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Holy crap, my body is changing!

On my thirtieth birthday (yes, I turned thirty this year) I slowly raised myself from the warmth of my duvet and turned on the shower to begin my morning ritual. I undressed from my winter sleepwear and while the shower began to fill the room with steam I looked at myself in the mirror and…

  • CarinaMay 17, 2012 - 3:11 PM

    No matter the change of your body, you look like a stunning 30’er 🙂
    And I must say, the 30’s feel like the best years, so it’s another new beginning for you 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Cathy EmpeyMay 17, 2012 - 9:41 PM

    I love this Leslie!!! I am celebrating right along with you in my 40th year!!ReplyCancel

  • Denise (Modern Love Photography)May 17, 2012 - 11:24 PM

    I am going to print this and read it daily!ReplyCancel

Knowing when to invest in your business

I’m an artist, a creative multi-passionate, a photographer, an entrepreneur! Every day I encounter services, products, and workshops that my peers are telling me is the ‘Greatest thing on Earth’. I’m intrigued, I latch on, I sign up. Most of my investments have paid off, some…not so much. Earlier this year I held a piece…

  • NatalieMay 15, 2012 - 1:34 PM

    That’s so exciting! Congratulations on taking the steps to make your dreams a reality, wishing you all the best with B-School! : )ReplyCancel

  • LesleyMay 15, 2012 - 3:50 PM

    Thanks Natalie!! 🙂ReplyCancel

  • NataliaMay 15, 2012 - 4:18 PM

    Lesley, so happy you are doing this. As always I am always enjoying reading your blog so keep posting! I am very curious to know how your experience goes with the B-school so please share with all of as you learn. You are such a hero of mine. 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Denise (Modern Love Photography)May 15, 2012 - 5:59 PM

    I KNOW this is going to be a great experience for you, soooo excited!ReplyCancel

  • LesleyMay 19, 2012 - 2:24 PM

    Thanks Denise and Natalia!ReplyCancel

Keeping track of your workflow

A high tea session is a monthly publication created for the purpose of feeling like we’re spending an afternoon together over delicious cakes while drinking some fresh tea to discuss some questions that I am asked regarding business, so grab your cup of tea (mine is Earl Grey) and settle in: The past month I’ve…

suffering heartbreak, taking your life, and coming out strong

Yesterday I was featured on Warm Pears’ blog on a series she is running called “Heart Story” which is about heartbreak and overcoming it. The stories being shared have been beautiful, inspiring, while also bringing tears to your eyes. She is running this series all month so be sure to check back to view the…

  • ginaFebruary 14, 2012 - 3:44 PM

    thank YOU for sharing it with me, truly … an inspiration and motivating reminder to keep believing we make ourselves happy.ReplyCancel

  • anouschkaFebruary 14, 2012 - 4:24 PM

    Beautifully written Lesley! A very powerful story indeed!ReplyCancel

  • Denise (Modern Love Photography)February 14, 2012 - 4:46 PM

    My goodness Lesley I honestly love you, not in a silly passing thing you say to the gals you pal around with “oh, I love you” but I really have come to love the incredible, kind, patient, insightful, wise, driven person you are. After reading this, what I have seen in you and what I love about you make even more sense to me. I think you are an incredible person and I am so fortunate to have you in my life. I am grateful for the first email and every single one since!


  • bill tetlowFebruary 14, 2012 - 5:03 PM

    From a Dad’s perspective: Wow I did not know about your life ending thoughts. I suppose we all have those at our low points. But I agree that we must expeience the big lows if we want to enjoy the big highs. I have always been proud of you Lesley and would have a huge hole in my life without my daughter. Love YouReplyCancel

  • Bev LeederFebruary 14, 2012 - 7:24 PM

    Hey Pumpkin, God was with all that time, he wasn’t going to let you go, he needed you for Adam.
    Remember the poem about Foot Steps, that was for you also.

  • Tanja A.February 15, 2012 - 3:43 AM

    Thank you for the honest post. We are indeed the creators of our own lives. 🙂ReplyCancel

  • KseniaMarch 20, 2012 - 5:18 PM

    Amazing life story, definitely something to think about when things are not going great. I am happy that you had the strength to make it happen 😉ReplyCancel

  • WeverJanuary 7, 2014 - 2:14 AM

    I love your story. Thank you for sharing it to us especially to me.ReplyCancel

Looking Back at 2011

I’m sitting in my dark chocolate leather chair, French music playing over the speakers, and a green tea in a white ceramic mug while I think about this past year. I am astounded at the items I’ve crossed off my list, the goals I’ve achieved, and some of the hardships I’ve endured. It has definitely…