One of the most surprising things on my MSc journey was my choice of musical companions to accompany the massive amounts of studying, stressing, sweating, and swearing. Two years ago, I knew Taylor Swift, but just in passing – bopping along to a few pleasant songs on the radio. Our relationship started gradually – a … More TSwift: My thesis-writing doula
As one of the 70 million (!!!) Pinterest users, I am well aware of the aspirational nature of pinning. Pinterest is a place where you put all the pretty things, the ambitious things, the “would be nice to have time to do this” things, and the “one day when I get my life in order, I will totally do all of these things.”
However, like most, I know that the super healthy recipes, the stylish outfits, the “easy” home decor ideas, and the thoughtfully hand-crafted “just because I care” gifts all too often only exist on the beautifully curated online boards.
HOWEVER, today, my motivation to do anything other than prep for my thesis defence was so strong, that I feel like I lived a day of what my life would be like if Pinterest was an accurate representation of my regular day. … More A day in the life of actually doing things I have pinned on Pinterest
I have spent a lot of time in the last couple of months thinking about the nature of brokenness.
During a difficult time, I felt like my heart was a piece of hand-thrown pottery, that slipped out of someone’s hands and shattered on the floor. … More Kintsugi: The broken and beautiful
There is something about Remembrance Day that I have always loved. Perhaps it is the invitation for introspection that runs contrary to the fast-paced, business of life that I found so captivating. Perhaps it is the simple, beautiful rituals of remembrance – the lone bugler, the piper, the poetry, and the silence. … More Remembrance, reflection, and gratitude: Lest we forget
Northcote (and Highs and Twin Forks) played at Mavericks last night in Ottawa. It is pretty rare for me to attend a concert on a Wednesday night in Ottawa, but I rustled up two pals, and we were ready to sip PBR and toe-tap with the best of them. Highs Highs started out the show. … More Tiny lovely reveiw: Highs, Northcote, Twin Forks
In exciting Monday news, new research from the APEAL lab has been published in CMAJ and I am one of the co-authors! Check it out here: Time trends in symptoms of mental illness in children and adolescents in Canada Research finds that most #mentalhealth disorders are not increasing among Canadian youth http://t.co/3JdzKdLdyA pic.twitter.com/Hh3EWDnsfq — CMAJ … More Published: Time trends in symptoms of mental illness in children and adolescents in Canada