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

Spark your Creativity: 10 (+1) Ideas on How to Find Inspiration Everywhere (including your piece of toast)

"There is nothing to writing. All you do is sit down at a typewriter and bleed" -Ernest Hemingway Do you ever find yourself in a place where you are completely blocked? Maybe you've done the same things again and again and are feeling bored and apathetic? Or maybe you're feeling completely overwhelmed, burnt-out, or restless? … Continue reading Spark your Creativity: 10 (+1) Ideas on How to Find Inspiration Everywhere (including your piece of toast)

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

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

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

“We Have to Break Ourselves Open”: Navigating the Spaces of Uncertainty and Fear

Today has floated by like a dream - the kind where you can't get quite find  your footing, and you are left feeling distant, disconnected, and drained. Earlier, I was sitting on the GO bus, crossed legged, books resting on my lap. Out the window, the world passed by in a blur - the rich … Continue reading “We Have to Break Ourselves Open”: Navigating the Spaces of Uncertainty and Fear

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