El Nido: Preface

The mid-May’s in Montreal, where I lived from age three to 10, were largely warmer and sunnier – practically summertime weather. When we moved out west, my birthdays in Calgary became…gray. My birthday coincides with Canada’s May-long weekend (Victoria Day). People are usually away camping and the weather at this time of year is usually […]

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The Time Traveller

Pen in my hand, I am in the past… …or, like a rocket, projected into the future. They say: “time is now!”… …But, are they really sure? You see, There is no beginning, middle and end. Time is non-linear; Time is infinite…. LOVE is infinite…. I am a time traveller, a dreamer, a seeker of […]

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In the land of cats

“I wish that my writing was as mysterious as a cat.” –Edgar Allan Poe At age 10, we welcomed our very first cat into our home. He was an all-black Norwegian Forest. At the beginning, he hid under the couch and only came out for food. The first couple of days, he called out for […]

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Three steps to becoming a more resilient individual

Resiliency is the “capacity to recover quickly from difficulties”. “Toughness”. When I think of what it is to be resilient I think of -being emotionally anchored -being gentle (self-love and self-compassion) -getting back on your feet -having faith that everything will be OK -pushing forward through the murky days (courage) -continuously letting go (forgiveness) and […]

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Self-Pity into Self-Love

This morning, I listened to a podcast from Rachel Brathen on how to transform self-pity into self-love and I felt those words very deeply. I’m someone who really hates when I’m in a mood of self-pity, but here I am, lying in bed feeling like shit. I don’t like when I feel like this because […]

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