Posts tagged #inspirational

Permission Granted

I came upon this beautiful poem while reading the book "Back to Joy", edited by June Cotner.
I hope you find it as inspirational and eloquent as I do. 

Permission Granted 


Why is it that we never feel entitled,

To take care of ourselves,

When we most need care?

Even the storm takes care of itself,

Raining until there is no more rain,

Not asking anyone's permission,

To light up the sky, fill the gutters, and leak into the kitchen.

A storm has come into your life, wreaking havoc and chaos,

And you're the one needing permission?

You have it:

Permission to feel afraid, but not feel conquered by your fears,

Permission to feel overwhelmed, but not undone,

Permission to pause, shed a few tears, take a break,

Permission to sit with a cup of coffee and find the still centre of yourself -

In the eye of the storm -

where all your strength lies in waiting.

Storms come and pass, and you are stronger

because of them.

It's stormy now.

You have permission to feel the power of the storm,

and seek the shelter within yourself.


- Susan Koefod

Posted on August 2, 2018 .

Favourite Inspirational Quotes from Oprah

Today marks the birthday of Oprah Winfrey, legendary talk show host, philanthropist, actress, producer and inspirational and influential woman. Oprah is awesome! She manages to do so much and make it mean so much to so many and I find her living example of how to live your best life is truly awe-inspiring. Oprah is all about empowerment

Below please find my all time favourite quotes and life lessons from this amazing woman. 

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Did I forget your favourite Oprah quote? Please feel free to share it in the comments section.


An Empowering Afternoon for Mothers & Daughters

This past Sunday, my daughter Ally and I enjoyed a lovely afternoon in downtown Toronto, sharing tea, cupcakes and empowering inspiration courtesy of Faze magazine. Faze is the largest paid circulation magazine in the 12-24 demographic in Canada. Faze is full stories and interviews that appeal to it's teenage readers like current affairs, music, youth culture, careers, health, style, travel and so much more. If you haven't read an issue yet, you can pick one up at your local Indigo or Chapters retailer. 

To learn more about Cory Lee, check out her latest music video for her new song 'Boomerang."

Overall, my daughter and I thoroughly enjoyed these few hours of insightful and empowering discussions and walked away with smiles on our faces and amazing goodie bags full of fun and interesting swag. If you ever get the chance to attend a live Faze event, I highly recommend you go. You won't be sorry. 

Posted on June 2, 2014 .