Category Archives: Things That Make Me Go Hmm…

Never Gets Old

I always feel at home here. I miss it sometimes.

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Thoughtful Tuesday: After The Storm

A storm just passed and I couldn’t help but be memorized by the beautiful sky.

It then reminded me that in life we go through our own storms but we have to remember there is beauty after.  Have a great week 🙂

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Thoughtful Thursday: Mindful or Mind Full?

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The other day my friend tagged me in this picture and it really made me think.  As someone that is in their head a lot, I can definitely relate to being “mind full” and not taking in the moment.  As of lately, this is something I have been working on.  I need to be more present in the moment and appreciate what is happening and not thinking about what I need to do next.  If you are an over-thinker, what are some things you do to clear your mind (meditation, etc.).

Thoughtful Thursday

The past few weeks have not been the greatest, but even through the trying times I do my best to look at things with a grateful heart.  I have been doing my best to put everything into perspective and realize that my situation could be a lot worse.  I have a lot of loving people surrounding me that are in good health and I am so happy for that.  Any time you are in a bad mood or just experience a series of bad events.  Try your best to always look at things with a grateful heart and reach out to your support systems.  Stay positive and remember that happiness is a choice.  Happy Thursday!

Music Monday: Janelle Monae Yoga

I’m a few weeks late to the game in watching Janelle Monae’s latest video Yoga.  Before I even watched the video, I read countless comments about Janelle “selling out” and being too sexy.  I saw a few stills from the video and at no point did I see her as being “too sexy” (whatever that means).

When I finally watched the video, I still had the same sentiments, I did not find the video too sexy and I thought it was tastefully done.  But then it had me thinking how as a woman sometimes people expect you to be respectable but then it is seen as terrifying to showcase any drop of sensuality.  When she first came out all she wore were suits and I had no issue with it.  Then once in a while you would see her in a dress and people would freak out and say she was showing a different style which is true. But no reason to question if her intentions and message have changed.  With this new video, she is just showing another side of herself and even in this video I think she still holds her self to an image that young ladies can look up to and all women can identify with.

It’s almost as though people forget that artists in the spotlight are people too and have different sides to their personality. If that’s where they are at that moment creatively let them have that time! If you don’t like it then so be it, you can go back and reminisce about them back in the day.  Shoot, point of the story is that I personally do not find the video to be that sexy. Have a look and tell me your thoughts!

Love My City

No matter where I go, I’ll always be proud of being from Ottawa❤.

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Oh Hi There!

My laptop finally decided to die and I have not replaced it yet.  That is really the main reason I have not been posting as much, I tried posting from my phone but found it to be slightly inconvenient.  My hat goes off to professional bloggers that not only write all the time but post from their phone as well.  I hope everyone is doing well and I will be back writing soon.

Lady In Red

As soon as you saw the title, you probably thought of the 80′s hit sung by Chris DeBurgh.  In actuality, there was an article on Huffington Post about the neurological reaction men and women have towards the colour red when worn.  The read was somewhat interesting by my mind really went straight to the song.  So here it is! Happy Friday 🙂

The Voice of the Trees by Bartholomaus Traubeck

I know this video has been around for a while,  but I finally took the time to watch it.  A new type of record player was designed to read the lines in tree slices and produce music.  With the technology, you can choose which instrument you would like to use and the piano was chosen for this specific piece.  The outcome is hauntingly beautiful. Enjoy 🙂 http://youtu.be/ZYLaPVi_I2U

Glow Fair Festival

This past weekend Ottawa hosted its first Glow Fair Festival.  A few blocks of Bank st. were shut down in order to hold multiple local musical acts and activities for the children.   They had Judith Hill as their closing act for the festival and I am slightly heartbroken I did not get to see her.  This year, I was unable to experience majority of the festival, but I was able to check out a few performances.  I hope to be able to experience more of the festival next year.  

I have to say Glow Fair did a good job in terms of informing the general public about the event.   They had huge posters around the city and I was able to find them in social media.   As I said before, I am excited to see what they have in store for next year.