Ways to Find a Bae

Dating Apps Not Included In an era of digital everything why not treat dating differently? Do you really want your “How We Met” story to be “We matched from swiping right?” Yawn. Meeting someone special shouldn’t be as easy, convenient or simple as ordering a car service. There should be bravado.  There should be physical […]

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Ghosting – Why It’s Never Ok

If you are unfamiliar with the term “Ghosting” it means: the practice of ending a personal relationship with someone by suddenly, and without explanation, withdrawing from all communication.  Translation –  maybe you’re just an asshole. I first heard about ghosting from my girlfriends who had been out on a date (or two) with someone they […]

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Sweater Weather

I don’t want to talk about the Harvest Moon, the season change or my menstrual cycle.  I don’t want to talk about how when I left the house this morning I was wearing a turtle neck and a bomber jacket and I was still cold.  I don’t want to talk about the fact that I […]

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Be

Be romantic Be soft Be sexy Be quiet Be comfortable in your own skin Be confident to ask for what you would like Be calm Be kind Be authentic Be you

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The Truth Will Be Too Much

“I will tell you what you need to know.  I will tell you what you need to hear. Because the truth will be too much.  The truth will be, the truth will be.” Macklemore & Ryan Lewis play in my ears, the lyrics go through my mind and I realize how true this sentence really […]

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French Girls

Bonjour!  There is something about summer that always fills my heart with a longing for Paris.  Vintage shopping, sleeping with the windows wide open, daily guilt free pain du chocolate for breakfast and admiring the effortless beautiful French women. When I first came home from visiting Paris – I was determined to learn French and move to Sacré-Coeur […]

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Attitude of Gratitude

If there is an intention I try and set for myself each and every day (because its about making the choice and effort daily) – it is “create a life I love”. What does that look like? That means working for a company who has a mission I believe in. Surrounding myself with smart, funny, […]

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Silver Lining

Yesterday I woke up at 3:00am with a migraine and was pretty much awake until I went to sleep last night. If you have ever had a migraine – then you know all about the brain pain, it feels like the nerves in my head are short circuiting, causing my vision to go blurry, my […]

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Breakfast Oats Bar

Growing up warm oatmeal was a staple breakfast in my home.  It was quick, easy, comfort food that filled me up for the entire morning. On Fridays I serve up breakfast at League for 120+ people. It sounds like a big job – simplifying things makes my life easier – but I welcome everyone’s gratitude and praise when they […]

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How to Become a Morning Person

Working at League is awesome for many reasons – one being the weekly corporate wellness services provided to all employees. Yoga, boot camp, massage, and last week – Productivity Coaching with Clare Kumar. I sat down with Clare and asked her if she had any advice on how I can become a morning person.  I wake up every day […]

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Current Obsession: Winter Beauty Products.

It’s -17 degrees outside today in Toronto – which is actually warmer than it’s been.  I’m currently on my sofa, under a wool knit blanket, sipping my Tealish Delicious Detox Tea, mentally preparing myself for my four block walk to Breathe Yoga Studio for an afternoon Iyengar + Rope Wall Class. It’ll be nice to breathe some […]

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Happy New Year

                                               Family photo on the driveway When I was a little girl New Years was spent with family at home, watching the ball drop on TV.  Together we would countdown from ten and […]

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Loving Ourselves Through Hibernation Season.

Short days, turn into below freezing weeks, stretching out into frost-bitten months, leaving Canadians anxious to bid adieu to the Polar Vortex, and (impatiently) wait for Spring to arrive.  I have some winter blue deterrents hidden up my cable knit sweater sleeve for you to try that will help us all survive the Winter season. Hydration and moisturizing are a must for […]

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Gifts from Club Ashram

I have spent the last few days home sick – but woke today after 12 hours of sleep feeling better – walked outside to a blue sky, refreshing brisk air and a gift from California in my mail box. There is something to be said about receiving mail – when its something other than a bill!  For […]

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Don’t Be a Dick

Last week was a challenge.  Getting out of bed, finding a fuck to give about my unruly hair, battling the crowded Toronto commute (how is the insanely overcrowded TTC a legit safe form of transportation?) smiling at reception for 8 hours, to then head home with another heard of cattle er people. I know I […]

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I’m Having Some Feelings About My Feelings.

