• Wellness

    When the eating disorder ends… does it ever really go away?

    It seems like a lifetime ago I battled with an eating disorder. I don’t talk about it much, not because I am embarrassed about it but because sometimes I forget that I even had it…. But then I see it…. It’s there hiding in other areas of my life. I think we all feel screwed up in some way but as we age we find ways to hide it better or, we put our “stuff” on other things.  I battled bulimia seriously from around the age of 13-16… fortunately for me, my parents caught it and I was admitted as an out-patient to the B.C Children’s Hospital out-patient program under…

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    Treating Endometriosis Naturally

    This week we are thrilled to have Dr. Shalini Hitkari as our guest writer! Dr. Hitkari is a Naturopathic Physician practicing in Victoria BC at the Vancouver Island NaturopathicClinic. Dr. Hitkari has a passion for Women’s health and how it evolves over a women’s lifetime. She strongly believes in women supporting women and currently in her eighth year of practice, has focused on supporting women through transitions in life. From menarche and pregnancies to menopause, Dr. Hitkari’s approach is patient-centered, creating for them a comprehensive, individualized treatment plan to help them achieve optimal health and live their happiest and healthiest lives. I was lucky enough to work alongside this amazing…

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    The Truth About Gossip

      Have you ever said something and then the second it left your lips thought “why the heck did I just say that”? I have. More than once. ? I am not talking about dumb questions or poorly thought out ideas, I am talking about gossip. Even typing the word causes a nagging feeling of shame.  I thought once I was out of high school the days of gossip would be over, but nope. Personally, I discovered that this nasty conversation habit resurfaced once I had kids. I have caught myself more than once talking with a parent about another parent. I am not proud of this and it always…

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    Friendship Breakup

    Friendship Breakup… this one hurts. It’s hard to talk about, it’s one of those raw things that as women we don’t talk about…at least not openly.  Friendship breakup is when 2 people are really good friends, best friends even and then for one reason or another the friendship ends.  Sometimes mutually but often it’s one-sided.  When we have friendships end that we value and that we have put a lot of time in to, it’s upsetting, emotional and can be heartbreaking. There are many reasons why friendships end. Over the next while I am going to write about a few reasons why but this post is about friendships we make…

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    Making Marriage Work: Why It’s Important to Accept Influence from Your Partner

    Me and my hubby on our wedding day In December (2018), my husband and I celebrated 15 years of marriage. We have made it through grad school, law school, infertility, premature twins, my sick and then dying mother, and many other struggles in between. Making a marriage work is… work. I would be lying if I told you it has all been bliss. It has not. In fact, a few months into our marriage we just about called it quits. Looking back now, I can see why we struggled to make our marriage work. We are both very strong willed and stubborn people which led to some ridiculous fights in…

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    Do I Have A Drinking Problem?

    Ever noticed on Facebook or Instagram that whenever moms are hanging out together or venting about having a bad day there is often a reference to booze (usually wine)? Why is that? Okay, besides the obvious reason that wine is delicious. I remember when I first found out that I was pregnant with twins I reached out to another mom who had two-year-old twins and asked if she had any advice for me. She wrote back one sentence. “Buy a case of wine”. I wrote back “ha, ha, seriously though” she responded with 1 word: “seriously”.I laughed it off and then proceeded to take her advice. I would not say…

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    How I discovered I had skin cancer

    I consider myself a vain person. Being vain is not an easy thing to admit, but in this case being vain helped me discover that I had skin cancer.  Around two years ago, I noticed that I had the smallest red spot in the middle of my forehead that would not go away.  It looked like a very small pimple.  I went to a laser clinic and had them laser it off. The procedure only aggravated the sore and now I not only had a red spot in the middle of my forehead, but now it was a tiny open sore that would not heal. I finally went to my…

  • All,  Family,  Wellness,  Working Moms

    Welcome To From Sisters To Sisters!

    We have created this blog to build a supportive, amazing community of women going through this particular stage of life.  What stage, you ask? The middle page, the stage where parenting is tough and so is taking care of your parents.  You might be thriving in your career, thinking of changing your career completely, or maybe you are trying to juggle being at home with your littles and everything that comes with that. What you will find here are real-life stories and strategies for everything from aging, health and career to marriage and parenting and everything in between.  We want to tackle it all, give you the resources that make…