Welcome!

I am Christina McDermott.

My intention for this space is to serve as inspiration and community to us as women, at this middle point of our lives, where we are not just managing, but we are thriving.

Life is beautiful. Live each day with passion and purpose.

My Blog

The key to success is to start before you’re ready 

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Matcha Tea: You Should Be Drinking It

Matcha tea has recently become popular in North America but it was originally brought to Japan by Buddhist monks thousands of years ago.  Used in tea ceremonies before meditation, it was found to elp with calmness and alertness.

“A Change is Gonna Do Me Good”

I have had to make some major decisions and choices. I am now starting to feel that the changes that I have been forced to make are actually an opportunity for me to move into my true self and to live some of those dreams that I have been holding on to.

Me: Becoming #sociallybrave

I think everyone has something going on in their lives, maybe something they are struggling with. No one’s world is perfect but by sharing a bit of yourself, being somewhat vulnerable, but mostly being willing to uplift and empower, we connect as women, as friends.

Do You Have a Signature Fragrance?

I have always loved fragrance.

In my garden, I plant the most fragrant roses and jasmine. I love the smell of fresh cut grass and walking through the woods after a fresh rain. In my home, I like to burn a natural lavender or tuberose candle; it evokes

Self-Care Is a Non-Negotiable for Middle of Life Women

Self-care is not selfish. Instead, it’s about taking care of yourself so that you are replenishing your reserves so that you are then able to care for others from a place of strength and happiness.

Pumpkin Dog Biscuits Recipe

These are a super healthy and tasty treat for my dogs. Really easy to make too. I

2020 Fashion Accessory of the Year

Different colours, different fabrics, different fit.  I do like to coordinate with what I’m wearing but more importantly I want to wear a clean mask.  That’s why I have one for each day.

I’m Going to Marie Kondo My Life

I need to get rid of all of the things that are weighing me down. Things that I’ve outgrown, things that bring me down, and things that don’t bring me joy. I want space.

It Took a Pandemic To Make Us Slow Down

Living socially-distant, isolated in our home, leaving only to get groceries and one urgent visit to the vet. There has been no need to . . . .

Inspired by Men’s Wear: What Every Woman’s Closet Staple Should Include

Yes, it’s your classic white button down shirt. You can dress it up, you can dress it down. It is exactly right under a jacket with slacks or a skirt for the office. Make it casual by donning it with your favourite skinny jeans…

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