The day I posted on Instagram and Facebook that I was taking a break from social media, was the same day I mustered up the most social courage in my life. Despite what many people think, on the introvert to extrovert scale, I fall closer to being an introvert. Being constantly social can drain me, [...]
This Millennial decided to quit social media for 2 weeks, and what an unexpected learning journey it was! From learning about myself, to feelings of resentment, to eventual enlightenment... Follow my journey on The Happy Project as I highlight the 5 things that happened when I quit social media for 2 weeks.
Tis' the season to give thanks and to be grateful. While everyone is talking about being thankful for the beauty of Autumn, and for Pumpkin Spice everything, I would like to take a moment to talk about how to be thankful for the people around you, and to not just say it-- but to show [...]
When I was younger, my favourite movie for a time was Free Willy (I know, I know, total shock for those of you who know about my inexplicable fear of whales). Every time I set up this movie in the VCR player I would stop and make sure all the living room tables were clean [...]
I wish I could meditate. I've tried so many times: from finding a quiet spot in my house to sit and close my eyes, to being physically told to meditate at the end of a yoga class. It seems like such a relaxing and fulfilling practice, but I just can't seem to do it. The [...]
One of my favourite books on style and culture is Lessons from Madame Chic by Jennifer L. Scott. This non-fiction book outlines the authors experience doing a student exchange in France, where she became particularity interested in the social and cultural lifestyle of the women there. One of the ideas from Lessons from Madame Chic [...]
I have been thinking a lot lately about change. To some, this is a very scary word. Many of us get stuck in routines, the "usual", or even worse--coasting. Regardless if you like it or not, life is full of making decisions and adjusting your course. I am the kind of person that likes to [...]