Category Archives: Lifestyle Design

A lesson in collecting memories

Recently I had an experience which forced me to concentrate on collecting memories instead of things. And by things, I specifically mean collecting images. Since my background is in photography and have owned a thriving photography business, and currently highly active on creating a very beautiful curated feed on Instagram this was a hard lesson to swallow….

  • ArshSeptember 1, 2016 - 12:46 PM

    Oh Lesley,

    I’m so sorry to hear that your handbag was stolen! But it’s amazing how you turned things around and enjoyed your trip by taking it all in a little (actually a lot) more than normal. You are absolutely right about memories. Memories of the essence of longing for past experiences and wishing a moment would repeat again. What better way to cherish a special moment than take a mental photo and keep it close to heart that way.ReplyCancel

    • LesleySeptember 12, 2016 - 9:29 AM

      Thank you Arsh! It was quite an emotional time but I think it all worked out perfectly in the end! 🙂ReplyCancel

The Essence of living life

The challenge of coordinating my desires with those with my own family, are always there. It’s a struggle, a fine balance, a juggle of balls up in the air and seeing if I can catch them all. I set myself a goal to write, at least twice a week and somehow even that small goal…

1 step on how to have time for anything you want!

One of the things I hear over and over again is “I don’t have time”, I even heard myself say it this morning. I honestly felt like I didn’t have time for anything I wanted to do. Are you sitting there thinking, “Buuuuuuuut, I really really REALLY don’t have any time. I’ll cut you some slack, perhaps you have…

How to honor your values so that your dreams become your reality

I felt like I had a to-do list that was a mile long with bright neon lights distracting me as if I was on the Vegas strip. Begging me to pay attention to all it had to offer with it’s blaring light. However, I was still in the parking lot with my car in idle,…

  • ArshiaJune 23, 2016 - 1:19 PM

    Lesley it’s so interesting how you described it, setting value to make our dreams turn into our reality.
    I’m not a big procrastinator in general; and now that I read your words on it, I think you’re absolutely right! I never thought about it in details or analyzed it in my head; but I think by nature I just can’t push things aside and relax. I always have to take care of my to-do-list done first, otherwise I wouldn’t enjoy what I’m doing other than that. So that’s true, checking that one item off the list is like a step closer to the dreams-turn-into-reality (in small or large scale).

    You write beautifully and so direct, not sure if I’ve ever mentioned this on your IG page or here.ReplyCancel

    • LesleyJune 26, 2016 - 3:11 PM

      Thank you so much for your kind words, it means a lot!

      The struggle is real balancing your values and your todo list with ease, but I have found that the more I *lean into* my values and fill up those tanks the easier it is to blast through the todo list (or even better – take items off!!! – because they aren’t aligned with who I am and what I want out of life). I hope you’re able to enjoy relaxing a bit more knowing that your todo list will get done!ReplyCancel

Currently Mini Blogging

I’ve been blogging for over 10 years now, and if I’m completely honest it’s been an on and off love affair. I love writing and love sharing my heart, however I have come to realize that now is not the time for me to dedicate to writing here on a larger platform. I’ve struggled with…