Hate Mail Feels Good…it tickles.

I told a story on a CBC radio podcast (love me) a few weeks back. It was about the deep love I had for my dog Midge, how I rescued her in my 20’s and I carried her around in a baby bjorn and she slept curled around my neck and through taking the time to care for her- a …

I went offline for a week and this is how I survived.

…I DREW PICTURES instead! Now, those that know me well know that I’m a really, really good artist (for a 4-year-old) and the thing I want you to recognize in the pictures below is that this is me TRYING MY VERY BEST. But seriously, instead of catching these breathtaking moments and sending them off to Instagram and Facebook to prove …

Dear Burners…have a nice trip down to your bubble.

I know that you’re all headed down this week for your 10 glorious days of living anti-constraint of societies petty responsibilities and it feels freeing and liberating and exciting (especially with your sand goggles packed). I get that. You trade hand puppets for drugs and home-made curry for a hug. That’s really great. But do not be mistaken for one …

let's go deeper.

I saw on Facebook yesterday “If you are not speaking about race publically right now you are part of the problem.” I agree. The very same day I’d posted something on instagram. I’ve been obsessed with these “White People Teaching Hip Hip” Video’s lately. Obsessed. People have been sending me tons and I laugh and laugh. I think it’s so …

If I Had To Pick One Thing…It Would Be Women.

I had an hour to myself this morning so I decided to take the time to try and do something nice for myself. I’ve been feeling disconnected lately. Out of touch with “myself”. Remember yourself? That person that you used to journal about and whose hair you used to brush. I recalled that at my yoga teacher training (one of …

Eff You Self-Care Day

I deserve a self-care day. I do. Damn it. I work hard. My eyes are puffy. My son has stolen all my make-up brushes and used them to dig around the back of the toilet and I’m wearing my dead mother’s eye shadow. So when my brother bought me a gift certificate to “that place you go to buy makeup” …

The Rules: When To Make Things.

This is your job- make something today. And… You don’t get paid enough for it to be hard work so only make things for pleasure’s sake. And… You think art is an ice cream cone?! Creation has nothing to do with pleasure. Discipline. Effort. Commitment. Go. And… If you think you’re not working hard enough raise your hand. All the people …

Fond Vacation Memories Are Usually Sideways.

I’m that person who sends her coffee back It’s $4.50 and it needs to be really good. That’s a reasonable trade. The last time I went to get my hair did- I returned 2x. Because (she’s been my friend and stylist for 20 years) and it just “wasn’t quite right” and for $200 I wanted it right and guess what- …

Bra Shopping After Kids

A few days ago I went bra shopping for the first time in years. I’ve been breastfeeding for close to three years straight (due to having 2 kids in a year-and-a-half) and I’ve been living with breastfeeding tanks and stretched out maternity wear for too long. Living with two boys and one man has got me thinking about the power …