At some point I stopped loving who I was when I stayed the same so I started thinking of myself as constantly transient. In every moment, I’ve decided, I can choose to be anyone I want to be, and I can be fabulous. I often picture my energy as a spark radiating out of body, … More I am not temporary
If most are a hop, you are a skip If the brave are a jump, you are a dive. When friends say your name it rolls off their tongues with a wondrous hiss And the world around you crackles and pops. That noise becomes the wind racing downstream– Flirting with the waves and the clouds … More “Alyson”
There’s something about the corners of her mouth that seem to sag like a sack of rice Grabbed in the middle so the grains shift their weight down and to each side. Her eyes do it too…Maybe that’s why it’s so delightful when they light up suddenly, making the whole world weightless. She is as … More Winona
When you move cities, it can be hard to make new friends. When I was a kid in the school system, making new friends after a move was not too tricky because I was placed immediately into a classroom of 30 other kids my age. I met my best friend the day after my family’s … More 3 Tips for Making New Friends!
It sometimes happens that when you take a walk under the stars, you can instead find yourself among them.
When I walk with you, I am reminded of all those obscure specks from the corners and coves of the globe which somehow unite to illuminate the earth from within. … More Walking with a friend, among the stars
11 months ago when I quit climbing due to relentless injuries, I was terrified that I might lose the absolutely incredible friendships I’d made in the climbing community. I’ve never met a group of people as open and welcoming as climbers are. I’ve known some of my teammates and coaches and gym staff members and … More Friends that Climb Together Stay Together
There’s one certain thing– no matter what happens, Christmas comes. Whether it’s been a good year or a bad one, under either snow or sun, you can count on Christmas to arrive. I hope life has been treating you all well, and the holiday spirit has begun to sweep you off your feet. I myself … More Christmas Comes
When my sister and I were growing up in Fiji and the islands came under their fourth military coup of the past two decades, it was the Canadian flag that saved us. When we moved back to Canada, it took me two years until I would sing the national anthem along with my classmates on Fridays. My soul was … More Thanksgivings of a student of life
Do you ever find yourself lonely or simply restless, wishing a random stranger would approach you and strike up a conversation? Usually people are a lot more open to conversation than they appear. And there may be more than one of us hopeful dreamers in one room, just waiting for their moment. Imagine if we … More Dare Me: What do you wish a total stranger would say to you?