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When Should You Say “I Love You”?

When Should You Say “I Love You”?

Do you remember the first time you told someone “I love you”? Looking back, what motivated you to say it at that exact moment? And, if you were to roll back the hands of time, would you pick the same time? In this story for…

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Canadian By Design

Canadian By Design

No doubt you noticed that Meghan Markle wore a coat by LINE The Label, a Toronto designer, in her debut as Prince Harry’s bride-to-be on Monday. Should you be coveting that coat, you are out of luck. Other women have already made a run for…

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Roaming & Romance in Kitchener-Waterloo

Roaming & Romance in Kitchener-Waterloo

I have done a dizzying amount of travel in the past 15 months for a gal who rarely makes it out of her attic office. In the summer of 2016, we took a family trip to Greece. Then, I tagged along with John to England…

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5 Tips for Dating an Introvert

5 Tips for Dating an Introvert

I first learned about the personality assessment, Meyers-Briggs, in my corporate work. And it explained a lot. Like why, as an introvert, I would rather have root canal than sign up for  golf day. Now, I have been thinking about it in the relationship context….

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What do you do if you miss a meeting?

What do you do if you miss a meeting?

Have you ever been stood up? You know, like when you have arranged a conference call or a meeting and the other person is MIA. Well, last week this happened twice (don’t worry, I bought a lottery ticket). And it got me thinking about business…

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Ottawa Field Trip: Ballsy Art & Burritos

Ottawa Field Trip: Ballsy Art & Burritos

John had to go to Ottawa for a work thing last week so I begged to tag along. Ottawa is pretty awesome in the fall, although the summer weather wasn’t helping to speed up the autumn colours. I was really happy to be able to…

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What My Old Dog Taught Me About Playing Favourites

What My Old Dog Taught Me About Playing Favourites

In the summer, I wrote a blog post about how my dog Jessie is playing favourites. My friend Rae emailed after reading it suggesting I try to get it published. I wrote back: “That’s so sweet of you Rae! I will take a closer look…

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Communication Strategy: What Melania Should Have Said to Ivana

Communication Strategy: What Melania Should Have Said to Ivana

I have been trying to pay less attention to U.S. news and more attention to things I can influence in my own backyard. I even disabled those irritating CNN Breaking News updates that used to flash across my screen. But there was one news item…

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Returning to Our Roots

Returning to Our Roots

In the fall of 2005, my sister and I visited our family cottage with my dad. He was dying and wanted to go there for the last time with his daughters. As we sat in the small living room, autumn leaves falling outside on a…

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My Riverdale: Caribbean Dutchpot

My Riverdale: Caribbean Dutchpot

It’s Wednesday night. John is in PEI so it’s just the dog and me. I don’t feel like cooking. I rarely feel like cooking for myself. But when it comes to my family, I make award-winning dinners even on school nights. Monday night, I made…

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