5 Books I've read recently and a few thoughts that I had about them. What's included: a debut mystery novel from a local author, a palette-cleansing, cheap thrill, a cathartic and emotional memoir, a hilarious family drama that revolves around the pitfalls of social media, and another that I haven't finished reading yet!
These are a few of my go-to cookbooks; the ones I reach for most often. The ones with dog eared pages, notes in the margins, and tomato sauce stains. There's something romantic about a tangible recipe book and these are my favourite to pore over.
Journalling has been known as a helpful tool to reflect and build self awareness. Studies have even shown that it's effective to reducing anxiety! It's a humbling and welcoming thought to consider that the process alone is helpful, even if you're not sure of it at the time.
These inner shifts ripple outwards and generate remarkable changes in the world: I’ve seen clients decide to pursue their dream careers, create harmony in their relationships, realize wellness goals, impact meaningful changes in their communities, and more. Success looks different for every client, but it always involves a return to their own brilliance.
She's the first photographer that I've ever felt comfortable to just be myself with, and I am still in awe of how she has been able to consistently do this for her clients. She's naturally at ease with herself and her creative vision, that it's impossible not to be pulled into that energy.
I've asked Michaela some questions here and I love what I learned from her, including where the name of her shop was inspired from. I can relate to her advice for budding entrepreneurs and love the advice she has for her younger self. I hope you enjoy this little read and there's a code to get 15% off her online shop in here too!
Self-care means different things to each person and that needs to be honored, but we should also recognize that taking care of ourselves is not as simple as eating a doughnut when we’re having a bad day, (ok sometimes that really is all you need but you get what I’m saying).