• Lifestyle

    It’s Okay to Re-Write Your Story

    Most of us spend hours as a child dreaming of the fairytale life we will live when we grow up. Fast forward twenty years and we miss those carefree days so much when our biggest worry was choosing which Barbie to play with . Unfortunately, all too often as adults we are wishing for more or missing the past. Never does it seem like we are actually enjoying life and living in the moment. But what if the moment in time we are in is not living up to the picture perfect life we dreamed as children? At a time in our lives when most of us do not even…

  • Lifestyle,  Motherhood

    Are You in a Toxic Marriage?

    Some kids grow up in a perfect happy home. I grew up watching my mother’s boyfriend treat her like garbage. He was rude and grouchy to her and to us. Their relationship went from one extreme to the other, screaming matches or the silent treatment. Luckily, eventually my Mom realized her own self worth and kicked his ass out after nine years of torment. So naturally, when I was 15 years old I decided (subconsciously of course) to repeat the same behaviour patterns. My first real relationship started with jealousy, possessiveness and obsession. Great starting point! I had a thing about wanting to change and fix people… Gee, I wonder…

  • Lifestyle,  Motherhood

    Keep It Real, Ladies…

    In my teens, I was a total wannabe. I looked at other girls who seemed to have it all – the boys, friends, fashion and popularity. I faked it until I turned into someone that I wasn’t. In my twenties, I was insecure and desperately trying to create a picture perfect life other women would be envious of. In my thirties, I have failed, fallen and risen to the occasion. It took accepting some hard truths for me to become happy, as well as some dark moments. Here is how I have been keeping it real in my 30’s: 1. Take a good hard look at the relationships in your…

  • Lifestyle,  Ovarian Cancer

    Your Soul Searching Must Do List

    For the past five years, I have been on a mission to fill my soul with people, places and things that make me the happiest version of myself. I have made some major life changes that have contributed to my cup being filled, so to speak. I walked away from an unhappy marriage, cut ties with toxic people in my life, and started pursuing my passion of creating Work and Play With Jamie Joyce. Recent events in my personal life have now more than ever made the saying “life’s too short” become my motto. My sister, who is my very best friend, was diagnosed with terminal stage IV ovarian cancer.…

  • Lifestyle

    Embracing My True Self and Celebrating My Sexuality

    I’ve been on a happiness journey for at least the past 5 years. I have made some life-altering changes to create my own happiness. I began soul-searching, got a new career, left a toxic marriage behind and found my soul mate, all the while keeping a major piece of myself a secret. One thing I have realized as my life has been falling into place is that true happiness comes from within, and in order to achieve this happiness you must love yourself. My self-love has been pretty good, I have to say. I exercise routinely, practice yoga, eat good food and enjoy the outdoors on a regular basis. So…