Lost your Inspiration? It Might Be Where you Least Expect It…

When I was 13 years old, I wrote a book called, My Life in 15 Years. It was a 30-page clip-art riddled manifesto, detailing every element of my future 28 year old life. It included such predictions as:...more

Coding Apps and Sites for Your Youngsters

 Coding? What's that and why do I need to get my kids apps for coding? Good question! Remember secret code fun when you were a kid? Remember making up codes with your BFF and using it to write encrypted messages back and forth? Messages no one else could read? A=1, B=2, C=3. I think that's where we all started. Old school coding.It's Simple...more

Validation Shmalidation

“When you enter a mindset, you enter a new world. In one world–the world of fixed traits–success is about proving you’re smart or talented. Validating yourself. In the other–the world of changing qualities–it’s about stretching yourself to learn something new. Developing yourself.” – Carol S. Dweck ...more

Free the Artist in You

Without fail, when I’m talking to people about the transformative effects of sitting quietly everyday, they don’t believe me.It just seems too simple, they say....more

Original, creative and innovative home ware at Umbra store in Toronto, Ontario

For the past 35 years, Umbra has been creating original, innovative and modern home ware and their success has followed them from day one.Their products are currently sold in over 120 countries around the world and it all started with just an idea, making a regular item extraordinary :)...more

Creativity Overload - tips for staying focused

It seems like these days everyone you know is a creative master....more
Thanks for writing this. I am SO familiar with this stuff! Haha I am improving one step at the ...more

Pruning for Creativity

Originally posted on Maybe There Will Be Cupcakes in July 2015-  Last week, I signed up to water our school garden.  The science department has a super impressive situation out back, with cherry tomatoes, zucchini, eggplant, and about five planters of herbs....more

The Best Laid Wedding (And Life) Plans

Here is a message to all those about to get married, thinking about getting married, and those whose wedding is long past.  It is also a message I suppose to anyone looking forward to anything, which I would hope, is everyone who has stumbled upon my blog....more

Why Imagination Matters

Do you consider yourself a creative person?  Are you able to imagine things that you cannot see?  Imagination is a valuable skill that had the power to improve our lives....more

Hot Pink Ghosts

Another block to creativity are the ghosts of failures past.A client once told me, “I’m afraid to get my work out there because the last time I tried, I was sabotaged and betrayed by a group of women I had trusted.”I said, “I’m so sorry that happened. That must have been excruciatingly painful. But I’m noticing that there is no group of women holding you back now. It is you holding you back. You are sabotaging and betraying yourself.”She launched her new business exactly seven days later....more