Build Your Dreams In The Fall

“Remember your dreams and fight for them. You must know what you want from life. There is just one thing that makes your dream become impossible: the fear of failure.” Paulo Coelho

Fall is the perfect time for gathering all the dreams in my dream box and setting some new goals for the following year. Just as the trees shed their leaves but remain rooted in the earth, I feel that I start letting go of what no longer serves me and start rooting to continue my current dreams or to start building new ones for the upcoming Spring. In the Spring, when the new leaves bud on the trees which has stood the test of winter, I too want to have the freshness of Spring and green gold flowing within to savour all of the dreams which I planted during fall, Nature, in its infinite wisdom provides us with the gentle guidance which we need all the time – we simply need to tune in and listen to our authentic voices. Fall is a wonderful season for rejuvenation and preparation.

This fall I placed these three little scarecrow characters at the front of my yard with the sign, ‘Build Your Dreams In The Fall.” I call them Jill, Jack and Jane – names from the books I read as a little girl. They bring a sense of playfulness to my space and bring a smile to my face when I leave home in the morning or come home in the evening. They are a great reminder to keep my dreams in the forefront of my mind and this fall, I will call them the guards of my dream this fall. It is all imaginary and playful – and this is the whole point of having fun as your play with your dreams. Jill, Jack and Jane are the little triggers which I have placed in a visible space which triggers my mind to remain focus on my dreams. What triggers can you place in your environment?

What are your dreams?

What dream do you want to build?

What do you need to inspire your dreams?

Who do you need to help you?

What fears so you need to let go of?

Our dreams are unique to our soul mission. Some dreams are huge and will have an impact on millions of people. Some dreams are small and they could have an impact that will multiply in future lifetimes to cause a ripple effect. I believe that there is Divine Timing for all things in our lives but I also believe that it is important for us to know the things which make our soul sing. Think of the things which you cannot leave undone in this world because you have been given the special mission to take action to create a small or huge impact to make the world a better place.

What do you need to take action on?



Would I need more money or less money to afford my inspired lifestyle?

“Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated.” ~ Confucius



As I immerse myself more and more into the simple pleasures of life, I am almost dumbfounded about why and how we ended up complicating our lives with so much stuff, so much work, so much busyness, so much debt, so much clutter, so many wants and needs that don’t necessarily add more joy to our lives.

I love nature abundantly. It is where I find complete soulful rest. Recently, my partner and I went on a little adventure to a small village called Wakefield in Quebec.  As we walked along the waterfront, where the old steam train run many years ago, we saw those “summer-house boats” beautifully hinged along the coastline.  My heart missed a beat because it responded to this great desire I have within me to live close to the water in the simplest house possible.  I don’t think it can get simpler than this!

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Looking at the simplicity of the house on the water, make me think:

How much stuff do we really need?

Could I live with just a few kilograms of stuff?  Some clothes, some basic pans and pots?  Basic furniture?

How great it would be to have less space to clean and a grand ocean to look at and more time to read and write?

What a relief it would be not to have a mortgage to pay!

How wonderful it would be to change my site each day and simply drift along the shoreline?

What would I need to afford this lifestyle?

It is said that the best things in life are free.  Well, I don’t think that is true anymore.  The lands and oceans were all given to us by our creator.  I wonder whether it was ever meant for us to OWN it.  We have developed such complex and expensive systems to simply own a piece of land – waterfront is so expensive! We are caught up in a lifestyle of wanting more – funny enough, the list never ends.  We bleed our souls to death because we have no time to attend to its yearnings because we are so busy with staying afloat with our everyday lives.

This day spent in Wakefield breathed  life back in my soul.  It cost nothing to walk along the waterfront or to spend those long hours trailing along the water in the utmost gratitude for the sun that kissed my skin, the fresh air, the beautiful rustic fall colors, the sound of the waterfall and the wind that occasionally blew through my hair. At the end of it, I felt rejuvenated.

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What can you do to simplify your life?

Would you need less money or more money?

TuneIn today to what your spirit is longing for.  Don’t let it bleed to death.  StepUp and  give yourself permission to nurture that beautiful spirit in you because it is what you need to restore your balance.













Do you have a mindset which will make you gasp when beauty touches your soul?


I make it a daily practice to look for miracles, opportunities and the simple pleasures of life that sometimes show up unexpectedly!  I have a mindset to find joy in the ordinary and make moments extraordinary by seeing them through the eyes of my soul.  Little blessings add great pleasure to my day and I often find my heart bubbling with joyful music as my senses become more and more immersed in its natural home of gratitude.  How blessed I feel at the end of every day to be part of this amazing universe, the beautiful souls  who I meet in my daily journeys  and the thousands of angels that dance all around us, urging us to let go of our anxieties and love our planet unconditionally.

Our lives are busy and chaotic with much to get done at the end of every day.  The price of not meeting our obligations can be high and this leads to a high level of stress. However, we can claim a lifestyle of less anxiety by consciously shifting our MINDS and EYES to see the beauty around us, through our souls. Have you ever found yourself gasping because something is so beautiful, so inspiring, so dynamic, so alive, so fun, so exhilarating, so “WOW!”

The quickest way to expand our souls is to find beauty that speaks to our soul frequently.

Here are a few things which have brought delight to the eyes of my soul.

Look at this flower below… isn’t it just perfect!  I couldn’t take my eyes off it.  Every single petal looks perfectly placed. Nature is so divine! How more beautiful life could be if we can all embrace that divine perfection in all things around us!


On my way to the office yesterday, I  found GRAPES!!!! They were growing over the house of the owner of a sandwich deli and I was completely blown away that right in the middle of Ottawa, I found grapes! To stumble upon such treasures lifts my spirit a hundredfold… I skipped all the way back to work!


On a hot summer day, a cold, cold, cold beer is so delightful!  I completely enjoyed this Mills Street Organic beer in the Ottawa Market. Don’t rush home after work… take a few minutes to enjoy sitting on a patio somewhere and just soak in the sun and enjoy the buzz of people around you!


A good pizza is still a classic for a fun party!  This one was delicious with the beer 🙂


Look at this rack of bikes… what a great idea to make bikes available us to ride around the city! Just hopping on one in the middle of the day can re-energize you completely!


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A field of black eye Suzans right across from my workplace!

Doesn’t this tree hold hundreds of stories?  It sits along the St. Lawrence River, Upper Canada Village and if it could talk, I can only imagine the stories that it would share of love and war.


And the fun part at the end of a day was just hugging the little bear at Sugar Mountain!


Tune in today to small things that bring pleasure to your MIND and/or your EYES! Step up to indulge in something that makes your heart beat a little bit faster today and that which will expand your soul.


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