Bugs
Just Because

Bugs (An Excerpt) | by: Mike Dineen

Photo credit: Jessie Dineen I haven’t been posting as frequently as I used to because I’ve been working on something. A lengthy bit of fiction. You might even call it a novel (though I’m not ready to just yet).  To be completely honest, I’m not…

October 26, 2017
Fiddle Leaf Fig
Happiness

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
Oatmeal
Regeneration

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
Mindset

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
Curiosity
Happiness

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
Time
Happiness

Time Is Freedom: How a One-Month Vacation Brought Me Back

As a creative person who entered the nine-to-five professional world many years ago, I am keenly aware of how my life has changed as a result. Many of those changes are positive. A predictable schedule has made it easier to develop healthy habits, like regular…

March 11, 2017
Media
Communication

How the Media Divides Us and What to Do About It

If you’ve been anywhere near the media or social media this past month, you’ll know that January has been characterized by extremes. You’re thinking Trump, of course – we all are – but locally for my city there was also a ruling made by…

February 4, 2017