Inspiration: December 13

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Inspiration: December 13 >> Life In Limbo

Last weekend I went to see Donovan Woods play at Koerner Hall. The space was so inspiring, as was his beautiful music and understated performing style. He is humble, kind, and so, so talented. Highly recommend checking out his latest songs if you don’t already follow him!

I was also lucky enough to be invited to Céline Dion’s concert this week! She is also supremely talented, so funny and charismatic, and damn, she had the most amazing costume changes. Have been jamming to her new single ever since.

I am back into knitting again, y’all!! Currently on my needles: this lovely little hat from Purl Soho (my fave place for free patterns). I’m trying to slowly teach myself Continental style and so far it’s going pretty well.

My friends at Make Lemonade launched a special “Boss Bonus” freebie this week which is so fun! Basically, it’s how you can give yourself an end-of-year bonus if you’re your own boss. So creative, fun, and interesting.

I really liked this podcast episode about the self-help books that changed the hosts’ lives. Some I’d read but others were new and I’m excited to check them out!

I had the last session of my July group coaching program on Wednesday and was so inspired by the progress they’ve made, inside and out. So powerful! (Check them out here and here)


Another full week! I was teaching my fave course, Operations 101: Do More In Less Time at Make Lemonade this week (but you can still get it online here!), ended a cohort of my group program, went to a couple concerts, a baby shower, and another workshop, had client calls, welcomed a new member into The Foundery (yay!) and couldn’t sleep because of the full moon. Anyone else?! It’s been a wild ride and will continue to be until the holidays. This weekend I have a friend’s birthday dinner and am prepping for the holiday party I’m throwing for all my clients on Sunday. Should be a lot of fun! I hope you have a wonderful weekend too. xo.

PS. This is my last inspiration post until 2020! Happy holidays to you and yours. I’ll see you in January.

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.