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So far The ITs OK Project has created 50 blog entries.

April 2015

  • ITs Ok You are not alone

ITs Ok BECAUSE WE ARE NEVER REALLY ALONE.

By |April 11th, 2015|

A few years ago, i really wanted to go to a summer festival downtown Montreal but none of my friends were available that night. So i decided to go anyways. At some point i remember looking at the crowd, the couples kissing, the people who were there with friends, and although i was surrounded by thousands of people, i felt really lonely. That empty feeling started to rise in my body & mind. But then my soft voice said: ''Wait a minute. Are you really alone? Look around you. Can't you see and feel all that love & connection around you? Look at all those beautiful souls you get to share this moment with. You might have come here alone. But you are most defiantly not alone!''. All i had to do was to listened & open my heart to those words and to what was right there in front of me. I needed to switch the negative thinking of what i didn't have into positive state of mind and appreciate what was already here. As soon as i did that, the energy shifted inside of me and started to be in peace in the present moment. In fact, i couldn't stop smiling. Something inside told me i was gonna make a beautiful encounter. I started observing the people. Listening. Feeling. Sinking in the present moment. Embracing every seconds of it feeling alive. It was at that moment of embracing it all, that i almost stumbled on the lady's bag who was standing just behind me. My instinct was right, i did meet someone that will forever change me in some way. What a beautiful soul she was. The connection between us right at that [...]

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December 2014

  • ITsOk self acceptance

MAY YOU FIND YOUR OWN WAY TO RECOVERY…ITs Ok

By |December 12th, 2014|

I just read a blog on TWLOHA & it triggered some words that came flowing out of my fingers. Ok so i'm very passionate about tattoos. It's the type of subject you don't want to bring up if you only got a few minutes on your watch. Probably the main reason this blog spoke to me is because i realize that i'd probably wouldn't be here today if both of my tattoos never had seen the day. Many of you might already know the story behind the ITs Ok project. Here it is for those who are new here. The it's ok vibe started out by being words i'd scribble on my arm daily & repetitively to remind myself that it was ok. It's gonna be Ok. I was so lost in despair & heart broken i needed something to help me focus on the positive state of mind. At one point i got it tattooed so i would never forget that ITs Ok. It's when i got it permenantly inked that something amazing happened & i learnt one of my greatest lesson's. I was not just a harmful person. I was also able to do good & inspire others by simply being me. In fact, the AHAH moment was understanding that I was actually responsible of the energy i surround myself with & that i choose to spread around. And that's how ITs Ok project came to see the day. With a simple word graphically written on my arm & an intention to help others by spreading the ITs Ok vibe in their lives. But my full arm also has it's own story. It was one of the things that helped me get back on track & find [...]

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  • You are alive

SOMETHING TO CELEBRATE EVERYDAY…ITs Ok!

By |December 3rd, 2014|

Someone wrote on facebook the other day '' I just recieved the most important paper of my life. I have suceeded!'' . This triggered some reflections: Yes papers & scholarships & diplomas are great! I invite everyone to feed their souls, to learn new skills everyday & to achieve their wildest dreams. But I find there's a fine line that can easly lead us to a dead end. The idea of striving for a paper can be a dangerous thing if we put all our happiness eggs in the same basket. Success is an abstract concept. Because society tends to want to define us, our accomplishments and our success with papers, boxes, & chekmarks. Or tell us that we got to go to university or college to have a successfull life. In fact, the greatest thing i learnd in university is that I didn't need that paper to succeed in my own life. All along the way the true meaning of life tends to be forgotten. I think in the end what's really important is to take the path that we choose to live. To put an approval stamp on ourselves as a reminder that we don't need other's approval to be in peace with who we are & to be fulfilled. All the other knowledge & stamps we get along this journey is just a cherry on top of our aliveness ice cream sunday! These words came to me as i was thinking to myself that the most important paper i have is probably my birth certificate…  THE MOST IMPORTANT PAPER I HAVE IS THE ONE THAT SAYS 'HI YOU ARE ALIVE!'. Then again we don't really need a paper to remind us that we [...]

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November 2014

  • The gift to feel

ITs Ok TO FEEL

By |November 20th, 2014|

For a long time i thought i was condemned to feel intensely. Thats because i didn't know better. I didn't know how to actually use my emotions in a positive way. Feeling is not always an easy thing. Especially when it's over flowing. But if we use our emotions constructively, they become our allies, our friends. In fact, you might realize that feeling is indeed a blessing! A gift that life has given us. You just got to learn to use your emotions wisely & in a constructive way….ITs Ok! May you allow yourself to feel your feelings! And know IT's going to be Ok! Take care

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  • It's ok to trust yourself

ITs Ok TO TRUST YOURSELF

By |November 9th, 2014|

Life lesson: Truth is we all have our own little self esteem issue in some area of our life & we are actually the one's blocking ourselves to move forward. I had an interesting experience today. My first & probably not my last with the organization called l'Accorderie. L'Accorderie, for those who might not have heard about it, is an organization based in different cities in Quebec in wich people offer their time & skills in exchange of someone else's. It's based on human exchange. And the value of our work is based on time rather than money. Wich is a way of life that really does speaks to me! So this afternoon I went to meet a person i didn't know in a coffee shop to help her out with her spoken english. I really didn't know what to expect nor what i was getting myself into. But i jumped in. I arrived there with the intention to give her some of my time but without really knowing to what point i could really help her out. And It turned out to be one of those simple but beautiful human moments were two strangers meet. Both being vulnerable to one another. She was nervous & shy to speak because her english wasn't as fluent as her french. That's what she thought. And i was afraid i wasn't gonna be able to be that great of a helper because vocabulary isn't my strength. So that's what i think. Her english was actually great! It's just her confidence that was blocking her. Yes, she did have an accent but does it really matter? She went in the ring anyways! She sat in front of me braving [...]

