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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Writing Prompts #6: Spring Themed Writing Ideas and Exercises

According to the calendars, it’s officially spring — but you wouldn’t know it here in the Fraser Valley (it’s consistently been about 3 degrees for the last week). So, to brighten your day and shake off winter, here are some spring themed writing prompts/ideas. Write something.. Using the words barefoot, alive, and bloom. Taking place …

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Writing Prompts #5: Valentine’s Day Themed Writing Ideas and Exercises

Write Something.. About your first heartbreak. Using the words date, affection, and kiss. Where two characters fight over the last Valentine’s Day card. About your favourite character’s first heartbreak. Where a doctor and an artist fall in love. About a couple who broke up the day after Valentine’s Day. Using the words arrow, chocolate, and …

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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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