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    City Girl Connects: Amanda Hemmaway from iDance Vancouver

    I love to dance. Having spent ages two through eighteen taking tap, jazz, ballet, and musical theatre lessons, dance has very special place in my heart. Which is why I was thrilled to do a City Girl Connects interview with iDance Vancouver owner and former professional ballerina, Amanda Hemmaway, to talk about why dance is important, the mission of iDance, and why everything should be seen as an opportunity to learn.

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    My 2019 Reading List

    Though I’m still tweaking my 2019 goals, one is to read at least 20 books. With that in mind, I recently joined Goodreads because the department I work in has a sub-group. The are voracious readers and I’m loving seeing what everyone has read and is reading. We also (finally) got our couch and I’m looking forward to drinking many cups of tea while cozied up with a book.

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    2018 Review & Reflections

    It’s well past the midway point of January, but I’m posting my 2018 reflections and gratitude anyway. Better late than never, and I finally have the headspace to translate the chicken scratches from my notebook. Looking back on 2018, I achieved some of my goals, had to put others on hold, and for the most part, managed to field any challenges with will and grace. (P.S. The reboot is amazing, you need to watch it.) Most importantly, I had fun. In no particular order, these are my favourite things about 2018.

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    My First Facial and 13 Ideas for Giving Experiences this Christmas

    Yep, you read that title correctly – I just turned 35, and two months before that, I had my first proper facial at the Wedgewood Hotel & Spa (845 Hornby Street, Vancouver). I was told by my esthetician, Anny, that, technically, having had microdermabrasion and doing my regular facemasks can be considered a facial, but this was a proper facial and I was going to love it. And I did!

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    Click with Confidence – 7 Cybersecurity Tips for Secure Online Shopping

    As I’ve expressed many times before, I prefer to do most of my shopping online. Particularly my Christmas shopping. But along with the convenience, I also want to make sure my personal and payment info is secure. So with Black Friday and Cyber Monday coming up, I chatted about cybersecurity for the holiday season (and always!) with some of the very smart people that I work with.

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    City Girl Connects: How Going to a Coworking Space Saved My Sanity

    It’s #EntrepreneursDay and Global Entrepreneurs’ Week! I still don’t know that I would classify myself as such, but I am surrounded by some amazing female entrepreneurs that inspire and motivate me every day. Meredith Garritsen at Hervana is one of those inspirations, and not only is she good people, she has the dubious honour of having helped me save my sanity the week before we moved to Victoria. (She’s also given a great prize for the contest at the end of this post!)