About

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Follow me on my life journey while I aspire to create a life that feels good on the inside.

 

I began this blog, Styling the Inside to inspire  myself and others to live a life that feels good within. In other words, I wanted to create a blog people could relate to on a deeper level and perhaps find some inspiration along the way.

The inspiration for the name of my blog ‘Styling the Inside’ came to me because I love style. However, for many years I focused on styling the exterior of my life, in hopes to find happiness. When I realized I had to do the inner work to feel good, I became passionate about personal development and inspiring people to style their life within.

I’m a mother of three girls and wife to a funny, selfless husband. Being a mom is the hardest, most rewarding job in the world; but I wouldn’t have it any other way. I used to tell people my husband and I did everything backward. We had our first daughter very young. I was 19 and he was 22 and we had our second daughter a few years later. We then decided to get married. And then… a few years after that, we had our third daughter! Needless to say, I’ve stopped telling people we did everything backwards, because we did what worked for us!

After I had my first daughter I went back to school and studied  Early Childhood Education. I owned and operated a childcare facility for five +years. I also worked in various preschools, Junior K Programs, and with school-age children. I love children, and have always been interested particularly with their emotional and social development.

In all honesty, I believe my passion for child development stemmed from my own personal  struggles with low self-esteem,  insecurities, and anxiety growing up, (unfortunately, I was a childhood bully).

Today, I’m  an advocate for children’s mental health and well-being. My ultimate wish is for the next generation to grow up confident, empathetic, resilient, and above all: kind.

Writing this blog has been one of the best things I’ve ever done. I’ve met an amazing community of other writers, entrepreneurs, and inspirational people; I would never have met otherwise. I’ve now been blessed with writing, speaking, and teaching opportunities; all because I followed my heart.

Speaking of heart, giving back, and helping others is one of my core values. For this reason,  I’m always looking for different causes/charities to support. In the past, I’ve coordinated Hashtaglunchbag events-feeding the homeless in the Downtown Eastside and I sat on the fundraising  committee for One Girl Can. One Girl Can is a registered charity based in Vancouver, Canada and provides educational opportunities to impoverished girls living in highly marginalized areas of sub-Saharan Africa.  

You can also find me spending time with my family & friends, hiking, reading, writing, attending events, shopping for a good fashion deal and decorating my home; when I’m not busy with mommy duties!!

I also…

Love to connect people.

I’m  a social butterfly.

I’m slightly OCD and working hard at not letting a “mess” bother me.

It’s really hard for me to say no to a slice of  pizza and peanut butter cups.

I’m a chatter box and I ask a lot of questions (not to be nosy but to keep conversations interesting).

I love to inspire, motivate and make people feel damn good.

I twirl my hair.

I find the best outfits under pressure.

I love to pretend I can speak in a British accent to my kids, they find it super annoying and I love it! 

I’m slightly addicted to social media ( I blame this blog for that). 

You probably won’t find recipes on this blog ( I’m not a huge cook, I like to blend everything in my Vitamix ). Maybe you’ll find a smoothie recipe here… maybe. 

 

If I haven’t scared you away, I’d love for you to follow my crazy, beautiful life, for a dose of parenting stories, health & wellness tips, style, giveaways, reviews, collaborations, current events, and above all: INSPIRATION!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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10 thoughts on “About

    1. Hi Michelle,

      Thank you so much for the kind words, and for the nomination. I really appreciate that you took the time to do this. When women empower one another, incredible things happen. Congratulations on your nomination. Blogging has so many benefits and it’s so nice to see how much you love it! xxx

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