Inspiration

Inspiration: August 7

Every week on Friday, I share a list of the most interesting and inspiring content I’ve read lately here on my blog. You can expect thoughts on productivity, happiness, balance, spirituality, politics, and more. Subscribe here to get updates. See archives here.

Inspiration: August 7 >> Life In Limbo

Such a great little initiative for Toronto during COVID-19: is the park busy? No clue yet whether it’s accurate or not, but it’s helpful to have!

I haven’t yet had a chance to listen, but I’m so excited about this new podcast from Serial and The New York Times: Nice White Parents.

Really relatable watching for those of us who may or may not be a little *too* into personal development and self-help sometimes!

I read Such a Fun Age this week and loved it! So cringey, so well-observed, so smart. Its observations on race were fascinating, but I also loved (and related to!) the feeling of being the person working for someone who wants more from you than just the work itself.

Since we’re all staycationing these days, I loved this list of day trips around Toronto! There is honestly so much to do so close to home.

If you’re into Human Design, I’ve been finding this podcast interesting lately.

This week on my business blog I’m sharing a flow chart I use to help me evaluate my ideas! I’m also sharing a sneak peek of my new business community membership! 😍


Happy Friday! I hope you’ve had a wonderful week. Mine was nice – I was housesitting and dogsitting for friends and it was great to have a few days in a different environment, with a dog buddy nearby while I worked! This weekend I don’t have any big plans beyond helping out with some Etsy markets, reading this book, and hopefully finishing this puzzle.

An announcement that I’m going to take the month of August off from sending out this newsletter! It’s good to take a break. I’ll be back with more inspiration in September!

Inspiration: July 31

Every week on Friday, I share a list of the most interesting and inspiring content I’ve read lately here on my blog. You can expect thoughts on productivity, happiness, balance, spirituality, politics, and more. Subscribe here to get updates. See archives here.

Inspiration: July 31 >> Life In Limbo

Loved this idea for negotiations to start by asking about a prior success in a similar situation.

folklore came out last week and I have literally listened to nothing else since. The lyrics and the undercurrent of untamed women in this album are key.

I laughed out loud at this meme. Too true.

So so so inspired by the news that Toronto had a day with only ONE new COVID case this week. Wow. So thankful.

Reminder: these are considered boundary violations!

I bought one of these gorgeous botanically-dyed masks this week. Very here for pandemic fashion choices!

This week a friend introduced me to Kara & Nate’s YouTube channel and I love it! They have a lot of cool travel videos, but I’ve been most interested in their current series about buying a van to live in during the pandemic.

I read The Book of Longings this week and it’s definitely my favourite book of the year so far. SO good.

Today marks my 116th day of learning Romanian! I’m here to tell you that it’s not too late to start a Duolingo daily habit. So much more fun and more productive than social media.

Most of what inspired me this week was taking the time to build my new group coaching offering, The Profoundery! Picture: live calls, curated resources, monthly themes and a vibrant community to work on your business in a fun & intentional way. Click here to join the waitlist!


This was a good week! It felt balanced between work and relaxation, and I had a lot of open space to start planning for my new offering mentioned above! So exciting to see it start to come together, I can’t wait to share soon! This weekend I’m going to be spending some much needed family time out of the city and am really looking forward to it. I’m also going to try to find a book to follow up my amazing reading experience of last weekend! Wish me luck. I hope you have a great weekend too! xo.

Inspiration: July 24

Every week on Friday, I share a list of the most interesting and inspiring content I’ve read lately here on my blog. You can expect thoughts on productivity, happiness, balance, spirituality, politics, and more. Subscribe here to get updates. See archives here.

Inspiration: July 24 >> Life In Limbo

Lots of spoilers in this episode for The Dutch House, but I wanted to recommend it because I LOVE Ann Patchett and I find her so wise. There’s a part near the end of this interview where she talks about how the creative process involves forgiving yourself and it’s such good advice.

I’m currently reading Do Nothing by Celeste Headlee and it’s blowing my mind. The historical examination of productivity alone is so fascinating!

As I review the software products I’m using in my business, I’ve been really grateful for the work of Kris Smith of The Black Techie. She provides lots of helpful information about what companies are stepping up in terms of anti-racism and equity and which are decidedly not.

This video makes me so excited for the day (hopefully soon!) when I have a patio I can style!

I’ve been so fascinated by Ziwe’s Instagram Live show Baited, where she talks to (mostly white) people about racism. Every episode is super interesting and uncomfortable. I especially liked the one she did with Alison Roman.

Big fan of romance novels lately and a big fan of Talia Hibbert who I discovered recently. I just finished Take a Hint, Dani Brown, and it was delightful!


This week has been a total blur yet again! In a good way. I’ve had lots of great client calls and group coaching sessions, made progress in planning out my next offering, researched anti-racist software decisions, spent time with friends and my boyfriend, worked on a puzzle and picked up a round of library holds. Happy camper over here! This weekend I don’t have any big plans but I’m excited to relax, read, perhaps hit the beach, and soak up the slightly cooler weather. Hope you have a great weekend too! xo.

Inspiration: July 17

Every week on Friday, I share a list of the most interesting and inspiring content I’ve read lately here on my blog. You can expect thoughts on productivity, happiness, balance, spirituality, politics, and more. Subscribe here to get updates. See archives here.

Inspiration: July 17 >> Life In Limbo

I started listening to the podcast Uncivil over the past week and it is so excellent. It’s essentially a re-telling of the American Civil War featuring all the stories that don’t get mentioned in the official history books. So well-produced and fascinating.

New-to-me cool tool! Hopin is essentially an online conference/tradeshow/event venue. Really easy to use and set up and allows for lots of interaction.

In honour of International Non-Binary People’s Day this week, I really liked this post showing some simple language swaps we can make to be more inclusive.

This week I remembered that FutureMe was a thing! If you’re not familiar, it’s a super simple service that will email you a letter from yourself, at a certain time in the future.

This adorable video of an over-stressed doggie calming himself down perfect example of how introversion and self-regulation are biological imperatives! This inspires me to take better care of myself too.

I set up this Notion notebook template via Thomas Frank this week and I really love it so far!

“Scripts” for when you’re invited to something that you feel is unsafe or risky because of the pandemic.


This week FLEW by yet again! It was a busy one with a lot of “life admin” kind of scheduling, client calls and new projects. I also got my first COVID-19 test! They’re definitely not pleasant, but not too bad at all. This weekend I’m planning to escape the city a bit, hopefully go for a hike, do some more reading (I’m officially back in my groove!!) and catch up on my lost sleep. I hope you have a wonderful weekend too! xo.

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