Beauty & Blessings: This Week in Wonder & Awe(some)

Hey There Beautiful Soul, Happy [Everyday] to You! If you’re ready for some good ol’ Wonder & Awe(some), let’s get it rolling…. Wishing you the most amazing day ahead! Love, Joann xo The Spirit of Rio and the Olympics is found in moments like this… …and this one   …and this one! …a reminder of […]

Are You For Real?

The other day, I was in the parking lot of Costco and as I was approaching the entrance, I observed a lady pushing her cart back. What was interesting in this case, was that instead of returning her cart to the area where all the available carts were located, she conveniently pushed it against a […]

Mis(s) Communication

A couple of weeks ago, I announced that I would be embarking on a 6 month adventure called The Playground Project (see below for details or please visit and sharing my experiences with all of you in the hopes of raising awareness for the opportunities that exist, the elements that connect us all, and […]

A Game-Changing Statement

“In a single moment, it is all gone.”-Revelation 18:17 We live in a society of constant to-do lists in the pursuit of feeling “accomplished,” “getting things done,” and “delivering on promises.” Perhaps this is a familiar setting for you or for those around you. Then we come across one bold statement that challenges the way […]

The Tarnish Rule

Most of us have heard of “The Golden Rule”: Treat others the way you would like to be treated. Today I want to look at another “rule” that more often than not creeps into our everyday behaviour making the Golden Rule a little (or extremely) rusty The Tarnish Rule shows up as “Treat others the […]

Say it with me now….

I am Responsible. I am Responsible for how I feel, the thoughts I have, the opinions (created by self and given by others) I enable to be truths, the actions I take, the choices I make, and the life I lead. I am Responsible for my happiness and sadness and every emotion in between. I […]

You are not a number but YOU COUNT.

If there is something that I hope to imprint on the hearts and minds of those I meet, it is this: YOU MATTER. For some odd reason, “our society,” which is made up of talented, intelligent, extraordinary individuals have chosen to fall victim to the following beliefs: 1. You are a number and as such, […]

Save the Shoes

Mark Bezos shares a memorable moment in his life. The take-away: Save the Shoes Now I know what you’re thinking, “Are you nuts?” And my response, “WATCH THE VIDEO TO FIND OUT WHAT HE MEANS.” Here’s wishing each of you a brilliant weekend ahead to create and share memorable moments and perhaps an opportunity or […]