The Art of Stopping Time: Finding Balance Through Mindfulness

The Art of Stopping Time I recently spent an hour at a local bookstore, thumbing through tattered copies of Atwood and Tolstoy, books about art and mystery and magic. Making the rounds, I ended up in the self-help section. A book had been dislodged from the tightly packed spines, and I picked it up: The …

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Our Emotional Connection to the Earth

December 2017 This winter, Abbotsford turned to ice. For two days straight, frozen rain fell from grey skies, covering trees, roads, and cars in a thick layer of ice. Shops closed early in fear of not being able to return home at the end of the day, giving the city an eerie feeling, like everyone …

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Lessons Learned Travelling to San Francisco

It’s early evening on a Saturday and we’re winding through the mountains, heading south. We’ve just come from Crescent City, bordered by the open ocean on one side and the Redwood forest on the other. The sun is beginning to set in the distance, and our excitement radiates in the cramped car. We’ve been in …

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Sticking to My 2018 Goals: I Made a Video!

Back in January, I wrote a post about how, in 2018, I wanted to start making some vids. Nothing fancy, just vlogs and artsy vids to begin with (because let's be real, I'm already doing too many things), and you know what? I actually did it. Throughout my time at university, I've gotten better at …

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Setting Strict Goals for Yourself is Stupid

Having a strict life plan is stupid. Let me back up. There’s nothing wrong with planning for the life you want — in fact, it’s a good idea to have some sort of plan for when you’re done university (or wherever you may be in your life), some sort of idea of the direction you …

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