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!!
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!