Phenomenal woman, that’s me- My favorite Maya Angelou poem

When I was a teenager I had a poem taped to the wall beside my bed. My counselor (who made such an impact on my life) printed it out for me and gave it to me on International Women’s Day. The phenomenal woman who introduced me to this poem is no longer here today, and […]

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Does your teen know the importance of hard work?

  This is a guest blog post. I have a teenager who has a part-time job. Through this job, she’s been gaining some really important life skills! Needless to say, I think this guest post has some valuable advice. Have a read and let me know your thoughts. Do you think it’s important for teenagers […]

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The response I’m working on when receiving a compliment

Have you ever noticed when receiving a compliment how you respond? I know I’m guilty of deflecting compliments. And it wasn’t until a few weeks ago when my friend was taking photos for me when she brought this to my attention. She was giving me compliments on how beautiful she thought the photos were turning out […]

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Metropolis at Metrotown is hosting two-weeks of free family-friendly Lunar New Year festivities!

Did someone say free?  In all seriousness, if you’re looking for some family-friendly Lunar Year Festivities Metropolis at Metrotown is hosting two full weeks to celebrate the year of the pig! Metropolis at Metrotown is offering free calligraphy and lantern making workshops, a special lion dance, travel through Asia photobooth, traditional Chinese dances, and lucky […]

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How I went from chronic people-pleaser to honoring me

When I think back on the moments in my life when I felt unhappy and had the most anxiety it was when I was a chronic people-pleaser. It’s taken a long time to be able to call myself a “recovering people-pleaser”. I began to notice when I was people-pleasing around certain people because when these […]

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My guiding words to help me move forward in 2019

My 2018 guiding words really helped me get through last year. This is why I love choosing a word or phrase to serve as a reminder each and every year. Last year my guiding words were all about shrinking less and shining more. Anytime I felt like shrinking to make others feel comfortable I reminded […]

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Using the power of visualization to manifest the life you truly desire

Have you ever imagined succeeding at something you’ve been wanting to achieve or do in your mind and then it came to life? This mental power of picturing yourself succeeding in your mind before doing it is the amazing power of visualization. This meditative practice of positive thinking has been known to work and is in fact, […]

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The simple things that made my daughters happy over the holidays

*This post was written in partnership with TELUS  The holidays are over and we’re already ten days into 2019 (I can’t believe it)!  Over the holidays we tried to be intentionally busy NOT being busy (if you know what I mean).  In other words, we had a restful winter break (well, my daughters sure did, […]

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