Thanks+Giving- two words that are integral 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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You don’t have to be J LO to do that “living your best life” thing

 Living your best life.  I know it`s another one of those buzzwords/phrases like self-care. And I KNOW I talk about the importance of  self-care (especially for mothers) a lot! BUT I can`t help myself. Self-care comes in many forms and I strongly feel it should be non-negotiable. You know the saying, “put your airplane mask on […]

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A love for nature is one of the greatest gifts we can give our children

I don’t have memories as a child that I can vividly recall where I’m taking in all the natural surroundings of nature. I don’t remember going for nature walks or hikes in the forest. When I was a teenager this wasn’t something I thought about doing either. I recall one of my high school teachers telling […]

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