Mary Oliver: A Celebration of Life

One of my favourite poets, Mary Oliver, passed away yesterday at age 83 from lymphoma. Her poems have a way of speaking to the deepest truths inside of you, in a way that makes you dream, burst with joy, and sometimes makes you reflect with sadness. She didn't have an easy life - she grew [...]

In 2019, Let Your Spirit Shine

Happy New Year everyone!!! Hope your 2019 is off to a wonderful start. Have you set any new year’s resolutions this year? Here's my list - it's actually hard to narrow it down to just 10! Overambitious much? ;-) Some of them are carry-overs from last year - the ones I didn't complete (thank god [...]

A Night Owl at Morning Owl

I'm sitting at Morning Owl Café in Kanata, the sun is shining in through the window and soft jazz music is playing in the background. My favourite barista Hannah just served me a brownie and latte, that I sip while reading my friend Veena's thesis about the stories of Indian immigrant women who have come [...]

Roland’s Visit to Kanata!

Today was a fun day! I met up with my friend Roland who is visiting Ottawa for seven days. He flew in from Iqaluit on Thursday. His goal is to visit all the provinces and territories before he dies. He's 66 years old, an amazing photographer, and a passionate world traveller. I met him through [...]

The Travelling Soul

The soul travels in bookstores, quiet moments, when walking under a leafy green tree on a sidewalk, hearing the leaves whisper softly, saying "I got you" and exhaling... ever so slowly, but with reassurance, knowing with a leap of certainty (not of faith), that it's all going to be ok, because there are verses of [...]

Vulnerability

What does it mean to allow yourself to feel vulnerable? To be vulnerable is an act of courage in itself, because it is an extremely uncomfortable to let your true emotions show, to wear your heart on your sleeve, to ask for help when you need it. However, the upside is that you live deeply [...]