Quiet Mind

April 23rd, 2021 In a noisy world, a quiet mind is an oasis. Running is a sport of simplicity that our world finds all too many ways to complicate. For the past few months I’ve been experiencing a lot of self-doubt, with the weight of my own expectations taking a toll on my running. I’veContinue reading “Quiet Mind”

Advice for Graduates

February 19th, 2021 Senior year in college/university — a moment that we anticipate years in advance. But has this moment been all that you had imagined? Has 2021 changed your plans entirely? Did you really have any plans in the first place? Are you starting a career that you’ll enjoy for the rest of yourContinue reading “Advice for Graduates”

Why Creativity is Important

February 1st, 2021 Like many runners, I have a tendency to define myself by my Type A personality traits. With that being said, I’ve come to realize that this ‘Type A’ label is not true to who I really am. I will always have some Type A personality traits ingrained in me; but, I’ve foundContinue reading “Why Creativity is Important”


January 10th, 2021 How living with less leads to gratitude and happiness, in all aspects of life. The current global pandemic and social distancing procedures has forced us all to confront one of life’s most difficult questions: what is our purpose? When we pull back common luxuries such as social gatherings, travel/vacations, or (more simply)Continue reading “Minimalism”

Dealing with Uncertainty in 2021

January 3rd, 2021 I’m going to challenge the widely held belief that New Year’s is a time for resolutions, by imposing that it is merely a time for new beginnings. Why New Year’s resolutions often fail Cambridge Dictionary defines a New Year’s resolution as: (New Year’s resolution): “a promise that you make to yourself toContinue reading “Dealing with Uncertainty in 2021”

Socially Responsible

Returning to Social Media after a 100-Day-Long Break December 16th, 2020 I decided to take a break from my personal social media platforms in September of the current year. I felt as though I had spent much of my COVID-19 summer online, seeking experiences to post about them as opposed to living them. As aContinue reading “Socially Responsible”

“Home Alone” for the Holidays

November 23rd, 2020 A surge in COVID-19 cases during the second wave of the pandemic may be throwing a curve in your holiday plans, but here’s my top 7 ideas for making the most of the special time of year. #1 Holly Jolly Christmas Movie Night(s) Is it really holidays without Hallmark’s cheesy Christmas movies,Continue reading ““Home Alone” for the Holidays”

How Logging Off Social Media Has Improved My Running

October 15th, 2020 https://www.instagram.com/reel/CFan0YIFQbQ/ About 4 weeks ago now, in mid-September, I decided to log off my personal Instagram account for 100 days and to only use my other social media platforms for necessary communication purposes. This decision came as a result of many factors telling me that I was spending far too much timeContinue reading “How Logging Off Social Media Has Improved My Running”

“Local” Food for Thought

Local Saskatchewan Foods and Recipes October 11th, 2020 Eating locally grown food and supporting local farmers is a small step towards addressing the climate change crisis. For this reason, and because October is Saskatchewan’s Agriculture Month, I am listing some of my favourite ingredients that are local to Saskatchewan along with some recipes to utilizeContinue reading ““Local” Food for Thought”

What The Lion King Teaches Us About Climate Change

The lessons that we learned in childhood that we need to begin implementing in our daily lives. October 10, 2020 Recently, I watched Disney’s remade 2019 version of The Lion King. I am very familiar with the narrative, having watched the 1994 film many times throughout my childhood. However, until this time around, I hadContinue reading “What The Lion King Teaches Us About Climate Change”