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What Do You Stand For?

You decide how you want to show up. You choose who you want to be in that moment. What values do you stand for, and when you witness a breach of those values do you take a stand or do you sit back?

Apr 14 · 1 min read >

Catch of the Week: Sandra O’Connell

Go outside of your comfort zone … try new places. Talk to all kinds of people.

Apr 14 · 1 min read >

Catch of the Week: Graham Nordin

Attention can be put in the same bucket, but know how to recognize the wrong kind of attention from the wrong type of guy.

Apr 14 · 1 min read >

Catch of the Week: Echo Quan

It’s important to know the difference between what you want and what you need. You can compromise on a want, but not on a need.

Apr 5 · 1 min read >

Catch of the Week: Morten Hansen

If you want to text, call or see the person, just do it. The games are a waste of time.

Apr 5 · 1 min read >

Catch of the Week: Christie Lohr

When it doesn’t work out with someone, stop yourself from going, ‘what’s wrong with me?

Apr 1 · 1 min read >

Your Essence

People will always flock to you because of all the good qualities you present - your success, your popularity, your charisma… Pay attention to those who have the ability to see beyond the good stuff. The ones who appreciate you for your nature - your...

Mar 18 · 22 sec read >

Catch of the Week: Rattan Bagga

Be patient for love. Be open to love. Be crazy in love.

Mar 10 · 1 min read >

Catch of the Week – Jennifer Solomon

Be open to new experiences and be open to meeting people that are not necessarily your “type”.

Mar 1 · 1 min read >

5 Things to Honor in Friendship

There is an unspoken code amongst friends - one that is based on a set of shared values. Throughout the years of meeting different types of people, I've had friends come and go. The ones that are no longer in my life is usually the...

Aug 13 · 3 min read >

Opening Up My Heart Again

People come into your life for a reason, a season or a lifetime. Sometimes that reason comes in the form of a harsh, uncomfortable lesson. And sometimes, that reason comes in the form of a light, positive memory to remind you that there is good...

Jul 30 · 1 min read >

3 Things That Don’t Change For Love

Part of the beauty of life is that we are constantly changing. We are shaped by our experiences and the people that walk in (and out) of our lives. These people leave us a little different, every single time.

May 29 · 1 min read >

Lust at First Sight

Amy: I’m in love. I met my soulmate! Wise friend: But, when did you two meet? Amy: Last week. But this one’s different… Ahh, the words I used to proclaim as a love starved teenager. After mistaking lust for love time and time again, I...

May 15 · 2 min read >

What Is Love?

Because for love you will make sacrifices, you will be selfless and you will say sorry even when you know you are right. And when you hit a roadblock and the odds seem stacked against the survival of your relationship, you will fight for it...

Apr 30 · 3 min read >

I was born a dreamer…

I was born a dreamer. Experience taught me to become a realist...

Apr 28 · 33 sec read >

5 Lessons on Love

Every birthday, I take time to reflect on the past year – my accomplishments, hardships and most importantly, the lessons learned. Because of all the mistakes and observations I made in my twenties, I've learned many lessons that I can now bring into my thirties......

Feb 23 · 4 min read >

What I Want for Valentine’s Day

This Valentine’s Day, forget the flowers, the chocolates, the fancy dinners or the lingerie. Forget the grand gestures. Forgo the typical. This Valentine’s Day, I want something different, something that takes a lot more effort and most importantly a daily choice. This Valentine’s Day I...

Feb 14 · 1 min read >

Mistakes Can Make or Break You

As I approach my 30th birthday, I’ve taken time to reflect how much has changed in my life in the last decade. During my twenties, I made so many mistakes, hurt people I loved, and behaved in ways that I can't say I'm proud of....

Feb 1 · 1 min read >

What’s More Important – Love or Commitment?

I used to be such a starry-eyed believer of love. I thought that love conquered all – and that as long as you shared that feeling with someone, it meant that the relationship would last, In the theory of fairytales and movies, this may be...

Jan 10 · 1 min read >

Who You Surround Yourself With, You Become

During high school, we gravitated towards certain friends due to our aspirations and interests of our youth. BFF qualifiers included a shared love for basketball or underage drinking. But then, we grew up. Fast forward a decade. You have changed your home, your values, your...

