Coquitlam Centre hosted #BeYouGirl private event for 100 girls between the ages of 9-16

Coquitlam Centre and Big Brothers Big sisters Canada celebrated the uniqueness of every girl across Canada with free, interactive  events on Saturdays  this past September. The activities all aimed at empowering young women who are coming of age to help them increase their self-esteem, and overall confidence.  “Coquitlam Centre strives to play an integral role […]

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Sevenoaks Shopping Centre hosts Be You Girl Event on Saturday September 17th

 As most of you are aware I’m an advocate for healthy self-esteem, body confidence and overall positive well-being. This blog was created to inspire others to create a life that feels good on the inside, because I struggled with very low self-worth, self-esteem, and my mental well-being as a child/adolescent wasn’t healthy. After I had my […]

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Nettle`s Tale Swimwear is thoughtfully designed and celebrates you!

I’ve gained weight. I’ve lost weight. I’ve gained weight again. I’ve lost it.  What seems like the most freeing feeling in the world however, is the feeling of  finally coming to terms with the fact that I’m not my weight! Yes, I’m larger than I was when I was younger, but, oh my goodness, I […]

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Inspire Confidence in the young girls in your life-host a Dove Self-Esteem Workshop

This post is part of the YummyMummyClub.ca, with Loblaws/Real Canadian Superstore and Dove #InspireConfidence sponsored program. I received compensation as a thank you for my participation. This post reflects my personal opinion about the information provided by the sponsors. When I was an adolescent I woke up every day feeling insecure. I was ashamed of […]

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Win a pair of tickets to the first annual Sparkle Fundraiser

The Sparkle Project is a movement that seeks to inspire and equip young girls aged 8-17 to lead healthy, self-confident, and successful lives, so they can explore their passions and share their sparkle. In Canada, over 50% of girls say they wish they were someone else (Source: Canadian Women’s Foundation). But research has shown that […]

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#Standtogether-embracing our differences and coming together to prevent bullying

  Bullying, a topic that brings up a slew of complex emotions for me.  After a tremendous amount of inner work, and reflection I continue to use my bullying story to start dialogue about compassion, empathy, and the effects bullying has on the bully itself and the victim. Oftentimes people are fighting battles we know […]

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How to make personal connections offline

Last weekend, I attended an intimate one day retreat called Being Woman and this past weekend I attended  Leading Moms and Blog Podium. Although each event was very different, I left all of them feeling refreshed, inspired, and most importantly; connected. In fact, many people I saw at these events, I’ve connected with online. And, I finally […]

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Being Brave all year long

September 1st is here! It’s unbelievable how fast the last two months flew by. In the beginning of the summer the girls and I were involved in the Raw Beauty Talks #Mybeachbody campaign. It was so great to see so many people out there embracing the skin there in, using the hashtag, and posting photos […]

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Raw Beauty Talks- #MyBeachBody campaign 

When I was asked  to take part in the Raw Beauty Talks #MyBeachBody campaign with my daughters,  I did not hesitate. In fact,  a bathing suit blog post is something I’ve been  thinking about doing for a while. When the opportunity came up, I was excited and eager to take part in it. I wanted to […]

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Photos aren’t meant to make you feel bad about yourself…

You know what’s soul-destroying? Looking at a photo of yourself and hating it. That is  what’s  soul-destroying. When I received our wedding photos back in 2007, I remember thinking to myself, I should have worked out harder, because I thought I looked fat. Although it was one of the happiest days of my life, I […]

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