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Before I ever considered myself a ‘minimalist’ I had some notions about what the word meant. It means someone who lives in an almost empty house. Their home is clad in white and stainless steel and dotted with chairs and furniture that have clean asymmetrical lines. They are probably well off and they spend their […]
What is hygge? My bestie recently remodelled her kitchen and moved some furniture in her living room. I plunked down on her couch and shouted ‘your couch is hygge now!‘ (pronounced hoo-guh, by the way). Her couch used to be in front of the big living room window and now it was perpendicular to it […]
Just over four years ago I had my second child. It seemed reasonable to quit my career and stay at home with my two small kids. This life choice was further confirmed when another baby came two years later. Quitting my career in public health was an identity shift. I was going from a […]
How did this happen? I need to retrace my steps that led to this decision. The reason why I said ‘Goodbye’ to my iPhone I think it had something to do with too many grainy dark photos, and sobbing over deleted apps as I would consistently run out of storage. And it definitely had something to […]
Whether or not we realize it, we are all ‘influencers’. We are all sharing stories, pictures, articles, life and advice on a daily basis from our phones. We are all wired to ‘live out our days’ with this online component and the grand scheme of all our posts and stories have a theme to them. […]
For years I have done this little thing called ‘perfect moments’. As a mom it became and even bigger part of my every day life. A while ago I had told my bestie about it and she recently told me that she had started it too and that it has changed her whole outlook. Don’t be thrown […]
When I heard about bullet journaling I think I shouted out loud, ‘it IS a thing!?’ Because I had been doing it for years without realizing it. You probably have to. Here is how you know if you are a bullet journaler in hiding: Do you keep lists? Or are you, as I like to […]
I was a child of the 35mm days. That countdown from ’24 photos remaining’ was treated with reverence! The photos themselves were treated with reverence, after all, you had to save your pennies to get the film developed. And remember photo CDs? I would pay the extra money to have my film digitized in an […]
Since I’ll be 34 this summer, I feel like I can say with certainty that I didn’t know a thing in my 20s (other than how to wear socks and sandals and identify the native plants of Southern BC. What a catch!). The 30s have given me a crash course in life, most of all […]
You know what should be a form of therapy? Purging your underwear drawer. I recently did that and I feel like I could write a whole self-help book on the stages of grief you encounter during a decades-overdue undergarment purge. I mean, I had done some sweeps of the drawer in the past but this […]