There is nothing ‘insane’ about mourning someone you never knew

Today, I saw someone online literally freak out over people grieving the deaths of the celebrities we lost this week. A person whose profile highlights them as a therapist, tore into people about grieving a celebrity instead of focusing on more important issues. We’ve seen the same when it comes to the refugee situation. I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again — the human mind, our human emotions and our hearts are not restricted by only being able[Read more]

29 is a frightening age… at least, it is to me.

For the last month and a bit, I’ve been struggling to write. It took me a little while to figure out what was holding me back, and an even longer while to figure out how to put it into words or whether I even should attempt to put it into words. I try to stay away from the overtly personal aspect of things on my blog, but sometimes, your personal issues and your writing collide and there is not much[Read more]

Courage is not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it.

  Yesterday, Canadians were rocked by the situation that unfolded in Ottawa. It was the first time that I can recall our leaders ever referring to a situation as an act of ‘terrorism’, rather than the maniacal assault of a deranged individual. It was the first time that I can recall obsessively watching the news in horror about a situation unfolding on our soil, with an attack on our symbol of government and military presence.   While the situation was[Read more]