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I’m Sorry, Not Sorry

I was spending time with a couple of girlfriends over the July 4th weekend and was struck by how many times I heard the word sorry. Sorry for taking a long time to get ready, sorry for not accelerating enough...
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Don’t Give Up Your Power

When I was fifteen, I was raped. It was the summer of 1988 in Toronto and my best friend and I were kind of obsessed with this group of guys that hung out in our neighborhood. They were all six feet tall, very...
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Dove, Please Stop

In 2004, Unilever launched a worldwide marketing campaign titled Dove for Real Beauty featuring what they believed were "real women" who represented a healthy cross-section of women from all walks of life,...
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One Path is Not Always the Way

I have felt like a failure many times in my life. The most recent time was the day after my 40th birthday. I woke up, went to the bathroom and looked in the mirror and thought, here I am at 40 years of age,...
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Investing in Your Whole Self

We have all read an article about investing in yourself. Most of the time it's focused on how to invest in yourself to better your career and as important as that is, there are many other aspects to investing...
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Embracing Now

I take great pride in being a planner. I plan each month, each week and each day on a continual basis. It makes me feel empowered and reduces anxiety and stress. However, I also know the importance of the...
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When All Else Fails, Persevere

I have moved 26 times in my life. I'm exhausted just thinking about it. I moved out of my parent's house when I was 19 to attend university in Montreal, returned to Toronto when I was 25 for a year, then moved...
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Everyone Needs to do Yoga

I remember hearing my mom tiptoe out of the house at 5 AM to run to the gym. She would return home by 6:30, wake my sister and I up at 7, get us ready for school, have breakfast and leave for school by 8:30....