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  • Learning to make yourself a priority

    August 15, 2019 by

    People keep telling me that I look so happy lately, that my eyes just “glow”. They don’t come out and ask, but I feel the question hanging in the air: “What happened? What are you doing different?” The answer is simple, yet such a challenge for many: I’ve started putting myself first. I now make sure to do at least one thing every day that brings me joy and that contributes to my well-being.[…]

  • Sparking a little joy

    August 14, 2019 by

    Because of my career in education, I have had the privilege of being surrounded by many strong, beautiful women. However, I have heard these same women tell me that they have “lost their spark”.💥 With all the responsibilities we juggle − career, family responsibilities (can you say taxi?!), housework, cooking, yardwork, groceries, pets, parents, friends,… Read more

  • Baby steps to self-love

    August 13, 2019 by

    Some days, we are our worst enemy. Last Wednesday was one of those days for me. It has taken me since then to find the courage to post my experience. As I was walking down Queen Street West in Toronto, I caught a glimpse of myself in the storefront window and was completely deflated and discouraged. Without missing a beat, my mind started beating me up for how I looked and for what I was wearing […]

  • Kidspiration

    August 12, 2019 by

    Hold your kids close to your heart.❤ Tell them, but more importantly, show them that you love them, are proud of them, admire them. Talk to them, and actually listen when they speak. Even if you are busy. Especially if you are busy. […]

  • Don’t worry, be silly!

    August 11, 2019 by

    Somewhere along the way, I stopped giving myself permission to be silly. For some reason, I developed the belief that grown-ups – more specifically moms – just don’t act a certain way. God forbid that I should sing in the car, laugh out loud in public or goof around at home, because (GASP!) what would people think?! I’m really not sure what triggered this change in behaviour – it just happened.[…]

  • It’s the little things

    August 9, 2019 by

    They often say that it’s the little things that bring the most joy. The warmth of the sun on face, my pup lying beside me in bed, getting a call from my son who is away in Toronto, singing at the top of my lungs with my daughter in the car, enjoying my morning cup of coffee with my husband. These are some of the little things that make me oh-so-happy. […]

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