In Praise of Aunts

The best aunts know how to spoil a little,love a lot and listen with a detachment that is impossible for most mothers. Aunts can help you feel at home without feeling hemmed in. They can give you treats and let you choose your own activities because you’re only there for a visit. One of my…

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Humans Are Resilient

Humans are resilient. Have you noticed? There’s a new book out, The Resilience Dividend by Judith Rodin, to support this notion. Rodin feels that humans have the tremendous capacity to not only recover, but to also grow from disruptive circumstances. Put simply: we get knocked down and we get back up again. A couple of…

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Family Is What you Make It!

Growing up in a dysfunctional family, I realized that in order to have what I truly desired I needed to go out and create it for myself. My dream was to have a big family where we all come home for Christmas. When my husband and I were challenged with infertility issues my dream of…

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Watching, wondering, waiting

Wondering, watching and waiting… You never know when your 2×4 moment is going to come. Mine came with the birth of our 4th child. A girl. Lucy. My journey through her healing was watching, wondering, waiting. Our adventure with Lucy has been …just that a – venture- into the unknown and unchartered territory. When you…

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Reinvention is the Mother of SUCCESS

Although we’ve all heard the saying “necessity is the mother of invention,” I believe my twist on an old saying is more accurate than most people would like to admit. What gives me the right to say this so boldly? Simply said, I know it to be true, especially in my case! And it can…

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What Lies Within Us

Only a few nights ago, I was invited to fill in at the next Momondays event here in London, Ontario. As soon as I received the message, I immediately wrote back, “YES!! Thank you, that’s amazing!” A wise woman I know had recently been speaking at an event and had said that we need to…

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momondays London in Metro

Check it out! Paula Morand, co-host of momondays London, has a great ‘Motivational Moment’ video in the July 28th edition of Metro News London. It’s just under a minute, but packs a big motivational punch! Watch the video here on the Metro News London website (opens a new tab) Way to go, Paula!

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momondays London in Metro

momondays London has been a HUGE hit! Hosts Victoria Craig and Paula Morand were featured in Metro yesterday May 19). The money quote? “This is a movement that’s been started to help build joy in communities,” said Morand, who’s a motivational speaker, award-winning entrepreneur and CEO of Jumpstart 720. “It brings a positivity in a…

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