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Dressing in a Conservative Country

A friend recently forwarded a sale announcement from Banana Republic. “Greetings from Morocco” was the subject line, and the email included photos from a fashion shoot in the Marrakech medina, with one model wearing a…

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Gut Health: Getting to the Root of the Issue

“Imagine you have a tree you love. One day you notice its leaves have turned brown. They will, you understand, soon wither and fall off. Imagine now that you call an expert who, after close…

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Why women need to overcome their fear of money and how to do it

Does managing your finances scare you? Do you procrastinate meeting with an advisor because of the shame you feel around money? Finances can be scary! Studies show that one in three women are concerned about…

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Thinking Differently About Dining Abroad

I love food and one of my favourite things about travel is sampling the local cuisine. There’s no better place to get a crash course in Filipino cuisine than in the Philippines, no better place…

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Penelope McDonnell

Let’s Get Skintimate: Health Hacks to Get Your Glow Back

Skin is a hot patient topic in my practice – it almost always comes up in every appointment. Not surprising, since the skin is the body’s largest organ and is the most communicative in expressing…

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Financial Abuse – The Most Common Type of Abuse That Far Too Many Ignore.

What is Financial Abuse? Financial Abuse is rarely acknowledged, and yet it is one of the most common types of abuse. It often goes unrecognized, and how it presents itself in relationships can be varied….

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The Biggest Financial Risk a Woman Can Take is Getting Married

Many of us will take several financial risks in our lifetimes, but for women, getting married may be the biggest financial risk of all. Why is this? According to a Pew Research Center study, men…

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Packing Shouldn’t Be a Burden

I recently read an article about a woman who wore seven dresses, two pairs of shoes, and two pairs of shorts (half the clothes she packed for her Canary Islands holiday) to avoid an $85…

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How to Approach and Explain Your Career Gap

Embrace it – Don’t Let it Define You. Monica, one of my new clients, wants to relaunch her career in the legal field, after a five-year hiatus during which she focused on raising her children….

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Thoughts on Thyroid: Could It Be The Culprit?

The thyroid gland is like your car. Its life changing when it breaks down, throws your whole system and routine out of whack, and often you need a specialist to figure out how to fix…

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