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There is something strange about change. People tend to think they love change but in reality routine is what we all thrive upon. You see change is scary, with change comes fear and uncertainty, but without it we wouldn’t grow. 

Blyss took on a new challenge. She was fed up with the life she was starting to make for herself. The dreams that she set for herself was slowly fading and daydreaming was starting become something of the past. Her life looked like to was falling a part. There was constant fighting, self-doubt and anxiety for months and months. During the pandemic, her job was up in the air (even though is wasn’t her dream). It was only a year and a half since she graduated and thought that see can change the world. 

After having thoughtful great conversation with the love of her life. They decided that they should relocate to continue the search for happiness and living their dreams. In an ever changing world there is always something that keeps us centered. Whether it is family, friendship, music or a soul mate. 

So there she was doing another change. Not only moving away from family and friends, but away from comfort and ease. None of this will be easy for her, but she know it is worth it. Change always seem harder than it really is, because once the change happens and everything will be worked out, she will realize that is wasn’t that scary. 

But as it seems, right in this present moment, when everyone thinks she’s crazy. Blyss feels just that, bliss, serenity and confident. The most confident and sure of herself that she felt in months. Yet everyone, including family questioned her and her love’s decision. She is leaving to ‘start something new’ in the middle of a fucking pandemic! Does she realize the world is going through an economic crisis? Does she see people are constantly getting sick? 

The truth is she does realize all the uncertainty, fear and unstable atmosphere we all live in at the moment. However, as someone once said (can’t remember), everything you want is on the other side of fear. Therefore, she chooses not to be fear, but to be fearless! She knows everything will work out, things will be definitely get better and her life with the love of her life will be one for the books. So here’s to CHANGE and always looking towards it! 

To conquering fears and to becoming who you always wanted to be without shame or guilt. 

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Missed Some Pages of My Life-Major Life Changes

Missed Some Pages of My Life-Major Life Changes

How to Tackle Major Life Changes

As we help each other grow through self-development and life coaching in general, I blog.
And with my blogger’s hat comes a lot of sharing and responsibility.

Imagine knowing half of your story for years and years…and years?
Yes, that happened to me.
Only recently, did I discover the other half of my life transforming journey. And, something in me still feels…


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I just wanna get it over with. When my sis too get a boyfriend who she too ditches me for. Like my friends, my cousin, even my mom has done. I’ll try my best to keep on til then at least, for her. But somehow, a part of me kind of want her to just ditch me too so I can let go of my last anchor..

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Kelowna is Changing


There is a lot of building going on in Kelowna right now and the city is changing. As I walked down this block I couldn’t help but notice the contrast between this little old industrial building and the new condos going up behind it. I wonder how long this building will last? I guess time will tell.

Thanks for stopping by, Rob


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Und alles ist anders

Aber alles ist gut

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Change is always happening.

Change is always happening. how do you handle it?

I am old enough to have the ability to look back multiple decades, to realize the world of today is so vastly different from the world of my childhood . And as we go onward the changes are more rapid, and not always as encouraging. But the bottom line is change is constantly with us. How do you handle the changes? Consider these thoughts to get you through:

Keep a sense of humor – learn to laugh…

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Are you ready for change?

I love this quote by John C. Maxwell:

Change is inevitable… growth is optional.

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Because change is going to happen no matter what, it’s up to us to determine how we want to handle, react to, or manage it.

In my early 20s I was resistant to change because I didn’t know how to manage it. Then after 20 years of working at it then being on a change management team for 3 years, I now have the tools to surf change like a pro. And in some cases even prompt it if needed.

Maxwell goes on to suggest…

To grow you must see the value in yourself to add value to yourself and others.

You have to want to grow and change. Sure, change will happen eventually but one thing I have noticed in myself and others who are trying to figure out where they are in the midst of so much unprecedented ambiguity and change is they don’t know their value and/or may not be expressing or demonstrating it to others.

I’m watching a lot of my visual practitioner colleagues leave the field and others struggling to stay in it. And I have wondered (with gratitude) why this past year has been easier for me than most and more successful than any previous year of my career. I distilled it down to 3 things that are applicable to anyone and can be repeated and scaled. And one differentiator.

3 Simple Steps you can take to apply value to your practice so you may grow:

  1. Take inventory of your skills and strengths.
  2. Determine what is needed in the world right now and what aligns with your desires.
  3. Start expressing your value right away! On the next call, email you write, or project you propose, highlight what you will bring (skills and strengths)and how that will help your client meet their needs.

+1 Differentiator

I reviewed my emails and notes since March 2020 and I found that I applied Steps 1 & 2 in the first month of the pandemic and have been applying Step 3 since. After talking with a few trusted colleagues who have experienced varying degrees of success this year, I realized my differentiator is that I have been preparing for this moment most of my adult life. No, I didn’t know there would be a pandemic, but I have been training for a time when “Plan A” wouldn’t work out. Nor Plan B so I went to Plan Z. And that’s Steps 1 & 2. The cool thing is, anyone can do these three steps anytime, starting now. And if you start now, you can have the same differentiator in the future.

So while the world changes around us, we have a choice. Where do we want to grow and when do we want to start? If you oftentimes see the world as a fast moving carousel and aren’t sure when to hop on, the idea can be dizzying.

That’s why I offer 1:1 coaching and have created a series of workshops to help parse out what’s possible by sharing my methods. I will be focusing on these more this year and funneling a few of the courses I have offered in the past into new efforts.

Want to learn more? Check out Appreciative Productivity or learn more about how I facilitate here. While the Deep Dive is over, Jill Greenbaum and I are considering offering it again in the fall.

