Inspirational quote of the week with Jessica Laplante

" Love yourself as if your life depends on it because it does"

- Anita Moorjani

We often have been raised to believe that it is selfish to love ourselves, in fact it is the best thing we can do not only for ourselves but for others. When we take time to nurture ourselves by honoring our feelings, our body, our heart. We become a better version of ourselves and we are a better parent, teacher, friend etc. In order to truly give to others we must fill our own hearts up rather then seeking others to fill us up. If we take time to nurture ourselves and love ourselves, we will have more love that will flow over that we can give to others. Anita writes a beautiful story of her near death experience when she was in the hospital with stage four cancer. In her near death experience she discovered all the shame and hurt she carried which physically manifested into her illness. Through connecting with love ones that passed she found inner peace and forgiveness and upon her return to the physical world she began a miraculous recovery and healed her Cancer. No matter what you believe personally, the message I got from her story was the importance of self love and forgiveness. To live your life fearlessly and don't wait until a diagnosis of illness to live our your bucket list. Do it now. Follow your dreams today and laugh everyday. After all we weren't born to simply go to a job we hate to make money to pay bills and die. What are you passionate about? What brings you joy? Do that. <3 

 

 

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Friday Video Feature: Erin Scott

"Deep breath in....Deep breath out"

UBCO "Battle on the Hill" runner up Erin Scott smashes the crowd with her slick and clever humor. The crowd hangs on every word as she paints the most hilarious imagery in their minds.
Then it strikes you. Underneath the humor and levity of her words, there is always a deep commentary. A pain or hurt that many feel. A social standard that begs to be re-written.

Inspired Word Cafe - Slam Poetry Event @ UBCO

PHOTO BY ADAM FLOCKEMANN

PHOTO BY ADAM FLOCKEMANN

Erin has her own blog site HERE and is an absolutely fundamental part of IWC. You can also find her blogs, poetry & other writing right here at the IWC Blog.
She hosts a "Featured Moment", interviews with other artists at open mic events, as well as on the Inspired Word Cafe TV Show on Shaw TV, or through the Shaw TV YouTube channel.
"Featured Moments" from the open mics will often be posted here.
 

Photo by Adam Flockemann

Photo by Adam Flockemann

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Friday Video Feature: Jada Larkin

The performances from the UBCO Battle on the Hill are truly remarkable. The Okanagan has some seriously passionate poets and writers, now finding larger platforms with which to express themselves.
 

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Our winner that evening was Jada Larkin.
His deep and passionate performance touched the audience profoundly and was evident with tears in peoples eyes and echoing of snaps throughout the crowd. Jada had an ability to take the audience with him on a journey, to feel and experience what it means to be faced with racism and prejudice throughout history and in today's world. His thought provoking performance left the audience speechless. We look forward to seeing Jada up on stage again, he was amazing. 
 

Inspired Word Cafe - Slam Poetry Event @ UBCO

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Photo by Adam Flockemann

Photo by Adam Flockemann