33 Ways to Have a Vibrant Day

Walk or drive down a tree lined street with the leaves ablaze with autumn magic Eat really ripe fruit and let the juices run down your arm Listen to the chirps and steady piercing hums of the crickets and cicadas in the evening Watch a no-words-are-adequate-to-fully-describe sunset on the lake Have a creative retreat with … Continue reading 33 Ways to Have a Vibrant Day

Adventures at Small Pond: A Writing Retreat for the Soul

Earlier this month, I had the pleasure of doing a short writing residency at this amazing 87 acre farm just outside Picton, Ontario. Small Pond Arts is a wild, sprawling space that includes an arts retreat centre, an art studio, and a ridiculously charming residence with an open kitchen, peaceful rooms, and a huge front … Continue reading Adventures at Small Pond: A Writing Retreat for the Soul

Jeanette Winterson & Newfoundland Adventures Part Two: Explorations of Land, Writing, and Self

Journal Prompts (inspired by Jeanette Winterson) How do you "live in the space between chaos and shape"? How do you interpret that? (One of my favourite paragraphs from my favourite book) Where do you explore? How do you explore your body or the body of others? If you were writing a poem, how would you … Continue reading Jeanette Winterson & Newfoundland Adventures Part Two: Explorations of Land, Writing, and Self

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

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

It’s officially summer!

this means, (indoor) garden update! my pepper plant got its first flower! (anything is a success from the viewpoint of someone who has never grown anything before and has a history of killing most houseplants...) I don't know if I will actually be getting any tomatoes this year, so I may just end up visiting everyone else's … Continue reading It’s officially summer!

Day 16: Homemade Peach Iced Tea

Today involved a lot of sleeping and recovering. Even more exciting though, it involved more nature documentary viewing and making iced tea with my awesome partner in crime, emma! My day 16 is nothin' too fancy due to the first two actions listed, but it was definitely satisfying. We didn't have time to steep the … Continue reading Day 16: Homemade Peach Iced Tea

Food For Your Belly, Food For Your Skin

Yesterday was such a beautiful day (until I got too much sun + not nearly enough water = got really dizzy and sick). I made two trips to the market. The first time I randomly met up with a few lovely friends who I rarely see these days. I wasn't early enough to score any … Continue reading Food For Your Belly, Food For Your Skin

Livingroom picnics & Fresh Rhubarb Sauce

Okay Day 9! What an awesome day it's been. I treated myself to a massage this morning (achiness to the extreme), had an epsom salt bath, then took a nap. A very lovely friend came over, bringing a picnic with her! We were supposed to have it outside, but due to the threatening sky and the … Continue reading Livingroom picnics & Fresh Rhubarb Sauce