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Your One-Stop-Shop from Classy, Sassy & a little Kick-Assy Entrepreneurs

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Please join me in welcoming four entrepreneurs who wake up every morning, taking their passion to the next level by embracing the entrepreneurial spirit with enthusiasm, creating a positive, lively atmosphere for their clients and are writing their own success stories daily.

Meet the sassy, classy and a little bit kick-assy women who are dedicated to their families, community and businesses.

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Yoga with Jas

 

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JASPREET BHANDAL supports women who are feeling overwhelmed and burnt-out to regain balance, build strength, and feel as though they can breathe again through the practice of yoga. Jaspreet offers a mobile, in-home service that takes a holistic approach to well-being.

To learn to live empowered and be inspired, please CLICK HERE.

 

Your Key to the 613 with Nancy Pugliese

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Ottawa based, bilingual realtor, NANCY PUGLIESE is your number one property adviser.  Nancy is a motivated, experienced professional who is dedicated to giving her clients service beyond the sale. Whether you’re buying, selling or investing in real estate, Nancy’s creates easy solutions.

For exceptional service and more information, please CLICK HERE to visit her website.

 

HIKANO WELLNESS IN MOTION

 

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HIKANO WELLNESS IN MOTION is all about mindful movement, living and being. You can enjoy yoga practices, mobility tune-up classes, pelvic floor health workshops, nutrition workshops, meditation and energy healing as well as 1-1 movement & wellness coaching.

For more information please CLICK HERE to visit the website, or you connect with Hikano Wellness in Motion on TwitterFacebook, Instagram

 

TENDER TONES MUSIC STUDIO

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TENDER TONES MUSIC STUDIO, where children learn and grow in a supportive, enriching musical environment.  I have a lifelong love of music, and my goal is to give children the same opportunity I had, and let music fill their souls.

To learn more about Tender Tones Music Studio, please CLICK HERE to visit their website, or follow them on FACEBOOK.

 

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Be Kind To Yourself #UpbeatAuthors

 

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Author, Trish Milburn has launched a new project called UpBeat Authors, where a group of us come together and share positive messages with each other and others through our social media platforms.

Our goal is to post weekly messages that are uplifting and upbeat.

Personally, I believe there is a whole lot more positive and good people in the world than not, and yes, I am tuned into the fact that many parts of the world have conflict, severe challenges, and tragedies. Even with all that, there is always a positive story that comes out of these conflicts, and with being bombarded with so much negativity through social media, and the news channels, it’s important to acknowledge and embrace the many positive things we each have going on in our own lives.

This week we are creating memes, quotes, pictures, and blog posts, sharing how we are kind to ourselves. Spreading generosity and kindness to others is a given, but we also have to remember to be kind to ourselves as well.

Here is my contribution for this week:

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Living like a Crazy Chick and Loving it!

Please welcome the witty, intelligent and founder of the Crazy Chick Club, Ms Lafemmeroar to my blog.

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Lafemmeroar is a single and loving it crazy chick who laughs at the malfunction of the universe because it’s better than crying about it. She hopes to find “the one” someday. and she believes that she’s getting close because she’s pretty much exhausted her limit of “Mr. Wrongs.”

She a writer, a blogger and a humorist. She has lots of bad schlongs after her because she does sooooo many schlong whacking blog posts, but she loves her male readers and they “get her” —-they really get her twisted noodle.

She loves the members of the Crazy Chicks Club, and she’s grateful to them for inspiring her to keep on keeping on this malfunctioning universe.

Selena: Thank you for stepping out of the Crazy Chicks World and joining me for an interview. First off, tell us why are you a Crazy Chick?

Lafemmeroar: Because I never really felt that I fit in. I might look like I do, but deep inside I always seem to be a step off the mainstream.

Selena: I can relate. Kind of like you’re a round peg, trying to fit into a square hole,  but that’s okay, why would anyone want to be square on a dull main street anyway? It’s great to embrace your uniqueness. What’s your weekend fashion style?

