Brooke Semple is a designer and brand strategist at See/Saw Design. She is on a quest to help creative entrepreneurs thrive through clear and inspired communications.

What do you BELIEVE in?  I believe in love, compassion and freedom. I believe that when human beings are connected to Love, they line up with a purpose that is greater then themselves.  The natural intelligence that is in us, that turns the acorn into the oak tree, and the baby into the human being, is the guiding light towards what we are to become. When we surrender to that and allow the light that is in us to come forward into the world, great things can happen.

How does LOVE show up/present itself in your life?  Love is all around. I receive so much love from my family, my husband and my friends. Love is in the little things – the smoothie my husband brings me in the afternoon when he knows my blood sugar is taking a dip, the lasagne that showed up on my doorstep after I had lost my grandmother. Love is expressed every time we take steps to care for or uplift the people around us.

Who or what INSPIREs you?  I’m inspired by simple things; going for a walk to the ocean, looking at art in a gallery, having long conversations with people. I love nature, art and travel.  They fill me up completely when I need it.

How do you, or can you, SERVE your community?  I think the best way to serve the community is simply to participate in it. It is so easy to get caught up in our own lives. If we can make the time to build relationships and to listen and encourage each other, I think that is of service.  The best communities lift each other up and support each other as we become the best versions of ourselves as possible.

What does it mean to you to SURRENDER?  To me, surrender is about letting go of resistance. To give up and give in, is to ease into life – to get into flow. To allow the universe to open up and bring things into your life you never thought were possible. Surrender requires that we trust that love surrounds us and that what is meant to be will be. When we let go of the need to control outcomes in our lives, miracles can happen.