Dying With Dignity Shouldn’t Be A Lot to Ask For

This past long weekend had me thinking about the End-of-Life-Care Bill (Bill 52) that was passed last year in Quebec and hoping that other provinces will consider following suit. I would never have even given it a second thought if it wasn’t for seeing my own father’s declining health and witnessing my husband’s father and […]

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How 7 Habits Improved My Life

I stumbled across a blog on Mom.me called ‘7 Habits of Happy Women’. After reading it I have to agree that these habits do help promote happiness. I had learned to practice these seven habits on a regular basis. They have attributed to a fuller, happier and more satisfying life. This is how I feel I […]

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How Justin Bieber Can Turn His Life Around

I know what you are thinking…why in the world would I be writing about JUSTIN BIEBER?? I ask you to hear me out as it does tie into the topic of healthy adolescent development and behavior and the importance of role models and supportive networks. I just recently watched the Roast of Justin Bieber and […]

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Are You Suffering From Adrenal Fatigue?

Are you one of the thousands of people who have gone to a doctor with lackluster energy, low moods, and chronic ailments only to be passed off as mildly depressed and prescribed medications? Have these medications only made you feel slightly better? There are many people frustrated because they can’t pin down why they are […]

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Perfectionism: A Recipe for Teen Burnout

This past week I had the pleasure of speaking to a few Grade 6, 7 and 8 classrooms about the new world they are currently entering – adolescence. I had just released a new book called Am I The Only One? Struggling Being A Teen and wanted to share with teens in an informal presentation […]

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The Modern Woman’s Dilemma

International Women’s Day is a day where we celebrate and reflect the contributions women have made globally since time immemorial.   It is also an opportunity to acknowledge where improvements need to be made. In North America women are moving towards equal opportunities in regards to employment and careers, however, it seems to come with another […]

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Writing to Support Our Teens

Not long after the release of my book, Eating Myself Crazy, I knew I would be writing a book for teens. During my book signing events I met several people who would tell me about their son or daughter struggling with eating disorders, body image and self-esteem issues. Quite often after listening to their stories they would ask if […]

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How to Feed 9 Billion Without Killing the Earth

Our world is serving over seven billion mouths daily. That number is expected to rise another two billion by 2050. That means we will need to produce more food. It is estimated that the world will need to double its crops output in order to meet the increased demand for food. Agriculture is being viewed as the solution for […]

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Finding Comfort In Stillness

Today’s blog has a more personal touch to it. I hope you enjoy it. I had been driving for two hours towards the reclusiveness of my dad’s farm. As I was seeing less and less human life and activity I really began to wonder if I could do it. Stay there overnight alone. Two weeks […]

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