Bell let’s talk about self-love

If I asked you to name all the things that you love, how long would it take you to name yourself? I realize more and more that I love others so much better when I love myself first. Self-love is not about “me, me, me”, but starting with “me” to build a strong “we”....
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Being intentional about making connections

In North America, we live in such a strange environment. Where you can go from your home to your garage into your vehicle to the grocery store use the self-checkout and back home. All without making one human interaction. We can be surrounded by so many people yet...
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A response to the terrorist attacks in Brussels

I have a heavy heart today, hearing about the terrorist attacks in Brussels. Often we are oblivious of how lucky we are to live in such a safe, peaceful country. Although these things can happen anywhere, we can be ignorant to the devastation happening around the...
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I will remember

Today Canadians (and all Commonwealth nations) observe Remembrance Day: a day to remember those who served and/or died in the line of duty. As Canadians, we spend much time learning about the World Wars in our academics. We have much gratitude and respect for those...
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Heartbreak in the midst of beauty

When you start travelling more, you will see poor. You will see babies sleeping on a busy sidewalk and in fields. You will see garbage - loads of it - on the most beautiful white beaches. You will have kids that haven't showered in who-knows-how-long beg from you. You...
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Bell let’s talk about self-love

Bell let’s talk about self-love

If I asked you to name all the things that you love, how long would it take you to name yourself? I realize more and more that I love others so much better when I love myself first. Self-love is not about “me, me, me”, but starting with “me” to build a strong “we”....

read more
A response to the terrorist attacks in Brussels

A response to the terrorist attacks in Brussels

I have a heavy heart today, hearing about the terrorist attacks in Brussels. Often we are oblivious of how lucky we are to live in such a safe, peaceful country. Although these things can happen anywhere, we can be ignorant to the devastation happening around the...

read more
I will remember

I will remember

Today Canadians (and all Commonwealth nations) observe Remembrance Day: a day to remember those who served and/or died in the line of duty. As Canadians, we spend much time learning about the World Wars in our academics. We have much gratitude and respect for those...

read more
An elephant birthday party

An elephant birthday party

We spent my birthday in the jungle & pouring rain with 5 tonne majestic beasts. We were at Baanchang Elephant Park, a non-profit organization that has dedicated to providing elephants with the highest quality-of-life possible. Only ~1,000 of elephants in Thailand...

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Find joy in all things

Find joy in all things

What good is it to be negative? Or wishing something was different? It doesn’t change the situation. It only increases the negative of the situation. Look for the humour, the beauty & the opportunity to enjoy the situation you are in. Even if that’s 22+ hours of...

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Big life changes

Big life changes

Current status: in Bali, enjoying my one-way ticket to Asia. Yes, a one-way ticket, as in – I'm not sure when I'll be back in Canada. I put my career on pause, packed up my beautiful home, sold my beloved car – all for a new chapter in my life. Big life changes are...

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Learning from those I teach

Learning from those I teach

Something most people don't know about me: I teach English as a second language (ESL) on the side. My students colour my life in a way I can only begin to explain. I've heard heartbreaking stories, happy stories and stories you wouldn't believe of why people are in my...

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