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Writing is therapy, baby. I offer words to inspire. Words to soothe your soul. Words that prompt you to be your own author, Creator. Here is where I encourage you to look within, think outside of the box and give loads of prompts for your own journaling and self-reflection.

What is Food Sovereignty and Why it’s Only Getting More Important

We lose our power when we let other people decide what is acceptable as food. When things are pre-made, we lose a bit more of that power than if we had made a pizza from scratch for example, because we know where we’re getting the cheese, flour, tomatoes, oil. Oh wait… do we? And did we know we’re part of a wealthy, elite few in the world who could make a pizza from scratch if they actually wanted?

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Exciting Announcement: We’re Moving to Newfoundland!

Big things are on the horizon. We’re planning something really, really huge and I can’t wait to start talking more about it. I was born and raised in Toronto, trying to escape in various ways throughout my life either through travel, love or family. This city has shaped me. I’ve found so many colourful kindred…

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Being Kind: When You’re Trying Not to Drink

Being kind should come easy, so I thought. Especially when I quit drinking. Surprise! My bleeding heart is not so passionately caring as I assumed it was. People piss me off. I piss me off. Especially when feeling all of the things so very, very much. I’m used to tapping out, tuning off. And yes,…

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We all need a self-care overhaul sometimes.

We are not living in the calmest of times. There is disruption and there needs to be, because the current direction we’re going as a species needs an overhaul. Nothing is certain and I think we’re all quickly realizing that nothing ever was. People are on edge, shit’s getting real, and right now more than ever we need to be kind to ourselves and to others.

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On the title “Yoga Teacher”

Honestly, the title “yoga teacher” is starting to feel weird for me. After over 350 hours dedicated to learning yoga, I might scrap it. I could spend lifetimes and only begin to understand the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali, how can I ever claim to be a teacher? I hardly understand my own convoluted French/English settler…

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Collective Liberation

I know a lot of people are thinking: everyone is so sensitive, this “cancel” culture is getting out of control. You know what’s out of control? Patriarchal bullshit. Racism. Sexism. The system is wacked and we have ALL been numbed into thinking that our actions don’t have consequences. Every action that you make, every little decision, how you treat someone, what you buy and where you buy it from has an impact.

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Sober Curious

Becoming sober is not a one-size-fits-all approach, and to be perfectly blunt. I don’t think that AA and the Twelve Steps are conducive to healing, not for people who don’t claim the gender identity of male. That’s for damn sure. It’s a program created by men, for men, and it’s built around a culture of shame. You are the one that is broken, if you don’t follow the program, that’s on you. You are the person that needs to reach out to everyone around you and tell them how sorry you are for being a fuck up. Oh and also, you better remember that if you slip up even once, you’ll probably be a toothless hag in the streets with a bottle of rubbing alcohol up your sleeve.

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Creating Bhakti

The natural human condition is to create. From the minuscule, like a perfectly toasted marshmallow, to the extraordinary – the Great Pyramids. Regardless of your religion or inherited belief-system, there will always be music that moves you, epic stories of love, loss, God and the human condition. There are the perfectly curated moments, like a picnic with your soulmate during the evening sunset.

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Fermentation, The Gut + How to make ginger beer

Humanity came to understand fermentation the same way we do most things, by accident. A spoiled barrel of grapes transforming into a batch of primitive wine. The process is actually quite simple. Enzymes convert the starch in plants into sugar, then into alcohol and carbon dioxide. Logically, what plant (or plants) are fermented determine what the finished product becomes. We…

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How to take care of yourself during a pandemic

We’re all in this. Navigating the new, wild terrain we call home. If we’re lucky enough, we don masks and alcoholic spray foams or gels just to go out and get groceries. We have dinner with loved ones through screens. We are already doing a lot to take care of ourselves and others. That deserves…

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Cannabis Consciousness

I was in the hills of Gold Country, California. I’d just spent the last five months learning the ins and outs of a young, hot, barely-legal weed farm. We were quietly tucked away in ponderosa pines an hour out of Sacramento. We were at the end of the season, “croptober.” My entire life had never revolved so much around a plant.…

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Harnessing a Daemon

It has many names. A spirit, a genius, intuition, your daemon.  Philosophers, poets and artists have all described how inspiration comes to them, often unannounced and fleeting. Tom Waits paints it well, “Excuse me, can you not see that I’m driving? Do I look like I can write down a song right now? If you…

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