Lessons from the Lion King

I suffered from reoccurring night-terrors as a child. I would wake up in a cold sweat, my bangs matted to my forehead, having just witnessed the death of my parents. Naturally, I had to check they were both still breathing. I slept with a nightlight in my room but the hallway to their bedroom was…

How many of these 6 Poisonous Personality types do you have in your life?

Life is a jungle. One way to come out on top is to recognize the predators and adjust your defence in accordance to their style of attack. It’s easy enough to handle Poisonous Personalities when they’re new people you meet or acquaintances. You can elect to disassociate yourself from them with little consequence. But what if they’re part of your family? What if they’re a member of a close knit group of friends you’ve had your entire life?

Saying Goodbye to My Rough Collie Fox

Fox was a hero. He saved me from the all-consuming grief I felt after my father passed away. He was pure joy and mischief bundled up in the most adorable furry package. Don’t be fooled by his innocent demeanour, Fox was definitely a handful as a puppy. Early Years When we first brought Fox home…

Greek Easter: Bunnies and Baked Goods and Lamb Oh My!

Easter is one of my favourite holidays; steeped in tradition and a week’s worth of baking and cooking makes it the perfect special occasion. I have been baking with my mother for as long as I can remember. This year, with my mom spending Easter in Greece with her siblings, I was the head chef…

Life Hack: How to Become a Morning Person

Universal tips for all early-risers to spring up at the sound of their alarm.
No matter what time you have to wake up or why you’re waking up these tips are for you!

Happy Norouz! Spring is Finally Here. Wait.. What’s Norouz?

Before meeting my husband, I had never formally celebrated the beginning of spring. Now I look forward to it every year. Persian New Year, Norouz, is the spring equinox and has been celebrated since antiquity. In Toronto, it often doesn’t feel like spring when we celebrate, but it’s nice to know that after celebrating Norouz…