Thursday, 29 January 2015

Drink A Hope To Happy Years

I am so happy it's Thursday! I had the BUSIEST week last week! I usually work 70 hours in a 14 hour pay period. Last week, I worked over 80 hours in 6 days. It was excessive and exhausting! But, it means I only have to work half a day today and I'm off tomorrow!! 

For the first time all month, I will be heading out of town for the weekend- if the weather cooperates! I'm looking forward to some peace and quit, reading and relaxing...just getting away to clear my head. 

I'll be driving about an hour and half away from the city, and since I recently found my-lost-for-over-two-years Dave Matthews Band CD, you can bet that's what I'll be listening to on my drive. 

I love so many DMB songs, but this is one of my favourites:

 How great is this song? I'll definitely have it on repeat!

Wednesday, 28 January 2015

#BellLetsTalk

Mental health is something that affects us all, on different level and in different ways, but we are all affected at one time or another. Mental health issues include bi-polar disorder, schizophrenia, Alzheimer's disease, depression and even anxiety.

Sadly, there is still a HUGE stigma around mental health issues. People are not comfortable talking about their situations or people judge others who are dealing with mental health issues. There are a lot of negative stereotypes.

Bell Let's Talk day, which is today, is trying to reduce the stigma surrounding mental health, raise awareness and start a conversation. Plus, Bell will donate $0.05 for text message, mobile and long distance call made by their customers. Not a Bell customer? You can still support the campaign by tweeting #BellLetsTalk
 
 
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In 2014, Bell Let's Talk Day had over 100 million tweets, phone calls and text message resulting in over $5.4 million raised for mental health initiatives. That's a lot of money for a REALLY great cause! 

More information can be found on the website, Bell Let's Talk, including a toolkit on how you can get the conversation started.

If nothing else, please tweet #BellLetsTalk...you can make a difference and raise awareness simply by tweeting a hashtag. 


Tuesday, 27 January 2015

Hey, It's Ok!

Airing My Dirty Laundry
 
To be glad the weekend is over! Your fundraiser was successful, raising well over $100,000. It was a long 15+ hour day, but worth it.

That I like the NHL All-Star Draft. I think it's a fun and funny edition to All-Star Weekend and it's an opportunity to really get to see the personalities of the NHL players. I watched the All-Star Skills Competition too but not the All-Star Game (boo) because I was working.

To have started watching Property Brothers and Love It or List It Vancouver (both on the W Network). These were two shows- and a television genre- I never thought I'd be into. I was wrong and now go out of my way to watch epsiodes.

That, after two and a half years, I'm starting to make my apartment feel like a home and a place I actually want to stay and spend time at. I've always loved my apartment, but because I've spent so little time here, I've never bothered to do much decorating or to make it feel like 'mine'.

To hope everyone participates in Bell's Let's Talk Campaign tomorrow (January 28). For every text message, mobile and long distance call, Facebook image share and Tweet using #BellLetsTalk, Bell will donate 5 cents to mental health initiatives. Last year, over $5.4 million was raised. For more information, click here


Monday, 26 January 2015

Inspire Me- Never Out Of Style

This is the Monday I have been counting down too. I had a HUGE fundraiser for work yesterday and ended up working over 15 hours yesterday. In fact all last week, in preparation for the fundraiser, I was working 9-12 hour days (instead of my usual 7 hours).  So today, I am rewarded with a day off. I have an appointment at noon and plan on doing only things that make me happy today; reading, writing, maybe some Netflix, spending the day in pj's, enjoy cups upon cups of tea. I earned this day off, and trust me...I EARNED the day off. 
 


I've mentioned several times, that my word for 2015 is happy. I am really focused on this word and am really making an effort to be happy. The above quote is from Lilly Pulitzer. Happy is never outdated, or overrated for that matter.