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I’m so grateful that I say no to things I would never have said no to as a little girl, as an impressionable tween, as a shy teenager, as an insecure woman, as an unhappy wife and then as an overwhelmed mother. Looking back at all those years of “yes’es”, […]

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5 Soul-Shifting Ways to Rewrite Your Own Love Story

It always catches me by surprise what one year can do—let alone an entire lifetime. Honestly, these sort of soul-shifting transformations are the result of setting intentions and carefully crafting your reality. This rang true for me a million times over this year. For the first time ever, I gave myself full permission to take the next big step in my life so I could fiiiiinally move on.

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So About That Affair

“Only when we’re brave enough to explore the darkness will we discover the infinite power of our light”
-Brene Brown

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When You Shift, He Shifts

It’s no secret that I’ve been separated for a very long time now. In the beginning of this year, things with my ex weren’t great (to say the least). As we continued with our parental and financial negotiations, our relationship hit an all time low, and I was beside myself as I struggled and fought with a man I once really, really loved. It’s baffling how love can turn into something that feels so much like hate—even when you know it’s not hate and never will be.

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I Left My Guilt, Shame, and Fear Behind

I went to bed endlessly focussed on my next move, and as I tossed and turned, the irony hit me like a ton of bricks: I couldn’t sleep because of the weight of the decision, but I really needed to sleep on it. A fire was rising up in my belly and I had no idea what to do with this energy, let alone how the heck to say goodnight to it. Tomorrow is another day, I thought to myself, and released any expectations of what another morning would bring.

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Here's My Expertly-Planned Morning Routine. (You Can Steal It, Too!)

Every morning, I’m gently woken at 5:30 a.m. by soft, zen sounds—quiet humming from my alarm that sets a peaceful tone for the day. It’s dark outside, proof that fall is finally starting to settle in. If I’m lucky, as I draw my curtains, I’ll see the moon beaming, and soak in her energy for a few seconds before I get excited for the day ahead. All three of my boys are sound asleep in their beds (pure bliss), oblivious to the quietness of my world.

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The Top 8 Restaurants in Toronto - And Why You Need to Eat There ASAP

For me, August was all about three words: out and about. My girlfriends and I, being the foodies we are, really made the most of our adventures and thoroughly checked out the restaurant scene in Toronto. With the incredible summer we’ve had here, it makes it super easy to enjoy everything Toronto has to offer. A friend of mine asked me to share all of my wonderful experiences I’ve had so far, so without further ado, here’s a list of my favs

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