How to control stress: this insanely easy tip works 95% of the time

By | 2017-09-14T14:15:36+00:00 August 31st, 2017|

This post has been a long-time coming and by 'long-time' I mean about four days. I know that might not seem like much to you but I had set a goal to write this several days ago and failed. With failure comes stress. But guess what? My failure to achieve this particular goal has actually given [...]

Maintaining a sunny disposition, whatever the weather!

By | 2017-08-24T15:06:00+00:00 August 24th, 2017|

Yesterday evening, as I let my dog out for her bedtime pee, I could feel the distinct chill of fall in the air. Summer will soon be drawing to a close, no sooner than it began it seems. Especially here in Toronto where unseasonal rain and cool temperatures left us waiting with baited breath for it [...]

Stop the silence. Being open about depression is the only way to conquer it.

By | 2017-09-16T17:31:39+00:00 August 19th, 2017|

It has been a rough week. Someone very dear to me, somebody I have known for more than a decade and love deeply, has just acknowledged to herself, and to me, that she is suffering from depression. She has been living with sadness in her heart for a while now, but was too ashamed to admit [...]

2017 Liebster Award — I’m delighted to be a two-time nominee!

By | 2017-08-16T08:17:34+00:00 August 15th, 2017|

In May 2017, I launched The Wordy Mom. Three months in, I'm flattered to be averaging about 1200 page views a month. While I know I have a long way to go before quitting my day job, I wouldn't have made it this far if it weren't for the inspiration and support provided by my fellow [...]

Positive affirmations — repeat after me

By | 2017-08-18T22:20:10+00:00 August 11th, 2017|

I can chant OM with the best of them. SHANTI SHANTI SHANTI? Not a problem. Repeating positive affirmations out loud  — do we really have to do this? Earlier this week, I attended a yoga class in a pretty little greenhouse nestled behind Reesor's Farm in Markham. Kind Yoga by Heart isn't my regular studio. This week, my [...]

My quit smoking journal — monthly check-in #1

By | 2017-09-05T17:52:57+00:00 August 6th, 2017|

In my July 22 post, I shared my intention to give up cigarettes on July 6 and promised to provide monthly updates on my quit smoking attempt. Today is August 6, so here I go. On the morning of my quit smoking date, I headed to Shanti Resort on Wolfe Island in Kington, Ontario, for a [...]

Being accountable — the importance of owning your shit

By | 2017-08-13T20:02:44+00:00 August 4th, 2017|

Yesterday I overheard my husband having a conversation with his assistant at work. Here's the general gist. Max asks assistant to complete task. Assistant fails. Max calls assistant on failure. Assistant lies. Max calls assistant on lie. Assistant lies again and shortly thereafter gets busted, causing him great embarrassment. And that's what got me thinking about [...]

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