Nov 28 · 1 min read >

My letter to a dear friend going through a breakup…(an old post from 2009)

Breakups are never easy…and even though you survived your first one a few years ago, for some reason, it doesn’t get “easier” the next time it happens…it’s just different. You hurt just the same, in fact, the magnitude may feel even greater. Your heart feels...

Nov 16 · 2 min read >

The Sorry Syndrome

Living in Vancouver, hearing the words “I’m sorry” is as common as the greeting “hello”. We say sorry a lot – to the point where it’s almost an automatic reaction. The words are tossed around so frequently and casually that what should be powerful words...

Nov 3 · 1 min read >

What is Love?

Love is loving yourself first, because only then do you have the capability of loving another fully and truly. Love is nourishing your body and making your health a priority. Because when you’re sick, it’s the people around you that suffer the most. Because you...

Oct 25 · 2 min read >

Definition of Love – As Told by Children

This is from a post I found. A group of 4 to 8 year-olds were asked the question, “What does love mean?” Below are their answers. So pure and true. If you have your definition of love to add, please comment! “When my grandmother got...

Sep 14 · 2 min read >

Lessons in Domestic Partnership

For many, domestic partnership is the next logical step in the relationship growth path after the dating stage. While it can be cohabitating bliss, it can also be a near disaster if you don’t learn how to co-exist peacefully under the same roof. The “little...

Jul 28 · 1 min read >

Nurture Your Important Relationships

You meet the man of your dreams. As he courts you, he showers you with attention and affection. He woos you with flowers, surprises you with incredibly fun dates. He’s handsome, smart, and thoughtful. He’s everything you dreamed of…in the beginning. Fast forward two years....

Jun 3 · 1 min read >

Is Cheating Genetic?

Could your partner’s potential to be promiscuous lie partially in his/her DNA? Researchers from Binghamton University seem to think so. They found that a “particular version of a dopamine receptor gene called DRD4 is linked to people's tendency toward both infidelity and uncommitted one-night stands”....

May 20 · 1 min read >

The Dopamine Daze

When deep in the throes of love, in between the sleepless nights, heart palpitations and whirling butterflies, it is hard to imagine that such a high will ever fade. "This one's different," you reassure yourself.  And maybe it is. But for many, that intense high when...

Apr 27 · 2 min read >

5 Ways To Keep Your Relationship Exciting

You’re in a rut. You’ve been with your partner for many years now. Life now is about routine, chores and schedules. Long gone are the days of butterflies, surprises and spontaneous dates. You think maybe you’ve chosen the wrong person or that this ebb is...

Mar 8 · 2 min read >

Are You a Good Friend?

Having an abundance of friends where interactions are based in love, care, support and value exchange is not a happening of chance, but a result of effort, consideration and creation. You create the world of people who surround you. Those friendships, like any relationship, take...

Jan 25 · 2 min read >

Relationship Reality Check

When I was a little girl, I fantasized that one day, I’d find my prince charming who was handsome and romantic, and he’d spoil me with flowers and all the other grand gestures I read about in fairytales.  Heck, who am I kidding, I believed...

Jan 7 · 2 min read >

Learning How to Fight

One of the largest hurdles and growing pains a couple will experience is learning how to communicate during times of distress and anger. Sometimes a fight can get so bad that you are left doubting the relationship and your partner himself.  He accuses you of...

Dec 9 · 3 min read >

Ingredients For a Healthy Relationship

Love and romantic relationships can be a very hard thing to understand at times. It’s complex, irrational, and emotional, and without a proper foundation, it’s fragile. Sometimes, nomatter how hard you try to explain a feeling or emotion, your partner just can’t seem to process...

Nov 11 · 3 min read >

First Comes Love, Then Comes…

Marriage? At least, that’s the correct order of things that we’ve been taught. Date, live together, get married, have children and live happily ever after. But is this the right order of things, and if so, right for whom? Marriage is something that I know...

Oct 14 · 2 min read >

Know What You Don’t Want

People say that as you grow older, you learn to identify what you want in a partner. However, I’m sure many of you can relate, that the person you end up dating can be quite different from the “type” you envisioned yourself to be with....

Sep 1 · 2 min read >

True Romance

Growing up with fairytales, hallmark holidays and romantic movies – at a very young age, we formed a picture of what romance and love should look like Flowers, chocolates, massages, anniversary celebrations, gifts…. those are all gestures that in North America, we generally equate to...

Jul 26 · 2 min read >