Conventionally Unconventional

There are many times in life when we think our life is over. Then we realize it was a false alarm and things are not nearly as “extreme” as we make them out to be*. *Please note: there are some exceptions to this rule. You are all bright enough to know the exceptions I may […]

Inspired Failure

*please click image to enlarge or continue below for plain text version **plain text version** I have failed…several times. There are many things that I have attempted in life and many have resulted in failure. I tried out year after year for the basketball and volleyball teams…I never made it once. I was a budding […]

Learning from an 8 Year-Old…

“Take a chance on me”  -Jasmine & Stokes  A couple of years ago, Drew and I watched a compelling Canadian documentary (featured at the Hot Docs festival) called “Listen to This.” The documentary followed the lives of several inner city kids enrolled in an after school music program “Evolving Through the Arts” ( We were […]

Happy Thanksliving!

Good Morning Rock Stars, Happy Monday! As this beautiful day is set before us, I wanted to take a moment to reflect upon this season…the bountiful harvest. Last week in Canada, we celebrated Thanksgiving-a time to give thanks and have gratitude for the people, experiences, opportunities and abundance in our lives. It was a time […]

Random Thoughts Lead to Inspired Action

“Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don’t matter, and those who matter don’t mind.”  — Dr.Seuss The sun is shining and the warm weather is upon us. Embrace today. Celebrate today. The Millennium Conference is on Saturday. As one of the invited presenters, I am so blessed and […]

Split-Second Moments and Leading With Lollipops

Less than 6 months ago at a Young Social Entrepreneurs of Canada  ( event, Drew Dudley (not the same Drew I’ve spoken about previously) and I experienced one of those split-second life moments. We went from being strangers to becoming friends. Not knowing much about him, I entered a conversation he was having with one […]

Celebrating Rock Stars: NABIL SHASH

On Tuesday night, I had the opportunity to attend an event hosted by Schools Without Borders ( Our mission is to create meaningful learning opportunities beyond the classroom walls. Our vision is to improve our quality of life through experiences that reinforce and build linkages between personal growth, community health and global sustainability. Our philosophy […]

When Motto meets Intention…

I just returned home from a stroll to the new Indigo Books, Music, and Kids. One word–>SPECTACULAR! Every detail was thought of, inspiration screaming from every wall, it’s art gallery meet urban loft with a big side of your own personal home library. The people who work there…Indigogurus as I like to refer to them […]

Happy Birthday….Indigo

I am very excited. Today is a special day. It’s the birthday/grand opening of…..INDIGO Books & Music on Glen Erin Drive in Mississauga, Canada (Mississauga is a city about 30 minutes from downtown Toronto, for my International readers out there). What I LOVE about Indigo is the atmosphere. It is a chance to sit and […]

Happy THANKSgiving

This weekend in Canada, families all across this nation will be celebrating Thanksgiving. A time of family and friends, a time to share a meal together, a time of reflection, and a time of gratitude. Here’s wishing each and everyone of you wherever you are a very Happy Weekend filled with many moments to give […]