Inspiration: December 6

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Inspiration: December 6 >> Life In Limbo

The most inspiring thing I did this week was join Wandering Aimfully!! I am such a huge fan of Jason & Caroline and how they run their business, and already (just one week in!) I’ve gotten an incredible amount of value from my membership. And I’ve only scratched the surface! (I also love Jason’s reading list and plan to make one of my own)

After a tough entrepreneur week last week, this letter from Paul Jarvis gave me a lot to think about. Such a good reminder that entrepreneurial life is hard, entrepreneurs are human beings and that you should treat them with respect.

Through the WAIM Slack group, I also discovered this amazing Duolingo case study – such a fascinating look into what makes a good user experience!

Putting together this slideshow made me feel so emotional as I celebrate one year of my group strategy program!

Over on my business blog, I wrote about my favourite strategies for making big decisions.


We’ve had a super wintery week here in Toronto which has meant insulating my windows, drinking copious amounts of tea, going to cozy house concerts, hanging up Christmas decorations and fairy lights, and staying inside with my space heater. Oh, and I’m getting back into knitting which is lots of fun! It’s also been fun to dive into a new community of entrepreneurs (see above), play with my new phone holder (so I can do Instagram stories more easily!) and diffuse my new holiday essential oil blend. So festive around here! This weekend I’m going to a workshop, an author talk, and a baby shower. Lots of activity! I hope you have a wonderful weekend too. xo.

Inspiration: November 29

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Inspiration: November 29 >> Life In Limbo

I really liked this interview with one of my favourite coaches, Amy Young, about boundaries, codependency, and relationships.

A beautiful article about the mindset shift that I personally need to embrace for this (and every!) wintertime.

Related: Sarah Von Bargen’s best tips for embracing and thriving during wintertime. So much good stuff here & in the comments section.

So cool to hear the Basecamp team talk about their thought process and experimentation as they launched their new product, Basecamp Personal. I love the way they approached this shift.

I like Notion a lot, and I really enjoyed Thomas Frank’s video about how he uses it for his production schedule. I’m still trying to find my groove with it, but really liked these ideas!

I had a coworking day at East Room this week and: wow. One of the coolest spaces I’ve been to in Toronto, coworking or otherwise. I would love to spend more time there.

I also went to see a student show at the National Ballet School of Canada and it was stunning! They are so talented.


Whoa, it’s been…not the best week. Everything is okay, but it was busy and a little more stressful than I’m used to! So I’ve been self-medicating with romance novels and getting back into knitting in the evenings. It’s working! I’m looking forward to the weekend, which I hope will be low-key and restorative. Wish me luck! I hope you have a wonderful weekend too. xo

Inspiration: November 22

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Inspiration: November 22 >> Life In Limbo

Obviously the most inspiring thing that I experienced this week was Nurture! Go follow Or Har-Gil, Priyanka Saju, Nautica Simone and Victory Patterns to get a glimpse of their magic.

I’ve had a lot of back pain this week after all the dishwashing at Nurture, and discovered these delightful physical therapists who make me laugh and also have great suggestions. Highly recommend checking out!

I just got these microfibre cloths into my life and am INTO THEM. Yay for reusable and beautiful objects. My computer screen has never been cleaner!

I’ve been really liking the newly-launched A Beautiful Mess podcast! I’ve followed their blog on and off for years but somehow like the podcast more. I really loved hearing them talk about their Airbnb plans and their search for forever homes. So fun.

If you like romance novels, you might like this round-up of the best ones of 2019.

Pure joy, right this way. (I am 100% obsessed with this dog and this channel)

This week on my business blog, I’m sharing some tips for handling an evolution in your identity! These tips are designed for entrepreneurs but could help with other kinds of life changes as well.


Most of this week has been spent recovering in one way or another from Nurture – it was intense, to say the least. Powerful, special, life-affirming. Also: tiring and confronting! I am so glad to have experienced it, and I’m so glad to have had some downtime this week to integrate it. This weekend I plan to continue that trend with taking it easy and spending time with my family who I haven’t seen in a while! I hope you have a wonderful weekend too. xo.

Off to Nurture

Today is the day I go to Nurture for the weekend. I’ve been to several of these retreats now, and each time, I return home changed. The first one was the most significant change: I came back, said goodbye to a toxic relationship, and felt my confidence bloom as a result. The others I’ve attended have created smaller, subtler changes, but I always feel calmer and more myself afterwards.

I don’t know what will come up for me this time – things have been less dramatic lately than they’ve usually been leading up to previous retreats. And yet I know it’ll be a big shift because it always is. There’s really nothing like spending time with like-minded, soulful humans to make you take a step forwards in your life path.

No matter what, I’m excited to be back in that peaceful place on the lake, where all you can hear is the noises of nature and your friends giggling inside. It’s just snowed here, so it’ll be pristine, and white, and blanketed. I, too, will be blanketed for much of the weekend! Because while we’ll be hard at work chopping, prepping and hosting, I also feel determined to make sure that Sonja and I both feel as though we’ve had a retreat of our own as well.

We leave at 3PM today, and I’ve consciously cleared the whole day for myself to settle in to the Nurture spirit. I’ll be playing our playlist, puttering around my house, making good food, packing up the last minute items, and spending time reading quietly. Nurture is full-on, so today will be full-off.

Have a wonderful weekend and I’ll talk to you on Tuesday!