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Make a Habit of Showing Up

Make a Habit of Showing Up

You* can’t play if you don’t show up. And you won’t get better if you don’t practice. First: show up. Be there. Commit. I will show up every week. Make it a habit. Make it obvious. Make it easy. Log in. Write a few words. Are they dumb? Who...
Birthday AF (After Facebook)

Birthday AF (After Facebook)

One of the main activities that users engage in on Facebook is wishing people on their friends’ list a “Happy Birthday.” It’s often cited as an actual reason not to quit the beast. “But I wouldn’t know when my friends’...
Perfection is not an Option

Perfection is not an Option

My current mantra. This is what’s getting me through the day. This is what’s getting this post online. I know it’s not a new idea, but it’s resonating with me now. I read it in a blog post on The Zero-Waste Chef and it struck me and has really helped me...
Unsolicited Advice

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 few of those to spread around. Of course, as with all...
Homemade Vegan Pepperoni

Homemade Vegan Pepperoni

It’s time for the first instalment of what I’m making for dinner: Vegan Pepperoni Pizza! We love homemade pizza and I make it almost every week. And when I say homemade, I’m not kidding around. I make my own (sourdough) pizza crust, my own pizza...
Practicing Meditation

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 the daily guided meditation, some days I choose a theme,...
DIY Toothpaste Alternative

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 and started making my...
Dis / Courage

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 the year with nothing written. One of the things that keeps me from writing and posting...
Who knows what the future holds?

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 previous we gave some of our stuff to friends and family, sold a...
Cranberry Apple Chutney

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 a bag of frozen cranberries in...