Tag Archive: happiness

On wanting both

I’m trying something new – for those of you who, like me, find it tough to sit down and actually read a blog post, I’ve recorded myself loosely reading this one for you. It’s a little awkward, and not really how I talk, but it’s a first try so whatever. Let me know what you […]

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On finding your calling

The YOSC: Entry #12 I’m doing something a little different this week, in honour of The 100 Day Project. This year’s project is fast approaching, set to start on the 4th (tomorrow)! The 100 Day Project is a great, big, global art project and celebration of creativity, shared through social media. It’s as simple as this – […]

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On getting over imposter syndrome…

This post is about imposter syndrome. Specifically, mine! I’ve had a stubborn, recurring case for, oh, pretty much my life. As a grad student, parent, creative professional, um… person who cooks things people actually like…? And so on. But I am pleased to report that it seems I am finally kicking the old affliction! Hallelujah. So […]

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What if our “deficits” are really our strengths?

Hey guys. So, today I want to talk about a gorgeous perspective shift that has made my life so much better. It’s an idea that comes from my occupational therapy (OT) school days, and like so much from that time steeped in the badass world of knocking down barriers, empowering and enabling people, it’s had a huge impact on my approach […]

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What’s an Introvert, Really?

Woah guys, woah. I just had a major Aha. I’ve just learned what an introvert really is – I thought I knew! But I didn’t. I always thought is was about how you feel energized, whether it’s with people or through solitude. Sort of, but not exactly. I am viscerally excited by this new information, which as I […]

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Love Story: The Last Page

Epilogue To us, it feels like a new story starts here. It’s not that it wasn’t still confusing or messy at times, it really was. I mean, it still is! But it wasn’t a question of if there was an “us” anymore. That much was clear. We still didn’t go to Spain together. I spent two tortilla and café […]

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F-bombs and Affirmations

It started with a broken dishwasher. One week after Alida was born the little guy decided it’d had enough. One too many a poorly scraped dish or soggy jar label wreaking havoc on its miniature bits. Yes, we decided, if we had to replace it, perhaps a bigger one would be prudent. Of course, to have the space for […]

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But what if I fail?

Today I’ve got a tidbit of sweet, serendipitous inspiration for you that’s been on my mind! Last week I stumbled upon Smart Creative Women – a podcast founded and hosted by artist/creativity coach Monica Lee featuring women in the business of creativity. She interviews super cool women (and some men) doing exciting, creative stuff and […]

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Dressing to feel good

This is not a fashion post, exactly. Or a DIY post. But I am going to talk about clothes. And I am making myself a dress – I started it suddenly and without a pattern at about 10pm the night before last, but it seems to be miraculously working out! Rather, I wanna talk about feeling good in our […]

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Do Something Different

A delightful Thursday to you! How do you like this week’s graphic? Achim wasn’t sure but I’m into it. But then, I also happen to be wearing aztec-print leggings with a red on pink striped skirt, a blue and white striped scarf and a t-shirt in a marvellously clashing shade of pink. I credit years of relating to Claudia […]

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