Top 50 Articles of all Time

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Come Fly With Me – Get into that relaxed mindset!

Remember my previous article where I got you to the airport in a calm, cool manner? No worries right? Nothing can go wrong now!!! Well…best not to be overconfident until the wheels are up and stowed safely in the belly of the aircraft! You still need to be completely aware and at the top of your game until you are seated comfortably onboard. Read the article in its enti…

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Travel Hacks

Pretty much everybody who knows me is aware of the fact I love to travel. I often have brought it up in my articles online, will mention it in person, and just generally love to share travel stories with other people I encounter. Recently I was having a conversation with a friend who was traveling overseas for the first time and he gave me the motivation for this article…

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Truth Bombs of Womanhood

This article is intended not only to address some of the taboo challenges of womanhood to give insight to men but also to help women understand that they are not alone in facing these adversities. 

Pregnancy and childbirth always seems to be a good place to start. So many people talk about how men will never understand what a woman goes through during this time, and …

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Serial Consumer NO MORE

I have immersed myself in minimalism documentaries as of late. Truly making me question my faith in this current society we live in. I’ve known all about global propaganda, subliminal messages, and the ever trending death sentence that is social media, but as I look around I haven’t really come to full terms at the severity of our current situation. 

When dwelling…

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Food and Wine…but mostly wine.

I walked over to a table with a bottle of Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon. As I asked the guests who would like to give it a try, they awkwardly pointed at each other, volunteering one another, afraid to give it a try. I tried to put them at ease buy telling them wine is simple; you either like it or you don’t. 

This scenario occurs regularly in many rest…

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What Most Toxic People Have in Common

Do you know a toxic person? We all do, and at some point, in your life you’ve come across a person who fits the description. Dealing with this type of an individual can be difficult and draining, to say the least. In fact, it may challenge what you know about yourself and push you to the limits. Here are some traits to familiarize yourself with, and to help you underst…

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How many months worth of savings do you have?

Do you know that the average person has only approximately 3 months worth of income saved in the bank!

How much do you have saved & how long could you live for if your income stopped coming in?

It’s a VERY scary thought!!

Creating several income streams is one of the wisest choices in todays, less than secure, economy. One of the fastest growing so…

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How to deal with Writer’s Block!

OH, the dreaded writer’s block. I know we have all went through a phase where we couldn’t seem to get any words on the paper. For anyone who has been stricken, you know it can be one of the worst feelings in the world. You feel hopeless, desperate, and for myself personally, I wonder if I will ever be able to write anything of value again. Luckily for you, I have had a…

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#SireMedia…Humble Beginnings

There’s nothing like being 17. You are on the edge of what could be the biggest choice in your life, all while living it up daily. At 17 I held a fun cashier supervisor job, attending all my high school classes, and recorded music almost on the daily. In between classes I would hand out mixtapes to just about anyone. After class I would hop on the bus (school bag and al…

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Should You Lend Money To A Friend?

Should you lend money to friends?

Hmm… this is a tough question. My answer is definitely yes! And absolutely not! Confusing right? Well read on…

I’ve personally lent money to friends more than a handful of times and all but once did I actually get the money back. Each situation is different and requires ca…

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How many legs does your chair have?

How many ways are you making money? For most people, the answer will be one. If you are like most people…we need to have a serious talk.

I want you to think about your life and everything in it. Family, friends, home, car, insurance, entertainment, vacation, etc. Now I want you to imagine that you are juggling all those things and you are sitting on a chair with on…

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Drowning at the Bottom of the Bottle

Have you ever loved someone who suffered from an addiction?

Whether it be a mother, father, friend or spouse? You are probably familiar with that stifling feeling of trying to breath under water. Always reaching for the surface but it never seems to come. Treading so fierce towards an end that always seems to extend further and further. 

