Carousel — 08.20.10

Every Friday, I post my favourite links, posts, & resources from around the Web. Expect to learn, grow, & be inspired! 1. It Should Never Come To This: If you read nothing else this week, read this. 2. The Most Intelligent Thing You Could Ever Do: A simple guide to creating happiness. 3. How to…

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The Best of evolution you

In celebration of my 10-month-blog-anniversary, I’ve decided to do a Best Of post. This is also a great place to start if you are new around here & looking to get a taste of the most delicious bits without having to sift wildly through the archives. I will be periodically updating this list, so if…

Carousel — 04.02.10

Every Friday, I post my favourite links, posts, & resources from around the Web. Expect to learn, grow, & be inspired.


“Do the difficult things while they are easy and do the great things while they are small. A journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step.” —Lao Tzu

1. The Rebel’s Manifesto: “1. Do the opposite of what you were taught in school.” This is just chock-full of superb advice.

2. My Running Mantra: What lovely inspiration!

3. 18 Tips on how to pack for a trip, how to travel light, how to have fun in airports (where “trip” also equals “life”): This post delivers precisely what the title promises & then some…

4. Post Secret: If you are one of the ten people left on Earth that isn’t following Post Secret, then I suggest you start now. 😉 PostSecret is an ongoing community art project where people mail in their secrets anonymously on one side of a postcard. It is completely ad-free & gets updated every Sunday. It’s incredible.

5. A critical message about food. Yes, it is a bit lengthy, but worth every moment of your time.

Additionally, last week I watched Food, Inc. and to say that my perception about food is drastically altered would be a catastrophic understatement. Every single person living in the USA (perhaps others, too) must watch this film.

6. A happy mayor: “Not only is Mayor Hazel McCallionhappy of the City of Mississauga in Canada happy at work, she is also 88 years old, has been elected 11 times, has a 91% approval rating AND has kept her city debt-free.” Dear Heaven: Give me a fraction of this woman’s health, enthusiasm, and spirit! I’ll be set forever.

7. The Crushing Problem of Student Debt: Excellent post about the growing problem of student loan debt faced by so many Americans. This is an excellent follow-up to my two part series about my own financial journey.

8. Overcoming Fear: I write about overcoming fear quite a bit here; but every now & then it is nice to hear someone else’s perspective on the subject. I really enjoyed this post about overcoming fear, particularly Jared’s personal story about where he allowed fear to take him in his own life.

9. 25 Beautifully Illustrated Thought-Provoking Questions: “Are you holding onto something that you need to let go of?” Get prepared to think.

10. Renegade Health Care Reform: Don’t worry, I haven’t gone all political on you! Just click it. I’m sure you’ll agree, no matter which side of the fence you’re standing on.

11. The Ultimate Minimalist: 5 Powerful Lessons You Can Learn From Gandhi: Really simple, really powerful. This is the most inspired I’ve been by a “minimalism” post in awhile (and I read a lot of them, friends!).


To all of my friends that celebrate Easter, may your Easter be filled with love & light. To all of my friends who do not, may your weekend be full of passion & grace. xo

An Unexpected Encounter

I had an interesting encounter at the nail salon earlier this week. The salon owners are long-time family friends — a gorgeous Vietnamese couple with two beautiful children. The nail technicians there are also Vietnamese; however unlike the owners, their English is very poor and they are mostly recent immigrants to the United States. When…