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October 2014

  • Be Your Own Hero Sticker switch the light on

ITs Ok TO SWITCH THE LIGHT ON & BE YOUR OWN HERO

By |October 28th, 2014|

MAY YOU SWITCH THE LIGHT ON & BE YOUR OWN HERO. I've been feeling powerless lately with a friend who seems to be stuck in the darkness. It's hard to see him hurt like that without being able to do anything. I wish i could switch on the light for him but having gone through that dark zone myself, i know that if your not willing to help yourself or see from a space of light & love, no one can help you. All i can do is pray that one day he'll be ready to open his eyes & see the light that surrounds him. And that he'll be able to acknowledge what a beautiful soul he is! Because he is! May you let the light shine your way….ITs Ok! Take care

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  • ITs Ok To find love within

MAY YOU FIND YOUR WAY TO LOVE…ITs Ok

By |October 16th, 2014|

If there is one thing that i would like to say to someone who feels lost & alone would probably be the following words... To you who is looking for love & happiness in all the possible ways and places you can think of. You are not alone. I know what it feels like to be lost & not be in peace with yourself. With your life. To be filled with anger and incomprehension. To feel empty when you are left alone but even more when you are surrounded in a room filled with people. As if any of this will never be enough. To always want more... We are all in this life journey together connected in some kind of mysterious way here to help one another. Like Oprah Winfrey says, it's not because you are alone that you need to feel lonely! Embrace these moments of silence to connect with your true self. Feel your presence. Stop. Listen. Breathe. ITs Ok! You are like a hidden star wanting to light up your way. But maybe your just not quite ready yet. Maybe your not looking for your source of light in the right place. Close your eyes & open your heart. Go within. Love yourself for who you are! For who your are. Who are you? ''Who am I?'' i want to hear you say. Connect with your soul. And speak your own truth! ITs Ok! I see you. We need you. YOU NEED YOU. May you take care & find love within! -ITs OK

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  • I Rather love…ITs Ok

I RATHER LOVE…ITs Ok

By |October 13th, 2014|

The other day i met this beautiful soul. Although we just met we went deep in our discussions. We talked about life & our beliefs. It was a very profound human exchange. I discovered we had something in common. We both preached for Love. The one big difference is that she believed loving someone from the same sex is a sin. From my spiritual beliefs to her religious ones, i still see the beauty that she is as a human being. Because I believe in a world where we can love one another despite our differences. That said, there's one question that still triggers me though: How can someone believe in the power of love & God but still feel dislike & hatred for those WHO FALL IN LOVE with a person from the same sex? And so as i was reflecting on this exchange i tried to put myself in the other person's shoes but with the ''ITs Ok to Love'' in mind. And so these words came to me ''I Rather love someone for who they are. Then hate someone for who they love'' MAY YOU CHOOSE TO LET THE LOVE FLOW IN YOUR VEINS…ITs Ok! Take care

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September 2014

  • ITs Ok bulle du jour

ITs Ok TO LEARN TO LIVE WITH YOUR FRAGILITY.

By |September 17th, 2014|

Because ITs Ok to be fragile...It doesn't mean you are broken! Au contraire! To feel is a gift & You are beautiful just the way you are! What's important is to know your own limits but also to be aware of your strength too...ITs Ok! Take care

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  • ITs Ok Project

”YOU ARE BEAUTIFUL AND YOU DON’T EVEN KNOW IT”

By |September 6th, 2014|

A few months ago as i was watching my coworkers trying to figure out how to do the exercises we were giving, these words came to mind: '' You are beautiful and you don't even know it''.  Because I could feel the fear, the shiness and the low self esteem vibe that resided in the room at that moment. But above all, what struck me the most is the strenght, the courage, the will & determination, the love & generosity that was shining beyound them and they didn't seem to see it. Some were adults wanting to go back to school to give a better futur for themselves. Some were new immigrants in this country wanting a better life for their kids. Others were told they were never good enough but here they were taking charge of their lives. It was just beautiful to see everyone being holy present caring for one another and helping eachother out. I felt blessed to be in that room with such amazing people. And i wondered if they knew how beautiful they really were? I feel overwhelmed by the beauty of the human beings that surround me wether it's at work, my family, friends, my fellow artists, new encounters, the people life puts along my way for the time being, strangers in the bus or at the grocery store...and on it goes. But I also feel that many don't seem to see the beauty & the strenght that resides in them. So here is to you who seems to doubt about yourself. To you who is scared to show your true self or to live the life you want to live. To you who feels ashamed of your own beliefs or values. To you who is afraid to [...]