I always liked Valentine's Day. I liked exchanging themed cards in school. I liked the feeling of love in the air. I liked the beautiful bouquets of flowers and the sparkly red decorations. I liked seeing the couples celebrating their commitment to one another. I liked watching the romantic comedies and Valentine's Day themed movies.… Continue reading Reclaiming Valentine’s Day
It took two more trips to finish my melanin version of Klimt's The Kiss, and it was a great opportunity for some more bonding with my little sister Alice. The painting was part of a silkscreening workshop Alice and I signed up for a few weeks ago at 4Cats art studio in Oak Bay, and… Continue reading Finishing my first Canvas
Have you ever had an accident or medical issue that has caused you to be unable to workout or do the activities you love? Just before Christmas I was rear ended and although it wasn't a major accident I am recovering from soft tissues injuries that have caused me not to be able to workout.… Continue reading Staying Active in Injury
Recently I have rediscovered my love for crafting and art. It is a great way to express yourself and step outside of your own head. I'm the kind of person who has a brain that moves a mile a minute, and although that serves me well in many areas of my life, it can be… Continue reading A night of Gold
Well it's official, most of the tickets are bought and the vacation requests have been approved. Starting in February my year of travel begins. Last year I didn't use all of my allocated vacation time and was lucky enough to be able to carry over the extra days. This year my intention is to take… Continue reading Bring on the Adventures!
None of us truly like to be put in positions in which we feel vulnerable, but to achieve anything worth having in life you have to expose some part of yourself and become just a little bit vulnerable.
I am a firm believer in intention setting. I believe that what you put out there into the world comes back to you. If I want something, whether it's a promotion, a chance to explore the world or a new exciting opportunity then I have to ask the universe for it and truly believe I… Continue reading Crafting your Goals
It's a new year and with a new year comes New Years Resolutions. Though some do not like the idea of setting resolutions I love the opportunity to focus on my dreams and aspirations for the coming year. This year when I was thinking of resolutions a few great ones came to mind and I immediately… Continue reading Resolutions Reframed
Resilience: the capacity to recover quickly from difficulties; toughness. This trait is a key aspect that I believe all women possess. This past year has been a journey for me into unexpected territory. For awhile I was calling it the year of tears because I can safely say I have cried more over the… Continue reading 2017: The Year of Resilience
The Christmas holidays are one of my favourite times of the year and this year, due to a change in plans, I am spending my whole Christmas break in my hometown. Staying home for the vacation season presents me with a great challenge of trying to unplug, relax and reset while also exploring the great… Continue reading My top five local holiday adventures