“You Good?”: Finding Edmonton’s Good in Isolation

This article was originally published at http://www.thelocalgood.ca. With something as large as a human-wide health crisis on our doorsteps, it can be difficult to hold on. The things we once thought to be solid have been shaken to the core. Some things have been broken forever. Business is different. Everyone’s at home. The streets are emptyContinue reading ““You Good?”: Finding Edmonton’s Good in Isolation”

Let’s Be Honest: Your Body Issues Hurt Me Too

Although I wrote on this topic in 2013 for (a now defunct) imagirl.ca, I think it’s body-positive message is just as important today. That’s why I am re-posting it here (with minor updates) for those of you who might be looking at your friends, hating yourself by comparison. Imagine: You and your best girlfriend areContinue reading “Let’s Be Honest: Your Body Issues Hurt Me Too”

All-You-Can-Eat Special

There’s dust on the ledges, but not on the tables, and definitely not on the gold dragon statue by the front door that almost no one remembers to rub for good luck.  And neither of them have ever put their hands on it. No, instead they come in even before the buffet is fully set,Continue reading “All-You-Can-Eat Special”

Having Read “She Said” by Jodi Kantor & Megan Twohey

It’s easy to get me riled up: just a headline will do it. So as someone prone to quick anger, and moreso disheartened by every headline passing her screen, I just couldn’t help but be drawn in by the begrudgingly difficult and careful drama of truth-telling put forth between the pages of She Said: aContinue reading “Having Read “She Said” by Jodi Kantor & Megan Twohey”

The Way We Hold Ourselves: Understanding (my) Posture through Social Interaction

My stomach hurts and I realize I’m sucking it in again. I sit up straight and try to relax, giving my organs some room to breathe. I’m listening to the person talking across from me, but now I’m also wondering: where did this come from? When did my body learn to sit this way?  IContinue reading “The Way We Hold Ourselves: Understanding (my) Posture through Social Interaction”