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My baby slept through the night AND the time a guitar-playing prisoner made me cry

guitar player

Last week we moved my 11-month-old into her own room. The first night went amazing. She put herself back to sleep every time she woke in three minutes or less – without my help. Twelve hours and thirty-eight sweet sweet minutes. The following nights … Let’s just say it’s been a rough week.

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1 in 6. Nothing to be ashamed about.

In surgery.
Despite what society, tradition, and even loved ones have told me over the years, I'm of the firm belief that being a woman and being a mother do not need to go hand in hand. Another way of saying that? Being childless doesn't make any female less of a woman;Keep Reading ...

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 the Sunday night

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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 me,” says Cheryl.

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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 with me, myself,

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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 character, that gave

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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 of person she

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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 life. It morphed

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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 oil 1/2 teaspoon

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Behind Our Lives – It’s almost here! :D

Just two more days hours until Behind Our Lives is released into the world. Which means only  TWO MORE DAYS HOURS to pre-order your copy and get some awesome bonuses. (More on that below). The proof copy of the print book arrived yesterday morning, just five minutes before I went to speak to

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