All That Exists is This Moment

“To stay with that shakiness – to stay with a broken heart, with a rumbling stomach, with the feeling of hopelessness – that is the path of true awakening. Sticking with that uncertainty, getting the knack of relaxing in the midst of chaos, learning not to panic – this is the spiritual path. Getting the … Continue reading All That Exists is This Moment

An Open (Love) Letter to Those Who Are Struggling

This is a love letter of sorts. For those who are struggling, stuck, confused, scared shitless. For those who are lost, who are unsure of what to do with their lives, or where to go from here. For those who don’t fit in, who don’t feel like they belong, who feel ‘different’ and out-of-place. For … Continue reading An Open (Love) Letter to Those Who Are Struggling

Living With Pain, Feeling Through Pain: Tips on Healing and Self-Care

"Storms make the oak grow deeper roots" - George Herbert (1593-1633) These past couple weeks, I've had a string of days where I have been completely immobilized with all-over body pain and heavy fatigue, my body forcing me down against my will. I'm still learning to listen to it, to let go, to honour its … Continue reading Living With Pain, Feeling Through Pain: Tips on Healing and Self-Care

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

Sometimes…(opening an honest conversation)

Sometimes writing these love lists is difficult. One reason is because I never remember to write down the good things after they happen and when the times comes around to compile them, I'm mentally scrambling trying to remember them all. Another reason is because well, sometimes I don't feel positive at all. Sure, there are … Continue reading Sometimes…(opening an honest conversation)

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 in loss (to a beautiful friend)

This week is different. This week it is difficult to gather the words, to find the right words, to express them in a coherent manner. This week, it is impossible to talk about myself, my own life, my own moments of joy and awe and wonder and love. This week, I learned that a friend … Continue reading Love in loss (to a beautiful friend)

Love is…frugality & kazoos

Sunday Love on a Monday raw, honest conversations that increase understanding and intimacy my personal thoughts being both acknowledged and challenged, leading to more personal growth (and decreased anxiety, bonus!) sushi dates at Matsu (mmmm spicy tuna!) spending half the day naked new snazzy outfits! (not mine) new vintage-esque bras! (mine!) (bonus: straps that don't … Continue reading Love is…frugality & kazoos

banjos & beer, forests & friends

A new direction.... Once you get out of the habit of updating regularly, it becomes really easy to completely lose momentum and motivation. Schedules become busy, focus is elsewhere, time is used up on other things and space is limited. I think in celebration of trying to learn to keep things simple, I will be … Continue reading banjos & beer, forests & friends