Food for Thought

Food for Thought I finally found time this past weekend to take a read through my longer than usual list of blogs and articles waiting for my attention. That may be why this week's round up of #FoodforThought may be  little longer than usual and include just a few more articles and reads I wanted to share with you all!

+I've been trying to get through this list of the 20 most popular TED talks of all time, some of which I watched years ago and have now re-watched to refresh myself with the content. I always find these interesting to listen too when I'm commuting on the bus or driving and listening to them as a podcast. I really love the whole concept of TED talks and how quick and easy they are to digest and learn key takeways from quickly. Now on to the goal of starring in my own TED talk one day :)

+ Hilary Clinton is hit with the tough question that women get often: "Why aren't you smiling more?" One of my most loathed questions to be asked. Period.

+This read by Betty Ann Heggie, a personal mentor of mine who also came from the agriculture world was a great read for women about the 'voice in our heads.' It really couldn't be more true about how sometimes, our main obstacle is truly ourselves. Sometimes how we interpret what is said in different scenarios is all because of the way our voice inside our head interprets things.

+Author and Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg who wrote the popular 'Lean In' gave a commencement speech recently at a graduation at Berkeley that made its rounds on social media earlier this year. It really is a fantastic read that brings to the forefront, so many life lessons she learned that I wish I had heard at my commencement speech. Instead of the typical 'fluff,' she shared honest and raw lessons that since graduation, have personally impacted me as well. Some of her lines like "The question is not if some of these things will happen to you, they will" and "Finding gratitude and appreciation is key to resilience" really made me stop and think that while I've been through a lot with my family over the past few years, I continue to be grateful for everything we've been blessed with. Be appreciative of this fact and feel grateful for what you do have. A good daily reminder for anyone!

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+ These 5 roadtrips recommended to take from Toronto are definitely on my summer bucket list! Andrew and I have already checked off the Bruce Pennisula three summers ago which was SO beautiful and so worth the drive. I say it often, but there are so many amazing places to explore in Ontario! On that note, these 17 breathtaking hikes to do in Ontario also look like so much fun! #DiscoverOntario

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