Anyone who knows me knows that I love to get immersed in meaningful conversations. I love to, listen, learn, laugh, enlighten others and be enlightened through sharing thoughts, opinions and views about life. Discussing topics that range from careers, love, spirituality, relationships, entrepreneurship, goals and dreams.

I started writing a long time ago but found that I was forcing myself into a box. Telling myself that because I’m a designer I should write about design related things when there were so many other interesting things that I was curious about, had questions about and wanted to hear others’ thoughts about but after reading a post online, whilst lying in bed (the time when all my ideas come to life) I realized I didn’t have to put myself in a box and neither do you. I decided I was going to do what brings me joy an not confine myself to imaginary self created boundaries.

We often put boundaries and limitations on ourselves, often without realizing it, when we don’t need to. I started #spreadlove when I realized that the most useful, valuable and life changing information I received was through informal conversation with friends and family, sometimes strangers, and unexpected meetings or by stumbling across an article or book.

I decided to create an informal space where we are free to pose questions, with out feeling judgement and be able to have those questions answered. A place where we can, seek advice, give advice, share knowledge thoughts and ideas knowing that out of this treasure trove of information someone is bound to find answers to questions they have, find tips to making their leaves easier or strategies or ideas that will help them in setting or meeting a goal, examples through someone else’s experience that would make them feel inspired and make them feel they are not alone, knowledge that would help them achieve a set goal. They say one man’s meat is another man’s poison and you may be unknowingly be in possession of that missing link, that connection, that tip, that if shared will lead someone to living the life they desire.

I am on a mission to live my best life. The life I desire and I know that I am not alone in this journey. I know that there are many of us who have dreams and goals they want to fulfill. Many of us wake up everyday just existing but yearning to live in their truth and do what makes them happy.

I’ve been fortunate enough to meet so many amazing people who have shared so many tid bits, that have help me stay focused, kept me dreaming, inspired me, helped me not to give up. From videos, books, interviews, blog posts, quotes, verses from the bible and most of the time just through conversation. This is what has motivated me to keep fighting for the life I want,  and I am going to share everything I have learned, heard acquired and witnessed with you knowing that this will help you on your journey to living the life you desire.

I strongly feel that we should withhold knowledge. There is more that enough for all of us so instead, we need to spread the love. The purpose of this blog is to share, connect and learn. I believe when someone takes the time to share their thoughts, experiences, opinions and views this is an invaluable expression of love.

If you have any questions, thoughts, stories or experiences that you would like to share please feel free to email me at Please join me in #spreadinglove.

I look forward to chatting with you.


Shay Leonora