I used to hate my body

…and I think a lot of us have. It’s sad, it really is – that there is this subliminal pressure to often look differently than we do, and to constantly question ourselves leading us to be uncomfortable in our own skin. It comes from so many places, and it’s hard to pinpoint where exactly because…

simplify your wardrobe (and gain more self-love)

Capsule wardrobes are on the rise, and have been deemed the latest and greatest (rightfully so) thing to hit lady closets everywhere. I used to be a clothing hoarder. Multiple colours, styles and shapes – it didn’t matter, if I saw it on somebody else and I thought it looked good on them, I wanted…

so, I wrote a book about being 25 & divorced

I can feel it starting to fade away now; the feelings, the revelations, the brokenness, the clarity and the need to run. It feels like a version of me that existed another lifetime ago, like a memory of a movie reel playing in the back of my mind. As much as I want to leave…

i like to sing

At eleven years old, I opened up a journal and wrote down some thoughts. I decided simply writing out the words didn’t bring the truest depth to what I was feeling, so I started to sing them.

i’m a jerk | breaking free & being sentimental

Perhaps I’m just overly sentimental, but when I take a few minutes to scroll through old photos online, I can’t help but be flooded with memories and thoughts about each of those sweet, special moments. I have a different feeling about each one of them… maybe it’s remembering an exact feeling or moment that made…

tackling fear: Change and taking risks

So, I think you get the point. I like spending time in the big trees on the big mountains. After finding myself spending more time sleeping in a Pathfinder in Whistler this summer than my own awesome apartment in North Vancouver, I found myself dabbling in an interest to make it a more permanent situation….

dear me | a reminder

Dear past, present and future versions of myself. You aren’t who you were, or who you may become. You’re who you are right now. Be unapologetic Be humble Be kind Let tomorrow live in tomorrow. Don’t chase anything. Live in the possibility of what could be, not in what hasn’t happened or probably just won’t….

my dad is neat | paddles by Bruce, the ultimate adventurer

I have this vivid childhood memory of hiding under an upside down canoe somewhere in northern Ontario as a violent storm pounded on the secluded raging waters. That memory is often accompanied by moments prior, paddling across the choppy water trying to get to the safety of shore from the sudden storm. I was in…

the edge | finding a ledge & hovering over

I have a problem with limits. I always have. I don’t understand why someone would ever tell me I can’t do something, or that it would possibly be “going too far.” What do you mean? If it feels good do it…no? Ever since I was a little girl, I wanted to climb the biggest tree,…

friending | people find you

….”Can I be your friend?!” It happened just like that – like the good old days. A single question posed just the same as first grade, changed the whole summer for me. We were sitting around a large table in the basement of a Mexican restaurant for a friend’s birthday, Stef put her utensils on…