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  • Cookies for charity

    Last year, the girls and I raised $350 for Helping Hoc, an organizing run by my friend Stephanie Wong. Helping Hoc helps children in Vietnam receive food, shelter, education and life-changing surgeries. This year, we decided to fundraise alongside a friend. Tiffany of My Dirt has four awesome daughters, and the eldest, Bridgette, is travelling […]

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  • Do you need an Accountability partner?

    Yes, you probably do. Maybe you want to lose weight. Find a partner. Leave a partner. Get a better handle on managing your emotions, start a business, run a marathon. Whatever it is you want to change – it’s not going to be easy. I’ve accomplished some big things that took a lot more effort than opening a bag […]

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  • Why I admire Kiran Ghandi

    I’m not going to be running any marathons with my period blood running freely anytime soon for two main reasons. 1. I hate running. 2. I don’t get a period, having had a medically necessarily hysterectomy after my third child. But for M.I.A. drummer Kiran Ghandi, when she got her period the night before the London […]

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  • Year in review

    Each January I look back at my year and figure out what I liked, didn’t like and what things seemed to hang around on my to do list without ever being finished. Did I read the books I bought? Finish the crafts I started? Spend enough time with friends, or too much time at things […]

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  • How I Got Happy

    I was born with an inquisitive nature. As I’ve grown and faced the pressures of society, my parents, friends and family, I’ve constantly tried to be a “better person” even without fully understanding what being a better person meant to me, by questioning what I was learning from those around me. A desire to be […]

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  • Helping Out in High River

    My husband said to me a few days ago, “Did you see that Hell or High Water t-shirt? I want one of those.” My jaw dropped – my Calgary-born and raised, Stampede-hating husband wanted a Stampede t-shirt? “It’s for flood relief, you know,” he pointed out. Indeed. Despite my Stampede-hating husband, I love Stampede, and […]