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The One Thing My Mom Taught Me That You Need to Know

Along the journey, you will feel like quitting, you will feel disenfranchised, you will feel uncomfortable, you will feel uncertain, and you will feel all the shitty things that come along with creating excellence.

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5 Life Lessons To Create Joy

Sometimes the most valuable, life changing lessons and opportunities for growth come disguised in the ugliest of packages.

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How To Decompress After Burning Man

For those acclimating back to reality after the Burn… here’s some sage advice on setting back to reality. And no, this does not mean quit your job to become a yoga instructor in Bali…

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When To State Your Boundaries

When we are out of integrity with how we behave and how we allow people to treat us, we breach our alignment. It is in this space where resentment, anger and even the chipping away of self-esteem occurs.

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The 7 Things That Change in Your 30’s

In your thirties, you stop acting, and just start being. That insecurity that so badly tries to receive approval and validation fades into a quiet confidence.

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6 Lessons Learned at Burning Man

If you asked me a year ago if there’d ever be a day where I would be sporting LED light clothing braving dust storms in the middle of a desert – all while not having washed my hair for a week, I would have laughed.

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30 at 30 – What I Know Now

The best gift you can give yourself is to learn to feel comfortable in your own skin. Build your confidence up slowly and surely — it helps to grow up with glasses and braces.

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6 Ways to Land Your Dream Job

Spending over a decade in the marketing and public relations industry, a large portion of my job is spent in recruiting and retaining talent….

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32 at 32 – What I Know Now

An interesting shift happened when I entered my 30’s. Instead of worrying about my own aging, I began worrying about my parents’ aging. I wish time would slow down for them.

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Fall

Something about the change of seasons has reminded me: Relax and calm your anxieties. Stop chasing for people or events to happen. Stop worrying that…

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Mourning the Loss of Someone You Love

Things shouldn’t have ended this way. Not now. Not like this. But when one feels robbed of a proper ending, what starts off as blame, turns into a poison that slowly robs your present.

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First To Arrive

I have always thought my parents were invincible. But getting older and being away from home has made me realize that they are growing older and one day, they won’t be around.

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Back To Equilibrium

After a massive fight with my father last night, my first reaction was to get on a flight and leave. But in the mess of negative emotions that have been triggered, I realize that there’s an opportunity here for me to evolve my communication and way of handling difficult people. Here is what I’ve learned:

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You’re Not Broken, You’re An Addict – By Andy Lassner

Addiction is real and it is not about weakness. It’s not a fight any of us can win by ourselves. If you are struggling with wanting to stop drinking or using drugs more than anything and not being able to – you’re not broken – you’re an addict. Ask for help. And then ask for help again. And then never stop asking for help.

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Addicted to Happiness

We need to get off the “being happy” bandwagon and get on the “being human” bandwagon.

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The New Working Woman

I was honoured to speak along side, Lisa Von Strumer, CEO of Growing City & “Dragon’s Den” Tamer at The Founder’s Collective. Our topic of…

5 Ways to Design Your Life

In the end, our lives are a sum of our stories – the stories we live, the stories we believe and the stories we leave behind with others. Make yours worth reading.

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The Beauty Complex

If we keep feeding the beast of vanity, before we know it, we have insatiable appetite for perfection. No matter how thin your body is, tanned your skin is, or symmetrical your face is – that benchmark for perfection is a moving target.

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What Do You Stand For?

You decide how you want to show up. You choose who you want to be in that moment. What values do you stand for, and when you witness a breach of those values do you take a stand or do you sit back?

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Do It For the Story

ake chances. Focus on the opportunities that comes from risk rather than dwell on the “what if” of things that could go wrong.
Have faith that discomfort is the precursor to new beginnings and necessary for growth.

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Another Year of Lessons Learned

I think we go through cycles of change – when the complete unexpected throws you off your equilibrium –giving you the opportunity to reassess and recalibrate. This past year was one of those cycles for me – and slowly but surely the pieces that were thrown up in the air are falling into place.