“Create a life you love to live.” – Isla Pearl

LIFESTYLE POSTS

Your Platform, Your Stage, Your Circle of Influence

My professional life was always rooted in "more".  After all, isn't that the focus of all business? more revenue, more profit, more customers, more sales, more reach, more products, more services, more success, more, more, more - right?  So when I started this Blog my...

Finding Your Inner Strength

For anyone out there that practices Yoga you know what I am talking about.  Just hearing the words "arm balance" is enough to send you straight into savasana or wanting to run out of the room!  I would have never considered myself to be a "yogi" but all intents and...

Through The Eyes of Someone Who Admires You

"Try seeing yourself through the eyes of someone who admires you. They get it. They believe in you, leaps and bounds. They aren't connected to your insecurities and negative beliefs about yourself. All they see is your true glory and potential. Become one of your own...

Just Take One Step

I am a "big picture" or "end result" driven kind of girl. I want to go from 0-10 in one giant step because I know that whatever my goal or vision, it will be awesome once I get there. The problem is that what often goes hand-in-hand with this type of thinking is that...

The Feeling of Not Enough

Fact:  More than 80% of women: believe they’re not good enough; feel they don’t measure up in some way; are sure they fall short when it comes to their looks, success in business and relationships. 80% of us - GASP!  So let me ask you as question - not good enough...

My Favourite Things This Week

This week's My Favourite Things comes with mixed emotions.  Today marks the official 1-year mark since I started posting my favourite things every week that have inspired me from style, to conversations, to people.  Although I might have inspired a few extra pairs of...

Do What Feels Good, Not What Looks Good

"Do what feels good, not what looks good" (except when it comes to heels, when it comes to heels - always wear them) These were the words of encouragement and inspiration during a recent yoga class that I attended.  I don't even remember what pose it was that we were...

My Favourite Things This Week

I came across at post on IG recently that said: "We all have 2 choices:  we can make a living or we can design a life". Sigh, no pressure right?  Sometimes I think that things seem too big, or too overwhelming, or just "too" of whatever for us to take them on.  It's...

My Favourite Things This Week

Well, it was about time I delivered a post full of superficial things that bring me joy and love.  And that they did this week.  This was the kind of week that I felt like I hit a wall, fell into a slump and felt "somewhat uninspired".  We all have them - days, weeks...

Isla Pearl Lifestyle Day: When Women Come Together

Last week I hosted my first Isla Pearl Lifestyle Day.  The old me would have wanted to throw a celebrity worthy event (trust me, there were moments) and then I realized that I just needed to start small and have a good intention and purpose behind it.  So I did, and...

My Favourite Things This Week

I live a pretty balanced life for the most part.  As hard as I work, I take just as much time for myself (gasp!  I know right - so selfish!), for every timbit (or box) there is clean and healthy eating and for every day that I sit and work at my computer you can be...

My Favourite Things This Week

Let's be honest, my Favourite Thing this week is the prep and lead up to my first Isla Pearl Lifestyle Day.  Its not a bad week when each day another person registers, a new partner comes on board to support you and swag arrives daily to fill generously donated gift...

When a Good Day Turns Bad

You know those days that you just want to start over?  Yesterday was one of those days.  It started off somewhat on track but quickly derailed when my 2-year old spilled a large coffee on me (by 'me' I mean me wearing a crisp white shirt and cream long coat - yeah,...

I Know You Are, But What Am I?

"You are not who you think you are.  You are not who other people think you are. You are who you think other people think you are."  Sean Cooper I have this quality in me that constantly sees potential, possibility and belief in other people, more specifically women -...

My Favourite Things This Week

Like clockwork, every few months I hit a wall of exhaustion complete with a side order of "illness" usually in the form of aches, pains, fever, cold - you know, the works.  It always arrives the minute that I let my guard down after pushing through whatever it is that...

One of a Kind Show: My Favourite Finds

The Spring One of a Kind Show in Toronto has officially kicked off and runs until Sunday, April 2, 2017 at the Enercare Centre, Exhibition Place.  I know - as soon as you hear "the Ex" you instantly start thinking all things delicious like Tiny Toms and deep fried...

My Favourite Things This Week

Let me be entirely honest with you (get ready to hit the repeat button) - I never intended to become a Blogger.  My vision was to actually bring together women, do amazing things for great causes and basically surround myself with inspiring beings.  We sometimes have...

Spring Vibe: Creating More Space

"Just beneath the clutter - the stuff, is an Oprah "ah ha" moment waiting for you in the form of emotional space", Susan Elstob Spring is about rebirth, rejuvenation, renewal and re-growth (not a huge fan of this word but you get the point).  It is the one season of...

My Favourite Things This Week

A few years ago (ah hm, my reference point for just about anything that was at least a decade ago) I went to a fundraising tea event in Toronto.  There was something about it that had be completely intrigued.  From the way the day was laid out, to the food that just...

Happy Birthday To Me

Even when I was little, surrounded by all of my friends at my birthday party I was start to cringe with the thought of all of the attention on me.  I know, it's shocking (and I'm sure my siblings are thinking "uh huh, whatever").  As much as I love the idea of all of...