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”

Spring Recipes

March 12th, 2021 I am fortunate to be taking in some early spring weather out in Victoria, BC, as I prepare for the 2021 outdoor track and field season. Here are some of the spring recipes that are fuelling my running and other adventures out here in BC! Fresh Tofu Salad & Homemade Bread ThisContinue reading “Spring Recipes”

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”

Minimalism

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”

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 I Love About Being a Young Aunty

‘Runner, student, athlete…’ none of these labels compare to my favourite – being an ‘Aunty’. I have a 6-year-old niece [Aria] and I am 21-years-old, which would typically be on the younger side for the average aunty. But there are many reasons why I believe that I have the best of circumstances. First, my nieceContinue reading “What I Love About Being a Young Aunty”