What You Asked For.

Hey Universe…. Can I talk to you for a moment?  

Hi Kandice! What’s up?

You know last week, when I made changes in my schedule, so I could spend more time on writing?

Yes, I remember.  You were excited that you’d given the required notice to leave your work at the clinic, BUT you felt agitated because you didn’t want to have to wait. You felt ready to jump in with both feet and waiting felt like a delay.

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The Power of "I Love You!"

Three little words. 

I love you.

When spoken, they bring happiness, joy, strength and sometimes even pain.  They have incredible meaning, whether they are used to express passion, fondness, lust, friendship, or understanding and respect.  They can be powerful when used to elicit false feelings, anger, and fear.

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Violin Love Letter - February Writing Challenge

My Beautiful Violin

When we met suddenly, seven months ago, I never imagined you would become such an integral part of my life.  I didn’t know what I was missing before I found myself in that small violin shop, on a hot July afternoon. 

Curious about music and eager to learn the magic of exploring my creative self, I watched the shop owner proudly handle her beautiful wares. I warned her that I knew nothing about music or any instruments. 

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Mental Health - Bell Communication's "Let's Talk" Initiative

January 31st is the Bell Let’s Talk initiative, supported by Bell Canada, to break the stigma that surrounds mental health. 

Having experienced mental health issues in my early twenties, I know the importance of initiatives such as this. 

There are too many cases of people battling mental health issues alone.  There are too many deaths by suicide because people are afraid to ask for help.  Too many people are afraid they will be judged if others find out what they are struggling with inside.

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Success Is Around The Corner, Just Past Procrastination

Procrastination is an evil beast.  Overcoming the urge to put things off can be a struggle for most people.  Even people who are extremely successful in their business and personal lives, have had to deal with the “Procrastination Monster” a few times in their lives. Learning to move past the distraction makes us more resilient the next time.  Discovering and practicing your skills to manage it, will lead you to success.

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3 Reasons to Stay Home When You are Sick

It’s winter and with that comes cold and flu season.  The increase in the spread of viruses rises every fall/winter season.  Thanks to school activities and increase in time spent with others, it’s hard to avoid being exposed to people suffering from one of many types of contagious illnesses.

Here are 3 reasons why you should “Stay Away” when you are fighting a cold or flu.

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3 Tips to Start Down the Road to Success

Welcome 2018!  I have big plans for this year: to make it amazing by staying on track with my projects, reach new levels in my personal and professional life, push myself to new limits and step out of my comfort zone way more than well… more than I’m comfortable with.

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What I Learned About Writing and Myself In 30 Days

I began a journey, 30 days ago. Writing and blogging, everyday. For 30 days straight.

The original purpose of the goal was to kickstart my writing, get over the fear of publishing and let people into my world. I desperately needed to create the habit of being CONSISTENT, stick to a goal, see it through to the end.

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