Love is…bus rides & Fever Ray albums on repeat

“Poetry is the liquid voice that can wear through stone.” -Adrienne Rich sunrises over farmer's fields with Ohbijou pouring out the car's speakers warm sun on my face in the middle of winter the artistic perspective of powerlines staring at the bare trees blurring-by outside dirty bus windows sumac along the highway abandoned buildings and … Continue reading Love is…bus rides & Fever Ray albums on repeat

Love is…lazy afternoons & whole-body-smiling (The Cozy Edition)

“A poem begins as a lump in the throat, a sense of wrong, a homesickness, a lovesickness.” -Robert Frost lemon meringue pie movie marathons with good friends & red wine living room dance parties (dancing my face off with people I love to Girl Talk and 90’s pop songs) electric blankets and heating pads blankets … Continue reading Love is…lazy afternoons & whole-body-smiling (The Cozy Edition)

Love is…New Years and New Purpose (a Reflection)

"Tomorrow is the first blank page of a 365 page book. Write a good one" -Brad Paisley 2012 was a year full of contradictions and extremes. It was a year full of struggle, loss, and change. It was a year that started off with health problems and a bout of depression and ended in a … Continue reading Love is…New Years and New Purpose (a Reflection)

Love is…happy bellies, knitted bliss, dorky photos, and poetry hidden in the clouds

It's been oh-so long since I've done one of these Love Lists. Here are some things that have made my heart expand lately... knitting up a storm! (soft, thick yarns in delicious blends of colour) creative baking adventures (if you wanna make a happy belly, check out recipes for Nutella Chocolate Chip Cookies, Pumpkin Swirl … Continue reading Love is…happy bellies, knitted bliss, dorky photos, and poetry hidden in the clouds

Memories and Mixtapes: Summer Love & The Art of Bedroom Dancing

Sam Beam’s voice makes my heart swell. It had been quite awhile since I’d listened to Iron & Wine, and as the soothing soulful melodies poured out the speakers, I found myself dancing and swaying in the kitchen. These movements progressed to the entire house – running up the stairs to dance on the top … Continue reading Memories and Mixtapes: Summer Love & The Art of Bedroom Dancing

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

These Days….Images & Reflections

These days feel longer as they grow darker These days my heart is full of love and lust and lonely longing (and all the lovely contradictions) These days my heart is out East with you, though I'm heading across the ocean with only me These days I notice all the cloud formations in the sky, … Continue reading These Days….Images & Reflections

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 Letters to the World: How to Cultivate Connection With the Stranger on the Park Bench

“What should young people do with their lives today? Many things, obviously. But the most daring thing is to create stable communities in which the terrible disease of loneliness can be cured.” ― Kurt Vonnegut I've been hiding little love notes all over my city. I've been going through a lot of personal life changes lately, … Continue reading Love Letters to the World: How to Cultivate Connection With the Stranger on the Park Bench