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8 reasons why I’m proud of my postpartum body

8 reasons why I’m proud of my postpartum body

I had a giant sized poster of Keanu Reeves on my wall when I was younger (it was after I saw the movie Speed: I wanted Keanu to be my boyfriend, and I wanted to actually be Sandra Bullock). Before Keanu, it was Jonathan Taylor Thomas. And before him (and likely during that time too […]

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10 Healthy Snack Ideas for Busy People (plus 2 quick & healthy dinner ideas too!)

10 Healthy Snack Ideas for Busy People (plus 2 quick & healthy dinner ideas too!)

In the haze of the political climate right now, my head is spinning too much to be able to control my emotions enough not to write about what’s going on. But I’m not going to do that. Because as a good Canadian girl who may or may not have just gotten her American citizenship, well, […]

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Why you need to stop trying to lose weight and do this instead

Why you need to stop trying to lose weight and do this instead

Oh, hello there. Are you looking for the magical pill that will melt away those LBs you’ve been dreaming, hoping, wishing (and lifting, running and clean eating) away? Great. Open wide, because this pill is all kinds of sparkle! And it’s all kinds of real. It’s like a chia pet: just add water, stand back, […]

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What to do when you’re triggered into a downward spiral and you’re not sure how to stop it

What to do when you’re triggered into a downward spiral and you’re not sure how to stop it

Do you ever notice how you can be so perfectly in your stride one day, and the next moment, you completely unravel because you heard about or saw something or someone that triggered you? It could be a person or a thing, or even a sentence or a picture. Heck, it could even be the […]

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How to take charge of your life (even if you’ve got a lot of really good excuses)

How to take charge of your life (even if you’ve got a lot of really good excuses)

“But I don’t wanna!” I would say whenever my mother would try to get me to eat my broccoli (or – let’s face it – anything green that wasn’t smothered in cheese whiz). Actually, it sounded more like, “I don’t wannaaaaaaaaaa!” (Recall your childhood emPHAsis on the As: No-aaaaaaaaaaaaa! Yes-aaaaaaaaaaaa! Ugh) As obnoxious as it […]

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What parenting my daughter is teaching me about how to love myself

What parenting my daughter is teaching me about how to love myself

When was the last time you looked yourself in the eye (in the mirror, of course) and said, “Gosh, I love you!” Probably not recently – or ever, for that matter. Yeah. Me neither (it’s usually something closer to, “Wow you look tired!” and “Really, thighs? Really?) Yet I find myself wondering: Why the hell […]

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