s 65th birthday party. Now, when you think of overalls, your brain probably conjures images of farmers, gingham and toddlers. Holmes on Homes, perhaps.  The kids from Kris Kross . The 1990s and…

The Truth About Speed Bumps

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Lately my life seems to be filled with lots of twists, turns, and obstacles. It’s natural that with our busy and often non-stop routines we are bombarded with a multitude of daily challenges – some of which can be compared…

Technology: Friend or Foe?

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I am a huge TV watcher…..always have been and probably always will be. My husband designs video games for a living and could easily be described as a “techie”.  We have all the latest gadgets and gizmos: PCs, several laptops,…

Getting Rid of Homework Wars: Step 1

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When I meet with students and tell them that they will have to spend time doing “planning work” before doing their actual homework and studying,they often look at me like I’m crazy. I’ve actually become used to that look and…

I work from home. And yes…I work!

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Every woman desires freedom to make the choices she needs to balance her life.  We harness many responsibilities as mothers, sisters, friends, lovers, breadwinners, community volunteers, and caregivers.  It’s a balancing act.