Instahacks: 7 Women to Follow on Instagram for Aesthetic Inspiration

Instagram is a platform for visual storytelling. Straight up, that’s what it is. So naturally, accounts run by people who have mastered perfecting the “grid” are going to have a higher chance of succeeding than those that aren’t. There is so much that goes into having a great-looking feed – ensuring you have a concise content strategy, knowing who you’re speaking to, creating high-quality content, and putting it all together in a way that makes it striking to the eye. Whether you’ve already got a beautiful account or not, here… Read More

What I Did Before I Quit My 9-5 [VIDEO]

Are you craving to be your own boss and pursue freelancing or self-employment full-time? Or maybe you’re stuck in a 9-5 that is just draining the life out of you. Sure you know that working for yourself comes with its own set of drawbacks such as working insanely long hours, no medical benefits, and a lack of guaranteed income, but you also know that working for yourself will give you the freedom and control you’ve been craving to have in your life. I’ve always known that I wanted to be… Read More

My Favourite Places in Bali

These days, it seems like anyone and everyone has either been to Bali, or is planning to go. I recently went and was certainly not disappointed. I went from the end of February to the beginning of March, for 12 days including the insane amount of travel time to get there. It was pretty hot (about 30 degrees celsius) and extremely humid the entire time. Technically it was the end of rainy season, but it barely rained while we were there! And when it did, it was usually just overnight…. Read More

Want Better Hair and Nails? Take Your Vitamins

Every time I get my nails done (which I am terribly overdue for, seriously you should see the chipped 2-month-old mani I’m currently rocking), the technician always comments on how strong and long my nails are. She will often even call other staff members over to see for themselves. A bit over the top? Sure. But I suppose this is like nice teeth to a dentist, a beautiful piece of wood to a carpenter, a perfectly lit set to a photographer… you get my point. I have nice nails that… Read More

Mother’s Day Gifts You Can Feel Good About Giving

And receiving for that matter! As you know if you read my post Love, Death, and Mother’s Day, this day is a particularly tough one for me. But that doesn’t mean that I still can’t bring together a small list of ideas for you to gift to the special mother in your life. I’ve selected these ideas because they hit one or all of the following characteristics: local, organic/natural/handmade, or are no/low waste. I truly believe that every time we spend money, we cast a vote for the world we… Read More

Love, Death, and Mother’s Day

Oh, Mother’s Day. One of the toughest days of the year for me. And before I tell you why, I must make a disclaimer that I’m not looking for pity or sympathy. Telling my story simply helps people to understand why I am sensitive about this day, and why I am so hard on everyone to treat their mom like the queen that she is on this special day. Warning, I’m about to talk about some pretty heavy stuff, so I must make a trigger warning. I lost my mom to breast… Read More