Your Invite: Be Mine Blog Party

You have been invited to Scale it Simple’s Be Mine Blog Party! To celebrate reaching 2000 followers I want to invite you all to be my Valentines date this year! You won’t be disappointed. What better way to celebrate the energetic and over the top day of love which is Valentine’s day than to read some awesome blog posts and meet some new blogging friends? No need to worry, you won’t need any boxes of chocolates, flowers or heart-shaped cards to join this blogging party.  This blogging party will be an opportunity…

Searching for Happiness – The Value of Suffering

If you have been reading this searching for happiness series on Scale it Simple then you may be under the impression that my views on searching for happiness include actually finding pure happiness, free from pain or suffering. Perhaps in an oddly perfect world. In a perfect world, no one would suffer, no one would feel pain or heartbreak. In that perfect world, no one would grow, gather wisdom, be able to practice the beautiful human emotions of compassion or empathy either. You see through our suffering we can connect with each other and ourselves in the most amazing and…

Sending Gratitude

Hello lovelies, today I want to share some big news. Brace yourselves… Today is a huge day for my blog ScaleitSimple. A wonderful milestone has been reached thanks to your love and support. ScaleitSimple now has over 2000 WordPress followers! Can you believe it? I am actually still a little shocked.  Less than two years ago when I started this blog I was in kind of a funk and at the beginning of a journey of self-discovery. A journey I have since found out does not really end. A journey that led me towards new passions and helped…

5 Quotes of Ultimate Wisdom by Pema Chodron

Hello, lovely readers! I have had a difficult past few days. I can’t say that there has been anything happening that is outwardly difficult, I have just been feeling agitated, insecure and a little angry at times. It kind of sucks. Sometimes I just get stuck, allowing fear to dictate my happiness. It isn’t fair to myself, and it is a challenge to overcome and accept these darker moods when they arise. Although I know they will pass as all things do, I still wish to not get so stuck in my frustrations. So here I…

12 Self Care Sunday Ideas

Hello, readers. I hope you are all having the best day! Many of you may have heard of the newest blogging/lifestyle trend that has become popular out there in the blog world… Self-care Sunday. What is self-care Sunday? Well, basically it is the idea of taking a little time for yourself on a Sunday to do things that nourish your mind body and soul. Sounds simple, positive and awesome. Sounds like something I would like to write about! I will be completely honest when I say that I have been taking part in my own…

3 Museums you Should Visit in Amsterdam

I am a museum kind of gal. I love the romance and admiration that washes over me when standing in the presence of an ancient art piece. There is something so awe-inspiring about the enthusiasm and dedication in which artists, royalty, and religion had in regards to documenting the myths, legends and everyday experiences of society throughout the ages. I think the thing that impresses me more than the actual art or artifacts themselves is the shared respect that each culture has in preserving history. It is a beautiful act that makes us human. There are so many lessons…

28 Lessons Learned by my 28th Year

So today is my birthday! Yay! Happy Birthday to me. I feel very grateful to have turned another year older and maybe even a little wiser. I am also thankful for all the wonderful and kind people I have in my life that took the time to send me love and light on the day of my birth, your all amazing! I woke up this morning and as is typical on my birthday it was a bitter cold -12, windchill -22. Yup, welcome to Canada! As my car strained to start and I waited for the ice on the inside…

7 Self Love Tips for 2017

With the dawn of the new year upon us, there is no better time than the present, to begin with, the intention to ourselves to send a little love our way. Like many people I have goals and aspirations that I wish to accomplish during this year, some of which I have already shared with you all. However, as we depart from our dear old friend 2016 and look ahead it is important to include bringing more love into our own lives as part of our plan for the year ahead. Focusing on self-love is not a joke my…

2017 Reading Challenge

Hello, beautiful readers! Now that 2017 is here I am left contemplating all that was accomplished in 2016. It was a successful year of personal growth for me, and believe it or not I owe much of that growth to books! Yup, that’s right dear friends, reading has helped transform me mentally, physically and creatively throughout this past year. In 2016 I committed myself to reading 30 books, a hefty goal for me. As the year began I slowly started gaining enthusiasm around this goal and soon I was flying through books of all kind. I tracked my…

2017 The Year Ahead

Happy new year everyone! I hope you all had a wonderful holiday season and are ready to embrace the fresh unpaved road ahead that the year 2017 is providing us. The beginning of a new year is a wonderful symbol of renewed energy and the perfect time to make the promise to better ourselves in whatever way that means to you. People all over the world stop to celebrate another year of life lived and the hope of new opportunities and continued prosperity for the year to come. I am one of those wide-eyed new year new beginning enthusiasts…