I sit here in the hair salon with my laptop, coffee, water, phone. It’s my bimonthly colour and cut day. Time out of the week to self care from the outside in. Yet for me it works on the inside out too. The salon I go to is small, personal and uses products that are healthy for my hair (i.e. organic, plant based dye, etc). Then I get the bonus of a real passionate stylist (she has wanted to do people’s hair since she was 17) not trying to recreate the next winning hairstyle but helping me express me.Read More
I genuinely believe every day is an opportunity for a new start. Whatever I did yesterday I get to do differently today. Mistakes made can be learned from. Moments of joy can be carried forward and celebrated. The common denominator is me. My decision to focus on today not yesterday.Read More
A lot can happen that seems insignificant yet in total is significant.
(A day. Interactions. Observations. Encounters. Genuine people.)Read More
Remember the stories.
Remember the way people lead lives and show you a way.
Remember how you see in others a mirror of what is or is not perfect in your own life.
It is an interesting observation, in self and others, the words with which we choose to inspire or be inspired. Whether it's a borrowed post in social media, a quote fancily dressed up with graphics or even a physical momento displayed visually in your space. Words are powerful. No doubt, or they would not have such staying power and shared understanding across groups and cultures.Read More
Who are you in a digital world? Are you the collection of data from all your accounts and devices? Or are you a pattern in an algorithm honed over daily observation you unknowingly opted in to?
Will an algorithm applied to a question know more about who we are than we do ourselves?Read More
Then why is it so hard to ‘be you’?
A lot gets in the way, if we let it.Read More
My birthday came around the other day. Usually I tend to underplay it and hide hoping no one notices. I am and never have been one to be in the spotlight and for years birthdays just seemed like too much attention on me. I remember even when my son was born 20 years ago finding an excuse to focus even less on me.Read More
A mentor recently invited me to reflect on and meditate on where I belong. This activity is beyond relevant for me at the moment. I have of recent pulled away from effectively every group except my immediate family. But even in that my family has pulled away through growing up and maturing into adulthood making it seem like we are farther apart.Read More