Month: June 2012

Wednesday Words of Wisdom From Nora Ephron

Wednesday Words of Wisdom From Nora Ephron

Yesterday, we lost a beloved legend, American filmmaker, director, producer, screenwriter, novelist, playwright, journalist, and author, Nora Ephron.

Nora Ephron was best known for her romantic comedies and was a triple Academy Award nominee for Original Screenplay for three films: Silkwood, When Harry Met Sally and Sleepless in Seattle. Her last film was Julie & Julia.

St. Jean Baptiste Date DAY

St. Jean Baptiste Date DAY

I am checking in from a day off! Hi Ladies! Today is St. Jean Baptiste- a statutory holiday, only in Quebec. June 24th and July 1st are the two days I look forward to the most every year– St. Jean Baptiste and Canada Day. Why do I love them so? Because they are not date nights, they are date DAYS! The kids go off to camp, and hubby is off from work. It’s the only time the kids aren’t around, and we get to enjoy a day off, alone, just with each other.

Verbal Abuse: The Abuse No One Talks About

Six years ago, I came out of a 12-year verbally abusive relationship not knowing what had happened.
First relief, then not understanding why I felt so bad, and kept feeling like the world would be a better place without me in it.

Then ANGER. No way was I going to let him continue to have that kind of power over me – I had to understand everything, not only for myself, but also for my three children. And so I started writing and observing.

To The Men In My Life On Father’s Day

To The Men In My Life On Father’s Day

Sunday is Father’s Day, and I feel blessed to be surrounded by such loving and caring men. Studies show that a daughter’s self esteem is directly related to her father’s nurturing. If she is loved, accepted, and protected by her father, she blossoms. Dad, it is no wonder I have grown up with confidence and self esteem- it was all you. All in the way you loved me.

Happy Father’s Day to my most special father. I think the way he looked at me on my wedding day, just says it all.

EXCLUSIVE: RetailMeNot.Com Launches New FREE App!

EXCLUSIVE: RetailMeNot.Com Launches New FREE App!

If you recall, last month I announced that I am a proud Brand Ambassador for RetailMeNot.com – the largest coupon site in the U.S. If you know me well, you know that I love great quality things, but only at the right price. Who doesn’t love a great discount? So when I got the opportunity to partner up, I was thrilled. If you are new to RetailMeNot.com, it is an AMAZING site that has exclusive discounts and cut-out coupons DAILY for your favorite brands in the US and Canada- brands such as Target, Victoria’s Secret, Land’s End, Old Navy, Dominos Pizza, Macy’s, Forever 21, Home Depot, Bed Bath & Beyond, Nordstrom, Best Buy and MANY MORE.

So it gives me great pleasure to announce that TODAY, RetailMeNot.com has launched their NEW and FREE app! Watch this now!

Wordless Wednesday: Graduation Day

Wordless Wednesday: Graduation Day

I just got home from my son’s pre-school graduation. My baby is growing up. The years, they fly by too quickly. I feel so proud at this very moment, and the tears in my eyes are proof of this love.

Embracing Change

Embracing change is never easy. We as a people, are not by nature, adaptive to change. Why? Change means ‘new.’ Change involves the unknown. Change means breaking comfortable patterns. Change involves going outside our comfort zone. We can fight change, we can try to avoid it, but change happens. And while change can come as a huge relief if we’ve just moved past a bad chapter in our lives, change can also be very scary. It involves tremendous risk, and puts us outside our comfort zone. But here’s what true– you make the choice about how you’re going to respond to change. You hold the power.

How To Join The Women’s Entrepreneurial Club

How To Join The Women’s Entrepreneurial Club

I was thrilled to be called upon as one of “America’s Ultimate Experts” in the newest issue of Woman’s World Magazine and share my advice for all female budding entrepreneurs. The issue hit newsstands yesterday.

If you are a woman thinking of starting your own business, here are some great useful tips and advice.

Wordless Wednesday: WOULD YOU DO THIS?

Wordless Wednesday: WOULD YOU DO THIS?

So, today I’d like to know if you think I need my head examined… if you think I’m Fifty Shades of CRAZY!

This weekend is Grand Prix weekend in Montreal. I gotta say, it’s one of my favorite weekends in Montreal. The city ignites with action, celebs, hot nights, and fun. A few weeks ago, my husband received two tickets for this Saturday night, for a “special and extravagant” evening. Yes, it’s about $1500 for dinner and it’s called “DINNER IN THE SKY.”

Shit, I’m woozy just writing it.

So as it stands now, we are supposed to have dinner this Saturday night suspended in the air, overlooking the beautiful city. Check these out.

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