Thats exactly how it f…

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SELLING YOURSELF

People are constantly judging us whether we are approaching someone at a bar or walking into a job interview. First interactions & impressions are vital to the success or failure of a meeting

 

FIRST IMPRESSION

It takes 30 seconds to make a good first impression.

– Be open & confident when it comes to making a first i...

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Chronic Positivity

Our mornings are packed tightly, wrapped full of snoozed alarm clocks, rushed breakfasts, missed showers, and long lines for that much needed pick me up. Now, as you picture and imagine yourself racing through your familiar morning routine, add one more component to that already chaotic list of events. 

Take a moment and think about completing all of those same mo...

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Is Money the Root of All Evil?

Are you obsessed with money? Do you think most people are? Is money evil and curses everyone if acquired in large amounts? To be truthful, money actually lessens the evil effects of greed by channeling it away from socially destructive practices, and toward socially productive ones.

Money is an exchange – of trade. And in societies without trade, the most common way …

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The Healing Synchronicity

This article is different, I decided to write about miracles that I do believe they happen everyday !

The Healing Synchronicity

Synchronicities happen to all of us in our daily lives.  Have you ever noticed that we meet some people at just the right time and at just the right place? And that they bring forth a powerful message. My Dad ...

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Change Your Thoughts, Change Your Life

Let me tell you a story about a girl.. 

She was full of life. She was the oldest of three children. At the age of 8 she was diagnosed with Still’s disease. 

Still’s disease is an autoimmune disease affecting only 1 in 75,000 Canadians per year. 

It was excruciatingly painful, extremely debilitating. 

If left untreated was crippling. 

I...

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To our grand-parents

I was very fortunate. I knew two great grand-mothers and had all four of my grand-parents until the age of 20. I lost my last grand-parent 21 years later.

Our grandparents were always present for us. They supported us financially when needed. They babysat us to give our parents a break. They took us places, told us stories, taught us how to play cards, fix things,...

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Things that make you go HMMMMMMM…….

As most of you that follow me or read my articles know, I love to travel. I recently wrote an article about travel, and I have sort of a follow up to that.

I just took a trip with my girlfriend to Nassau, Half Moon Cay, and Turks & Caicos for Mother’s Day. It was a 5-day cruise with Carnival and it was a wonderful time! We swam with dolphins on a small private i…

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Finding Inspiration In Strange Places

Browsing Facebook one day, I came across a viral video about a mom’s negative experience at a park with her autistic son. Her son had inadvertently kicked another little girl which pushed her down the slide, but she was completely fine and the act was a simple accident.

Unfortunately, the little girl’s father was enraged and berated the mother for what her son did...

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The Perfect Mom Syndrome

Don’t we all just look at her in wonderment and just a pinch of envy? You know who I’m talking about. That mom who just never fails. The one who bakes fresh muffins in the morning and cooks a 3 course meal from scratch in the evenings. The one who does homework side by side with her kids and has all the patience of a saint. You know who I’m talking about, right? The fla…

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GRABBING CONTROL OF YOUR MONEY

Have you been at a restaurant with friends & the waiter presented you with the bill. I have on several occasions. I have issues with being charged for other people’s bill.

REASONS I GOT THE BILL

 GO TO THE BATHROOM: Friends must go around the time …

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Feel the Fear and Do It Anyway

The above statement has been the story of my life for the last three years. Before that I lived in my comfort zone. Anything that was uncomfortable I would avoid, brush under the rug, change the subject, basically do everything to avoid it. I was not happy living in my comfort zone but at the time that place was easier and safer than taking risks. I was also conforming to …

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Finding JOY in Your Journey!

In August 2009, just 1 month after my 50th birthday, I was diagnosed with an aggressive form of breast cancer. Happy Birthday, right? Phhht!!

I decided to begin a blog about my cancer journey, with the first entry being posted on August 20, 2009. I called it “Adventures With Wendy”. You can check it out…

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Love Yourself

Love Yourself

 

Even on the worst of days when you’re so worn out and you barely see straight, always remember how incredibly wonderful you are.

