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December 2016

  • ITs Ok Moment au Café Général de Sherbrooke

ITs Ok MOMENT AU CAFÉ GÉNÉRAL

By |December 10th, 2016|

*Franglais* J'adore aller propager la vibe ITs Ok dans les marchés artistiques. La petit fille gêné out of fear prends le bord et la authentic loving Val prends le dessus. Je me sens tellement dans mon élément quand des beautiful soul s'arrêtent a mon kiosque et que l'on partage des beaux moments à discuter de la vie. J'ai l'impression que le temps s'arrête. Qu'au fond y a rien de plus important que ce moment la. Le moment présent. Ça et connecter avec les gens. Ca me rappel à chaque fois that we are all one. We are all on this journey of life, innerpeace & self acceptance together. Aujourd'hui, j'étais aux marché de Noël du Café Général de Sherbrooke avec THE ITs Ok PROJECT à distribuer les produits porteurs de la vibe ITs Ok. En milieu d'après midi, il y a une fille qui rentre dans le café avec le regard, que dire, bien surprise. Un ami l'avait invité à le rejoindre au café général pour étudier. C'était la premiere fois qu'elle y mettait pieds. Mais disons qu'elle ne s'attendais pas a voir le café bondé de gens et un marché de noel au coeur de la place. Avec l'esprit ouvert, elle est tout de même rentrée. Du coup, elle s'est arrêter à mon kiosque. Et le temps a arrêter de nouveau. Ça c'est fait bien naturellement. À l'écouter parler je savais que ce n'étais pas un hasard qu'elle se soit retrouver dans ce café et que nous étions la à discuter ensemble. Quelque chose me disais que la vie l'avais amener à se changer les idées. Ou voir même sur la route de la vibe ITs Ok. En fait, à mes yeux elle incarnait [...]

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November 2016

  • I Choose Love, ITs Ok

ITs OK , LET’S CHOOSE LOVE

By |November 7th, 2016|

THROW BACK TO A LOVING MOMENT IN SAN FRANCISCO. During my stay in SF, I found myself doing yoga at the Grace Cathedral. For those who haven't been there before, It's such a beautiful and sacred place! To be honest though, I was a bit septic at first when I heard about this event taking place in a church. Let's just say I have some uncomfortable memories regarding churches & the fact that I am gay. But I went anyways telling myself it was a beautiful opportunity to make space for love in my heart and let go of my old fear beliefs-trauma. Turned out it was an incredible experienced shared with hundreds of people spread out on their mats. It was so beautiful & heartwarming to witness and feel the loving vibrations in the room (church). We were brought to celebrate our true selves and reminded to Love and be kind to one another. And not for a second did I feel like an outsider. WE WERE ONE! Tomorrow evening as the elections go on in the US, hundreds of people will be gathering at the Grace Cathedrale cultivating loving vibrations in the midst of chaos. No matter what happens tomorrow, MAY WE CHOOSE LOVE over fear...ITs gonna be Ok! http://labyrinthyoga.com/

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October 2016

  • ITs Ok To Respect yourself

ITs Ok TO RESPECT YOURSELF

By |October 28th, 2016|

ITs Ok TO SAY NO WHEN IT'S NO! That little voice inside called intuition is always there to let us know what we need to know. But often time's we push it away wanting to please other people or wanting to do more than what we can take in this present moment. May we learn to respect ourselves by paying more attention to our innerguidance. And speaking up when we feel the need to. - ITs OK! #TakeCare #ITsOk #ITsOkToRespectYourself #SelfAcceptance#SelfLove #SelfCare #InnerPeace #Alignment #BeYourOwnHero #SpeakUp#SpeakYourTruth #Listen #intuition #Guidance #SanFrancisco#ITsOkReminder #ITsOkProject

