Fun stuff

​Ideas to discover new possibilities

In this section, I share my shenanigans, goals, and antics on the numerous ways to add excitement and wonder to explore a life less ordinary.

Come out and play!

I invite you to your sandbox.

Learning music at 45

I am embarking on my biggest “what if” of all. What if a middle-aged lady with zero guitar experience decides she wants to throw her entire effort, all her energy, and time into learning guitar?

How long before she can play like Slash?

Is there any accuracy to the 10,000 hours idea, the commonly held belief of how many hours it takes to reach mastery? I’m about to find out.

Join me on this journey by following my Facebook page where I share my progress, resources, struggles, and hopefully some triumphs too.

1 month in

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5 months in

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Use famous lyrics to solve life’s most important challenges

Remember that scene in School of Rock when Jack Black quoted Whitney Houston’s “The Greatest Love of All”, as though they were his own thoughts?

Are you looking for a way to out nerd your friends?

Would you like to quote lyrics in any situation because, like me, you have no original thoughts of your own? I’m here to help!

Here are some examples:

When a prof asks you for your opinion about the role of administrators, policy makers in the field of education, you can say:

“And the men who hold high places must be the ones to start to mould a new reality, closer to the heart…” ~ Rush, Closer to the heart

When someone needs a pick-me-up… use…
“Take it slow and it’ll work itself out fine
All we need is just a little patience” ~ Guns and Roses, Patience

When you want to give advice to someone with a broken heart, share this:
“And if your glass heart should crack
And for a second you turn back
Oh no, be strong
Walk on” ~ U2, Walk on

When your friend needs some general life wisdom, share from Jack Johnson’s extensive list of sage advice. My favorite is from Adrift…
“Your voice is your own
I can’t protect it
You’ll have to sing
A verse no one has ever known
Don’t be afraid
‘Cause no one ever sings alone

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Fave recipes

When people want to leave dinner, they say, “I hate to eat and run….” But, I love to eat and run! And since I am absolutely terrible at the latter, let me share my favorite recipes with you.

Recipes passed from the rich culinary heritage of my family, recipes gained through my travels around the world, and also from training at the prestigious Le Cordon Bleu.

Food so delicious and nourishing that you’ll have to run to burn it off!


Create a Win-Huynh situation

How to enter a contest (aka the money you deserve)

It’s a Win-Huynh (pronounced ‘win’) scenario! My parents had a great sense of humor giving me a name that rhymes. Linh Huynh is a name but also a mindset!

I see every contest as an opportunity.

Most people won’t even bother entering. Don’t be like most people!

As they say, fortune favors the bold. Fortune also favors those who get off their butt and try. I share useful tips on how to enter contests.

I’m so grateful to have been awarded over $90,000 (not bragging – just sayin’) because I love entering contests, competitions, and grants.

As a teacher, I make a great living but not enough that I could pay for the races and the endeavors I wanted to pursue. I entered those contests out of necessity because I didn’t want to give up on those dreams because of financial barriers. When I wanted to do an Ironman Triathlon, I couldn’t afford the registration, let alone the bicycle. So what did I do? Enter a contest! And guess what? I was awarded!

So, something seems to be working and I would like to share it with you.

Download this check-list to help you create a Win-Huynh (win-win) situation.

How to snap out of boredom – for good!

As a kid, I couldn’t wait to become an adult. As an adult… I wish I could take it all back. Is it just me, or does “grown up” sound way too much like “groan” up.

Does life feel a bit mundane? Looking to think outside the box?

How about tips on how to think outside the blahs?

I share tips on how to ignite your life in a way that makes you feel like a child on Christmas morning, every morning!

Looking for more resources and fun stuff?

Reach out to Linh and she’ll be glad to share!

Contact Linh

Rethinking limits

How does a non-athlete, mediocre runner decide to attempt the world’s most difficult races? Not to mention the most costly?

This inspiring video showcases how Linh’s #luckpusher attitude led her to the start line and her humor and tenacity got her to the finish line.

Watch her funny (Linh-funny) and inspiring TEDx Talk!


Rave reviews

“Having Linh as the keynote speaker at our Women’s Wellness Fair celebrating International Women’s Day was an honour and a delight. What an inspiring presence, what an uplifting story for our participants. Everyone was left feeling empowered, confident in their self-worth and motivated to pursue their dreams, especially women, who understood that they are capable and can do everything they set their minds to.”
Event Organizer
“Engaging and funny in its delivery, Linh’s story reminded our delegates to look back with fondness, and look forward with hope. Our keynote speaker was incredible! Her speech and her session were both fantastic and very relevant to everyone, regardless of their position. I came away excited about setting goals and making changes for the first time in a long time.”
Audience Member
“The podcast with Linh was the most f***ing inspiring conversation I’ve heard in I don’t know how long!! She could have been irritatingly lucky, but she’s not – she’s impossible not to respect and like. A lot.”
Podcast Listener
“Linh’s session was my favourite because of her enthusiasm and encouragement to stretch our comfort zones and challenge ourselves.”
Audience Member
Looking Back, Moving Forward was the theme of our Southern Alberta Library Conference. A colleague suggested Linh as a potential keynote speaker after seeing her speak at another event. After reviewing Linh’s TED Talk, we knew that Linh would be the perfect fit for our conference! The spirit of resilience, intentionality, perseverance, and growth in Linh’s story was consistent with the theme of our conference.”
Event Organizer
“Linh’s message has had a lasting impact on our delegates, including myself. The relationships she forms with people are fast forming and authentic because she is a beacon of enthusiasm and encouragement; her genuine passion for life is utterly contagious when you’re around her.  Looking back on Linh’s message has inspired me to cultivate resilience and move forward with the pursuit of my goals. Thank you Linh!”
Event Organizer
“I was gob-smacked by Linh’s story. Throughout her very funny presentation ran the underlying theme of courage. Courage in the face of great mental, spiritual and physical challenges. In her presentation we laughed a great, great deal. Linh’s huge heart is only matched by her joyous approach to life. If you’re looking for a keynote speaker for any occasion, Linh should be your absolute first choice.”
Audience Member
“Working with Linh was fantastic! She was enthusiastic and customized her presentations to our audience. Many delegates listed her keynote and breakout session as the most beneficial aspect of the entire conference.”
Event Organizer