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New Normal

Because of the mitigation strategies put in place globally for Covid-19, we are all hearing terms like ‘New Normal’. It’s one of those things that for some of us, is quite stressful. As if going to work, school or outside wasn’t complicated enough, and now we have to add another dimension to the equation? (…

Happy Mother’s Day!

So family for most of us is not something that we can choose, and for some of us it can be a source of great mental, physical and emotional pain. However there are those in our lives who may not be related to us by blood, but are every bit as important to us as our family and in some cases, more so. I am

Struggles with Exercise

Over the past few years, I’ve been struggling with what constitutes a healthy level and balance of exercise. It’s one of those things that is easy to do once you have a rhythm or schedule, but so easy to stop as soon as you miss a day. For years...

Problems With Perspectives

One recurring theme that I’ve noticed regularly being brought up at university is ‘Perspectives’, how our experiences, culture and beliefs shape our views. Near constantly, the lecturers would tell us that we need to ‘change’ our ‘perspectives’ and become more ‘open-minded’ to new experiences (as if we weren’t already). With the regular reminders, it never really felt important until...

A few kind words

During the past year, I’ve had the wonderful opportunity to reconnect with family and old friends. I’ve traveled to new and exciting places and I’ve truly embraced the complexity and excitement of being a Masters’ student. For the most part, everything has been great. Sure, somethings could be better, such as bidding a fond farewell to the current days of social distancing and ‘welcome’ to the previous good old days of normal distancing. It’s hard, we all know it’s hard. People have lost their homes, their livelihoods, their families…

Not So Common Decency

Like any normal young person, I like to have fun. For me that’s reading books, going to the movies, chatting with friends face to face or online, etc. To others that could be partying, going to theme parks, playing video games or the countless other things that we could think of. The point is that sometimes when we interact with others, there are certain expectations that