Lafemmeroar: Jeans and a black turtleneck. My bottoms “say” relaxed while my “top” is always in mourning colors.

Selena: What’s one of your favorite quote(s) from one of the Crazy Chicks on your blog?

Lafemmeroar:  Living well is the best revenge.” I think Lizzie Cracked said that 🙂

Selena: Love that sentiment. What’s your biggest pet peeve?

 Lafemmeroar: Women who are mean to each other and “BAD SCHLONGS.”  Why do you think I do so many “schlong whacking” posts? 🙂

Selena: We must warn the readers when they visit your blog to not eat or drink anything while reading about the bat-shit-idiot-schlongs. Speaking of schlongs, what’s the best piece of advice you can give to men that want to date a Crazy Chick?

Lafemmeroar: Treat her nice ’cause she gives as good as she gets. Treat her bad and she’ll get you back sooooo bad that she’ll cut you up a new “girly part.”

Selena: Simple, yet great advice. And she has a whole lot of crazy chicks (single, married, in between) that have her back if you’re a schlong-jerkwad.   What is a Crazy Chick’s super power?

Lafemmeroar: Her will to survive and laugh at the malfunction of the universe, because it’s better than crying about it!

Selena: Love that super power, but can we still wear our Wonder Woman kick-ass boots, crown and jewelry, or it could just be me wanting to wear that costume one more time.  You have a terrific sense of humor and your blog posts reflect that. Do you think a sense of humor is something one is born with?

Lafemmeroar: I don’t know, an ex once said that I was a “grouchy girl.” He didn’t think I was funny. Then I started the blog and it wasn’t my intention to make it a humor blog. I mean if you read the “About Me” page,  I was really searching for others like me, and you know what?  I found them. Other crazy chicks like myself. Some are writers, some are knitters and crafters, and painters and photographers, some are childless, some are moms, some are in pain, some are married and some are single. We all have one thing in common and it’s the idea of female empowerment! We all want to be stronger and understand the meaning of all “this”. Some of us might not have it figured out, but we’re definitely NOT ALONE!

Selena: I think your ex was missing a sense of humor gene. His loss. I enjoy the eclectic points of view, and women from all walks of life sharing, laughing and coming together on your blog. Describe a typical day in a Crazy Chick’s life?

Lafemmeroar: I stand in line A LOT! I seem to be playing a waiting game. I mean I drive in traffic, I’m standing in line at the store waiting for “my turn.” I write with the hopes that my book will get published BEFORE I DIE. I juice in the morning, and when I get home from work mind and body tired, I psych myself out to do some yoga or get on my rebounder (but not until I wear an extra support bra). I blog. I might go out to dinner with a friend and when I need a change of pace I knit. Those are the things I do on a daily basis. I kinda left out the self-love part, but I figure that’s a given for chicks who read my blog and for you as well since you pretty much know my MO. 🙂

Selena: I have a lot of faith that you will be published and I hear you on the extra support bra when exercising. I admire anyone who can knit, because my knitting projects all turn into scarves. What credentials does one need to be inducted into the Crazy Chick Club (one of which I am a proud member)?

Lafemmeroar: Oh and we are VERY PROUD TO HAVE YOU SELENA! 🙂

Selena: Thank you. *smiles in that crazy chick kind of way and gives Lafemmeroar our super secret CCC handshake*

Lafemmeroar: I think a crazy chick just needs to laugh at the malfunction of the universe because it’s better than crying about it. She needs to be positive with other chicks, and really that’s it! The Crazy Chicks Club is open to all women who are BEAUTIFUL WORKS IN PROGRESS. ‘Cause face it, if you’re not “in progress” then you’re six feet under — know what I mean?

Selena: I totally agree, besides perfection is way over-rated and boring. What is sexy to a Crazy Chick?

