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Leisse Wilcox  i n s p i r a t i o n + s t u f f πŸ–€βš‘οΈπŸ€˜πŸ»


Let the camping adventure begin...but first, brunch πŸŒˆπŸ•
#sandbanks #famjam #lovebyexample

You know the "aha!" moment in Monsters Inc when they realize that laughter is ten times more powerful than screams? We watched that movie again last night as a family, and it sparked three different conversations about one thing: love always wins. Yes, there is some seriously f***ed up shit happening in the world right now, closer and closer to home, and I'd be lying if I said I didn't feel uneasy and a little scared too. Yet in the same breath, I will say over and over that while it's tempting to get really worked up, really angry, really frightened, and tune into a relentless 24 hour news cycle, participating in fearful, hateful, blood boiling and it's-all-falling-apart conversations, I have to think our time and energy is better spent on love. Do we need to be aware? Yes. Be informed? Yes. Have an opinion? Ah hellllllll yes. But when it comes down to it, we have more power by showing up with love and kindness than with anger, fear, and hate. We need to heal ourselves and heal each other as our primary means of healing the world. Mother Teresa said, "If you want to change the world, go home and love your family." It's especially in times of fear and crisis and what-the-actual-f*** that we need to do so, and turn our love wayyyyyyy up, and love deeper, stronger, more, and unconditionally. Believe me, I know intimately what a challenge this can feel like. And it's still the right thing to do; it's still the most powerful thing we can do...and we can all do it, right here, right now. So today, this weekend, wherever you are and whomever you're with, turn your love way up inside (thanks, @halfmoonrun) and remember that other lesson we learned from kids' movies: the good guy always wins πŸ–€πŸ€˜πŸ»βš‘οΈ
#lovebyexample #lovewins #lovetrumpshate #turnyourlovewayup #spiritjunkie #lovewarrior #tribe

TLC was so wrong; after all these years of sticking to the rivers and the lakes I was used to, I went chasing waterfalls...and wow. Just divine. Sometimes you have to get a little lost to find your way home πŸ–€πŸ–€
#roadtrip #waterfalls #lovebyexample

Hello, lovely. Today on the blog: How to Let Nature Be Your Therapist. Why? "We can get so wrapped up in the life we are creating, that we forget about the life we’re living. We’re so consumed by our drive, that we forget to pull the car over once in a while. We’re so busy digging goals, that we forget to dig in the dirt. Never underestimate the power of feeling water, earth, and air against your skin. The exhilaration that comes from skinny dipping late night in the lake. The sound of nothingness. Go sit by the water. Lay under a tree. Lounge in a hammock. Walk in the woods. Light up a fire. Look at the stars. Take two of these and call me in the morning." Live link in profile and via LeisseWilcox.ca, but first tell me: how do you recharge, regroup, relax in nature? Are you a land shark or water baby? Share below...then get the hell outside and enjoy a beauty day πŸ–€πŸ€˜πŸ»βš‘οΈ
#lovebyexample #naturebaby #recharge #getoutside #blog #lifestyle #millennials

Beach, please. Came down for sunset round two 🌊

Bedhead. Sleepy eyes. No make up. Favourite blanket. French press coffee. Fleeting sun shower. Sound of the stream, chickadees, and Smokey Robinson. No plans. The whole day open to write and explore, explore and write; this'll do 🌲🌲🌲
#canadiansummer #cottagelife @thelittlebluebunkie

🎡Sunset on the water makes me happy...
#cottage #summervibes

Perfectionist? Holding back from the next thing because you're afraid to fail? Playing it safe so you don't have to do something that will finally make you feel truly happy? Allow me to set you free: making mistakes and failing are actually legit emblems of success. If you aren't failing, chances are you aren't trying. The only way we learn is through trial and error. Read that again: we try, we fail, we learn, we try again (and maybe again and again and again) until we get it right. Just becuase you f*** it up from time to time doesn't make YOU a failure, it means you're brave enough to try and learn something new. Made a mistake recently? Congratulations! You just learned something first hand that you didn't know before. Make a decision, make a mistake, learn from both. Tag a friend who needs to read. Now go and slay, baby πŸ–€πŸ€˜πŸ»βš‘οΈ
#micdrop #monday #hellyes #lovebyexample #qotd

The cure for what ails you. Because, @pizzalibretto. Am. I. Right. πŸ•πŸ–€

The biggest impact we can have on the world comes from within. When you consciously act in a way that is rooted in love and kindness towards others and towards yourself, you are changing the world, bit by tiny bit. If the state of the world ever starts to overwhelm you, and you feel like you're not in control of the bigger picture, hang on to what smaller picture you can have an effect on, and let that ripple outwards πŸ–€πŸ€˜πŸ»βš‘οΈ

Welcome, homie 🏑
#housewarming #paloma #summernights

Ah hellllllll yes; me too. Babe, I hope your Saturday is full of just enough reckless abandon to dream wildly big ✨
#theweekend #lovebyexample .
Pssssst - if you also recently binge watched #girls season six, you ALSO saw these words on a poster behind @lenadunham riding the subway. It's from an ad campaign via @freelancersu and is totally #qotd worthy; #dreambig πŸ–€πŸ€˜πŸ»βš‘οΈ

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