Posts in Life

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

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

SKYE Footwear: Combining Style, Comfort, and Sustainability

I’m happy to be writing about yet another local Vancouver-based company this week. SKYE Footwear, a shoe company just off the heels of a successful Kickstarter campaign (they surpassed their goal of $30,000 USD to raise a total of $43,000 USD!), has now launched into retail with three styles now available for purchase on their website. Founded on the premise of offering comfortable and stylish unisex designs that work with busy, active lifestyles, the company has also developed their shoe in a way that mitigates their environmental footprint. We all know that… Read More

Why I’m giving up my 9-5 (that I liked)

Before we begin, this isn’t your typical “I was working at a dead-end job in an industry I didn’t care about, working for people who I couldn’t relate to” soul-sucking situation. Not at all. I have a job I like. I work for one of the coolest companies in Vancouver and for some of the best people. I get to use my skills and passions, I get to take on really cool projects that have made and continue to make a difference. I work with people who I consider my… Read More

7 time-saving life hacks for ambitious women

I am a firm believer that after friends + family, time is the single most valuable thing we will ever have. It’s something that once spent, we will never get back. It’s something that we will never have enough of. And when we’re super busy, it’s all the more precious. If you’re anything like me, your morning looks a little like this: You’ve pressed snooze way too many times, but you’re still up early working on your side hustle (not as early as you had wished though), you’ve thrown a… Read More