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Women Making Waves – Yvonne Chan The Mama Coach

It’s a new year and with that I have a new set of incredible women I’m eager to share in the Women Making Waves feature. I started this feature as a way to share badass chicks who are doing cool shit in their respective fields. The response was super overwhelming in the past year and I am excited as we grow Ya, We’re Basic. to involve more wonderful women on the site and the podcast. So without further delay, I’m…

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2019 Goals

Well well well what a year it has been?! It was definitely one of self-discovery and one where dove in and I took risks, hit the bottom of the deep end and somehow managed to get back up again. It’s funny because despite it being one of the most difficult and emotionally challenging years of my life, it was absolutely also one of the most life-changing and focused too. I’m grateful for the decisions I made, the mistakes that taught…

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10 Ways to Avoid Holiday Stress

I’ve had my fair share of holiday hiccups so I feel like I’ve created a solid list to avoid stress based on experience HA. From throwing fitness to the wind to thinking that I weigh 300 lbs and drinking like I do too, in the past I have totally lost my routine during the holiday season. Because of that I’ve constructed ideas that include self-care, self-reflection and self-control! It’s a healthy blend so not to worry, but the key to…

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Women Making Waves: NIU BODY

This is about to be one of my favorite Women Making Waves to date. Why do you ask? Because you know my obsession with skin care, my commitment to my youth and my desire to share products that I truly am OBSESSED with. So when I was approached by NIU BODY to chat with the founders, Laura and Connie, I was actually quite thrilled. It’s not always the case that a product I have used religiously (hello lavender toning mist)…

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Women (and Men) Making Waves: WELO

So here at i’m a little. I’m not like crazy about Women Making Waves only including women. Obvi we’re all like Girl Power, Spice World Tour 2019 – but just because a company we respect has a male boss babe involved doesn’t mean we’re going to give it the cold shoulder. HELL NO! When I love something, I’m in it to win it and that’s why I think I related so much to Welo – short for We Love – as this entrepreneurial trio…

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Financial Fix with Paytm Canada

Ok guys, let’s get one thing straight. I am bad at money management. I am that guy. The one who tries their darndest save yet blinks and all of their money is gone. I have come to terms with my shortcomings with savings, but since admitting this to myself, I have been making a seriously conscious effort to change. And that includes also admitting that I need support when it comes to creating and sticking to new habits. So when…

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Ya, We Wore It: Hawaii

Happy Monday Kiddos! I’m back on the blog and have linked pretty much everything that I wore while I was away in Hawaii. As I mentioned on my Instagram, I love choosing versatile, easy to pack items that go from day-to-night and use accessories to add fun detail to every look. Most of these items run true to size (I wear a size small for clothes), though for bikinis and bathers, I wear a size medium because I prefer how…

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Women Making Waves: Chrissy Lundgren

It’s not secret that I love a good women crush. Whether it’s on the red carpet, a workout warrior or just my latest obsession, I am here for the ladies. And after loving them from afar, I’ve decided I want to bring my lady loves to you, so without sounding like too much of a stalker Stan, I am excited to introduce my new Women Making Waves feature. With so many great females doing big things, why not take time out of blabbing…

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Last Minute Valentine’s Day Date Ideas

We are just a couple sleeps away from Valentine’s Day and I know that some of you are still wondering WTF am I going to do? I get it. Life is busy and Valentine’s Day is not everyone’s cup of tea but I know from experience that even people who “don’t care to celebrate” usually end up doing something. And so in honour of you last minute love birds, I’m sharing five fun ideas to celebrate Valentine’s Day in style that won’t…

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Valentine’s Day Gift Guide For Her + Him.

Ok let’s get one thing straight. I LOVE VALENTINE’S DAY. I have never been one to be brought down if I’m single or over the top annoying if I’m taken because truthfully it’s not a real holiday. It’s an excuse to feel sexy, spoil the loves of your life (including yourself) and eat delicious food/chocolate and drink wine in anything from a silk teddy to sweatpants. Tell me where can you go wrong? To help get you inspired, I’ve put together…

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