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How to overcome obstacles and creatively fight the struggle

When Cynthia Ferrie landed a job as a senior consultant at a firm six months before graduation, she saw her life unfolding before her—and it looked perfect. Fast forward about a year, and the dream fizzled out. Despite making it clear to her boss during the hiring

Following her ‘happy’ and never giving up

Megan Kennedy The Healthy Vibe Health Store

Health and wellness have always played a strong role in Megan Kennedy’s life. Her Dad had her on ice skates from two years old and skiing downhill at three. Her Mom always stressed the importance of eating good real food. “People may use the excuse that healthy

Telling stories, pushing past the pain

It’s not unusual for developmental editor Kris Windley to watch her clients cry. It’s not that she’s mean or a bully, rather, she’s determined to help people discover their voice, even it means pushing through pain points and often ends in tears. Good tears, though. “Writing is

Exploring and expressing love of beauty and the beauty of love

Right out of university, Dominique Hurley landed a government, nine to five job as a visual art representative and cultural programmer. It was her dream job. After a few years, however, she realized the dream job wasn’t so dreamy. She felt stuck and found herself mired in

A lifetime of helping, one cup at a time

Helping people see their potential is Cheryl Barrett’s greatest joy. So much so, that when she sits down to reflect on her life and why she’s here on earth, one main answer comes to mind: to help. “Somehow, in some shape or form, to help everybody around

Being present in the kitchen and in life

Jennifer Wellsman of Thyme to Dine on being present

Tunes blasting. Flavours mingling. A place to think. A place to relax. A place to get lost. Jennifer Wellsman’s kitchen is her happy place. She loves to cook, and the hours she spends in her kitchen may be solitary, but she never feels alone. “I have conversations

A little stubborn goes a long way.

Michelle Marsh French For Life

If you were to meet Michelle Marsh—soft-spoken, petite, works with kids, a friendly and inviting smile—you may not guess ‘stubborn’ as one of the main traits that’s defined her life. But as she talks about important, life altering decisions—the ones that made her grow, that determined her

Forgetting the ‘supposed to’s’ and going for your dream

Ten years ago, Katelyn Bourgoin dreamed of being an actress, an artist, a designer. She wasn’t sure which, but felt no matter what path she chose, it would be creative, freeing and fuelled by passion. This dream felt certain, clear and deliberate. Equally certain, was the type

Real Women. Real Stories. Real Inspiration.

From the moment I quit my job five years ago to freelance and have the flexibility to give this writing life a try, that’s been my focus – writing life. It started out as blog by that title, where I wrote lessons and musings from my own

SUPERFOOD Hot Cocoa

hot cocoa with matcha and turmeric

Nothing goes with reading quite like hot drinks. And a hot yummy drink that is good for you too? Yes, please! This is my new favourite drink to curl up with while reading a book on a cold winter’s night. 🙂 Superfood Hot Cocoa 1 tablespoon coconut

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