About Put The Kettle On
Hi, I’m Yolanda. Welcome to Put The Kettle On!
I live in Toronto, Canada with my 4 boys – my husband, two stepsons and our goofy dog. I am passionate about living each day in the present moment and appreciating the little things in life that can bring us joy.
As someone who’s suffered from infertility and depression, I’ve worked hard to find happiness and balance, so I share the tools and resources I’ve personally used to get through hard times and find gratitude in my everyday life.
Whether it’s tools therapists have shared with me during CBT sessions or resources I’ve discovered along the way, I hope you find them helpful in your own personal growth journey.
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About Put The Kettle On
My quest is to help you CREATE THE LIFE YOU LOVE with intentional living and discovery of the simple things life has to offer – so you can love life a little more.
With today’s stresses, we tend to think a lot about what we hope to have in the future. Getting that promotion, renovating our kitchen, going on a dream trip, starting our own business, finding love (the list never ends). This, of course, is very positive. Goals are important, as long as you can also be happy in the present and appreciate the good you have in your life right now.
My goal: Help you to cherish all the great things you have in your life and give you the tools to discover new ways to make the most of life in the present.
Creating the life you love is personal, so I share experiences and resources that I have used to find balance. I am no expert – just a woman seeking happiness, purpose and ways to keep my dreams alive!
When I’m not blogging you can find me cuddling with my dog, gardening, listening to music and spending time with the people I love most.
About The Name
Where I come from we put the kettle on for all different reasons and my brew of choice is a good cup of strong, black English tea.
In the UK, when someone is sad we put the kettle on, feeling tired we put the kettle on, just won the lottery we put the kettle on (okay, there will also be just a few drinks with this one)!
There is an old saying from Bernard-Paul Heroux, a 1900’s Basque philosopher,
‘There is no trouble so great or grave that cannot be diminished by a nice cup of tea’.
So, as you can see putting the kettle on is a form of self-care. It’s a little thing to do that makes you feel good. What little thing do you like to do that brings a smile to your face?
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