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…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

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

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)

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…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…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”

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