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Inspiration for living a luxuriously and balanced life

Saturday, October 24, 2015

The week on Resilientista Musings No. 4

This week over at Resilientista.com we tackled decluttering relationships - identifying people in your life who may be toxic to you. And discussed the importance of morning and evening routines, and shared tips for conscious planning to include self care.

Making Space for the Life You Want  4 Week Challenge
Week 3 - Decluttering Relationships


While it's always important to surround yourself with positive, supportive, uplifting people, this becomes an extremely important survival mechanism when you are facing difficult times in your life.

Relationships come in various forms, some are with people who live in the same home as you; share the same blood or are the extended family you create for yourself; others live in the same city/country and others miles away. Some of these people have been in your life for as long as you can remember and others may have recently come into it. Most lift you up when you spend time together, while others drain you mentally, physically, emotionally, energetically. Just like "stuff" can keep you trapped from moving forward and living the life you want - so can people.

Are any of these people taking up space in your life?: click here to continue reading


Morning and Evening Routines - How Conscious Planning can help you with 
Self Care & Living the Life you want




When life throws us a curve ball getting out the door in the morning and getting to sleep at night can become a blur, a source of chaos, frustration and anxiety.  While you may not consciously plan your morning or evening  - in one way or another you already have a routine. In the morning you wake up, shower, grab a coffee/ breakfast, get dressed and head out the door to start your day. At the end of the day you return home, have dinner, do laundry, watch television, check social media, maybe exercise before going to sleep. Essentially morning routines are what you do from the time you wake up to when you start your day; while evening routines are the things you do when you get home before going to sleep.

By consciously planning your morning and evening routines click here to continue reading

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Saturday, October 17, 2015

The week on Resilientista Musings No. 3

This week on Resilientista I wrote about emotional clutter, what it is, and shared tips on decluttering your emotions. This is part of the series  Make Space for the Life You Want - By Decluttering & Simplifying the Life You Have . You can read week 1 Decluttering Physical Space by clicking here.


MAKING SPACE FOR THE LIFE YOU WANT 4 WEEK CHALLENGE - WEEK 2 - EMOTIONAL DECLUTTERING

Whether we admit it (to others and/or our self) we all have emotional clutter and the longer we hold on to it the more difficult it is to move forward and live the life we want. What emotional clutter is tucked away in the closets, drawers, cupboards of your mind? What feelings have you been hiding in these inner storage spaces, denying they exist or putting off dealing with until you "have more time"? If not dealt with, just like physical clutter, the hurts of the past will pile up overwhelming us, and morph into their own messy, ugly, suffocating (emotional) clutter.

What creates emotional clutter?

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Past experiences that resulted in negative emotions
- Beliefs that you may have been raised with, but no longer apply to who you are today
- Inability to set boundaries both for yourself and when it comes to how others treat you ... continue reading click here

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Tuesday, October 13, 2015

The week on Resilientista Musings No. 2



In my post Make Space For the Life You Want - by Decluttering & Simplifying the Life You Have I wrote about how clutter is more than the stuff that fills your home, it's really anything that affects you physically and emotionally - stopping you from living the life you want. How many times have you said to your self "If only I lived in a bigger house/condo; had a bigger closet, bathroom (fill in the blank) - I would be able to get myself organized"? The truth is it's not that you necessarily need more space it's that you need to take a look at all the stuff that you no longer use but is taking up valuable real estate in your home and clear it out! Clutter creates stagnant energy, which blocks you from bring what you truly desire into your life. read more here


5 SIMPLE WAYS TO KEEP WARM AT BEDTIME WITHOUT TURNING UP THE HEAT ...


Many of the email questions I receive are about "how to manage on a tight budget?", so with the temperatures starting to dip outside, I thought it would be a good time to share my tips for staying warm at bedtime without turning up the heat. read more here



Gathering with Family and Friends: With today's busy schedules time to gather with family and friends is slowly becoming more of a challenge. Thanksgiving is a time to disconnect from technology (even if only for a few hours - trust me the world will not end if you don't see the latest Instagram post) and rec-connect with loved ones. Time is precious ... read more here

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Monday, October 5, 2015

Club Monaco Launches Farmers' Market on Mink Mile









Club Monaco on Bloor Street is changing the way you may think of a farmers' market. It has brought together local favourites: Parts & Labour which is offering a white fish and quinoa salad, Boxcar Social artisan coffees, Bake Shoppe homemade sweet treats, Philips Ice Pops gourmet fresh fruit and herb ice pops, and floral bouquets from Sweet Woodruff - to create an upscale farmers' market in the city at the corner of Bloor Street and Avenue Road. 

There is limited seating, but if you manage to score a chair - it's a great spot to stop and rest your feet from all the walking and shopping along Mink Mile, enjoy a little coffee break and of course people watch. I picked up an ivy plant to bring a little fresh greenery into my kitchen.

The market will be open until mid-October, and you can enjoy it seven days a week, weather permitting. To learn more or to double check rain dates follow @ClubMonaco on Twitter and use #CMMarket .

NOTE: This post was meant to have posted in early September ... but with the blog and website overhaul it fell through the seams. Though most of the vendors are no longer there .. I noticed as I drove by today (Oct. 5) that the cafe part is still set up. So if you get a chance pop by and enjoy the last of the outdoor patio and greenery display;or pick up a hot beverage to go and keep your hands warm while you shop.

What I wore: shoes - Manolo Blahnik; pants - T Tahari ; white belt - Burberry; white tank - Gap; blouse - Debbie Shuchat; sunglasses - Gucci; tote - Louis Vuitton

Have you stopped by my new blog Resilientista Musings? - click on over for a visit and discover some fabulous tips for self care and transitioning into autumn.


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Did you stop to smell the flowers? - Don't miss the Kaleidoscope of Autumn










The weather has really changed in Toronto, temps have started to hit single digits on a regular basis. I came across these photos from late summer/early autumn when the days were warm. Short sleeves have  since been replaced with sweaters and jackets.

In today's world of being constantly connected it is important to stop and smell the flowers. No matter where you live there is always a little green space somewhere in the city. And I did just that on this particular Sunday afternoon, these beauties are part of  Village of Yorkville Park - which is a series of unique gardens located on the south side of Cumberland Street stretching west from Bellair Street reflecting the diversity of the Canadian landscape.

Mother Nature's fragrant summer blossoms may be hard to find this time of year but the kaleidoscope of colours that she gifts us during autumn is a sight to behold. So, make sure on your walks and drives that you take a moment to pause and take in the one of a kind art display only Mother Nature can create, before you look up and realize the show is over.


What I wore: sneakers- Chuck Taylor Converse; khakis - Gap; belt - Hermès; blouse - Max Studio; black cross necklace - market find (old); white watch - Lucien Piccard; bracelet - The Essence Collection Pandora; sunglasses - Gucci; tote - Louis Vuitton 

Have you stopped by my new blog Resilientista Musings? - click on over for a visit and discover some fabulous tips for self care and transitioning into autumn.

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