Taking it to the next level: the shop for modern middle-aged women

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Around this time a year ago and not long after my 50th birthday, my young, energized and talented friend Lindy encouraged me to bring my dream to life of lending a proud voice to the life stage I now occupy: that of a modern, middle-aged woman. After a series of conversations around my vision with Lindy, family, and close friends, D by denise launched last … Read More

Be Impeccable With Your Word

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Modern Professional Woman - leaving office

I recently introduced a new routine to the start of my day –  listening to podcasts.  I begin the “listen” while getting ready in the morning, and on most days, complete the podcast during my morning commute in the car. A couple weeks ago, I came across one of Oprah’s SuperSoul Conversations (that I love to follow!), titled Find Freedom, Happiness … Read More

Infuse Your Life With Wellness

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Women wellness laughter

A few years ago, I discovered the power of essential oils through my Mom sharing her research and the positive influence oils were having for her and her body. What at first seemed a bit like voodoo has since become a trusted regimen in my life. If you have ever enjoyed the natural scent of lavender, mint, lemongrass or eucalyptus, … Read More

Rain, Rain, Glad You Came

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Coffee and a book

Her: “Good morning. Just lounging in my PJ’s. You?” Me: “Doing the same!” Her: “It’s OK to lounge in your PJ’s …..” As much as I love the sunshine, I didn’t mind the rain and cloud cover the last few days.  In fact, I couldn’t be happier!  It was a great excuse to not head outside to play tennis, and instead … Read More

My Kickstart to the Day

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The days are slowly becoming shorter and we have been blessed with an incredible summer so far. Long, hot and sometimes lazy days have lead to warm, breezy evenings (that remind me of summer nights camping as a child), which have been spent with friends, on the golf course or enjoying a quiet glass of wine with Michael and a … Read More

Walking on Glass

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Standup Paddle Boarding - recharge

As “July long” festivities wrap up, settling into summer becomes my next focus. It means winding down from my normal (scheduled) life in the city, and happily move into a summer at our cottage.  As with any vacation, it usually takes a week or so to transition, and really let our bodies welcome a new, slower pace. The cottage is … Read More

Freedom of a Quiet Mind 

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Power of meditation

The month of June is like the month of December – wrapping up projects, functions, graduation festivities, cottage, and holiday preparation. Even if we no longer have school aged children it’s jam-packed. June also takes me back to a time twelve years ago, when I began to explore the benefits of meditation. To this day, I remain a student of … Read More

Hormone Survival – Sweat it Out!

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Physical fitness has always been important to me, however I never loved working out. Today, it’s one of the first items scheduled in my weekly regime – it’s a form of survival with respect to managing my hormone changes and sanity! A few years ago I began to struggle with energy levels, sleeping, hot flashes, and migraines, when my husband, … Read More

Getting Dirty in Your Back Yard

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Back yard gardening

Like hearing an old song, the scent of certain flowers can take us back in time. When I smell fresh lilac trees in the spring, I am quickly reminded of my Baba. Same with my Grandma of rose bushes, and marigolds of my first flower garden patch (when I was seven). Planting allows us to be children again: enjoying moments … Read More

A Handwritten Message from the Heart

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Written Messages from the heart

Everything around us moves so fast, including time. For goodness sake, we reached this stage so quickly! But do we really need to comply to the speed of it all? I often think about how to slow down time in reclaiming the little things, taking a minute to enjoy “special” moments during our week. Remember when the most common way to communicate with … Read More