Tiny Moments

Today as I was purging my racing thoughts into my journal, it occurred to me, not for the first time, just how weary I was feeling with the world. As I wrote, I began to wonder if that feeling of exhaustion that isn’t related to physical tiredness is perhaps a reaction to the trauma we […]

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Non-Productive Writing

Non-productive writing: This is writing that you do because you want to, not because you have to. As opposed to unproductive, which leaves the bitter taste of self-reproaches of laziness and writer’s block, Non-Productive Writing can actually build your self-esteem as it builds your skill set. How many of us really take the time to […]

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Poverty Mindset (An Article In Response to ‘How to Lose a Third of a Million Dollars Without Really Trying’)

There was an uproar this morning as publishing professionals all over the internet raged over the Medium article: How to Lose a Third of a Million Dollars Without Really Trying . People who work in an often thankless job for little pay are understandably upset that the author suggests that it was their responsibility to help […]

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Reading Summer

Summer in Calgary thus far has been rainy, cool, and filled with thunderstorms and tornado warnings. Not that I’m complaining — I don’t think I could have picked a better summer. I love thunderstorms, I prefer weather that is warm, but not too hot — I think my neighbourhood broke 30°C only once this year […]

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A Return To Stability

I think we are all pretty familiar with the feeling of dread that accompanies almost every moment of news coverage these days. From nationalist rallies to genocide coverups to privacy and banking breaches to rising international tensions to extreme weather growing more and more extreme, the world definitely feels like it is teetering on a […]

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Adventures 2019

So, remember when I said that one of my goals for 2019 was to travel to the UK? Turns out that is happening far sooner than I had anticipated. In just under two months, I will be in London. Not for a writers conference, unfortunately, just for a bit of a vacation and an adventure. […]

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I Tried Veganuary — This is What I Learned

There is ‘milk ingredients’ in just about everything! I should have been paying closer attention to this from the start because I have intolerances to dairy, but once you start to read ingredient lists again you start to wonder to yourself ‘does salt and vinegar flavouring really need milk in it? Why does “hint of […]

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2019 – New Year New Goals

I’ve been pretty contemplative the last couple of weeks. As we spiral down to the end of 2018, I find myself thinking about all of the changes that have come my way this year. My family has dealt with a whole host of medical issues, some good, some not so good. I’ve lost 20kg since […]

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Word Salad — Ceviche

Ceviche. Something you don’t see on the prairies, and if you do, you should probably just walk away. I must admit, I have missed the Word Salad posts. And it has been a while since I posted anything — sorry about that — so I thought I would bring back a classic. What have I […]

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