Inspiration June 5: Black Lives Matter

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Inspiration June 5: Black Lives Matter

This week I’m sharing the most helpful resources & information that have inspired me to take action in the fight against racism. I want to be super clear and unequivocal here: I believe that Black Lives Matter, and I am committing to further understanding my privilege and how to be a better anti-racist ally going forward. I have so much work to do, and I will not do it perfectly, but it’s not about me. It’s about the lives that are being lost daily due to systemic and systematic racism.


I signed up for this Anti-Racism Daily newsletter and so far it has been incredibly helpful.

I also signed up for Rachel Ricketts’ Spiritual Activism 101 course. I haven’t yet watched it due to some added security measures they’ve added because it’s so popular right now (which is amazing!!) but I can’t wait to dive in.

This week I have been learning a lot from Rachel Rodgers. Her IGTV about Marie Forleo and the good white Liberal response was incredibly powerful, and this article about how to create diversity in your business was so helpful.

I’m participating in the #AmplifyMelanatedVoices challenge this week and sharing lots of resources to my stories. See them saved in my highlight right here.

When I first read about defunding the police, it seemed radical and I didn’t understand how it would help. This week I’ve learned so much more about what that would actually look like and how the alternative programs proposed would actually protect citizens much more. Nobody is saying the police don’t have a role, it’s about reimagining what that role might be. This NY Times article was very helpful in helping me understand, as was learning the mission of 8 Can’t Wait.

Some information on why focusing on or being angry about the protests misses the point here and in this video here.

This episode of Revisionist History is not explicitly about race (it’s about the Troubles in Northern Ireland) but I agree with Malcolm, hearing that story shed so much light for me on what is happening right now.

I have pledged to read every book on the Anti-Racism bookshelf from Ideal Bookshelf. If you want to read them, buy them here or I also put together the whole list of them on GoodReads here.

I loved this interview with Ibram X. Kendi on Unlocking Us. Such a powerful and helpful conversation about anti-racism and vulnerability.

Really in-depth and helpful article about things white people can do for racial justice.

I wrote about my thoughts on bringing racial justice into your business right here.

I put together a further list of resources that I’ve aggregated from Black activists on my website.


I want to say this: as a white person, I am seeing it as my responsibility to amplify Black voices AND to have conversations with my white friends & family about how we can work together to remedy these injustices. So my email inbox is always open if you want to engage in a discussion about any of these topics, as are my DMs on Instagram. It’s not easy to unlearn and open our eyes to the oppression baked into our society’s systems, but it is important. I am sending you so much love. xo.

Inspiration: May 29

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Inspiration: May 29 >> Life In Limbo

For Mother’s Day this year we got my mom a subscription to StoryWorth. It’s a service that emails out question prompts for her to answer with stories from her life. At the end of the year, it turns it into a printed book. This week we got the first one by email (the prompt was “What was your Dad like when you were a child?”) and we all cried at her beautiful response. Highly recommend as a tool to bring your family closer together!

I like this little virtual deck of “care cards”: prompts, quotes and suggestions for taking care of yourself.

This was a cool video that really made me appreciate the ingenuity and acrobatics of squirrels.

I started doing another workout challenge this week after completing Yoga With Adriene’s HOME 30 Day Challenge. Now I’m doing this ‘Summer Sculpt’ challenge from Blogilates and WOOF. Pilates is so hard, y’all!! But it also feels good to get a bit stronger.

I’m in the midst of trying to put together a bit more of a summer wardrobe and this blog post full of Everlane options was good inspiration!

I’ve recently been loving finding new home decor accounts on Instagram. My latest faves: Reserve Home, Hot Pink Pineapples and This House 5000.

I don’t think I’ve ever mentioned Tiny Decisions on the blog, but I use it all the time! Especially for things like my personal/business development groups when we have to decide who goes first, but I can also think of so many fun uses you could set up.


Another week has absolutely flown by! I’ve really been enjoying the warmer weather and sunnier days we’ve been having, and have been trying to get out for walks and sit on the front porch every day. I’m also staying strong in my Romanian learning on Duolingo (today marks 55 days!), but haven’t been doing a ton of reading or almost any TV watching. Weird for me, but whatever! This weekend I’d love to (safely) go for a hike, read a good book, and make a fun cocktail. I hope you have a wonderful weekend too. xo.

Inspiration: May 22

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Inspiration: May 22 >> Life In Limbo

I watched all three of the Growing Through It case studies from Wandering Aimfully this week and was blown away by their recommendations & redesigns for small business owners. They’re also selling their Un-Boring Coaching Program at the moment for the last time in 2020!

I used this free sewing pattern five times over the weekend to make masks for all my family members. I wanted to re-share it here in case you need an easy one to follow!

I really liked this episode of Hurry Slowly about Anxiety vs. Intuition, especially the stories of how Jocelyn followed her own intuition last year!

I spent a big chunk of my week transferring my Inbox Zero course over to Teachery! If you’ve been wanting to find a little more peace in your email, now is a great time to join (it’s still 50% off!).

Seth reminded us this week that difficult conversations are only difficult because we want two things to happen at the same time. So insightful & helpful!

In case you missed it, I’m running weekly virtual Productivity Parties through the end of June to help you get more of your work done in a focused way. Learn more here!


Happy Friday, everyone! This week has been okay – I’m still having trouble sleeping, but I’ve been absolutely loving the sunshine we’re having. I’ve been getting outside multiple times per day to soak up all the fresh air & blossoms and sudden greenery that we have everywhere in the city. I am grateful for that. This weekend I’m planning to go for a picnic somewhere quiet with my boyfriend and get a lot of reading done (preferable outside!). I hope you have a wonderful weekend too! xo.

Inspiration: May 15

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Inspiration: May 15 >> Life In Limbo

This was a particularly good issue of the 3-2-1 newsletter! I’m obsessed with this quote: “Sometimes magic is just someone spending more time on something than anyone else might reasonably expect,” and this question: What does this make possible?

Such a hilarious & important reminder for any of us who may be trying to “make the most of” this pandemic (cough, cough, me).

Y’all IKEA is open for curbside pickup and I couldn’t be happier! Yahoo!

I’m a big fan of The Sorry Girls and have been loving watching this series about Kelsey renovating her new home!

This year for mother’s day, we got my mom a membership to Storyworth! I’m excited to read her stories, especially since the prompts are so interesting & thoughtful, things I might never otherwise think to ask.

Some good & smart pieces of advice in this list.

This episode of Some Great News made me so weepy and the advice the commencement speakers give is so good.

This week I was inspired by the Support Small Business sticker on Instagram and used it to feature my amazing clients & other small businesses that I love. You can see them all right here!


Happy Friday, friends! Hope you’ve had a great week thus far. I’ve been enjoying the sunshine & blossoms, and the fact that my beloved High Park is once again open to foot traffic. It’s so much less stressful to walk in the wide open spaces inside than it was to try to dodge people every 3 seconds while walking around my neighbourhood. I’m so grateful it’s accessible again. This weekend I have a virtual book club and am hoping to see my sisters from a safe distance! Hope you have a wonderful weekend too. xo.