Entries by Bernadette Maguire

Merry + Bright Christmas Gift Guide

We wanted to kick off the start of December by highlighting our favorite small shops. With only 23 shopping days until Christmas many of these shops offer the convenience of online shopping or a local pick-up at our resident brick and mortar stores. When you support a local business this Christmas you are supporting someone’s […]

This is 31

Last summer my husband and I moved from our townhouse into my father-in-law’s home, as we purchased into the home. We ended up moving one day before my 30th birthday and we had already had a full and crazy summer up until then. I had hoped to have a big birthday celebration (because duh, I […]

Self-love – Loving yourself to love others

Self love… oh boy, this is a topic that could go so many different directions.. First let’s saying Thank you to Bernadette for even thinking of me to do this! I’ve never been a “model” in front of the Camera before, being a makeup artist I’m always in the background making sure everything is looking […]

You are loved – Rock your self-confidence

“I found in my research that the biggest reason people aren’t more self-compassionate is that they are afraid they’ll become self-indulgent. They believe self-criticism is what keeps them in line. Most people have gotten it wrong because our culture says being hard on yourself is the way to be.” – Kristen Neff   This quote […]

What does self love mean to me?

What is self love? I could sit here and list off all the things that I feel self love embodies, but for so many the struggle is not so much self-love, but where it actually begins – self care. Someone once said to me “You cannot truly love yourself until you can care for yourself”. […]

I am Worthy

Such a simple phrase, but one that I have to tell myself every morning in my mirror. But, what exactly does that phrase mean?   What am I worthy of? The answer, unlike the phrase, is not as simple for me. Learning to love yourself and know what you deserve is never easy. Loving ourselves […]

How thick is my skin?

Kaylene is a student here in the Fraser Valley and grew up in a small town that is about 2 hours outside of Edmonton Alberta. She is like a little sister to me and I am very proud to watch her grow into a mature and humble woman. I have watched her willing to make […]

What is self love?

Next up to share on our series about self-love is the sweet Melissa! To me self love is looking in the mirror and being able to say I like the person  looking back at me. There are going to be days when I look in the mirror and I’m going to love the person starring […]