Tag Archives: inspiration

Working It Out

Posting a little less regularly as of late as I have taken time for care giving to family members, self-development and inspiration research so that I may be able to share more here. It has been somewhat of a transformative period, taking new approaches to both professional and personal life. What I have come to […]

Love & Inspiration From the Geriatric Wing

While at the ER tonight with my elderly godparents, I couldn’t help but admire their zest for life, love (of the unspoken kind, actions not words) and principals, despite my godfather experiencing heart failure, fluid in his lungs and swelling from torso to toes. His role was ever the traditional protector and provider and he […]

A Word or Two on Gratitude Can Make A Difference

  A tool of positive transformation can be found in gratitude. I used to just reflect, think, react and act on appreciation. However, nothing I find, is as potent as the visual form. It’s been a long while since I’ve kept a diary, this year I’ve returned to writing down my appreciative thoughts in a […]

Why Geek is Chic in 2014

In the 90s super brainy and socially awkward Steve Urkel from the TV sitcom Family Matters was considered the quintessential geek, a character that none of the cool kids in school aspired to be. According to the Oxford Dictionary a geek is defined as, “An unfashionable or socially inept person” or a knowledgeable and obsessive […]

Regaining Creative Mojo

I found myself at a loss for words, imagery and playful thought early this spring. It was a frustrating experience. Stemming from a busy period of commitments, guilt was weighing heavily on my mind. I needed to spend more time with my family, find some proverbial balance. As it turns out, the gift that frustration […]

In Search of Inspiration: Taking the Road Less Traveled

Creativity is sometimes ignited by reaching outside your comfort zone, trying something new, something adventurous. Learning from great artists and thinkers who did this during their time, such as Leonardo Da Vinci, it’s sometimes about taking the road least traveled (research is optional) that allows us to see the best views and discover new territory. […]

Time-Out: 2014 is On Its Way

For many fortunate souls, the holidays are a busy time filled with food and friends and family. While for others it can be a lonely event. Anyone who finds themselves feeling overwhelmed may take a time-out to reflect and regroup for the new year, for a fresh start. Perhaps, there is someone you can reach out […]

The Connoisseur’s Fall Reading List

I may be one of the last dinosaurs around who enjoys the smell of freshly delivered journals and hardcover books, remember those? I can’t but help appreciate the tangible labours of love that writers spent their lives to create. And while I use iPads, I still feel most comfortable curled up on the sofa with […]

Profiling A Non-Profit Buzz Generator

Passionate about design, events, and social issues, Antonio Smith, found the perfect marriage of creativity and socializing for non-profits in Socializing For Social Change (S4SC) over a year ago. Notable projects he promoted include: Global Music Project, Keep a Breast Canada and Global Health Month in Seattle. Antonio started off his career in Graphic Design […]

Home Grown and Abroad – Farmers Markets

Sometimes the chain supermarkets, though convenient, leave urbanites uninspired in the cooking department. What better way to support your local agricultural industry and inspire seasonal recipes at home than a trip to your local farmers market? Caution though, visiting outdoor markets may become habit forming. Trout Lake farmers market in Vancouver is one I enjoy […]