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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Gus+Moira

You gave me your hand I held it in mineAnd we made the unstoppable stop – time You picked me a rose from your neighbour’s garden And poured me French champagneWe kissed for hours, mouths swollen and soar Convincing me love wasn’t a losing game We danced in the kitchen, our shirts thrown on the […]

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Happiness

According to Psychologist, speaker, motivator,  Dr. Amir Georges Sabongui Happiness is derived from three different categories. 30% of happiness comes from genetics.  Genes passed down from our parents that turn into specific traits.  Serotonin is one example, it is produced in the brain and in the intestine, and contributes to feelings of happiness.    10% […]

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Born Again Good Girl

Bottle it up Don’t blow Don’t blow it Don’t blow it all Don’t blow it again Keep quiet Keep calm Keep it in Remain soft Be a lady Be someone they can see a future with Be a wife Be a mother Be a good girl Be a lover Behave Be what they expect of […]

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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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He

 He says I’m soft The way I stand The way I speak The way I walk He said I’m sweet That he can’t fall asleep Because reality Is better than his dreams When I look into his eyes I can see so deep That I believe Everything he says He means So he can say […]

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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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Rise

Strip it all away Layer by layer Promise by Promise One bit at a time Dismantle the walls Rip up the floors Smash through the broken window panes Let the air blow through Blow up dust Blow it all away The good times The bad The lives lived here Let the night come Darkness fall […]

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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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I had a dream last night…

Someone told me about a place Where everything is easy Chests never feel heavy Breathing is never hard People just float Existing in the lightest form I mentioned this place to someone else I knew And I asked if it was real Or if it was a mythical made up dream world And they had […]

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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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The Importance of How to Hold + How Not to Hold.

There is a heaviness On her chest In her heart Throughout her breathing passage It blocks her breath It tightens her lungs It makes her dizzy Disoriented And in that heaviness There are cracks That are causing the universe inside her to crumble It’s like there’s nothing to grab on to There is no number to dialNo one […]

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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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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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Mental Health Matters

It’s Friday night, and she’s just arrived home to realize she has forgotten to pick up her monthly prescription.  It might not have been such an issue if she had enough to get her through the last day and a half, but now she would be bordering on taking only 20% of her prescribed dose within the last […]

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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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