Since the first minute everything shut down in March of 2020, one question has consumed my thoughts: “how long is this going to last?”
Since diving into the world of audiobooks a few years ago, I’ve consumed a lot of nonfiction books that have helped expand my worldview and improve my life. Below I’ve compiled a list of some of my all-time favs, many of which I’ve listened to more than once. Whether your goals this year include improving your finances, being a better activist or ally, or prioritizing your mental health, check out this list for some A+ recos.
There is something so special about film photos that I can't quite put my finger on. Film evokes a feeling of nostalgia, timelessness, and realness that I feel no smartphone camera, app or filter can quite recreate. I've been curious about and intrigued by film photography for several years, but hesitated to try my hand … Continue reading Lauzon on film
In case you missed it, the creator of Harry Potter has been on a transphobic tirade for the last little while. Since I've written quite a bit about Harry Potter on here, I thought I'd quickly address this. I'm not going to go into too much detail, there are much more detailed and well-researched resources … Continue reading J.K. Rowling is wrong
The world has changed, and so has your social feed. If you feel like your Insta could use an overhaul, look no further. Today I’m sharing my favourite creators / influencers with you to brighten up your scrolling experience. No wait! Before you go! I know, I know I said “influencers”, that terribly loaded word. … Continue reading Follow Friday – Fix your Instagram feed
One of my favourite blog posts ever is from Arielle Bair Arbushites’ old blog, The Cat Widow. A journal of grief and healing following the death of her husband. One of the most memorable posts from that collection is her reflection on the feeling of disappointment that accompanied becoming a widow at the age of … Continue reading On Disappointment
Before social distancing started six weeks ago, I had a slew of blog posts I was going to write. Parenting stuff like travelling with a baby (lol), baby gear recos, info on the sleep program we followed. Life stuff like how much I was enjoying my weekly dance and yoga classes. Mat leave stuff like … Continue reading Some socially distant musings
My favourite read of 2019 was Marianne Power’s Help Me: One Woman’s Quest to Find Out if Self-Help Really Can Change Your Life. In this nonfiction page turner, freelance writer Marianne Power recounts her "year of self-help", in which she studied and followed a different self-help book every month for a year. Without giving away … Continue reading Self-help books shouldn’t stress you out
I recently came across a tweet which essentially berated people for taking and posting photos of themselves at weddings. The twitter user implied that she thought it was strange that a couple would go to a wedding and post a bunch of selfies of themselves without posting any pictures with the newlyweds. This wasn’t from … Continue reading Post what you want. Just be kind.
Scrolling through my 2019 Instagram grid is nothing short of bewildering. I spent the first seven months of the year pregnant, and the last five months hanging out with my magical son. My husband and I applied for a mortgage in early February, began house hunting in mid-February, bought a house in early April, and … Continue reading December was my favourite month of 2019
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is coming to Toronto next year. So, three years after I initially read and wrote about the so-called eighth book in the Harry Potter series, I decided to pick it up again.
I take a lot fewer cat selfies and a lot more baby selfies. I’ve had a job and earned some sort of income since I was sixteen. From working at a drugstore, to Starbucks, to insurance, to getting into PR and social media, earning my own money and building my career has been a defining … Continue reading How’s mat leave going?
Almost everyone I know wishes they read more. In the age of scrolling, streaming and packed schedules, picking up a book and sticking with it can seem like a daunting task. Even though I love books, my own “to read” stack has been growing for years, and I’ve had a hard time sticking with a … Continue reading Audiobooks for the soul