Category Archives: Towns + communities

happiness is a frozen lake

A few days ago, my friend Jocelyn Bethune posted some wonderful photos on her Facebook wall, that Simone Carmichael had taken. I shared one of them in the Dream Big Facebook group, and after that Jocelyn wrote to me to … Continue reading

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links loved / mar 15

It’s that time of the week again, time to share some love! I want this as a print on my wall, and possibly a tattoo on my body. I don’t understand the language she’s singing in, but I loved every … Continue reading

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on welcome

These days I’m thinking a lot about what it means to be “welcoming”. It’s a touchy subject. We all as humans want to be welcome, we all want to be part of the group, to be heard and loved and … Continue reading

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gold + honey: international women’s day

Yesterday I stayed at school until 5, then went across the road to Flavor 19, where the Cape Breton Small Business Development Centre was hosting a Women in Business dinner and trade show, for International Women’s Day. As part of … Continue reading

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storefront dreaming

The more I think about it, the more I realize I was made to go into business. I mean, some guys and gals drive by houses for sale and dream about decorating the home, doing the garden, et cetera. I … Continue reading

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multitude monday / feb 24

My friend and classmate Katie MacLennan writes a great blog called Polka Dot Soup. On it she writes a post some Mondays called “Multitude Monday.” She writes, “Mondays are about documenting the little (or big!) things in life that make me oh-so-happy. Let’s … Continue reading

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risk takers: Hailey Isadore

I’ve started a new interview series on the blog, called “Risk Takers.” The reason is that I’m feeling “poised” these days, on the edge of whatever will come after I graduate in the spring from my two-year design program at NSCC. (Will … Continue reading

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