Pass These On: 10 Things I’ve Learned Lately

There’s always more to learn. That’s what makes life interesting. Each insight you gather or factoid you come across is another tool to add to your lifestyle toolkit. These 10 little nuggets of wisdom and knowledge have been passed to me over the past six…

October 25, 2018

We Forgot How to Squat

I can still hear my parents saying this, when I was helping move a couch across the room as a teenager: “Bend at the knees, not the waist!” This little bit of advice, designed to protect me from back injury, was misleading at best…

September 18, 2018

The Secret to Vegan Food? Make It Fucking Delicious

Scroll to the bottom for my recipe for Miso-Tahini Noodles with Garlic, Mushrooms, Spinach and Marinated Tofu. Let’s face facts: When die-hard meat-eaters imagine vegan or vegetarian food, they tend to imagine food that is bland, flavourless, and unsatisfying. To some of us, the…

August 4, 2018
Horror Movies
Just Because

20 Horror Movies That Are Actually Worth Watching

We tend to associate feelings of nostalgia with Christmas and Easter, but every year when Halloween rolls around I get nostalgic as all hell. Halloween in my house growing up was a full-on commitment. We’d fully immerse ourselves in the costumes we’d create, the pumpkins we’d…

July 22, 2018

10 Items for the In-Between Times of Life

Life is filled with in-between moments, those times when you find yourself wading through life’s water, having left one shore to get to another. You’re never quite sure how far off that other shore is; it can be foggy, or wavy, or cold –…

June 27, 2018

Make Everyone Jealous of Your Salad

There is nothing quite so comforting and satisfying as a delicious sandwich. The moist chewy bread, the tangy mayo, the salty deli meat, the crunchy lettuce – it’s a dream in flavour and texture come true. A sandwich just looks right on the plate…

May 20, 2018
Exclamation Point

The Exclamation Point Is Back and Bubbly As Ever!!!

In many ways, the exclamation point is considered to be the cop out king of punctuations. The idea goes that strong, thoughtful writing shouldn’t require an exclamation because the exclamation should be contained within the words. You might compare using the exclamation point to…

April 28, 2018
Introverted Characters

Top 10 Coolest Introverted Characters

Let’s face facts: introverts are cool. We brood, we are mysterious, and when we speak up (which isn’t often) people tend to listen. So it makes sense that some of the most interesting, compelling, and memorable characters in narrative history are introverted.…

March 19, 2018

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