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Elizabeth Gilbert: The Coffee Can Revolution

Author Elizabeth Gilbert, best know for her blockbuster memoir, Eat, Pray, Love, is one of my all-time favourites. Sincere and always thought-provoking, Gilbert’s books, inspirational writings and talks (remember this awesome TEDTalk?) have a wealth of insight that seem to stir up an energetic sense of optimism within her readers and listeners  – including myself. After Eat, Pray, Love was published woman everywhere wanted Gilbert to explain just how realistic she thought it was for a woman with a life and real responsibilities to drop it all like a sack of soiled laundry so she can travel around the world on a quest to heal her broken heart. And for years Gilbert didn’t have a good enough answer. But she did gain some insight after hearing the story of a 28-year-old mother of 5 whose husband left for work one day and never returned. The post entitled, The Coffee Can Revolution, was shared by Gilbert to her Facebook followers over the weekend and it was just too good that I had to pass it along to all of you. enjoy, enjoy, enjoy! THE COFFEE CAN REVOLUTION Dear Ones – This is a story …

Hello 2015!

Happy New Year! It’s been awhile. Mind if I sneak back in here and start blogging again? A lot has happened in my little life during the last 6+ months. I been tinkering with some really cool projects, writing for some new companies and other beloved brands — but mostly I’ve just been jumping at the chance to try out new things. When it comes to work, I pretty much want to do it all. If you’re a follower, you know I’ve been blogging sporadically and then sometimes not at all. I’ve written blog post after blog post that I’ve sadly abandoned to my drafts in the final moments before hitting the post button. For the most part, I think I’ve been hesitant to blog because the topics I was once interested in no longer had the same weight that they previously did. And I’ve come to the realization that that too is OK. After all, blogs are places where we individually or collectively come to observe or express documentations of our experiences. And all of us, like blogs, are and should be forever evolving. …

Secret solo travels

I want to be the kind of lady that just jets away for the weekend – solo. And last Friday I did just that!  I booked the day off work, woke up like any ordinary morning but instead of going to work, I went straight to the airport and jumped on a plane! It was all very exciting; I’ve never travelled alone before and no one knew where I was! (I told a few white lies to make it happen) So when I stepped off the airplane in Montreal I truly felt alive. I spent my weekend strollin’ around the city, drinking Americanos, people watching, reading, writing and practicing my atrocious French. While I was there, on a whim, I walked into a salon and chopped off my bangs. Afterwards, I spent the afternoon sitting in le café eating pie and looking out the window grinning like a fool. This weekend made me fall in love with my life a little bit more… I have two more solo trips booked over the course of this year and I can’t …

Oh, hello 2014!

I’m so, so excited for 2014! 2013 was a great year for me (which I’ll be recapping shortly) but I just have a gut feeling that 2014 is going to be absolutely fabulous. I gained a lot of strength and confidence last year while I carefully laid down the foundation for my new life. In 2014, I’m going to continue to trust in the process and allow for that momentum to spill on over into this brand new year. Some great advice for you to carry into the new year (I wrote this gem out and tucked it into my purse)…. “Be the one who nurtures and builds. Be the one who has an understanding and a forgiving heart. One who looks for the best in people. Leave people better than you found them.” — Marvin J. Ashton Have you made any new year’s resolutions? I have a big long list of things that I want to tackle, like working on my personal writing, reading 31 books and becoming a juicing goddess! Ha Ha. Whether you …

Life is crazy

It’s been a crazy two weeks. Just as I settled myself in from my blogging break — my computer went out of commission! I’m back now but honestly, life is boggin’ this little lady down. Someone throw me a life raft! I’ve barely had a nanosecond to process my thoughts. I just want to turn out the lights and camp out under my duvet for a week — and munch on a yummy baguette and cambozola  cheese, of course. I’m in desperate need of some artsy inspiration. Know of a good book, movie, song or blog?  Send it this way, please! ((virtual hug)) S.

I missed you, let’s catch up!

While I was taking a blogging break, I came across so many wonderful things that I wanted to share with you! Some gave me goosebumps, some made me laugh, while others got me thinking. This man’s confession on YouTube gave me chills. (Please don’t drink and drive!) This article on pasta made by “MaMa” had me giggling. (That last line of the article just kills me) This article on Gen Y, had me crossing my hopeful fingers. An abandoned Walmart has been turned into a public library! Cool, right? These Japanese bread beds look like fun. If only I was 10 years old again. Animals jumping on trampolines! What could be more fun? This photo series entitled, Double Life, had me thinking about the private relationships we have with ourselves. Know of someone who is pregnant? This woman is rewriting the rules of pregnancy! Oh, and I fell in love with this song. Ah, it sure is good to be back! I missed you (truly), S.

Hello! It’s been so long.

Back to blogging! I hope you all are well. The last three weeks have been wonderfully refreshing! The Gentleman of the Road’s Simcoe Stopover was fantastic! There is something about listening to your favourite bands in the company of 35,000 people that makes the experience surreal and emotionally charged, wouldn’t you agree? If you’re interested, check out Gold.Faced.Betty‘s recap post of our trip (there is an incriminating photo of me dollin’ myself up in our tent) and of course, my Instagram has a few gems. I will fully admit that during my blissful time off there were moments where I was desperate to sneak back here to blog my little heart out, which only confirms just how much I enjoy spending my time here with you. I can’t wait to catch up! S.