Oh hello, Mr. Sun

Sometimes, (or should I say most of the times), we are so swamped with work, daily responsibilities and chores, tasks, bills that need to be paid, homework and assignments that need to be done, floors that need to be cleaned- I think you’re getting the point. It clutters our minds to the point where we neglect everything else and focus solely on the next deadline or task that needs to be attended to. We’re so inundated with information, with chores, with everything. Reminders to do this, reminders to do that. Often times, we forget to really look up from our computers, our papers and our phones to appreciate the small things in life and really notice the details that typically go unseen. This short post that I have composed consists of just pictures of the sun. Literally. It’s shots of our glorious star that I have taken on vacation, in the…

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I AMSTERDAM- European Adventure 2015

And so we fly to Amsterdam next. This is another city I get to cross off my 2015 travel bucket list, making it 2/5. I’m so in love with Amsterdam and I think it’s because it’s like a more modern version of Venice, Italy. The canals. The tightly knit buildings. The serenity of it all. I only regret not going in April-May when the tulips are in full bloom. Nonetheless, it was amazing and I’m so glad I got the chance to go. Before even getting to the main city of Amsterdam, my tour bus took me to Zaanse Schans, a neighbourhood filled with windmills (one of Amsterdam’s most famous sightings). Amsterdam is also very famous for its wooden clogs, so we visited a museum where we watched a demonstration on someone showing us how wooden clogs are made. Zaanse Schans is just a stone’s throw away from the heart…

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The Lokai Bracelet

Just recently, I purchased the Lokai Bracelet online. For those who haven’t heard of it before, it’s a bracelet that contains elements from the highest and lowest points on Earth. The white bead contains water from the top of Mount Everest while the black bead contains mud from the Dead Sea. The other clear beads in between are simply made of rubber. The bracelet is $18 USD but after converting it to Canadian dollars AND paying for shipping, it was $28 CD. The cost is the only downside to this bracelet, as it is definitely not cheap. But I love the message of this bracelet. It’s all about finding balance in life. Sometimes, you’ll feel like you’re on top of the world and that nothing can take you down. It’s at this time that you have to stay humble and not brag. Other times, you’ve hit a low and you…

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My Favourite Ways to use Sticky Notes

I think I have a serious obsession with sticky notes. I’m naturally just drawn to all the different shapes and sizes and most importantly, all the different colours. Personally, I think I just love how professional they look. Sticky notes are a great thing to have on your desk or in your bag, whether you’re a student or someone working at a job. It helps to brighten up your workspace and there are tons and tons of different styles, shapes, and sizes to choose from. Above all, they’re convenient and can be used for almost anything! If you’re on the go and you’re suddenly struck with a moment of genius, you can take out a sticky note and jot it down. If you feel like you have too much to remember, you can write them all down on a sticky note and stick it by your bed or on your…

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How to keep a Gratitude Journal

 grat·i·tude ˈɡradəˌt(y)o͞od/ noun the quality of being thankful; readiness to show appreciation for and to return kindness     I love the idea of a gratitude journal. I feel that it’s so important to notice the small things in life and to cherish them.  Everybody has good days and bad days. We’re always going to have bad days; those are inevitable. It helps if you have moments of happiness and love to cling onto when the bad days are crashing down on you. That’s what a gratitude journal is all about. It’s a place where you can write things you saw, things you heard, or things you did in this notebook. It doesn’t even have to be a paragraph; it can just be a sentence or two. You don’t even have to write in it every day. Studies actually shows that  you’ll be more happy if you only write in…

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