Month: September 2015

Learn How To Conquer Work-Life Balance With @Mashable and Erica Diamond #BizChats

Learn How To Conquer Work-Life Balance With @Mashable and Erica Diamond #BizChats

The 9 to 5 lifestyle is slowly fading into oblivion. With the blurred lines of office hours at work, options like telecommuting and flexible work hours, doesn’t necessarily equate to shorter work days. Most American’s work days stretch from about 9 a.m. until whenever they get their work completed (which is well after 5 p.m.). People are hardly taking vacations anymore and quite often are making work decisions out of fear. Even millennials are worked to the point where the thought of starting families, or taking decent time off to rest their bodies and minds is ludicrous.

News For @Aeroplan Members!

News For @Aeroplan Members!

Fall is here, making it the perfect time to research a Thanksgiving long weekend getaway or Christmas vacation.

Enter Aeroplan!

For my regular readers, you know I have been a LOYAL member of the Aeroplan program, accumulating Aeroplan Miles as I have spent dollars, for almost 20 YEARS. I am also their proud Brand Ambassador, so it gives me great excitement to announce a few cool things today.

It used to be thought that Aeroplan Miles could only be used for flights, but no, no, no!

F*ck Cancer: Life Lessons From My Mother

F*ck Cancer: Life Lessons From My Mother

It’s funny what you remember from your childhood. Our earliest memories of events, interactions and people can stay with us and resonate for the rest of our lives.

It’s also cool how at the moment of conception, thousands of generations that preceded us, come together at that magical moment, and give us all the qualities and challenges we will have as individuals– our strengths, our weaknesses and perhaps even more importantly, our temperament.

There are those, even as infants, who will go willingly to anyone that wants to hold them. These babies have no fear of the unknown or strangers, and they willingly use every day as an excuse to explore the world.

At a Career Crossroads? Erica Diamond’s 5-Step Career Tune-Up

Fall is in the air, which means the kids are back in school. If you’re a mom, that means more “me time.” More time to explore, reassess and figure out where you’re at, and where you’re headed. Perhaps this will be your season to become a mompreneur. As most of my readers know, fall will be my season of transition as well, as I transition into a new kind of entrepreneurship with the launch of Hadry next month.

7 Fall Fashion Looks

7 Fall Fashion Looks

Fall is here (insert happy 🙂 and sad emotion 🙁 ) — love fall fashion, don’t love that it signals the freezing weather that’s around the corner in Montreal. Whether you’re a working girl or stay-at-home mom, here are some fall fashion looks that you might like to sport.

Get ready for some HOT looks for fall!

Don’t forget to click the images to see more looks!

Joyful Home Scents with Air Wick®

Joyful Home Scents with Air Wick®

I am a hockey mama, there’s no denying it.

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I’m also kind of a home body.

When I walk into my home at the end of a work day, I feel safe.

Home is where I cook with my children, home is where I take my nightly bath to relax, home is where I lie cozily in bed and watch a great episode of Ray Donovan, home is truly where my heart is.

Just Do It

Just Do It

I congratulated our grade 7-11 students this morning on a fine start to the school year. There’s a palpable buzz on our campus. Teachers are impressed with students’ positive engagement in the classroom, and our athletic teams have been busy practicing, playing, and preparing for an exciting fall season of competition. For those students who are uncommitted, it’s not too late. If they’re shy and haven’t tried out for a team, I urged them to be brave, ask a friend what’s involved, or find the coach, and give a team/activity a try. Young people never regret being part of a team – and pulling on a school jersey. As Nike says, they need to “just do it”!

We are having a club and activities fair and the same message about involvement applies: students should dive in with both feet and try a new activity or build a new skill. They need to accept a challenge and see where it takes them. We’re lucky at our school as there’s a lot of choice here – literally something for everyone.

Shifting With Tory Johnson

Shifting With Tory Johnson

Tory Johnson, long distance friend, rockstar entrepreneur, New York Times bestselling author and Contributor to Good Morning America is a force to be reckoned with.

Here is Tory and I when I spoke at her Spark and Hustle conference on entrepreneurship and sales strategies.

#WomenOnTheFence Celebrates Its 6th Blogiversary!

#WomenOnTheFence Celebrates Its 6th Blogiversary!

Today we celebrate the 6th anniversary of a blog that was born out of feeling stuck, on the fence, alone, confused, and wanting to create a space for women to get inspired, get off the fence, grow, succeed and thrive. You have made that happen. I am grateful for this community who has stood by me in my darkest hours, my greatest triumphs, and given me a safe place to be authentic myself. You have also helped each other, and inspired each other into action. Never underestimate the power of a few simple words on a page.

Last year, I celebrated our 5th blogiversary on my weekly segment on Global TV. I honored WomenOnTheFence’s blogging anniversary by sharing some blogging tips and tricks that I think are still relevant today, so, if you are thinking of taking the dive, a few tricks of the trade from a six year old (which in the blogging world, is probably over middle age).

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