SelfCare Sunday – A Walk in the Woods
Explore / Mental Health / Self-Care / Wellness

SelfCare Sunday – A Walk in the Woods

For many folks, including the family I was raised in, Sundays are a traditional time of rest and reflection.  I wanted to incorporate this tradition into my busy modern life by aligning my self-care and spiritual practices on Sundays.  In my ongoing struggles with mental health & recovery (anxiety, depression, OCD, post-concussion syndrome) I have learned … Continue reading

SpokenWord Saturday – What is Slam?
Poetry / Poetry Slam

SpokenWord Saturday – What is Slam?

SPOKEN WORD is an ancient oral tradition and art form that involves performing, speaking, reciting poetry but intertwines story-telling and word play, sometimes collaborating with song, music, theater, or dance.  Performance poetry starts with poetic components – such as rhyme, repetition, slang, improvisation, and other elements of writing but then weaves a layer of performance … Continue reading

Fitness Friday – Exercising with IBD or GI challenges
Fitness / Green Living / Mental Health

Fitness Friday – Exercising with IBD or GI challenges

Over the last few years I’ve been developing ever-worsening symptoms of a gastrointestinal (GI) disorder.  About 18 months ago I was given a preliminary diagnosis of irritable bowel disease (IBD) and over the last number of months I’ve been working through a number of elimination diets as well as the diagnostic process for Crohn’s disease. … Continue reading

Wellness Wednesday – Healthy Holiday Goals
Mental Health / Mindfulness / Self-Care / Wellness

Wellness Wednesday – Healthy Holiday Goals

  As I briefly touched on yesterday: I’ve been doing yoga daily at Karma Teachers yoga collective in the downtown eastside, where there truly is a Karma Revolution happening!  This is hands down the most welcoming, loving and genuinely special yoga space I have ever been in and one of the most incredible communities I’ve … Continue reading

Throwback Thursday
Explore / Travel

Throwback Thursday

Throwback Thursday – Seven years ago on this very day (well the very day that Jan 7th occurred on back in 2009) I was on a wintry roadtrip from Toronto to Thunder Bay, with my friends Rachel and Zack.  Leaving Toronto just before midnight we alternated driving the 400 series and Central Ontario highways overnight so that we could … Continue reading