Posts in Mental Health
joyful with minted

In 24 years I hadn't missed a dinner - this includes a Christmas I had pneumonia and I should have missed the dinner. But with 4,365 KM between us, it's just not feasible to go home this year, and I know that's got to be tough on my loved ones back in BC. So I knew I had to do something special to let them all know how much they mean to me. 

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mindful gift guide

It's that time of year again! But for me, this will be the strangest Christmas ever. I won't be going back to Vancouver for the holidays so I plan on spending Christmas night at the movies followed by wine at home. But that's not stopping me from holiday shopping and so for the third year I present the In A Sequoia Mindful Holiday Gift Guide! 

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25 things to nail down before turning 25

When I was 12, I was felt so certain of what life at 25 would be like. I knew what job I'd want (teacher), the house I'd live in (a big white one), the man I'd marry (Prince Charming), and the lifestyle I'd live (luxurious). I'd be traveling the world, with money in the bank, and my shit would be considered to be together. 

Yeah, none of that ended up coming true. 

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the first vibrant lives foundation award has finally been awarded

For those who don't know, or are newer to In A SequoiaThe Vibrant Lives Foundation is my non-profit organization that looks to engage youth to end the stigma surrounding mental illness, and ultimately mental health in general. If Public Relations freelancing is my career passion, and In A Sequoia is my creative heartbeat, then Vibrant Lives is the blood that courses through my veins. It's something I could never let go and a calling I need to fulfill while on this Earth. 

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weekend brunch made easy with modo

As a solopreneur, carving out time to spend with friends is so important but often over looked. Except, when your friend is ready to give birth to her first child, it's vital to make it happen! Both parenthood and building a business automatically make your schedules a little, let's say, crazy. So fitting in quality time before my friend Caroline's son was born was priority one for me. 

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5 tips to holding yourself accountable

One of the scary thoughts for many of us branching out to be a bad-ass boss babe is the question of how to hold ourselves accountable. After all, there's no supervisor or manager to watch over you, ensuring you keep your focus on your work. You're all on your own. How are you going to keep your eye on the prize, day in and day out, as you work to grow your business or side hustle? 

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