The animal inside me


Hint: it has a thick, ever-changing skin I’ve been reading the short story collection by Rachel Rose that’s quite rightly longlisted for this year’s Giller prize. It’s called The Octopus Has Three Hearts. Animals figure prominently as fascinating characters and devices, like metaphors on growth hormone. I love how she’s got me thinking.  I slowed … Read more The animal inside me

Mucking around and coming clean

mucky boots

Moving past a fear of failure Have you ever avoided trying something new or different, something unknown, to protect yourself from the possibility of failure? Who hasn’t, right? I certainly have. It’s hard not to when we are conditioned to believe that the goal is perfection. And that anything less than perfect is a reflection … Read more Mucking around and coming clean

Three tools that fire my creativity

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Self-care supports your brain for idea generation In the last couple of years I’ve made a concerted effort to treat my creative life the same way that I view physical fitness or health. It’s something to be nurtured, exercised, and trained.  Rather than ascribe to the common view that only a lucky few are bestowed … Read more Three tools that fire my creativity

What to expect at an all levels yoga class

what to expect when you unroll your yoga mat at an all levels yoga class

Here’s what you need to know before unrolling your mat Many public yoga classes are geared towards a broad population, from beginners, to decades-long practitioners. It makes sense because yoga is accessible for all people and can be modified for different abilities. As well, with the pandemic forcing many studios to pivot and narrow their … Read more What to expect at an all levels yoga class