Wednesday, 17 July 2013

Moving on...

Wow. Months and months have come and gone, and I've been absent in very many ways. I am regaining my mojo day by day, and have decided to make some changes... And one of them is moving the blog!

Please join me at my new home: Neon Chickadee

I look forward to having more frequent, more passionate conversations with you!

See you soon!


Wednesday, 13 February 2013


Feeling very happy and full of life right now, hot on the heels of an amazing staff meeting last night which lit up my fire again :)

Things I'm loving RIGHT NOW:

Vision boards! So creative, so inspiring, so, well, visual, and so cut-and-pasty, which is right up my alley! Forgot how much I love crafts... In fact, I'm having so much fun working on this right now, I'm having a hard time putting down the scissors to go get ready for work!

Brandon Flowers and the Killers. Best band of all time. (You can try to argue with me, but it won't work.) I LOVE these boys. Listening to Flesh and Bone, and am reminded of a beautiful and unseasonably warm day last fall, while I was driving with the windows down, Killers cranked, and feeling the winds of change blow <3

The incredible group of people I work with. Every day brings new opportunity to have an authentic conversation about our lives, visions, dreams, and most importantly, how to execute it all. I have grown since November, and continue to do so each and every day.

Brian Tracy. If you don't know who he is, let me inform you. He is THE MAN. Google him, and embrace his teachings wholeheartedly. He blows my mind, and this is no exaggeration.

Simple things. A sweet text from the hubs, hugging the dog, a cuppa tea with a friend, smiles and laughs and chocolate cake.

Thanks life for these beautiful opportunities and everything that you offer me every single day.

Now, seriously, I have to go or I'm gonna be late!


Saturday, 9 February 2013


What a lovely day it is. Here we are, post-Snowmageddon, and the sun is beaming down from a clear blue sky as if nothing happened yesterday. Gets me to thinkin'... Even during the dark, cold, blustery days of winter, the sun is still there. It's hiding behind the clouds, and waiting for it's chance to reappear. There is a light in all of us. Some days it may seem non-existent, but it's still there, just waiting for a little crack so it can peek through. So even in those times when it may seem like your world is ending, take comfort in knowing that tomorrow is a new day. Things will turn around. It will get better. You will see the sun again.


Wednesday, 6 February 2013

Good morning!

Here I sit in the warm sun, coming in my kitchen window, drinking my kale smoothie, and browsing Pinterest. What a great morning. I'm about to cook a Butternut Squash and Quinoa Stew and some Basic Oatmeal Squares (both found on Pinterest) and enjoy some quiet time before I get ready for my afternoon shift at work. While browsing this morning, I ran across this nice sequence for morning yoga. I think I might wake up tomorrow and try it, followed likely by another kale smoothie and more Pinterest... Have a great day!


Friday, 18 January 2013

Two In A Row

Today was a great day. Well, it turned out to be a great day. The morning didn't start out too hot... I didn't sleep well beacause Adam was out working overnight, then I was abruptly awoken by a nightmare before my alarm, and couldn't get back to sleep. I felt agitated. Irritated. Also tired, but mostly just annoyed. I even yelled at the radio on my drive to work. Yes, you read that right.

But then things got better. We had a great opening team today with lots of laughs and smiles, despite the early hour. We got some Tim's, and a large green tea and ginger molasses cookie started to cheer me up. Then we set our intention for the day: Knowing that at any moment of the day you can start over. You can let go of the crap that's weighing you down, and make a concious decision to start fresh with a positive outlook and a cheerful disposition. So I did. And after that, the day was great. It was busy and a bit hectic at times, but fun and funny and fantastic. The day flew by, and I'm so glad I made the choice to enjoy it all.

On a separate, but equally exciting note, after work I headed to Chapters to pick up a pair of glossy black owl bookends that I had seen on clearance. I wasn't going to buy them originally, but I couldn't resist, since I have been needing bookends, they'll look great in my white bookcase, and I love birds and owls of all kinds. I decided to treat myself, and at 50% off, I thought why not? Once I got to the cash, they were marked down to 75% off! Ten dollars plus tax got me a pair of beautiful owls and a huge smile. Just wanted to share ;)

Hope next time you're feeling down, you can find the strength to turn it around.

Pinned Image


Thursday, 17 January 2013


Hi all,

I don't even know where to start here. It's been months since I last wrote, as my life has taken a complete new direction. Since October I've been adjusting and adapting to all the newness in my life, and now that things have finally settled down a bit, I can begin to make time for me again.

In November, I started a new job at Lululemon. It began as a seasonal postion, and since then, I've been hired on permanently. The last 3 months of my life have been a whirlwind of change, but all in a good way. I'm loving this job. Every day is a new challenge. There are high expectations, but also tons of support to help you get there. The environment is positive, the people are wonderful, and your personal growth is inevitable. All this, coupled with the amazing clothing and a heavy emphasis on health and fitness, makes for one sweet gig.

If you know anything at all about the Lululemon culture, you'll know that they love goal-setting. This is something that I haven't had much experience with in the past, but goals and I are about to get friendly. Ultimately, we are to have a 10 year vision for our ideal life, with goals set for 1, 5 and 10 years, in the categories of Personal, Health and Career. All of us will be working with our store's goal-setting team over the next little while to develop our vision and how we plan to get there. For now, we've started out smaller, deciding on a one-month goal for January. We've teamed up with a buddy from the store so we can keep each other accountable in achieving that goal. In February, we'll do the same.

I'm making lots of progress on my January goal. In fact, I'm spending most of today working on it! Maybe I'll share the before and after pics at the end of the month...


Thursday, 4 October 2012

Big Birthday Love

Here it is. The day I've been waiting for. The day others have told me to fear. The day I should (apparently) be hunkered down in bed, with a blanket over my head, crying and wallowing in my sorrows. Today is my 30th birthday.

There, I said it. How scary does that number sound to you? If you haven't reached it yet, are you terrified? If you've passed it, was it all that bad?

I've been doing a lot of soul-searching on this topic over the past few months. And I think I've come to the conclusion that I'm okay with it. Actually, I'm better than okay. I'm (dare I say it?) a bit excited!

This has been a phenomenal year for me. I completed my Yoga Teacher Training, and have begun to teach part-time. I've been able to travel, to Myrtle Beach, SC and Los Angeles, CA, along with a few other little weekend getaways throughout the year. Adam and I have been to four amazing concerts so far, and we have two more lined up before the year is over. I've spent time strengthening my marriage, and also learning about myself. This has been a real year for self-discovery. I've spent plenty of time with family and friends, having fun and making memories. I've been busy making big life decisions, and plans to realize my dreams. I've laughed so hard I cried, and cried so hard I didn't think it would ever end. And I don't regret any of it for a moment.

I've had so many great experiences and opportunities this year, and I'm so excited to see what comes next. I know that more great things are right around the corner, and I can't wait to see what the Universe has in store for me next. Life is good, and I feel very blessed to be able to share my happiness with those around me. "Thousands of candles can be lit from a single candle, and the life of the candle will not be shortened. Happiness never decreases by being shared."

I want to thank all of you who took precious time out of your day to send me a birthday wish. As small as it may seem, it means the world to me. I'm sending out a virtual hug to each and every one of you!