 We are often faced with challenges that test our feeling towards ourselves. Are we good enough? Did we do the right thing? How could I have handled this situation better?

Well, I know from personal exp...

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One Big Fat World Full of ‘Can’t’

I was well aware of the commitment that came with pregnancy, and still eagerly dove in head first! Yet here I stand in a static line of the “SpiderMan Adventure” 3D ride at Orlando’s Universal Studios Island of Adventure, NOT to go on and enjoy the ride, merely to sit comfortably in the ‘Child Swap’ waiting room. Passers by exiting the rides harnessed seats, gleamed wi…

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How Did You Get To Be The Way You Are?

Did you ever wonder how you got to be the way you are?

Why do many of us share similar values? Why do others operate on a totally different wavelength? My friends share common traits: having faith, belief and perseverance. Living with a high degree of integrity. Doing what they promise. They’re loving, kind and generous.  

So...

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Moving In Together: Yours, His, or Somewhere New?

If you’re reading this planning to move in with your partner, congratulations! It’s a big step in any relationship, and one that’s sure to give you greater insight into yourself, your partner, and how you interact.

While some people believe it’s best to move in together once you’re engaged or married, I found it to be a good step to take sooner, since it deepen…

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Should You Steal From Your Future To Enjoy Today?

If you’ve been thinking about raiding your retirement savings to finance an adventure, pay for a luxury item you’ve been wanting, or to be able to fund your life while you make a career change, you’re not alone.

When you have an account that you’ve been contributing to for years which now has a sizeable amount of money, it can be tempting to cash in these fu…

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Under Water

This past month the West Island of Montreal has been going through a very difficult time. We’ve had record amounts of rain this spring. Being that we are an island surrounded by rivers and lakes, any big rain fall during the spring thaw can be sketchy.

This year, Mother Nature has shown us her power and strength. Several boroughs have been flooded. E…

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About Anger

Anger

Image from Pinterest.com

 

Stuff ? Vent? Count to ten?  Stuffing it is sometimes a good idea for the short term when expressing anger would be counterproductive. No matter what you’ve heard, venting does not dissipate the emotion unless there are changes in whatever caused the anger. Counting is the best choice if we count slowly and use the tim…

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NO!

No! What a powerful word. So powerful, many are afraid to use it.

NO – Setting the boundaries:

“No” should not be confused with “I don’t like you” or “ I don’t want to help you”. “No” doesn’t mean you’re a bad person. It simply means, that right now, at this point in time you can’t for what ever reason.

I have a dear friend. She’s a lo…

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Time Out! How To Renew Your Inner Self

Pleasetake a time out!  We all need it more than you know. 

From past conditioning, the words, “Time Out” always represented something bad to me. I still remember a gradeschool classmate who was given a “time out.” The teacher put him in the corner with a dunce hat, and his chair had to face the wall. How humil…

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Badmouthing Can Have Lasting Consequences

Badmouthing Your Co-Parent Can Have Lasting Consequences

When I think back to my early years of co-parenting, 30 years ago, my awareness about co-parenting was limited — it was unknown territory. I had to figure out how to manage my emotions through the twists and turns of my new life.

Becoming a co-parent is a life-changing experience. It’…

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Common Core, Good or Bad? 3 Major Reasons its…

If you care about your child’s education then you must read this article. Educational reform has been a huge topic for decades. Teaching in schools have transformed and evolved as we frown upon the lecture-style instructional methods of the past. No longer is it okay to stand in front of the class and talk at students. It is not expected for students to sit quietly and …

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The Lessons Business has Taught Me

 

When I was in school, I remember people telling us that you should turn your passion into your career. It sounds simple right? But as I went into the real world, I realized that it isn’t that simple. Yes, you could take a passion and turn it into a business, but it doesn’t mean that the business will bring in a lot of mone…

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30 Is The New 20 Right? How To Stay Young

How to stay young?

