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Funkytown

Last week we talked about the ripple effect one small, positive chance can have on your life (missed that post? Check it out here). Even when great things come our way, sometimes we can get into a bit of a funk. I’m not sure if it was all¬†of the rain we’d been having, the slow thaw of Spring or the fact that apparently Mercury was in retrograde (??? who else has a coworker that tracks this? ūüôčūüŹľ) but the last few weeks there were days¬†when it felt like the whole city was in a bit of a funk. Thankfully I have a few standby’s that I like to keep on hand for those mid-day slumps when you just can’t even: Continue Reading

Gratitude hustle, Hustle for happiness

Gratitude #hustle vol. 9

These signs of Spring around Toronto are reminding me of all the Cherry Blossoms ūüďł from Japan.

Trying something new with a Saturday post – I hope you’re reading this with¬†a coffee in hand, ready to take it easy.

In the words of the man who writes the songs, “looks like we made it!” No? You guys, I’m talking about Barry Manilow. Seriously…¬†love him… blame years of dance. I’m pretty sure I’ve¬†seen a dance routine in every style done to Copacabana.

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The Ripple Effect

How many times have you opened¬†your computer only to find five different tabs open with article headlines like,¬†“Five Simple Ways to Get What You Want” or “Do These Two Moves and Eat These Three Things to Look Like [insert celebrity here]”?

It’s okay, this is a safe space. It happens. Plus I’m fairly certain I’ve never not¬†opened an article that says “Here’s What Happened When I did X or cut out Y for 30 days” (I mean, I must¬†know what happened!).¬†I think what I love about those 30 day articles is seeing the impact that one simple action can make.

During a recent conversation with my fabulous¬†professional development girl squad¬†I begun to¬†reflect on how easy it is to get stuck in an unending list of things you “need” to do and “want” to do, while never making the time to actually do them. Take a class. Get a new job. Go to the gym. Call your family more. The list goes on and on and on. Over time inertia takes hold and it becomes easier to not do anything than to try and tackle the things you desperately want to do, when you also have never ending list of things you need to do.

This is exactly where I was last summer.

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Tokyo Drifting

Tokyo at set

Just a snippet of this massive and wonderful city.

Okay first things first – I cannot believe we didn’t watch Fast & Furious: Tokyo Drift before coming to Japan… Oh well, movie viewing for when we’re fighting off the jet lag at home ūüŹé

As I mentioned here, Paul and I tackled Tokyo by neighbourhood so I decided to share some stories and snaps to this amazing city by ‘hood as well.

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Hustle for happiness, Travel

The land of the rising sun

Sakura in bloom over the Naka Meguro river, Tokyo.

In the words of Adele, hello from the other side… of the world! I know it’s been pretty quiet over on here over the past¬†week and there is a good reason – I’ve been filling my days exploring every nook and cranny of beautiful Japan! Continue Reading

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Walkin’ the talk… or how I ended up doing something I never thought I would

I actually had this post scheduled for a different day, but when I realized yesterday marked one full month of blogging, I knew I had to post it Рkeep reading to find out why.

Alright, I’m just going to put this out there – I’m really hard on myself. Yes, I can feel some of you rolling your¬†eyes right now… and I can hear you thinking, tell me something I don’t know. I know. I know. It’s something I’m working on.

I put so¬†much prep work into launching this blog and,¬†even though the first post was about putting fear aside¬†I was still scared¬†to press the “publish” button and shout out to the world, “hey friends, I’m¬†doing this!”¬†But, I did it anyways. And I have been blown away by the response (a huge thank you to all of you).

Truthfully, I have also been a little inspired by myself РI am truly committed to facing my fears and have already gained so much from this experience.

Coinciding with the launch of this blog, there was a lot of talk in my life about something called the CrossFit Open.

CrossFit Open Swag

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Hustle for Happiness: Get lost… on the road

Beautiful Ha Long Bay, Vietnam on a hazy afternoon.

Six years ago this month, I applied for my first passport. Ever.

Those who know me, might be surprised by this.¬†But in March 2011, I had only travelled in¬†Canada¬†and the US (ahhhh remember the days when you didn’t need a passport to cross the border?). I had never taken an international flight or been outside of North America. Travelling used to feel so unattainable to me.

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Who run the world? #IWD

Stopping by to wish you¬†a Happy International Women’s Day!

Unfortunately, I’ve finally succumbed to the cold that’s been floating around, which is why this post is coming so late in the day, but I couldn’t let March 8th go by unnoticed.

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