Posts tagged daily inspiration
summers and alleys

I am fascinated with the way this city is built. From the way Toronto has been designed to move people, to the architecture of every neighbourhood, it's been such an adjustment in my eight months here. In particular, I am obsessed with the multitude and variety of street art. It's everywhere, and it's beautiful. Take the above Queen West mural featuring the infamous white squirrel as an example! 

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playing in a virtual world

I studied Interactive Art & Technology at a time where Virtual Reality (VR) was still inaccessible to the masses. It was fun to hypothesize the possibilities and theorize how the technology could be used, but it was not yet in the realm of feasibility to test and execute on the world. Today, not that long after I graduated, the world is a different place. And when my parents visited the other week, I took them to the House of VR

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how to create days lived with intention: download the new sequoia life dayplanner

I talk about living with intention a lot. All the time. Almost an obsessive amount. It's not a new concept or an exotic idea I've introduced, but it is the fundamental principle that shows up in my day-to-day that keeps me sane. Well, sane-ish. Or sane-adjacent. 

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six reads to ignite a little self-love

The reality of this world is that no one can take care of you, but you. And yet, more often than not, we neglect our self-love in the service of others. Whether we feel selfish for focusing on the 'me', or it's easier to focus on other realities, self care can be easy to let slide. 

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creative, messy mindfulness

Staying in this past weekend was bliss, but I was intentional with the time I gifted myself. The cold snap Toronto faced provided me space to be mindful, and to express my creativity while doing so. Over the space of 54 hours, I painted, texturized, glued and drew two pieces of mixed media art I'm actually really proud of. 

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five stunning and fun reasons to visit allan gardens

When Torontonians learn I have a passion (*cough*obsession*cough*) for photography, they kept telling me I needed to go to Allan Gardens. Located in the Garden District on the east side of downtown, I took a slight detour over one Sunday afternoon to learn what the fuss was about. I have to say, Allan Gardens did not disappoint.

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hauntingly beautiful photos of the abandoned lever brothers factory

I have long admired the creepy, abandoned buildings of the world. Derelict spaces are often thought of an eyesore, which is why I love to find the beauty in them. So when I saw an invitation from thisopenspace (you may remember them from The Mindful Pop-Up!) to explore the Lever Brothers Factory for an afternoon, I couldn't pass.

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