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 [...]

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 [...]

The importance of modelling a positive body image

By | 2017-08-13T17:01:40+00:00 June 17th, 2017|

Last night, I took my daughter to a screening of the movie Embrace – a documentary that explores how poor body image has become a worldwide epidemic. If you're a woman, I'm sure this comes as no surprise. Research suggests that 91% of us are dissatisfied with our bodies, so chances are this topic resonates with you as much as it [...]

Instinct

By | 2017-08-07T14:50:40+00:00 June 6th, 2017|

You are loaded with expectations I cannot meet. Were it not for you, I would not know that I should know better. I would not know that I should know at all. I long for questions to roll lightly from my tongue and run playfully in my mind. Not lodge in my throat like large chunks [...]

How to be less judgemental

By | 2017-08-09T11:49:58+00:00 May 16th, 2017|

A couple of days ago, I was out walking my dog along the boardwalk when I noticed a little girl standing all alone. She couldn't have been more than three-years-old. Four tops. She wasn't crying, but she wasn't smiling either. She was looking around very seriously. First, to the water south of the boardwalk, and then [...]