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Month: August 2010

the power of rest

Combating Exhaustion: The Power of Rest

I bet you never thought of resting up on the job! I bet some of you think you require little rest to function. Or even still, some of you acknowledge the importance of rest, but can’t seem the find the time to do so. I’m here to tell you…NONSENSE! Rest is the original transformative technology. Rest is like food; without it you can’t rebuild and renew your body, absolutely required for your energy, health, and productivity. And like food, you want to dine, not feed!


BREAKING NEWS!! HSN Kicks Off 99 Series Launch

Due to the demand and hype around the pioneering and revolutionary Book Series I have written for The 99 Series, Sony and The Home Shopping Network decided to launch the Series early!

This is great news for all of you who are excited to get reading!! There are a bunch of options, and you can do one, or all!

terry fox

A Reminder of the Strength of the Human Spirit

A found this letter on Twitter today that Terry Fox wrote in October 1979, about his Marathon of Hope, and his fight to end cancer. I found it very apropos, as this weekend is the Weekend to End Breast Cancer Walk here in Montreal. Read this…

Being Alone

When was the last time you went to see a movie alone? When was the last time you went to a cafe, brought a book or magazine, bought a tea or coffee, and sat outside under the umbrella and read quietly? When was the last time you brought your gorgeous self over to a bistro for lunch, treated yourself to a glass of wine, and ate a delicious meal alone?

endings and new beginnings

To Endings… and New Beginnings

Last week, brought the end of camp. And end of camp = end of summer. As soon as camp’s over, it could be 100 degrees and scorching outside, but my head always feels back in the game. So despite feeling the usual sadness that the summer flew yet again too quickly, we ended off the season on a high. My whole family gathered ’round the arena to watch my big son play in his final hockey camp tourney. I’m gonna be the annoying, bragging, proud momma now. Because after telling you how my son and I have always been the tortoise, in the tortoise and the hare story, on Friday, he was the hare!

Eight Tips to De-Stress Your Life

I am a married woman with two beautiful sons. I have a “full-time-and-then-some” job in the home. That job description: Wife, mother, housekeeper, cook, chauffeur, personal secretary, and more… I also work a full-time (and then some) job as the President and CEO of Nannies of Nebraska,, and

Ashley Anne Kirilow

Wordless Wednesday

Her name is Ashley Anne Kirilow.

She was was dying of cancer.

Volunteers raised $20,000 for her “charity” called CHANGE FOR CURE.

She started a Facebook Page… had over 4,000 members.

She convinced a cancer awareness organization Skate4Cancer to fly her to Disney World to fulfill what she said was a dying wish.


She wasn’t dying.

Not even close.

She shaved her head. And her eyebrows. Plucked her eyelashes. Starved herself. All to make herself look like a Chemotherapy patient.

The whole thing was a sham.

Her comment: “I was trying to be noticed. I was trying to get my family back together. I didn’t want to feel like I’m nothing anymore. It went wrong, it spread like crazy, and then it seemed like the whole world knew. I dug myself a big hole that I couldn’t get out of and there’s nobody to blame but me.” Ashley said.

She says she wants to find a way to give all the money back.

leah siegel

Do You Live For Today?

I came upon this story while I was on vacation. Actually, I remember the exact moment… I had just finished swimming in the lake with the boys. I opened my Blackberry and there in my inbox, a friend of mine had sent me the story of Leah Siegel. It moved me to tears, and although it’s a very tough one to read, I want to share her story. I blogged about it today to make you think about your own life, your values, and which direction you want to go. I want today’s Blog post to be interactive. I want to know your take. Stay with me ’till the end….


10 Years: The Story of Us

I blog about all women, for women. I talk about all the issues we as women face today. All the struggles, and all the things we sit on the fence about in life, marriage, career, kids, friends, health, and more. And I love it. I don’t have to tell you, I say it all the time… I’m living my dream. But I’m only living my dream for one reason… because my husband let’s me do so. So today, on our 10 year anniversary, I want to pay tribute to him.

Wordless Wednesday… Oh Yes!

I guess you could say this girl named “Jenny” got off the fence!

Yesterday morning, Jenny quit her job with a (flash) bang by emailing these photos to the entire office, about 20 employees it’s said.

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