A few months ago, I had the pleasure of writing a reflection for Simplify Magazine. The opportunity cropped up after a casual email exchange with the publication's co-founder, Joshua Becker. Before long, he and I were waxing the relationship between clutter, convenience, and satisfaction, or perhaps the lack thereof. We agreed that clutter isn't purely a … Continue reading befriending inconvenience 2.0
Today is Mother's Day in the UK. Perhaps you thought I'd capitalize on this opportunity and reverently bow to the woman who raised me. Mom, I love you immensely. You are a jewel but today is not your day. I could praise the women - young and old, past and present - who have influenced … Continue reading day 26/40: #40shoutouts40days
Dear Ina Garten, I idolized you in 2005. It started when my roommate bought me a copy of Barefoot in Paris for Christmas. It was our first December in our minuscule seaside apartment, tucked away from English Bay in Vancouver's West End. Between cooking for ourselves and hosting parties - yes, parties in a bachelor … Continue reading day 8/40: #40shoutouts40days
Since falling silent in March I have received multiple encouraging and mildly convicting emails from a dead man. Okay, not quite but sort of. Before Lent I subscribed to a daily email delivering meditations inspired by the writings of Henri Nouwen. I have stopped counting his strangely intimate reflections. Too many have shouted directly at … Continue reading it’s not me. it’s you.
"Today is my day," I declared. "Today I'll start properly." I quickly tossed my uniform into my locker, picked up my knives and fled from culinary school. It was a drizzly Vancouver day, the kind where every passing coffee shop is a sanctuary. That day I chose the church of Thomas Haas, properly known as … Continue reading what is your legacy today?
Greetings from St Andrews. I'm back. The computer mayhem is over, at least for now. The unwanted writing break translated into time for other endeavours, specifically drinking Hendricks with a friend and some long overdue dates with my running shoes. After discussing how similar writing is to running naked, I decided that if I couldn't … Continue reading marathon mama
"Motherhood is totally underrated," I stated bluntly to my friend on Saturday. She has two beautiful girls: Lisa, who recently turned two, and Emily, born last fall. She and I have worked on projects together and she is a genius. She'll hate me for saying so. She is very committed to her field and she … Continue reading motherhood is underrated