How to forgive yourself when you hurt someone you love

By | 2017-11-06T21:26:17+00:00 October 13th, 2017|

When you hurt someone you love and you’re seeking forgiveness, be sure to look in the right places. When I hit send I knew I was going to ruffle some serious feathers but I definitely wasn't ready for the storm that followed. "F.U. and F.U. again," she wrote. My cheeks began to burn. I felt as [...]

Friendship advice – 8 ways to be a true friend

By | 2017-10-01T18:38:58+00:00 October 1st, 2017|

What does it take to be a true friend? Last week, I reflected on the challenges of asking for help. This week, I find myself reflecting on the challenges of giving it. I have this friend who is simply awesome at lending support. Of course, I've given her plenty of opportunity to practice; we've known each other for [...]

How to overcome your fear of asking for help

By | 2017-10-17T11:52:55+00:00 September 25th, 2017|

So I have this awesome idea but in order to get it up and moving, I need some help from my friends and family. The problem is, I'm afraid to ask for their support. Sound familiar? Let's try and overcome this fear together. A few weeks ago, I went for a walk with a friend of [...]

The importance of putting inner peace before weight loss

By | 2017-09-16T17:13:17+00:00 September 16th, 2017|

Google 'How to find inner peace' and you'll get 20,900,000 search results. Frankly I'm surprised there aren't more. After all, the answer is different for each and every one of us. One thing I'm pretty sure of, though, is that you won't find it on the bathroom scale. I should be chilling out at my cousin's [...]

Crying in public – valuable insight from an unapologetic cryer

By | 2017-09-16T17:24:59+00:00 September 10th, 2017|

Have you ever felt embarrassed, remorseful or ridiculous for crying in public? If so, this post written by an unapologetic cryer is for you. Guest post by Cathy Tubb Not long ago I was watching the morning news. A woman was recounting the story of what had clearly been a traumatic event in her life. It [...]

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 [...]

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