Inspiration: July 17

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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.

Inspiration: July 10

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Inspiration: July 10 >> Life In Limbo

This helpful list of feminist marketing tools is a good place to start if you’re trying to move towards “leveraging your line items”, as Kelly puts it.

This week I signed up for Hoame’s Mental Health Crisis Response Training which will be taking place online at the end of August. As we start to focus on finding community-led approaches instead of policing, I like the idea of having some skills to support folks in an anti-oppressive way.

I love this Wellness Kit Initiative to donate self-care and wellness items to Black femmes & folx. You can donate money, or click here to learn more about the kinds of items they’re looking for.

I feel like I’ve probably mentioned this channel before, but this week I fell down a Wabi Sab-E hole on YouTube. They’re restoring a gorgeous farmhouse in Nova Scotia and their videos are AMAZING. This DIY shed/greenhouse one was so fun.

Last week I got a Nutribullet and my daily life is much improved. So many glorious smoothies! Not an affiliate link, just a happy person.

I have been really loving the new season of Revisionist History. Malcolm is forever inspiring, interesting, and thoughtful.

The Business 101 bundle from Make Lemonade (that I’m a part of!) is open again this week (until this afternoon). It was so fun to be reconnected to the content and the other teachers this week.


It has been HOT! My oh my. And it seems like this weekend is not going to be any cooler. I don’t have any big plans beyond trying to stay cool in this extreme heat, which may involve heading down to the beach or a pool for a dip! I am also finally able to read again after a few months of not being able to concentrate, so I will be doing lots of that too. Hope you have a wonderful weekend! xo.

Inspiration: July 3

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Inspiration: July 3 >> Life In Limbo

This week I watched the film Disclosure and it blew me away, made me sad, made me thoughtful, and made me feel so inspired by the Trans men and women who shared their stories onscreen. SO so good. I also found Brené Brown’s interview with Laverne Cox to be really excellent.

I can’t be the only person who laughed hysterically (alone in my apartment) while reading this story.

This week I finished two great books. The Fire Next Time is a classic by James Baldwin told in two thoughtful essays about racial injustice in America. Trick Mirror is a collection of essays from Jia Tolentino which I found to be thought-provoking and interesting.

I tried avocado dyeing for the first time this week and it was so much fun! I dyed two white linen curtain panels and they came out the most adorable shade of pink. Here are the instructions I followed.

My boyfriend and I went to the drive-in movie theatre last week and it was such a fun quarantine activity! I was pleased to see that there’s a new drive-in opening up right here in Toronto.

Suuuuper inspired by the Supreme Court’s decision on abortion this week. That makes three liberal decisions on a majority-conservative court in just a few weeks! As Martin Luther King Jr. said, “The arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends toward justice.”

A new-to-me Instagram account that I love.

I did an Instagram Live this week to talk about my coaching program and got to chat with past members about their experiences. It was so much fun!! You can watch it here if you’re interested.

Last but not least, pure joy.


How was your week! This one felt longer than others lately, probably because it was more full with calls, plans, a one-day business “retreat”, fireworks and long walks in the park. This weekend I’m planning to take it easy, do lots of reading (which I seem to finally have the bandwidth for again after a few months of my nervous system being too fried to concentrate) and hope to get myself to a beach for some swimming! I hope you have a wonderful weekend too! xo.

Inspiration: June 26

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Inspiration: June 26 >> Life In Limbo

Reminder: Summer is not cancelled! I downloaded this guide to a more joyful summer (yes, even during a pandemic) from Aesthetics of Joy and am excited to implement some of the ideas on the list.

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez won her democratic primary this week!! She fills me with such hope for the future of the USA and the world.

Extremely random and also amusing: this week I learned whether it’s “bad rap” or “bad rep” and the history of that phrase.

Sunday’s Company just launched ritual kits! I’ve worked with Mel in the past on this idea and it’s so fun to see it come to life. They look BEAUTIFUL.

I just found out that Notion made its free personal plan unlimited for all users! Huzzah! I am so happy and back to my daily journaling & note-taking inside this awesome app.

In case you missed it, I gave a talk on how to maximize your productivity last week for Travel Massive – you can watch it right here!

This week I publicly announced my personal and business commitments to anti-racism. If you’re curious, you can read about them right here!

I am going to be doing an Instagram Live on Monday at 2PM to answer questions about my group program, The Foundery! Join us right here if you are interested in the program or just want to come hang out.


Happy Friday, everyone! I hope that you had a great week. Mine flew by, but I managed to spend time in nature every day which is a huge win. I am finally feeling my nervous system begin to calm down slightly and am trying to get back to my healthy habits. I even bought a Nutribullet which I am thrilled about! This weekend I’m planning to take it easy, starting with taking today off to go for a hike. I hope you have a wonderful weekend too! xo.