Helping others change…
Take a moment to think about how a mentor, role model, or coach has profoundly impacted your life. My mind immediately goes to Carol DuBosch and the many times something she said or did made me think, “Whoa!”  Or how each time she placed a bee tool in my hand changed the trajectory of my career. Carol is one of the lettering sweethearts from For the Love of Lettering and Lettering with the Masters and is the inspiration behind the Giving and Receiving page AND has inspired many to do the same. I used to volunteer my time to teach lettering to the homeless in my community as a way to relax, focus and as part of a culinary program for those studying to become bakers and decorate cakes. Now because of the pandemic, I don’t have access to that community so I’m seeking out those who lack accessibility. I need your help! If you know of someone who would benefit from the inherit benefits of lettering, please send them my way. To learn more about my scholarship program, please click here.  

Talking about change…
I have recently taken on the role, Director of Design and Visualiztion at Kadabra. It’s been my dream to be part of a women-led team that utilizes my skills as a visual and virtual facilitator. The company’s values are closely aligned with my own and I’m continually pinching myself when I meet with these women leaders. They are my mentors, colleagues and friends.

At the same time, this new role is taking up more of my time and so I wanted to announce that I will still be offering live sessions on Tuesdays but you may be seeing even less of me on social media and other online appearances. It’s time to do the work needed for society and humanity.

This March and April may be the last time I offer these classes this year. I don’t know if I will offer them again in the future. So if you missed out on the last two European Lettering Tours and want in on what I shared there before it goes away, please sign up for the upcoming courses. I’m offering them as a bundle:

Lettering Back-to-Basics Vacay + Level Up Your Lettering

That’s right, buy Level Up and get Back-to-Basics free. SAVE $100USD by using the coupon code: 100FRIEND

NOTE: Lettering Back-to-Basics starts Tuesday!

I have no European Lettering Tours planned for the future. I do have a trip to Germany and the UK planned when it’s safe to travel again. But the workshops I will be offering are much different than I have ever offered before. So this is the last time I will be teaching my hierarchy formula in this way. Learn more here.

And of course you can still letter with me every month In Make It Your Lettering Year. Hint: the same coupon code gets you $100USD off too! 100FRIEND

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The seeds have been planted and nourished. The seedling has broken out of its casing and is about to break the surface of the earths crust. And when it does, it’s up to us to determine the direction in which it will grow. Despite its speed, change is inevitable. What steps are you taking today in order to manage it so that you may grow?

I’d love to know what’s working for you.

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5 Tips To Change Your Life

5 Tips To Change Your Life


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People waiting for things to go back to normal:

Stop waiting, this is your new normal:

  • Masks and proper hygiene are good at preventing infectious diseases.
  • Things are accessible for you, disabled people, and the elderly for the first time ever (things we we’re lied to about not being possible for decades).
  • The best and worst parts of humanity are both coming to light.
  • Change is being forced, still excruciatingly slowly, but faster than it has in over 50 years. We’ve gotten a very good glimpse at how bad things can go and how quickly they can get there.
  • People who were oblivious to the daily traumas and struggles of other people are starting to have their eyes forced open.

Stop waiting for normal, it’s already here. And it’s never going away.

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Ain’t it funny how time changes people and feelings and situations. Time, the master of all disguises.

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Throne

Times come and times go. And just what is persists. Not it’s story, not it’s assets but a silhouette, a symbol which outlives thousands of generations. It seems to rule time without power. A charming and gentle breeze to strike the edges into our castle of glass. It sets the boundaries in an open world, it empowers the most lively debate within it’s frontiers and reinforces the system. A system of endless possibilities. A seat for the king of this world and all those that may eventually come into existence.

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Isnt is strange if you’ve grown up with and ED and tumblr. It use to be a safe space for us to connect, Tumblr has changed but we havent.


Heres to us surving, and reaching our goal weights.

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Facebook Told Us to Suck It, for a Change

Facebook Told Us to Suck It, for a Change

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Attention, haters: you have officially been put on notice by Facebook’s VP of Global Affairs Nick Clegg.
This morning, Clegg unleashed a very salty, very strongly-worded rebuke to sordid charges propagated by publishers supposedly looking for a cash grab. It’s titled “The Real Story of What Happened With News on Facebook in Australia,” and reads like a…

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I’ve never been a fan of Filipino Romantic Movies. But since I’m really bored and before my thoughts starts to eat me, I decided to play a movie, “Hello, Love, Good bye.” 

I know I’m super late for this one but each time I hear this movie title, I can’t help but remember that this were the time where my ex-girlfriend and I recently broke up and that she’s seeing another guy already. I could even remember some of her friends teasing her with her current guy that time at her facebook comment section, and due to that I was a little aloof to check this movie out. Until, a while ago.

So here’s some of my take away from the movie.

1. It’s okay to choose yourself.

2. Choosing yourself doesn’t mean loving the other person less.

3. Choosing yourself isn’t selfishness.

4. You can wait no matter how long in the name of love.

5. It’s not right to make a person choose between career/dreams and love.

6. There are people worth the wait. 

7. Life is hard, but it seems easier with a companion.

8. Love can change a person- both positively and negatively.

9. Knowing your true worth.

I’ve been emotional lately so I could say that this movie hit me right at my core. Overall, the movie’s nice. It touched different aspects of life like career, family, love and relationships, future uncertainties and maybe more. I’m feeling nice today so I’ll rate it 4/5. 

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Doer Or Just A Listener?

Doer Or Just A Listener?

But be doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves. For if anyone is a hearer of the word and not a doer, he is like a man observing his natural face in a mirror; for he observes himself, goes away, and immediately forgets what kind of man he was. But he who looks into the perfect law of liberty and continues in it, and is not a forgetful hearer but a doer of the work, this one…


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Why are the FORMER things no longer a viable option for you NOW?

— Unafraid of the New Journal

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