The holidays are a great time to reflect on where you’re at in life–particularly when you’re at the stage in your twenties when your world can change pretty drastically from one Christmas to the next. The upcoming end of the year marks a transition point, you’re probably away from your daily routine, and various well-meaning parents, grandparents, … More Our Doubt-Filled Twenties: Why everyone else’s life seems better than mine
Twelve steps in to your backyard… I can hear the nostalgic chords of the Patrick Watson song echoing in my head as I pull my toque down tightly and step into the brilliant November sunshine on this Saturday afternoon. I’m off in search of an adventure in my own backyard, a journey to drink in all … More Adventures in your own backyard
I saw this TEDTalk on Facebook today, and it really resonated with me–so much that I had to share it. I’ve been thinking a lot about vulnerability, connections, love, and belonging lately, and Brené Brown, a researcher-storyteller (she explains the term in the talk, so cool!) nails it. She talks about the courage to be … More The courage to be imperfect
In Malawi, chitenjes are everywhere—and they’re fabulous. These 2×1-metre rectangles of brightly patterned cloth, also called kitenje in some neighbouring countries, are most commonly seen worn by women, wrapped around their waist like a towel. Especially outside the cities, women wear chitenje like it’s a uniform. But truly, it’s more like a miracle garment. Here’s the list I’ve been keeping for … More Nineteen uses for a chitenje
The minibus system: you’re never sure why things work the way they do, but the amazing thing is that they actually do work. … More Minibuses: The mayhem. The mystery. The marvel.