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Self Care

All too often we forget that we exist outside of our work and our parenting duties. We live in a fast-paced environment that doesn’t value putting ourselves first. Since I was a young girl, I fell victim to the mentality that I was responsible for everyone else’s happiness, but in the midst of that nonsense I couldn’t truly reach my potential and I lost my voice. Follow my blogs as I venture through putting my happiness first and what that means in today's society.

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Recent Blog Posts

Mindful Body and Soul

Mindful Body & Soul

By Angela Pickering | January 19, 2021

Mindful Body & Soul 3-Part Series On the cusp of retiring my uterus, my mind is shifting towards my body image, and a great deal of self-awareness is coming to pass. As a woman who has now delivered 7 babies (4 of my own children, and 3 surrogacy babies), I have battled a love-hate relationship…

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Great Books & Cafe, Williamsford, Ontario. Musings of Organized Chaos

Discovering ‘Great Books & Café’

By Angela Pickering | May 31, 2020

The story of the Williamsford Mill Fostering A Love for Books When you were little, what do you remember about the pastimes that you enjoyed? Did any of them help define who you became? Maybe you had such a love for nature that you followed a path in conservation or environmentalism.  Maybe you just loved…

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Humans are designed to squat. For thousands of years that’s what we did in the woods. I already knew the benefits to squatting while giving birth, so why this pooping concept surprised me, I don’t know.

The Poop Stool

By Angela Pickering | August 21, 2019

Put your feet up and take a load off Let’s keep this light and airy, shall we? I’ll try not to be cheesy about puns and poop jokes, but no guarantees. Tell me… have you ever pooped with a stool? Propped your feet up while sitting on the loo to do Number Two? If not,…

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Turning 40 – The Healing Nature of Silence and Laughter

By Angela Pickering | July 3, 2019

Silence and Laughter Party Plans? Nope. In the months leading up to my BIG 4-0, so many people asked me how I planned to spend my birthday. For as friendly and as vibrant as I am, the last thing I wanted this year was to spend my birthday drinking in a whiskey bar downtown Toronto,…

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By Angela Pickering | June 24, 2019

Strike: Sometimes failing is winning We don’t always have it figured out. So what? Introducing twice-divorced, 40-year-old, self-employed Mom, of four kids – Me. My pals on the rollercoaster – four kids with entirely different personalities and passions in life. Four kids born in 3 years and 2 months (twins in the middle). Two girls.…

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Turning 40

By Angela Pickering | June 24, 2019

Age – the constant reminder that time waits for no one. When we are young we can’t wait to get older. When we get older we wish to reclaim our youth. How many of us truly embrace each passing year as a chance to grow as humans, accepting what was, and moving forward into what…

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By Angela Pickering | June 24, 2019

Self-Love – Your Body Is Yours When I was young I had the quintessential body. Blonde hair, blue eyes. Curves in all the right places, and just enough breasts to be noticed. I was above average at 5’6. But I always struggled with what defined my femininity. I wasn’t a gorgeous girl. I was just…

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Purging the Self-induced Guilt Trip…

By Angela Pickering | December 7, 2012

In only one day, our lives changed forever. But in the midst of all the feedings, diaper changes, and nighttime meltdowns, we forgot that Madelyn’s life changed too. She had a front seat to the craziness of two babies, and a back seat to the attention she once had from both her father and I.…

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