How to Be Action-Oriented

I realize that “action-oriented” has a stale corporate connotation, something you’d place in the “Skills and Interests” section of your résumé, or a trait you’d discuss with a boss during an annual performance review. But before you groan, hear me out! There is actually…

February 10, 2018

Commuting Is Hell! My Trick for Making It Easier

As with every other September, now that school is back in session there seems to be twice as much traffic on the streets. People are more anxious, they’re hurrying more, and they’re moodier. While the stress commuting to work places on our health (and…

January 23, 2018
Mirrors at the Gym

Mirrors at the Gym Are Evil Objects from Hell

From the moment Narcissus saw his reflection in the water, mirrors have been a curse placed upon our lives.  One of the most reflective places you’ll ever be in is the gym, and in many ways those mirrors at the gym are anything but…

December 30, 2017
Fasted exercise

Fasted Exercise: How Working Out Hungry Changed My Life

Of all the relationships we have throughout our lifetime, the one we have with food will always be front and centre. Like any relationship, it will go through phases; sometimes it will be a healthy relationship, other times it won’t. Regardless of what each…

November 8, 2017
Fiddle Leaf Fig

For the Love of Houseplants

I blame it on my new place. I’ve always had an affinity for plants, be they in nature, a garden or someone’s home. But with the new spot I’m living in and its abundance of natural light, high ceilings and endless houseplant potential, I have…

September 20, 2017

Recipe: Deliciously Handsome Oat-Free Oatmeal

Unhealthy foods reign supreme as part of what many of us consider to be a complete breakfast. Mornings are busy, we’re tired, we’re hungry, and at every possible point of contact, sugary, salty, vegetable oily, high-carby options are available. Muffins, pastries, store-bought cereal, oatmeal,…

June 30, 2017
Dirty Mansion

The Crazy Man Who Lives in a Dirty Mansion

I’m moving this month – always an all-consuming and exhausting task. I’m also a renter, a reality for many people living in the city. Since moving to Toronto in 2004, the prospect of buying a home hasn’t really been a possibility for me –…

May 30, 2017

How Curiosity Helped Me Confront a Difficult Truth

As a naturally private person, what I’m about to share is not the easiest. This post has been sitting in my drafts folder for weeks. But in keeping with the theme of the article – curiosity – there’s another part of me that’s curious…

April 29, 2017