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    Health and Wellness,  lifestyle

    BRINGIN’ SEXY BACK: PRACTISING SELF-LOVE IN YOUR 40s

    Learning self-love and age positivity in midlife. By bringing sexy back, I don’t necessarily mean my body but an age positive attitude, a self-confidence, swagger, grit and spirit that says, “I’m comfortable in the skin I’m in at this particular point in my life”, because trust me, nothing prepared me for the way I’m changing with age.

  • Gratitude,  Health and Wellness,  Selfcare

    Self-Care Tip: Get Uncomfortable

    Step out of your comfort zone It’s time to make a point of stepping outside your comfort zone and getting comfortable with discomfort! Dare yourself to do something different today. Go on, try that red lipstick you’ve been meaning to try but too afraid to. Have some fun. You might actually discover red is your colour!  

  • Health and Wellness

    Self-care​ Day: Solo Ste. Anne’s Spa Day

    I have created this beautiful garden where many people will come to be healed” – prophecy given to Ste. Anne’s by Jay Rawlings “You went to the spa by yourself?” This was the reaction I got from a couple people when they found out that I recently went to Ste. Anne’s Spa in Grafton, Ontario for a much-needed self-care spa day. What’s up with that?! Why is it that people think it either impressive or unusual that one should do things alone? Anyhow, that is a subject for another post, I’m sure! But today is International Self Care Day so I wanted to share my recent solo girl’s spa day getaway to…

  • lifestyle

    Shopping habits: Reflections of a somewhat reformed shopaholic

    Photo: Cassandra McD. Let me set the scene and you can tell me if this sounds all too familiar to you. You get a text message from your BFF. 2 images: (1) A new backpack and (2) two new pairs of shoes – one pair, a sexy open-toed high-heeled sandals with metallic gold heels – LIT!! and the other a red hot pair of flats with an oversized bow, very Valentino-esque. You: [send  multiple fire emojis]. Wait, r you gonna sneak those into the house so ur mom won’t c them? Her: [smiling emoji with halo] Of course! Aren’t they cute tho? I just had to have them!!! Photo: Cassandra McD. Makes totally…

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    In defence of the pants…

    so i started with reacquainting myself with my work wardrobe – seriously exhausting.  yes, i have a ridiculous amount of dress pants but in my defence they are of varying styles and for varying temps: cropped, bootcut, straight, wide-legged, light, dark, light-weight and wool.  I live in Toronto and our canadian weather is unpredictable and our winters brutally cold so i have to be prepared right? Me

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    In the beginning there were…pants

    i was going through my closet recently –  breaking out the fall gear – and i was taken aback by the amount of stuff i had. i counted 20 pairs of pants before i stopped, afraid to go any further.    oh oh. i had become a victim of quantity over quality. my sincerest apologizes to stacy and clinton, i’ve been paying attention all these years…i swear i have! i was mortified. how many times have i been caught standing in front of the closet saying, “i have nothing to wear” or “i hate everything!” or “i need a new….” i purge and donate my clothing from time-to-time so how was…