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August 2016

  • ITs Ok To Be Rejected

ITs OK MOMENT AT PRIDE

By |August 15th, 2016|

The sky was poring, but the rain wasn’t going to stop us to go out & celebrate our pride of being queer. So we put some garbage bags on, as cute looking as can be and went to a bar in the village. Since I don’t drink alcohol, I rarely hang out in bars. But when I do, one of my favourite things to do is to observe people. It can get pretty interesting to watch...! Let’s just say human behaviour fascinates me. As I was slightly moving my feet and hips to the music, my friend Daniel caught me off guard. Out of no where he started to preach the ITs Ok vibe to me. ‘’You know Val, IT’s Ok to make the first step!”, he said in a soft honest tone as he pointed out to the girl who had obviously caught my attention. I laughed, trying to ignore what he just said. For I had no intention to go up to talk to her. And then he added: ‘’ ITs Ok also if ever she’s not interested and rejects you!’’. Oh Wow! Such wisdom words! But Ouch, that hit a nerve. I was not expecting that. At that moment it felt as if God was speaking through him to help me heal some old wounds and to remind me that ITs Ok! ITs Ok to make the first move. ITs Ok to dare greatly and let someone know how you feel. ITs Ok to be vulnerable and to open your heart to someone. And ITs Ok also if ever there’s no connection or if someone doesn’t feel the same way as you do. IT just means, life has better plans and that [...]

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July 2016

  • ITs Ok Chez Imprime Emploi

ITs OK CHEZ IMPRIME EMPLOI

By |July 14th, 2016|

ITs Ok WITH IMPRIME EMPLOI! (français plus bas) When I look at this photo captured last week, tears come to my eyes because I'm reminded of how far I have come & how blessed I am to have crossed roads with these beautiful souls! For those who might not know my story, to make it short, in 2011 I went through a depression that lasted several years. It was a long road to recovery but I was blessed to have amazing support along the way. In fact in 2014 I was admitted in a 6 month governmental program in Montreal that would help me get back on my feet & find tools so I could start working again. Having big dreams with the ITs Ok project, I knew deep inside that Imprime Emploi was the place I needed to go in order to help me get to where I wanted in my personal & professional life. I truly am grateful I was admitted. For six month I got to meet & work with inspiring human beings from different cultures and with different backgrounds. We were surrounded with a beautiful team of teachers, professionals and social workers with a human approach who were their to show us how to work in a print shop but also to accompany us through our personal struggles. When I look back, I'm grateful I had this safe place where I could grow & learn. I would definitely not be the same person have I not had the help of an organization like Imprime Emploi. To think of it, nor would I have accomplished The ITs Ok Project in Europe have I not had the tools & preparation before hand. Laurence, [...]

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  • May we see the abundance

ITs Ok TO SEE THE ABUNDANCE

By |July 1st, 2016|

Life is supporting us in so many ways but we don't always take the time to embrace it all. Take the time today to see & recieve the abundance that the universe is offering you. Because ITs OK! Take care

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November 2015

  • ITs Ok Project in Europe

THE ITs Ok PROJECT IN EUROPE

By |November 26th, 2015|

*English Below* ENFIN LE GRAND DÉVOILEMENT! Alors voila, avec le ITs Ok Project je part vers l'inconnu en Février sur terre Europeen. Je m'en vais à la rencontre de l'être humain. J'y vais armer de collants, d'aimants, de macarons et quelques autres munition bien spécial filled with loving & empowering words. Suite au horribles événements à Paris, Beirut, Syria, et la liste va loin sans oublier que dans certains pays cette violence se voit au quotidiens, je ressent l'immense besoins, voir même, un devoir d'aller propager la vibe ITs OK dans le monde et de semer des seeds of love sur mon passages à tous ceux qui en auront de besoins et seront ouverts à recevoir. Mais plus que tout, j'ai un besoins d'aller dymystifier cette peur qu'on a tous et qui nous empêche de vivre pleinement nos vie avec authenticité. Ou cette peur qui nous amène à vouloir se lancer des bombes à tout bout de champs à nos voisins et confrères. Est-ce possible de mettre de côté nos peurs et nos différences? Est-ce qu'on est ouverts à s'accueillir en tant que frère et soeurs de ce monde? Sommes nous prêtes à choisir l'amour et la paix plutôt que la peur? C'est ce que je souhaite aller voir! En fait, J'ai le gout d'être le Hero de ma propre Histoire! D'être un example des messages que je propages. De me prouver à moi même et à vous tous qu' ITs Ok to live your dreams et d'être le Heros de notre propres Histoire. C'est pourquoi j'ai décidé de suivre mes peurs et de réaliser mon rêve que j'ai depuis 2 ans. Celui d'aller propager la vibe ITs OK en Europe. On verra bien ou [...]

