The Guilt Spiral: Dealing With the “Should” Mindset

It’s been two months since I graduated university. I’ve travelled to San Francisco, planned two more trips for July and September (more on that later), sipped lattes in coffee shops with friends, floated on a lake on more than one occasion. I’ve thrown several pizza and game nights, gone on hikes, taken winding drives through …

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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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Inspiration for Creatives: Finding and Holding on to What Inspires You

Inspiration is an interesting phenomenon. Sometimes you’re struck with a sudden burst of energy and it infuses everything you do and write, creating amazing pieces of work that bring you immense pride. Other times, the mere thought of picking up your pen makes you want to curl up in a blanket burrito and hide. So, …

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