August 27, 2016

Light and Positivity

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In the last two days, I’ve sat with girlfriends and listened to them pour their hearts out. Strong women. Women who take care of everyone else in their lives. Exceptional women who are noticing that their light is feeling a bit dimmed; that they don’t seem to have the energy to serve everyone around them the way the once used to. Women who I’ve had to remind that they need to fill their cups too.

As I listened, I realized how many women are feeling this way. Over-extended. Tired. In need of rest. So often life treats us to hard knocks, questions us about our purpose and tries to encourage us to become complacent in our comfort zones. It tells us to juggle all our balls well and it’s the first to criticize us if we don’t. We find ourselves twisting and bending to do it all; be it all. Then collapsing when we realize we can’t be every woman to every person. We can’t take care of it all. We can’t do it all.

Maybe it’s time to collect ourselves. Meditate, pray, exercise, get outside; breathe. Fill our cup so full that it overflows with gratitude and joy. Maybe we can live that way, love that way. Maybe we can make a choice to take care of ourselves. Too. It’s not selfish, it’s self-care. Maybe it’s that choice for self-care that will take us on our ultimate journey to help us live a life of light and positivity. And maybe, just maybe, it’s that light and positivity that will create a transformative difference in us, how we feel, who we are and how we experience this world and the people in it.  Maybe it’s that light and positivity that will enable us to live our truly epic lives.

August 19, 2016

Take the first step

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I absolutely love this quote by Naeem Callaway! “Sometimes the smallest step in the right direction ends up being the biggest step of your life. Tip toe if you must, but take a step.” Hope this quote and video blesses you in some way. Is there a step that you need to take in your life? Leave a comment below; I’d love to reply to it with a word of encouragement.

May 9, 2016

A mindful moment

Sitting here blogging and feeling thankful that I can work from home running my two businesses, volunteer with causes that are dear to my heart and greet my kids at the school bus everyday with a huge smile and wide open arms.  I’m taking a mindful moment and savouring the fact that I’m loving this life.

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March 19, 2016

March Break Fun!

What a whirlwind of a week!  Our little family had a blast visiting the ROM, doing fun crafts and building Lego’s, visiting the library, baking desserts for the volunteers at Habitat for Humanity, meeting up with a cousin to go to the Ontario Science Centre and making care packages for teenaged girls in need at our church’s family night.  We packed a lot of stuff into our March Break staycation but had a blast doing each and every one of them!  I love that my kiddies are always up for an epic adventure!  How did you spend March Break?
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February 5, 2016

Bring the joy

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Our church was recently blessed with a remarkable performance by the Watoto Children’s Choir. They have travelled internationally since 1994 as advocates for the estimated 50 million children in Africa, orphaned as a result of HIV/AIDS, war, poverty and disease. In their words, “their production of Oh What Love, presents the vitality of the new Africa. Its vibrance, urban sound and colour takes you on an emotional journey from utter despair to joyous celebration, as the children share their stories.” They are now touring in Canada and trust me, you don’t want to miss these kind, sweet, talented children give you a show you will never forget. Here’s a bit of the joy they bring with their Oh What Love performance, hope it brightens your day! -Photos courtesy of Rob Patterson.