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  • ITs Ok to ask for help

ITs Ok TO ASK FOR HELP

By |November 7th, 2015|

TO ANYONE STRUGGLING OUT THERE…! Theres this misconception that we have about asking for help when something is not ok or when we simply just need a hand with something. We don't want to disturb others or we feel ashamed of letting other people know that we don't quite have all our shit together! So we try to play tough & keep quite. We might even choose to stay in a situation where we are not comfortable rather than to ask for help. Truth is, asking for help brings us in a position of vulnerablity in front of others. Yet that itself is a great act of courage and we should be proud of wanting to solve a problem or to get better. There's nothing to be ashamed of when asking for help. As we are human beings. We are not perfect nor are we undistrucable. We have feelings. We also have a body that has it's own limits wich we need to respect. And we need to take care of ourselves. Sometime's this means asking for advice or allowing someone else to take care of us. ITs Ok to give. But it's also Ok to ask & receive the help from others! Take care - ITs Ok DE DEMANDER DE l'AIDE! Bien souvent on ose pas demander de l'aide. Peur de déranger. Peur de ce que les autres peuvent penser. Honte de montrer nos faiblesse ou que d'autres sachent que ça ne va pas. Pourtant on devrais être fière lorsque l'on demande de l'aide parce qu'en effet ça demande un certain niveau de courage. Et au lieu de rester dans une situation ou l'on est pas bien, on ose aller chercher de l'aide et [...]

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July 2015

  • ITs Ok Stamp

ITs Ok TO APPROVE YOURSELF

By |July 2nd, 2015|

Whether its wanting people to like us or waiting for permission to live our dreams or to accomplish something, we are constantly seeking for approval & validation. We tend to seek approval from others when in fact the only approval we need is our own. Today give yourself permission! May you allow yourself to just be you & to live the life you truly want to live. Because ITs Ok Take care

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April 2015

  • Be your own hero t-shirt

ITs Ok TO PLANT SEEDS OF LOVE

By |April 26th, 2015|

Recently, i was reminded of the great importance of planting seeds of love, hope & self acceptance at a young age in the hearts of our kids. I received a picture of a friend & her kids holding the ITs of vibe in their hands. It was beautiful to see them with their smiles & eyes all lit up like that. Earlier this week, i was also blessed to witness another friend's kid wearing proudly the Be your own hero T-shirt. No need to say it touched my heart deeply but also got me to reflect on my childhood hero's & life inspiration. I wonder, if i hadn't been exposed to my 5th grade teacher Miss Aunto's poster wall ''Never Let go of your dreams'', or hadn't grown up learning about people like Terry Fox with his Marathon of hope or not having #4 from the Bishop Gaiters basket ball team telling me again & again ''Just be true to yourself'', would i be the same person today? Probably not. These seeds where planted at a very young age in my mind & heart. And today have grown through my body & soul. I believe we become a result of all the things we learn & are exposed to. So let's teach our kids about love & hope, about compassion with ourselves & others, about treating ourselves & each other with respect. But let's also be honest with them. Life is not always easy. And we don't always choose life's out come. But we do have the power on how we choose to live every life situation. So if we keep cultivating the positive vibe & love flowing in our veins & around us, ITs [...]

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