Inspiration: March 27

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Inspiration: March 27 >> Life In Limbo

This feels particularly relevant right now: What are the minority of my actions that drive the majority of my results? (I love this newsletter)

A big list of meaningful things you could do during this pandemic. When I first saw this list I felt overwhelmed, so don’t take it as a to-do list! Just a list of gentle suggestions, should you want some ideas.

If you are feeling like you need a moment of calm and presence, this app for guiding you through breathwork could be helpful. It looks friendly & intuitive.

Tips, guidance & resources for small business owners who may be really struggling during this pandemic.

20 powerful journalling prompts to help get you out of your head right now, if you need some guidance.

All of Brit + Co’s online classes are free this month with the code SELFCARE! They all look so fun & interesting, if you’re looking for something to do right now.

I was incredibly charmed and moved by this episode of The Tonight Show at Home. It’s so inspiring and beautiful to see all the ways that our world is adapting during this crisis.

I have friends dating digitally right now and it’s a fascinating concept! Loved this article from GQ about those unique experiences.


Woof, it’s been a week! Like most people, I am slowly adapting to this new normal and figuring out how to cope. It’s hard, and still scary sometimes, but I’m trying to expose myself to the absolute minimum of fear-mongering news and stay as present as I can. Being able to show up for my clients during this time has been important and meaningful for me, and the rest of the time I’m trying to “keep busy” by setting up lots of phone calls and video chats. None of this is easy, and I’m worried about my loved ones, but I am okay. We are getting through this. I hope you’re staying well and that you have a good weekend. xo.

Inspiration: March 20

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Inspiration: March 20 >> Life In Limbo

The Life Coach School Podcast’s series on Handling Chaos has been really helping me manage my mindset during this wild time we’re living in.

Good advice here about how to be happier – for now, or for anytime.

A series of hopeful facts about the coronavirus that brought my blood pressure down as I read through it.

How to set boundaries around coronavirus, if you need to.

If you’re looking for a good free alternative for the increased video calling you have to do now, I just discovered Whereby and it looks great. Up to 4 people on a call on their free plan.

Alternatively, I have a paid Zoom account and have been using it constantly for hangouts with friends and for work. If I didn’t already pay for it, I would have started this month, since it’s only $20 per month and I find it to be such a good investment during this social distancing time.

I loved this beautiful poem written by my friend Priyanka, which is giving me a boost right now. I also found solace in Wild Geese by Mary Oliver, which I shared part of here.

If you’re working from home now, I put together a list of my 10 best tips for handling that lifestyle change and staying productive at home.

I’m also sharing a lot of resources & ideas for this challenging time to my Instagram stories – you can see all the saved ones right here.


How are you doing? I’m okay. Things feel surreal and confusing, but I’m just trying to take it day by day. It’s lonely living alone and being in social distancing mode, but I’m making sure to talk to people by phone, set up video calls, and take lots of time for reading and walking outside. Not knowing what’s going to happen is overwhelming, but all we can do is try to stay present and manage our minds. I hope you’re staying well and telling your loved ones that you love them. xo.

Inspiration: March 13

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Inspiration: March 13 >> Life In Limbo

A lot of my inspiration this week was in-person, rather than online. Starting with the SheEO Global Summit, which I attended Monday. I was floored especially by CV Harquail‘s talk on the feminist economy and Denise Hearn‘s talk on emergence.

I also went to see the ballet thanks to a generous invite from Sonja. It was three pieces (learn more here) and was completely stunning. It was also my first time at a professional ballet! If you have a ballet company in your city, I’d highly recommend. And if you’re in Toronto and are under 29, check out DanceBreak.

I read Mira Jacobs’ book Good Talk in one sitting this week. It’s interesting, impactful, and so beautifully written and designed. She tackles a lot of important topics with grace and humour.

When astrology and Harry Potter mix. Ha!

It was a real joy & honour to get to take part in the Kumvana Fellowship Program through Engineers Without Borders, and work for the day with two Ghanian women entrepreneurs. We got to strategize about some elements of their businesses, and also share about our lives. So powerful & very rewarding. Check out Cecilia’s (new!) website here!

I loved the first episode of Go and See, a new show about Japanese car design from Malcolm Gladwell. If you know me, you know I’m not into cars. It’s just fascinating to learn more about the beautiful complexities of Japanese culture and how those values are worked into the design of a vehicle.


It’s been a BUSY week as you can probably tell. So many things to do, so little time. I’m feeling pretty tired and haven’t been sleeping great, so I’m looking forward to a weekend away in the country! A group of friends and I have rented a little adorable cabin and are going to be reading, talking, and eating delicious food all weekend long. I hope you have a wonderful weekend too! xo.

Inspiration: March 6

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Inspiration: March 6 >> Life In Limbo

I LOVED this advice to “work close to the bottom line.” So smart, no matter what field you’re in, and I really liked her range of examples.

I really really liked the book Burnout by Emily & Amelia Nagoski. Really smart, tangible advice about dealing with stress for modern humans.

Oprah has a new podcast! She’s bringing back some of the best episodes of the original show – and I couldn’t be happier. I grew up watching The Oprah Show every single day after school and I can’t wait to revisit some of the stories that have stuck with me all this time.

Speaking of podcasts, I’ve recently been enjoying this new one I learned about called The Slowdown, which shares a poem every weekday. Hat tip to Rework for mentioning it in their episode about poetry at work!

I found this episode of The Daily about the coronavirus very informative and factual without being fear-mongering.

Nurture: Spring 2020 registrations open this weekend! I’m so inspired by the group of women on the team this time (and every time) and can’t wait for May.

On my business blog this week I’m sharing five companies that really inspire me for the way they bring their values into their businesses!


This week actually did NOT go by in a flash, it was slow for once! After a very busy month in February, I’m finding March to be a lot quieter so far. I kind of need the time to recuperate, so I’m not complaining! This week I spent a lot of time thinking ahead and planning out future projects, exploring new ideas, and just taking it easy. It feels good! This weekend I have some family stuff, and Sonja is taking me on a surprise date which is so fun! I hope you have a wonderful weekend too. xo.