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Keep That Shit Up!


We were at the family party a couple of weekends ago, and on the way home, Riley was telling us that one of his favorite parts of the day was getting to sit around the fire with his cousins.

Riley said, "Deon made a comment that was strange. He asked if something happened with my mom and dad. I said, no. Why? And Deon said, 'because they seem happier than they've ever been before. Like, what changed, what happened?'"

Riley said, "I have no idea."

So Stew was driving and I was in the passenger...

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What the Heck is Healing With Humour?


Healing with humour is a revolution! It's about transforming the way we look at our emotional health and well-being.

Its about navigating ALL the FEELINGs - the good, "the bad" and the fugly (those are the ones that make you go WTF - where did that come from?).

A client recently told me that mental health is "heavy" and a serious issue.   Yup! And that's part of the problem. 

Anybody else a chronic over thinker? Stress and anxiety are mostly stories we make up in our head - and...

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Our Holiday Style - A Little Classy, A Lot of Sassy!


I wanted to share a quick post on my holiday preparations -- I'm getting the BAR ready for Christmas!

- There's the beautiful arrangement that was made for me in my nice wine glass.

- And then there's all the classy drinks too, like the glittery, embossed Be Merry Be Bright glasses.

- And then we get to this corner, which is the FUN side! There's Patrice, our Elf On The Shelf. And if you have followed me before, you know that, Patrice is a bit naughty and brings a little bit of fun and a...

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FriYAY Fun


Ok, the video doesn't show me laughing so hard...but I camera. And yes—I peed a little

Hope you get a chuckle...and maybe we should do this at our next ladies laugh night out?!?


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How are you limiting yourself?

When I was training to become a Success Principles trainer one of the exercises was to get feedback on how we were limiting ourselves. A dear friend said, “Carla, I see you limiting yourself by using humour to deflect your pain.”


I thought I was using my humour to make people laugh and feel better. Hell, I was doing it to make ME feel better. The problem was, I didn’t feel better. And he wasn’t wrong.

Back then I used a lot of self-deprecating humour that...

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Sip, Sip Horray


This. This is how I felt many times since the pandemic started. A little crazy and a whole lotta #angryhousewife 

Fortunately, things are starting to get a little more back to, I won't say normal, just a little less restricted and a lot more fun!



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