7 Lessons I Learned From My Best Friend Dale

Not many people truly understood my friendship with Dale. Strangers often looked at us suspiciously when we were out. Maybe it would have helped if we had the same skin colour and people could imagine us as mother and daughter?…

The Bones of Grace: Book Review & A New Reading Challenge

The Bones of Grace is the third book in Tahimima Anam’s Bengal Trilogy. It was an unlikely book for me to choose off the bookshelf, but I had read an op-ed by Anam in the New York Times shortly after…

8 Practical Ways to Practice Self Love Today

Over the last few years, I’ve thought a lot about practical ways to practice self love. It hasn’t always been easy for me to love myself. And all those times I’ve recognized a need to slow down and give myself…

Getting Fit in the New Year With Planet Fitness

The New Year is almost here (can you believe it!?), and many of us are probably thinking about setting some sort of goal/resolution/intention to get fit. In fact, losing weight and joining a gym are two of the most popular…

Weight Loss & Self Love

I’ve struggled with pulling together this post over the last few days. In a world where we are surrounded by messages of self-love and authenticity (which are both very important to me), talking about the 10-15 pounds I want to…

Office Productivity Hack: Drink More Water + Giveaway

Am I the only person who struggles with drinking water every day? Forget consuming 8 glasses, just having one or two feels like a big chore. It’s not like I have to make the water, or it requires special skills…

I’m a ‘Goes to the Office’ Mom Now: Feelings

This month marks my 13 year anniversary as an entrepreneur. I can still remember the day my 3 month old son was napping on my chest back in May 2004 and I had the realization that I just couldn’t got…

How to Cope When Life Isn’t Fair

Life isn’t exactly known for it’s fairness. There are all sorts of things about the world that are unfair on a grand scheme – some people are born rich and others are born poor. Some of us are born completely…

How to Support a Blog You Love

This is not the post I had scheduled for today, it’s not even a post I knew I was going to write until this very moment. Guys, it’s a really tough time to be a professional blogger, and I don’t…