Motivation Monday: Be Inspired!


Be Inspired😊

Good morning loves & happy Motivation Monday!

“Every day I look for ways to live my vision.”- Deepak Chopra

Allow yourself to be inspired! When you see something that brings you a sense of joy, peace, love, faith, or hope, embrace that feeling! Let it propel you to do, say, and/or feel more of something positive.

As a writer, there’s nothing I love more than being inspired by seeing something that would be considered small, like a mother kissing her child goodbye for the school day or a person reading a hardcover book on public transit.

Today I encourage you to find things or sights that inspire you & let it fill your space with goodness❤ Have a great Monday!

Love yourself & be yourself. Peace & Love ♡☆


Motivation Monday: Happy New Year!


Good morning loves! Happy New Year & Happy Monday!

I hope everyone is keeping warm & travelling safely today, albeit slowly. Please don’t rush anywhere today folks!You can’t be late twice! P.S. Please dial 311 if you see someone in the city today (or at anytime this Winter) in need of a warm place to be❤

As the second week of 2018 has begun, I have been seeing a common theme lately in social media posts & on conversation with folks. I’m not one for New Year’s resolutions, but I see that Self Care/Self Love seem to be the narrative for 2018, & you know I am 100% here for it! In our every day to day lives we temd to give most of ourselves to our jobs, careers, kids, & those we have intimate relationships with that we often tend to miss the mark when it comes to taking care of us. I would love to hear what Self Care rituals & actions of Self Love that you are working to apply this year. Hit me up in the comments!

That being said, I realize that in 2017, my own Self Care wasn’t where it needed to be. I was definitley putting some actions to practice such as home Spa nights, making time for exercise & relaxation, taking moments for myself & not letting guilt make me cut that time short to do things for others that could wait a few minutes….I was doing this, but not daily or weekly. I would fall off the wagon, feel bad for a bit then hop back on. This will happen this year too as this is the way of life, those lovely ebbs & flows. I embrace that. What I won’t embrace however, is the negative self talk that rears its ugly head when I feel like I’ve failed myself. This is what keeps me in the funk of feeling stagnant longer than I want to be.

As we know, everyday is a new day to do better than before. Part of my Self Care is to wake up early as part of my Wholistic routine to take the time to feed my Spirit, exercise my body, & clear my mind to be filled with love & positivity for the day. There once was a time where I would wake up by 5am, meditate & do yoga, then write an uplifitng post for the day. Life happens & this was one routine that changed for me as my priorities had changed. Even still I was making efforts to wake up early & do vigorous exercise, but becoming a single mother adds a whole new pressure to life & with that, my levels of exhaustion were higher & even the thought of waking up early to do a heavy sweat workout was tiring enough to make push the snooze button more than I want to admit. Sleeping in became GOLD! But I am tired of being tired now & realize that with some small changes I can make time to Love me the way I need to be Loved. Instead of doing high intensity workouts in the early morning, I am waking up gently to freshen up, meditate, yoga & journal it all out. Last week I did this & felt the pressure of “needing” to exercise heavily all the time melt away & these words came: “This is the time you have carved out for yourself; this is your definition of Self Love. Breathe & embrace this moment.” It feels good & I will keep it going. This helps keep me in a more positive frame of Self when negative or unfavorable things happen. Who knows, maybe I’ll finally be able to do that yoga handstand I’ve been wanting to master for a while now 😍I’ll get there & I hope the same for you, that whatever it is in Love that you need to do for yourself that you do so & Love yourself through it 😊
Love yourself & be yourself. Peace & Love♡☆

“This is the time you have carved out for yourself; this is your definition of Self Love. Breathe & embrace this moment.” – LadyDee

Wellness Wednesday😊 You are enough!


Good morning peeps! I hope this morning finds you well & warm (please be safe out there today)!

As busy as these holiday seasons are, it can be easy to forget the importance of looking after ourselves while giving to everyone else. This can leave us at a loss, feeling depleted, as though we don’t have enough energy or compassion to spread around. YOU ARE ENOUGH!

Take some time this week & be still with yourself. Plug into Spirit & listen in. Hear the reminders to carve out time in your day to spend replenishing & refilling your spiritual deposits. Enjoy a hot shower, cuddle up with a great book, journal, kick back with a good comedy, meditate…whatever it is that enhances your self-love, do that thing. You are worth it, & on this Wellness Wednesday, may you remember that you are enough! Everything you need to regain & maintain your peace is right there within you. And if you need some more encouragement, feel free to look through more of the Peace(ful) Project posts for tips on how to get started. Love yourself & be yourself. Peace & Love ♡☆

p.s. this is the last week to get your discount on the Love Yourself Be Yourself Packages! Filled with handmade self care goodies to keep you feeling Peace(ful) (plus, proceeds will be donated to Nellies Women’s Shelter in Toronto)! You don’t want to miss out! Contact me ( or Janiece McIntosh from Fabuphit ( & get your orders in today for pre-Holiday delivery! 😘

Wellness Wednesday: Diamond in the rough◇


Happy Wellness Wednesday !

