To the troll who left nasty comments about my body online

To the troll who left nasty comments about my body online: I want you to know that the only thing about the comments that make me feel sad is knowing you must be hurting on the inside. I want you to know that I’ve been there before. I said and did things when I was […]

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“Do less, enjoy more” and other tips to stress less this holiday season

  Trying to find the perfect gift, overspending, attending too many holiday events, and keeping up with the commercialized side of the season can lead to more stress than actual joy during the holidays. So how can we keep it real, and feel more festive rather than frazzled during the most wonderful time of the […]

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Our families top 5 picks from the TELUS Holiday Gift Guide

I know it isn`t quite December 1st yet but the holiday season is already upon us. We`ve taken our family photo with Santa, decorated our home, put up our Christmas tree, and we’ve even attended a few holiday events! Needless to say, the holiday season seems to come sooner each year. And you know what? […]

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Rising above cyberbullying at WE DAY Family Vancouver

Last night I had the pleasure of attending WE DAY Family with TELUS. My youngest daughter Charley was so excited about this experience because she has always been too young to attend a WE DAY event, and therefore, felt left out in the past when her sisters have attended. This year WE movement changed things […]

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Inspired By HER- a free conference for girls 10-13 coming to Vancouver this January

  Approximately 50% of girls age 6-12 years old are dissatisfied with their body and appearance. The perspective of beauty and social media’s influence on our youth needs to change, and the BeaYOUtiful Organization is set out to do just that. The first FREE self-esteem and media literacy conference for young girls ages 10-13, is […]

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Valuing experiences over things on our recent getaway to Parksville, BC

Experiences. I value them. I cherish them. I learn from them. I crave them. And they make me happier! I used to think that buying things would make me feel happier, but this wasn’t creating long-lasting happiness and memories. This was creating a vicious cycle of buy to feel good, then feel like crap, then […]

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Healing emotional trauma to heal my life

I haven’t talked about my autoimmune disease in a while and while I’ve shared with you my symptoms, and ways I’ve tried to manage to live with Hashimotos, I’ve figured out the most important piece of this puzzle! While exercising, eating healthier, avoiding foods that cause inflammation have been helpful in managing the symptoms the […]

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