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How laughter is saving my life

In 2012 I was lecturing in Health Promotion, as I had for the past few years. I loved interacting with the students but over the years there was less face-to-face teaching and a greater administrative load, leaving me largely uninspired …

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Post natal depression delivered important life lessons

All my life, I wanted to be a mother. I laughingly tell people I’ve had three fiancés, but only one husband! So, by the time I’d found the man who would eventually be the father of my children, my biological …

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Frying pan into the fire and higher

Many decades ago, I was working for a small company in Belgium that was a pioneer in designing microcomputers. They hired me as a programmer, even though I had no knowledge of hardware design. They were conducting workshops to teach …

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My journey from statistical failure to #1 international bestselling author

My life today as an entrepreneur, real estate investor, educator, wealth coach and #1 international bestselling author is vastly different from that of my childhood. I grew up in a broke, mixed race, single parent family (a statistical failure waiting …

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Finding myself again: my recovery from anorexia

I was always an active kid. I was a tom-boy, constantly following in my older brother’s footsteps. I would ride my bike around town, skateboard at the park, play ice hockey with the boys, and snowboard off jumps my brother …

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Discovering the secrets of fitness and weight loss

Growing up as an overweight child in early adolescence was never easy. Being judged during compulsory sporting activities at school was a frequent occurrence.  I wish I could tell you that the constant negative reinforcement fuelled the determination to eat …