Where do we find the will and the courage to continue?

This is one of my fav songs on one of my fav all time albums. This weekend I sat alone, late and at the cottage kitchen table writing, finally working on that book I’m been talking about, and finally doing some web stuff I’ve been avoiding. It wasn’t until I slowed down, I realized how fast I was going. I’ve always liked MIA but “Live fast, Die Young” isn’t in my creative “take over the world” plan.  If I’m ever having a bad day, I go put on Lisa Loeb – Tails or White Stripes – Elephant. I love those albums.

This is Dad and I doing the CN Tower Eggewalk about a year ago, almost to the day. It was so awesome.

This Makes Me Happy

When problems overwhelm, us and sadness smothers us, where do we find the will and the courage to continue? Well, the answer may come in the caring voice of a friend, a chance encounter with a book, or from a personal faith. For Janet help came from her faith, but it also from a squirrel. Shortly after her divorce, Janet lost her father, then she lost her job. She had mounting money problems. But Janet not only survived, she worked her way out of despondency and now she says, life is good again. How could this happen? She told me that late one Autumn day when she was at her lowest she watched a squirrel storing up nuts for the winter, one at a time he would take them to the nest. And she thought, if that squirrel can take care of himself with the harsh winter coming along, then so can I. Once I broke my problems into small pieces I was able to carry them, just like those acorns, one at a time. – White Stripes, Little Acorns

Been there like Janet, and I worked my way out. You can work yourself out too. Your life if your movie and you are the director, and you choose what roles you play and who stars in it with you.

All the worlds a stage, babe.  Take centre.

Into The Sun

Into The Sun

My friend and babe Anna Cyzon just released a new music vid for her song ‘Into the Sun’. I missed the launch event last week and planned to tell you all about it. We’ve always bonded over our blondeness and that we both used to work at MTV.

Anna Cyzon ‘Into the Sun’ launch, Spoke Club

Mike Rychlik Photography

The first part of the video is a little dark for Monday morning but song is good! ‘Into the Sun’ reminds me of a poem I wrote in 2004 when I lived in Australia. It’s one of my favs.

As the waves crashed on the shore,
The wind washed them away.
And as I walked along the sand,
I felt I could not stray.
For I was walking towards the sun,
And it was a brand new day.
– Untitled, Casie 2004

I hope the sun shines bright in your direction today.



Drambuie presents AUSTRA at Canadian Music Week

Drambuie presents AUSTRA at Canadian Music Week

What are you doing on Saturday, March 23? That weekend is post fashion week/Canadian Music Week and there are SO many things going on. Well,  I’d like to extend an invite for you to come to see Austra at the Danforth Music Hall. I saw them last summer at Fort York in the pouring rain and it was SO GOOD. They are on world tour right now and this is their first stop post SXSW.


Wanna go?

Send a tweet to @casiestewart and @drambuiecanada that you want to see @austratalks on March 23, 2012. I’ll pick winners early next week and have tickets couriered to your own house. If you don’t have Twitter, get it or leave a lovely comment below.  This will be a good show.

Date: Saturday March 23rd, 2013
Location: Danforth Music Hall (venue / map)
Time: Doors 7pm
About Austra: Austra is a Canadian electronic music band from Toronto, Ontario, formed in 2009. The band consists of Katie Stelmanis, her former Galaxy bandmate Maya Postepski and former Spiral Beach bassist Dorian Wolf. austramusic.com

Snow Globe


Being home in this weather feels like a snow globe.
Glass castle in the sky.
Snow beautiful.




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One of my favourite things about blogging is discovering. Late last night, Katherine Lowe (NZ) posted this song from a Kiwi artist and she,  Lorde is my new favourite. In her tweet Katherine said it would be, and I believed her. I know her from NZ. She has great taste and an awesome blog. No really katherineisawesome.com. I creeped all Lorde’s social profiles and listened to all her music. 

Arrive at  work with a smile on your face. Listen to your favourite song. Feel happy. You will never be younger!

Royals by Lorde

Can you spot me in this army?

We have two shows in December and this is just a few of us doing one of the numbers. Class is taught by Carla Catherwood and we are, THE ARMY OF SASS. I can’t wait for WEDNESDAY.

FTW. I have new shoes and am posting this so I remember to practice. I did ballet for 10 years growing up and did competitions and shows all the time. I am super nervous/excited about doing this. Now that I’m thirty and all.

YOLO Make the most of every day. Smile more too.

 <3 CASIE 🙂