I’m having some feelings about my feelings – about the way women have been mistreated and continue to be mistreated.  About how I can’t go on Twitter or Instagram without reading women’s stories and their pleas for equality, fairness, and to be treated with decency and respect. I have dozens of personal stories of sexual mistreatment […]

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Dear Sex Offenders – The Answer is NO.

There is a so much hurt happening in the world.  People putting their hands where they don’t belong.  Forcing themselves, using their power, their money, their reputation, their strength to behave weakly, inconceivably evil, unforgivable. I was taught at a very young age to “keep your hands to yourself” and “leave what is not yours alone” […]

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Sit Still, Listen Hard, Write It Down, Tell No One.

With summer coming to an end – my soul is beginning to calm as my mind refocuses on setting realistic goals, restructuring my lifestyle by shifting from what can feel like reckless and chaotic behaviour into more sustainable and productive life choices. Here are some life tips I practice and incorporate to ensure I stay on […]

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The Little Things

It’s easy to forget the little things – and how much significance they bring into our daily life.  I’ve been sick for the past week with some sort of summer cold – and I finally feel like I have my energy back.  The first thing I did when I woke up was walk to The Good Neighbour […]

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Dear Females – You Are Not Alone.

When I was in high school I arrived one morning to find the word “Whore” written in permanent marker on my locker.  I stood in front of my disgraced storage unit – and wondered “How the fuck has no one removed this before me seeing it? Not one other student, janitor or member of faculty […]

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Canadian Hosting & Guesting 3.0

A couple of weeks ago my friend Julie and I took an impromptu road trip to Chelsea Quebec to see our dear friend Patrice. If you don’t know your Canadian geography Chelsea is a thirty minute drive out from Ottawa.  Patrice lives in a house that could easily be featured by Time Out Society.  In the winter […]

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Weekend Away

My dad moved into a beautiful home outside of the city a couple of years ago. It’s a big home, that can fit our family of five + significant others – surrounded by towering trees, wildlife and the Muskoka river.  When I look up at night, I see constellations, and the only beam of light shining down […]

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Toronto Yoga Conference & Show

After a 15 hour migraine, I woke up today with a clear head and a free pass to the Toronto Yoga Conference & Show – an annual conference that takes place at the Convention Centre.  I went with little to no expectations or knowledge of the conference.  The layout was what one would expect – […]

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Ste. Anne’s Spa

Living in Toronto, Ontario I sometimes envy those living in America and Europe.  The endless options for weekend jaunt locations can make Canada look expensive and boring.  If you’re not up for a 4 to 6 hour drive or interested in dropping some hard earned cash on a flight to a nearby city, the options for where […]

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Love Your Soul

 Last night I fed my soul – Soul style, and checked out the newly opened, much anticipated Soul Cycle Toronto.  For those of you who are in the fitness game but have not heard of Soul Cycle; I promise you soon will – especially now that the New York based spin club has opened it’s doors to their first […]

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Always Be Me.

I have a routine of window shopping online, putting things into my basket, getting to the check out and then closing my browser window.  There are times when I go through with my purchase, packages from online orders arrive at my home, I open them up, and there are nicely wrapped clothing items inside – items that I’ve seen […]

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Rise Up: Goddess Group

 Every Monday at 11:00am I participate in a guided meditation lead by the wonderful Catie Fenn.  Catie is a Toronto Lawyer, turned Spiritual Coach who provides coaching and meditation, and is pure magic. A few weeks ago at the end of meditation Catie invited the women from the group to an event she was having called Rise Up: […]

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Sleep Easy, Be Well.

I love sleep, I love going to bed early, sleeping peacefully wrapped up in my fluffy duvet, dreaming vividly, and waking up refreshed with a clear head to a new day.  Sleep is good for my mind, body and soul. After 11:00pm, my brain shuts off entirely and literally anything can happen.  My behaviour is […]

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Not Myself Today

Walking through the office today I noticed a pile of colourful buttons, each labeled with a different emotion, under each feeling was a link NotMyselfToday.ca – I was intrigued. Naturally, I asked my colleague what the buttons were for and she told me NotMyselfToday is a mental health initiative created by an organization called Partners for Mental Health.  NotMyselfToday has […]

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