Unsolicited Advice

My alma mater put out a request for Alumni to handwrite some encouraging postcards that can then be given to students throughout the school year. This I can do. I don’t have money to donate, but words? I’ve got a…

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Homemade Vegan Pepperoni

Vegan Pepperoni Pizza? Yes, please! It's time for the first instalment of what I'm making for dinner! We love homemade pizza and I make it almost every week. And when I say homemade, I'm not kidding around. I make my…

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Practicing Meditation

For ten minutes every morning I sit cross-legged on a cushion on my living room floor. If I’m cold I wrap a cozy blanket around my shoulders. I put on my headphones and launch my meditation app. Sometimes I play…

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DIY Toothpaste Alternative

I stopped using toothpaste over a year ago.   WHAT?! Hold on, I didn't say I stopped brushing my teeth, I just stopped using toothpaste.   WHY?! Good question, pretend person, thank you for asking! Why I stopped buying toothpaste…

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Dis / Courage

This year I promised myself I would write. No matter how painful it is, I am going to write and post here at least once a week. And here I am, on the final day of the first week of…

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Who knows what the future holds?

A year ago today, Bee and I boarded a plane in Edmonton, Alberta, with a carry-on bag each and four 50-lb boxes in the cargo hold: the sum total of all of our worldly possessions. In the days and weeks…

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Cranberry Apple Chutney

I've been putting off making veggie sausages and mashed potatoes with gravy since we used up the last of my mom's homemade chutney. Seriously, chutney is the best condiment to have with vegan bangers and mash. I have also had…

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Remember. And Love.

I cannot remember the last time I was at a Remembrance Day ceremony. It must have been in Elementary School? But today is the 100th anniversary of the end of WWI. And that seems like something worth paying attention to.…

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Hallowe’en Killjoy

I don’t really have anything against All Hallows’ Eve, I just can’t get into it anymore. Maybe it’s because I’m a crotchety old lady and don’t have kids. Maybe it’s because I have serious issues with the consumption of vast…

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Coffee Talk – Just Us!

Eating local, shopping local and buying local is important to me. I try to be mindful in all of my spending habits, and I tend to prioritize local over things that "come from away." Although I must admit that I…

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