In these uncertain times, many of us are waxing nostalgic about the ‘good ol’ days’. Even Apple has joined in, with playlists featuring the best films of the 80’s and 90’s. And while it may feel that ‘Reality Bites’ these days, over-romanticizing the past can be a ‘Risky Business’. When we focus on the past, our selective memories leave us with just the best bits, often rewriting events entirely so they can be savored in the most favourable light. While this has it’s value, learning to focus on what’s important, and appreciating all we have, is only one of the lessons of Covid-19. It’s important to recognize that this is also a time of renewal and opportunity. Being cooped up inside for weeks on end is tough, but summer’s almost here and it’s time to open our doors and return ‘Back to the Future’.
Cheers! Jessica and Tracy
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In our first vlog since the lockdown, we reflect on the lessons we’ve learned so far and what we feel is important moving forward.
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What’s inspiring us
Lady In Waiting is the memoir of Lady Anne Glenconner who was the lady in waiting to Princess Margaret. If you were thinking it will be a bland story about “tea and crumpets”, think again. In fact there’s no way to do it justice in a few lines, so we won’t. Instead we have included a clip from an interview with Lady Anne Glenconner herself. Here’s a clip from her interview on the Graham Norton Show.
We “l’amour” Summertime. This classic wonderful movie staring Katherine Hepburn reminds us that life can change in an instant. Like the main character Jane we may be full of anxiety but in our hearts we hunger for love and romance and to celebrate life.
If life seems strange and out of whack right now, the Netflix series, Dead To Me will make you feel normal and grateful for the banality. Season one was an unpredictable rollercoaster ride but after watching season two, we recommend you buy another ticket.
Our amazing ambassador Marilyn Barefoot has figured out how to pivot her brainstorming sessions so she can do them online. Want a free session? Check out what she has to say!
Zoe Share has co-written a new children’s book with Gabriella Rackoff! “ABC Sally Stay Home With Me“, employs the talents of 13 Canadian illustrators to help children understand what’s going on. It is whimsical and light but also hits on the real challenges faced by families at this time. We are SO proud of Zoe! You can pre-order a copy of the book here.
It’s been a while since a podcast has shaken us up, but the Brene Brown podcast with Glennon Doyle, author of the New York Times best seller, ‘Untamed’, did just that. This is an honest conversation about walking away from the lifelong training that keeps us small, quiet, and afraid, and embracing our wild, brave hearts. It left us feeling empowered and in tears at the same time.