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Forty Things I am Going to Do in my 40s

Forty Things I am Going to Do in my 40s. A guide to creating your MaximaLIST. My 2015 was a year of two parts. The first half of the year was consumed by fear, self loathing and doubt as I approached the big 4-0. However, as you well know, my faithful readers, I had a major…

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Bhutan: Weaving Rainbows in the Himalayas

Bhutan: Weaving Rainbows in the Himalayas It is amazing how the Universe delivers you messages once you decide to open yourself up to new experiences. Two months ago, I went to Hong Kong. A girlfriend of mine accompanied me for the first few days of the trip. We have a shared interest in social entrepreneurship, travel and eating good…

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Being a Financial Equal of Your Husband

Being a Financial Equal of Your Husband As far as I am concerned, striving for financial independence is critically important, and it is why it is the No. 1 item on My Maximalist. The other night I caught up with a friend I have known for 35 years. She is a very beautiful and vivacious…

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HOPES FOR THIS INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY

Last night my daughter had 4 girlfriends for a sleepover to celebrate her 10th birthday. Five girls, each born in a different country. After 2 hours in, the decibel level was sky-high. I opened the cabinet to see what alcohol we had. By 11:45pm, my sons had snuck into my bed where they were lying…

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I WISH I COULD

A little while ago I chopped my hair off and got a Mohawk. Totally badass, and is definitely the best hair cut I’ve ever had. Upon seeing my new style, a chorus of friends remarked with a mix of rebellious delight, disbelief and outright fear, “You’re so brave” and “I wish I could get my hair…

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If You Peel Back My Layers, All You See is Spanx.

If You Peel Back My Layers, All You See is Spanx. Six years ago, I walked out of hospital with my third child and my stomach never went down. Not only did it not deflate, I put on more weight. And for the past 6 years the most common question I have been asked, aside…

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