It Happened So Fast…

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It happened so fast - D by denise - dark parking lot

It was 6:45pm on Tuesday evening, middle of December. I was leaving a meeting in what I consider a “safe” neighbourhood, and walking into a well-lit parking lot. I was attacked by a man as I rounded the corner to my car. He must have been lurking in the parking lot, waiting. All I remember was a noise and him running … Read More

Give, Care, Repeat…

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Give, Care, Repeat - D by denise

For me, the spirit of the season means joy, peace, and the chance to reflect while spending meaningful time with family and dear friends. But, it’s not the case for everyone. In reality, it’s quite the opposite: a very lonely and sad time. As human beings we share the desire for belonging, to be cared for, accepted, and loved. We … Read More

Perfectly Imperfect

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Perfectly imperfect - D by denise

As a born perfectionist, I’ve learned many things the hard way, or simply put, through the wisdom and experience the gift of aging has provided. I have come to understand and embrace being “perfectly imperfect”. Many would agree hindsight is 20/20 and it’s something this stage of life gives us. But more importantly, how are we putting hindsight into action … Read More

Write Your Story, Tell The World

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Write your story and tell it - d by denise

Who doesn’t love a great story? Especially one that comes from the heart, stirs emotion, and lends inspiration or learning? Storytelling is something we learned as children; stories of experience, adventure, or fairytales, always involving a journey and a life lesson. Isn’t it remarkable that, as we age, we learn the best lessons aren’t at the final destination of the journey, … Read More

Have We Forgotten How To Play?

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Have we forgotten how to play, D by denise

Last week I was out walking our furry family member, Chloe, before heading to work. It was the best morning walk I have been on in a long time, and the reason is, I was behind a little boy on his way to school. He became my inspiration not only for those few minutes, but everyday since. He was by … Read More

Fall Fashion: Back To Basics

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Fall Fashion, Back to Basics - D by denise

With the sunset of summer now a faded memory, many of us think of fall fashion. For me, the feeling of  “back to school” returns each September and I have fond memories of packing away summer clothing and pulling out fall pieces to sift through, before heading out to shop with my mom for my “first day of school outfit” … Read More

The One Guarantee We All Share in Life: Death

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The One Guarantee We All Share In Life: Death - what is your legacy? D by denise

There’s one thing for sure in life: death. Like it or not, we signed up for it the day we were born. Our time on earth is precious. Many are fortunate to experience the early years without the life-altering loss of a close friend or loved one, leaving the subject of death furthest from our minds. But by middle-age, most have … Read More

Zero F**ks Given

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Not caring what others think - freedom - Give Zero F**ks - D by denise

As women, we often feel the need to take on the world: to solve everyone’s problems, to complete all tasks, to “feed and water” those around us, to care about what others think, to provide emotional support and coaching on a whim, and to feel guilty when we haven’t perfected our family, our work, our house, our looks, our lives. But, … Read More