I hope this day finds you in good spirits. I know it’s been a while since I’ve wirtten as I’m taking some time away to work on some other projects, but I haven’t forgotten you my loves! Back today this crisp Wednesday morning with a dose of Wellness inspiration 😊 Embrace every step of your journey. Some parts may be easier to get through than others but those moments that are tough & trying, dark & scary, these are our moments that are polishing us to shine.

Today’s quote came to my mind while I was thinking not only about my own journey in Life & the daily work it is to maintain a calm & Peace(ful) state, but also of those around me. It reminded me that every day we all face something that will test our boundaries, that tests our patience, to the next level. It’s these tests & times of uncertainty that we are being groomed for the next level of our lives. Without these ebbs & flows, we wouldn’t really learn the important aspects of life that we need, like forgiveness, & discipline for example. Embracing every step of your journey will help you to learn those important lessons & be the light in the dark to teach others. Treat others kindly for you never know the battle they are facing, & remember to love yourself through your struggles.

Be well today everyone, even if it’s just one positive thing you say to yourself to get you through, keep saying it, keep doing it. Your light will shine bright & you will find you ARE the Diamond in the rough. ♡ Love yourself & be yourself. Peace & Love ♡☆

p.s. there’s still time to order your Love Yourself Be Yourself Package! The early bird discount is still in effect until Dec.14th so email myself at or Janiece McIntosh from Fabuphit at & get your orders in! Proceeds are going a great cause in time for the holidays!

☆☆☆Take Care of yourself while helping others: the Love Yourself Be Yourself Packages are here!☆☆☆


The holidays are around the corner & tis the season for giving! On that note, Peace(ful) Project @ladydeeempress (IG) is teaming up with Fabuphit @fabuphit (IG) to give back to those in need in our community this season. The Love Yourself – Be Yourself Package will be on sale as of Nov. 25th – Dec. 22nd just in time for the holidays, with 50% of the funds raised being donated to Nellie’s Women’s Shelter which has recently had an influx of women & children in need in recent weeks due to other local shelter closings. Full of homemade goodies to aid you on your inner Peace journey, contents include brown sugar body scrub, lavendar bath salts, room sprays & more! (see below for full details)

Order before Dec. 14th for a small package at $15 or a large package for $25 & orders made after Dec. 14th will be $20 for the small package & $30 for the large, so get ’em while they’re hot! Packages are made to order with free delivery. 50% of the funds raised will be donated to Nellie’s Woman’s Shelter Let’s work together to help those in need while cultivating your inner Peace.

Contact me at and Janiece McIntosh at for more details and submit your orders! Pre-orders now available! *payment methods accepted: online banking & cash*

Package contents:

The Love Yourself – Be Yourself package (small) – $15:
Room spray: Your choice of Eucalyptus and Rose or Lavender and Rose
1 jar of Brown suagr body scrub (vanilla scented)
1 jar of lavendar bath salts
2 beeswax candles

The Love Yourself -Be Yourself package (large)- $25:
Room spray: Eucalyptus and Rose, Lavender and Rose
2 jars of Brown suagr body scrub (your choice of vanilla, chocolate, eucalyptus, tea tree, or lavendar scents)
2 jars of lavendar bath salts
Facial Toner: Witch Hazel and Rose Water
4 beeswax candles
Sage for smudges (instructions included)

Feel Free Friday: Your time is Now!


Happy Feel Free Friday!

When we give away our time to our past we inadvertently allow it to steal the joy that the present moment has to offer us. To keep your Peace, live in the present moment, embracing the gift that it is & always seeking out the positive in it.

Have a great weekend my loves!

“The past has no power over the present moment.”- Ekhart Tolle

Thoughtful Thursday!


Today’s Thoughtful Thursday mantra: Operate in your Goodness.

This came to me this morming when having the routine pep talk with my 7-year old about being the good girl she is, that she will have a good day, & that she is loved. Then, I gave her a tickle & a kiss & sent her on her way to class with a smile & a giggle 😊

Sometimes we all slip out of our truest selves & behave in ways that don’t best represent who we really are. Remember your innate goodness & positive energy & ground yourself to it. Let it flow through you today in everything you do, say, think, & feel. And when there are moments when you slip & forget, like when a monster-SUV tried to bully me off the road this morning & made me utter a few choice words (woosah), repeat the mantra as your remider to bring you back to your roots. Have an awesome day Loves!

Love yourself & be yourself. Peace & Love ♡☆

Wellness Wednesday! F.E.A.R.


F.E.A.R. -Face Everything And Rise!

This is such a handy acronym that speaks volumes to the soul. When we face troubles, hard times, hit rock bottom, focus on what brings you into your Peace & operate in that awareness. Life is full of stepping stones & moments that teach us how to endure.

Instead of letting ourselves get so bogged down in those down times, we can look towards our silver linings with faith & hope that we will make it through. Today, whatever it is you’re facing, rise to the occasion & show those fears & troubles who’s boss! Love yourself & be yourself. Peace & Love ♡☆