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The quick fix, with a side o’ cheese

The quick fix, with a side o’ cheese

I tend to fret. I’m also fairly good at it, if I do say so myself. And who doesn’t love cheese? Well, if your body tolerates dairy, that is. Which also makes me fret. That mine does not, I mean. I sometimes stress, too, that you might perceive the (unsolicited) advice...

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CHEERS! to your Two-Drink Self

CHEERS! to your Two-Drink Self

There’s nothing like awards season being in full swing and the highlights showing up all over my newsfeed and on the TV morning shows to remind me that I’m just really not so with-it anymore. There was a time not so long ago when I would have liked to have thought so,...

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F*ck you …Thank you

F*ck you …Thank you

I'm a solid 6. Of course, there's no universally delineated scale to measure something as intangible and subjective as to how we're feeling, how happy we are or how in love we are with our life. I'm going to go out on a bit of a woo-woo limb here, though, to tell you...

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The legacy of a childless woman

The legacy of a childless woman

Just like one of my all-time favourite movies “Pain and Gain,” it might be hard to believe… but what follows is based on a true story. “Hi. My name is Patricia. I need a codependent agreement, please.” No, I was not attending an AA meeting. Though I wouldn’t fault you...

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how to cure a vulnerability hangover

how to cure a vulnerability hangover

Some people – me in full-on sassy mode, included -- might argue that answering a question with a question is somewhat of a skill, an art all its own, deserving to be honed, mastered and praised. I suspect the person on the receiving end of said saucy retort might beg...

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Mom & my mid-life crisis

Mom & my mid-life crisis

Aren’t there just certain things in this world that we feel we have to be grateful for? And doesn’t it usually take a minute to come up with a reason why? Because, right off the hop, frankly, they pretty much suck big-time? Taxes …because that means we have an income....

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7 signs of a recovering perfectionist

7 signs of a recovering perfectionist

As originally published by simply... woman! online magazine August 15th, 2016 Click here to view. You think that having it all somehow includes being “perfect,” don’t you? That your happiness and having your happily-ever-after depends on your discipline and commitment...

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My Dirty Little Secret

My Dirty Little Secret

"They” say -- yes, the supposedly ever-wise “they” – that “I am” are two of the most powerful words you can put out to the Universe. Because what comes after them forms your reality. Well, I am… a fraud. <cough, hack, choke> Yeah, doesn’t that statement just...

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Mother’s Day Hangover

Mother’s Day Hangover

Don’t bears use up their fat reserves when they hibernate? Anyway… This is not the blog post I intended to come out of my self-imposed fall, winter AND spring isolation with. (But stay tuned for that coming soon) Plus, #I NEVER rant I do have a Twitter account, but I...

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The Contradiction

The Contradiction

You: “Leave me the hell alone.” That voice in your head: “be careful what you wish for.” You: “No! Wait…” You’d sure like to know what is going on with you, wouldn’t you? You judge your own past as some sorry tale of exactly what NOT to do to have happy relationships....

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7 Days to a More Confident You

7 Days to a More Confident You

7 Days to a More Confident You Why have you totally turtled? I mean, there you were… Puttering merrily along. Doing your thing. Feeling good. Feeling actually quite confident. Being busy just being you. Confidently being you. Until… bam! Whether you felt it sneaking...

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1 Major Way Einstein was a Total Asshole

1 Major Way Einstein was a Total Asshole

1 Major Way Einstein was a total Asshole Maybe you’ve seen it so many times now, it’s made you nearly wanna puke. "Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results." - Albert Einstein. F… F… S… I’m sure you would agree: Einstein was –...

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