I decided to write a blog post about all the possible ways that I could think of in order to stay young

Although I am excited and curious about getting older, big concerns came to mind on my 29th birthday. My youth like I knew…

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Co-parenting on Father’s Day

Co-Parenting on Father’s Day Takes Respect And A Touch Of Class

Father’s Day is joyously anticipated by your children, as it is a day to show their appreciation and love for their dad and stepdad. However, for newly separated or divorced fathers, this day can be one of the most difficult times of the year, especially in the circumstance in which they are unable to se…

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Come Fly With Me!

Vacation season is upon us. The kids will be out of school soon and hopefully you are getting ready to fly the coop. As a seasoned traveler who is very passionate about making travel a positive experience for everyone, I am embarking on a series of articles on traveling and how to eliminate stress and make it fun. Traveling can be a fun and enjoyable experience even i…

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Are you a good person?

I know that deep down everyone thinks they are a good person. Well, I should rephrase that. I THINK that deep down MOST people think they are a good person. I’m sure there are a few rotten people out there that know they are rotten, but for the general majority most believe that they are a good person. Let’s take a deeper look at tha…

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Stop and smell the roses.

We live in an “Instanta- World”.

A world where people really have no patience.

People want things quickly, instantly, with little to no effort needed.

From our food and money to our health.

I keep on seeing these “Get rich quick”, “Quickly Lose # of Pounds in # of weeks” , “Complete meals made in under 20mins” groups throughout the internet and ad…

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Longing for a Father. Found a Dad.

* This article is written well before it’s intended time as Father’s Day is a few more days away, but it means a lot to me to share it now.*

What is a DAD?

A Dad is a Man who willingly and lovingly participates in the upbringing of a child.

Not to be confused with a Father. A Father is a biological label which describes the male participant who h...

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Feel Good Movies ……..and Don’t Forget the Popcorn!

Let’s change the mood & lighten things up a bit. I don’t know about you, but I’m really sick and tired of only hearing about all of the hysteria all over the world. So, let your imagination wonder & think about your best escape from a stressful day or unsettling events!

Do you escape with a good book? Do you busy yourself with household chores (hardly uplif…

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A Letter from My Future Self

I want to be the best possible human I can be and to do that I need to keep working on myself. The more I learn about myself the happier I am.

This past week I placed personal emotional work on my agenda and the exercise I chose was “The Journey” by the book of the same name, written by Brandon Bays.

The concept is simple and the process is challenging but the …

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Showing up as Shari

“You are who you create yourself to be and all that comes into your life is a result of your own creation.”

~ Shari

I am seeing everything in life through a sharper lens than ever before, lifting veils of darkness that have committed me to profound emotional and physical pain. The details of my struggle are not important – though I describe a coupl…

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Manchester- A Tribute

This week I want to pay tribute to the people tragically taken away from us on Monday evening. They were little girls watching their idol sing, they were parents who had taken their children to the concert or waiting to pick them up. No doubt they would have had their girls singing in the back of the car on the way home at the top of their voices, as a Dad I can imag…

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Ghost Story?

Ghost Story?

 

This might be a ghost story. There was nothing unusual about the beginning. A woman came to the agency I was working for asking for therapy. She described her life history. It was clear that she had a terrible life mostly due to her continuing illicit drug use. She said she had tried repeatedly but could not stop using.

All of her childre...

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Building Trust – Part 2: Do Unto Others…

“The shortest and surest way to live with honor in the world is to be in reality what we would appear to be.” Socrates, Greek philosopher (469-399 BC)

You’re about to get the inside scoop on building relationships that can change how you do business forever. It all comes down to understanding “The Eight Pillars of Trust.” If …

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Building Trust – Part 3: Care Beyond Yourself

“Trust, not money, is the currency of business and life.” David Horsager, author, The Trust Edge

Quill Cloud

How do you KNOW when you can really trust someone? 

A friend from GoRead recently said…