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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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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Thanks+Giving- two things we should practice for our well-being

On my walk today I began to ponder the word Thanksgiving. I think over the years I’ve always focused on gratitude when it comes to Thanksgiving. It’s the time of year when we get to celebrate everything we are thankful for! Studies show that having a gratitude attitude increases our well-being because it reduces stress […]

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Trusting your gut when it comes to decision-making

A girlfriend of mine recently had a baby. While we were at a get-together we were having a conversation about being a new mom and someone asked my girlfriend with the new baby whether she was going back to work. She replied, “Well, I really love my career and I want to go back, but […]

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Give back to BC Women’s this October

This October, purchasing items for that new special baby or parent in your life will not only will bring joy to your loved ones, it will also give back to BC Women’s Hospital in support of the health of women and newborns. We are partnering with six local businesses to support the health of women […]

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Five reasons I was worried about giving my daughter a cell phone

The cell phone debate. Should we get our almost-twelve year one?  Most of our seventh-grade daughter’s peers already have cell phones. However, she was content without having one for her entire first year of middle school. Until at the end of the last school year there was a mix up with something at school in […]

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Finding My Way Out of the Dark: A Recovery Story {Guest Blog}

Today’s guest blog is a story of recovery. When I read Peters story I was brought to tears. Peter’s story resonated with me because I grew up with a parent who struggled with addiction. My father is now a recovering alcoholic and has been going strong living a life of sobriety for twenty years! I […]

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Success starts the moment you choose to be YOU

“There is no way to be fully connected and engaged with the world without first going within and deeply getting to know yourself.”-Tonia Mattu I recently completed YuSchool– a 6-week online program on how to be your boldest, most confident self in life & business. Before I began the program I was so tired of […]

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Club 16 Trevor Linden Fitness helped me train for the Vancouver Sun Run

I did it! I ran 10 KM in the Vancouver Sun Run!  But… I can’t take all the credit. I believe the training  sessions I had at Club 16 Trevor Linden Fitness really helped me and here’s why: Before the Sun Run I would go for a leisurely 5 KM jog in my neighborhood and on […]

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