Health and Wellness

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”


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”

Mindful Social Media for Athletes

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”

New article written for

100 Days Disconnected

Read about my 100-day social media detox in a piece I wrote for The XC at:

How Logging Off Social Media Has Improved My Running

October 15th, 2020 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”

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”

Home Bodyweight Exercises

As a middle distance runner that has represented Team Canada, I am quite familiar with bodyweight exercises and how they can have a positive impact on overall strength. While lifting heavier weights can be beneficial for performance, I believe that the majority of the population should focus on a more simple home workout routine. WhyContinue reading “Home Bodyweight Exercises”

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