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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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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...

Michelle Obama Cheers on Women Veterans

Michelle Obama is telling women to be bold in their next career step. "If you want a job, you can't be modest. You've got to show off a little bit," the first lady said Monday at a career development forum...