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Wow. This is the first post, under our new site and I’m thrilled to welcome you to yawerebasic.com It’s been a longtime coming and it was hard to say goodbye to i’m a little but the timing felt right and everything just fell in to place. That usually means we’re in for something real good. How fitting that I first started writing this after recapping Bachelor Monday (Finale Part I) on IG because that’s really what triggered this change in the…

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Fast Five: Are You a Burn Out?

Ok my title is meant to be funny because today, October 17th is the first day that marijuana is legal in Canada. Sadly for some of you, this post is not about cannabis but rather actually burning out – you know, running yourself ragged, so much so, that eventually your body and mental health are negatively impacted by you trying to do it all, without rest or self-care. Given that I just spent the better half of the past month fighting…

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Mental Health Day Update

So I’ve apparently been majorly run down because I’ve caught not one but two sinus infections and am taking a sick day to rest up. It’s been a minute since I’ve given a proper life update so I figured why not take a minute  on Mental Health Day to let you know what I’ve been up to. I’ve been very vocal about my own progress dealing with mental health, specifically depression and the changes I’ve made this year have impacted…

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Women Making Waves: Tabitha Vallerie

Wow it’s been a minute since I’ve had the chance to whip out another Women Making Waves post. I am happy to report that today’s #WMW is a bad ass boss and hilarious spirit, Tabitha Vallerie – Founder and CEO of fitness review company Fit-City Guide. Her background in professional dance, marketing, and buying in the fitness industry contributed to her creating a company that provides unbiased, informative reviews on the best places to sweat in Canada. Having been to classes…

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Women Making Waves: Fiona Stewart of Slip Silk

Tell us a bit about yourself! I live in Australia with my partner, Justin, and our two young boys, Remy and Louis. Before we founded Slip in 2004, I was at 20th Century Fox Films as a State Manager, but have always been huge into beauty! When I’m not catching up on email (my phone is basically my office!) I love traveling and spending time with my family. What’s your zodiac sign? Scorpio What inspired you to start your business?…

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How I Broke My Foot

Ok let’s get one thing straight. My foot isn’t broken, it’s sprained. But I think “Broke” my foot rolls off the tongue better, so I’m going with it. So basically I was in LA for this bachelorette for my girlfriend Jenna, and we were out at a club Poppy. Now I have a longstanding history with Poppy, because at Coachella, I lost my friends at the Poppy party (which was IN A GIANT FIELD) for 2.5 hours and they all had to…

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Five Ways to Kick Your Own Ass

Hello from the beautiful state of California. It’s been a minute since I’ve written out a life update post and I thought it was a good time to share. Truthfully, my lack of posting was due to the fact that I was feeling pretty low at this point of my freelancing career. I felt like I should be at a different place by this point, and that times were getting stressful with the busy-ness of wedding season. Those things, paired…

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Women Making Waves: Samara Zelniker of Mindfulness Matters

You had a chance to hear about Samara Zelniker of Mindfulness Matters a couple weeks ago on the Ya, We’re Basic. podcast. I had such an incredible time connecting with her and want to continue to share more about the amazing work she’s doing for millennial women looking for more in their everyday lives. Read on below to learn even more about her and if you’re in Toronto be sure to sign up for one of the last spots for her Revitalize…

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Social Media Makes You Less Social

I don’t really know how to start this post. I mean I do, I’m here, I’m starting it, though I guess I am starting without an end in mind. Since traveling for the last four months, I’ve realized that my long-term friendships have been tested and lucky for me, survived the distance. I’ve come to realize that being in a friendship/relationship with a person who works in social media is a lot like a long distance relationship. I am constantly on…

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