Love is…simple childhood pleasures and leaning into fear

Life is a process of becoming, a combination of states we have to go through. Where people fail is that they wish to elect a state and remain in it. This is a kind of death. -Anais Nin tiny purple & yellow wildflowers in grass that you wouldn't notice if you weren't truly looking kicking … Continue reading Love is…simple childhood pleasures and leaning into fear

Love is…maintaining balance in the presence of pain & a ginormous dose of self love! (also, my apparent fixation on trees)

So, a rough week in bodily aches, stiffness, and pain has left me a little exhausted. It's so frustrating when I get these pain flare-ups (especially when it inhibits my desire to walk anywhere). It's frustrating to not know exactly the source of these sensations and exactly 'why' it is happening (it's funny how we always need to … Continue reading Love is…maintaining balance in the presence of pain & a ginormous dose of self love! (also, my apparent fixation on trees)

Love is…self-expansion & bright colours

community gardens and new blooms spending a day off doing a circuit of the downtown coffee shops, consuming lots of caffeine, writing, reading & networking.  graffiti in the washroom: "for a good time, try knitting" girl on the street with punctuation printed tights! grammar nerd love! (i'm not a fan of american apparel, but there are … Continue reading Love is…self-expansion & bright colours

Love is….a whole lot of uninhibited, gushing out laughter

"we stretched out side by side on the bed and began. By pretending, of course. Forced laughter. Laughable laughter. Laughter so laughable that it made us laugh. Then it came, real laughter, total laughter, taking us into its immense tide. Bursts of repeated, rushing, unleashed laughter, magnificent laughter, sumptuous and mad...And we laugh our laughter … Continue reading Love is….a whole lot of uninhibited, gushing out laughter

Love is…a pen, journal, and lots of caffeine

So, it's been quite awhile since I've been here. I had taken a hiatus that was both intentional and unintentional. An intentional move,in order to give myself some space from the pressure of always having something to say, and unintentional, due to some pretty tough physical and emotional experiences I've struggled through these past few … Continue reading Love is…a pen, journal, and lots of caffeine

Love is…mindfulness & dancing in the back seat

sometimes I'm too lost in my own thoughts to be fully awake to it, sometimes I'm too self-conscious to fully participate in it, sometimes my unrealistic expectations prevent me from fully adapting to it, sometimes I'm too deeply & desperately clutching to a sense of control to fully let myself go in the presence of … Continue reading Love is…mindfulness & dancing in the back seat

Love is…liquid pick-me-ups & crossed legged slow-me-downs

going into work feeling like utter-shit...then getting the day off to rest & recover surprise visits and couchsurfing exploration (seriously, if you've never done it, check out that site. cheap way to travel and connect at the same time) new skirt that looks foxy with brown tights after a few days of feeling completely listless, … Continue reading Love is…liquid pick-me-ups & crossed legged slow-me-downs

Love is…old photos & new celebrations

nostalgia and reconnection lights off, white sheets pinned to wall, old projector, glass of wine, the four of us gathered on the couch, a large box of slides you didn’t know existed, family history of photographs dated 1973-1989 (my mum, aged 20, skinny like me, long hair in pig tails, tiny bikini, model-esque poses, shy … Continue reading Love is…old photos & new celebrations

Love is…positive politics & pizza parties

friends and others coming together in community (mourning, sharing, crying, telling stories, sharing experiences, laughing) seeing friends who generally live so far away long distance calls from Bali sharing guacamole at the Only cafe being more and more in love everyday watching movies under blankets...with bags of potato chips people laughing in the kitchen people … Continue reading Love is…positive politics & pizza parties

Love is…laugh lines and the letter “P”

Monday is the new Sunday, apparently. mindfulness meditation (learning to be fully present in the moment -even if only for a moments here & there- letting go of expectations and the desire to change everything all the time...just.simply.stopping. <---it's not simple) Charlotte's blueberry bran muffins (the key is molasses here, folks) participating in positivity, praise, … Continue reading Love is…laugh lines and the letter “P”