Lafemmeroar: A man with a gentle soul, a thoughtful heart and a wicked sense of humor! 🙂

Selena: Great attributes and this crazy chick was lucky enough to marry such a man, and I’m so glad he not only has a wicked sense of humor but he gets my wacky, quirky personality. There are men out there just like Mr. Rugged (that’s what I call him online), and I know one will come your way.

Selena: What inspired you to create the Crazy Chick Club?

Lafemmeroar: Well a reader and I were exchanging comments and one of us had mentioned that it takes a bit of “insanity” to be a writer … or even to have a blog for that matter … then a lightbulb lit up my noodle and that’s pretty much how the Crazy Chicks Club got started! All a chick has to do is leave a comment on the CCC page that she wants to join and she’s in. Her name and link to her blog goes up and if she has the CCC logo … I add a “little heart” next to her name. Lots of bloggers have connected through the Crazy Chicks Club and I’m really happy about that.

Selena: It is a great way to connect, and I’ve discovered many other bloggers by being a member.  Any last thoughts?

Lafemmeroar: My last thought is — “that it’s never too late to begin again.” 🙂

Selena: Thanks again, this has been a lot of fun and I’m sure our readers have some questions for you.

To learn more about the Crazy Chicks Club, Lafemmeroar and all the wonderful, witty members, please stop by and visit them on her BLOG.

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Things I learned from my dog

Please join me in welcoming, Nancy Lauzon, author of the Chick Dick Mysteries, and her fur baby, Sam.

1. Wrinkles define who you are.

Wrinkles, freckles, age spots, flab — all of that stuff — means that you’ve spent more time than others exposing yourself to sunshine and lots of good things to eat. I inherited good skin from the women in my family, and don’t have too many wrinkles yet. As for the rest, I try my best, but I’m never giving up chocolate.

2. Bacon is good

I know it’s pure saturated fat. I try not to eat too much of it, or think about where it comes from, but dang, there’s nothing like a few slabs of crispy bacon to go with your scrambled eggs and coffee on a Saturday morning. Sam isn’t allowed bacon either, but once in a while he gets a tidbit when he smells it in the kitchen. He hoovers it off my hand so quickly, I can’t tell if he likes the taste.

3. Birds are fascinating
For very different reasons. Sam would like to kill them. I love to watch them at my feeders and in the bird bath, splashing and shaking their feathers. A great way to de-stress.

4. Never give up
Sam is VERY stubborn. He injured his ACL, and is currently wearing a brace. He’s not allowed to jump up on things or climb stairs. The living room couch is off limits, and we’ve blocked the staircase with a card table. His favorite place to sleep when we’re out of the house is our bed upstairs. He spends a lot of time huffing and grumping about the fact that he can’t nap where he usually does. After a dozen attempts, he finally managed to move the card table aside and I found him on our bed yesterday, as usual.

5. Follow your dreams
Sam loves to chase trains, squirrels, rabbits — basically anything that moves. Even with an injured knee, I know if I unsnapped his leash he’d be off and running. It’s instinctual for him to chase what he was born to chase. I admire his determination. I think about that when I’m frustrated or discouraged.

6. Cesar Milan is cute
The Dog Whisperer has helped me cope with some of Sam’s ‘issues’, like barking at the mailman or trying to eat my neighbour’s face. Along the way I’ve come to love the show and its fearless star, Cesar.

7. Ice cream is good.

I know it’s corn syrup, fat and artificial flavors. Sam doesn’t care, so I don’t. He definitely likes the taste. 

 

Nancy Lauzon worked nine years on a hospital ward as a cardiac nurse before the night shifts turned her into a zombie. She got a day job in health promotion and began to write health-related articles for magazines and newsletters.

Life threw out a few curve balls, and to relieve the stress, she began to write fiction part-time. Five years later she sold two different manuscripts to two separate small-press publishers, using a pseudonym. She retired from nursing in 2003 and began to write full-time.

She is now the indie author of three Chick Dick Mystery novels, inspired by her early love of Nancy Drew Mysteries.

Please click here to visit Nancy’s website, blog, and learn more about her funny, fast paced, wonderful mysteries.