I know I know…everyone says in order to be a better writer you need to write more. True dat. But it's tough to write when you don't know what to write about, or what your audience wants to hear.   Maybe you don't even have an audience (no blog, no Facebook friends - boo, etc)… Read More

© Depositphotos.com/komarmaria Ok ok, I have no idea what you shouldn't give a shit about anymore. But I'll tell you a few things I don't give a shit about anymore and then you can chime in in the comments. I no longer give a shit about: The 'what if's' and the 'shoulds' Things not turning… Read More

© Depositphotos.com/Veneratio I can't say that I have a ton of time to read blogs because I try to stay off the computer if I'm not working. But some blogs (read: writers) I love so much that I think about them when they're not even near…like a good book or that movie The Grand Budapest… Read More

I consider myself rather the anti-capitalist. I don't want to earn well in order to have more stuff. I'm somewhat of a minimalist. I want to earn well so that I can do better and be better. My earning goals are almost exclusively centred around giving me the freedom of free time to be a… Read More

From a cartoon by The Oatmeal Ever get that holy-mother-of-pearl feeling in your gut when you look at how many emails are in your inbox? Yeah, me too. For a couple of years I somehow managed to hover around 2000 emails in my inbox. I know. How does that even happen? Then it sneakily climbed… Read More

© Depositphotos.com/Ksuksann You're my hero if you've ever…. spoken or performed in front of a crowd of enough people that it scared you eaten some questionable local delicacy just to appease your hosts moved to another part of the country, or a whole *new* country for the sake of school, a job, or love left… Read More

© Depositphotos.com/Yaruta So I'm driving in Calgary last month, I pull up to a stop light and I see a truck parked across the way that says Men in Kilts Window Cleaning. I look up and sure enough, there's a dude in a kilt, cleaning the windows of an office building. I can't say whether… Read More

© Depositphotos.com/IgorKlimov A couple of weeks ago I wrote a post called "You'll always fail - a love letter" and it sparked some interesting offshoot conversations around the concept of bravery which got me thinking… It's easy to think of bravery as something reserved for soldiers going out to battle or someone saving a child… Read More

Picture this: I'm standing on stage, 12 years old, shoulder to shoulder with a few of my classmates who are also trying out for a part in our annual school musical. I had never sung in public before but I kinda wanted one of the good roles in the musical, so I kinda had to… Read More

Three years ago I wrote this post called Death By Desk Job. I ended it leaving people dangling…with a promise to continue the conversation. It took me three years to want to circle back and continue on the topic. I don't know why…but I'm a listen-to-your-gut kinda girl. So here we are. And here I… Read More

I used to get stopped by this insanely chatty guy in Peru when I was walking the dog. Well, he didn't exactly stop me....rather he'd start talking to me and fall into step beside me and then basically keep me hostage for up to an hour. Even as I was walking away up the stairs… Read More

Image from Neato Shop   You have a good heart. (If you're bitchy, petty, or overly judgemental...move along. Nothing to see here.) Really, you have a good heart. So when the shit hits the fan, take the high road. Always. There's not a single good thing that can come of meeting negativity with negativity, so… Read More