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Intuition vs Ego

Intuition vs Ego

How do you know whether the small, still voice you're listening to is the right small, still voice to listen to? Have you ever tried to check in with your intuition, only to discover that you can't distinguish the voice of your inner wisdom from the silver-tongued...

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On Leaving Well

On Leaving Well

When I was, oh, eleven or twelve—I can't actually remember, though I remember it was during the long reign of knee socks—I decided to quit Girl Guides. I remember this because it was the first time I ever left anything by my own choice. I also remember that I fretted...

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The Stories We Tell

The Stories We Tell

We humans are funny animals. I once heard Elizabeth Gilbert say in an interview that the best place to hide God was in us humans, because we are the last place you'd think to look for it/her/him/they/divinity. It makes me laugh but I think it's also profoundly true....

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Finding Places to Fail

Finding Places to Fail

I'm relatively new at being a person who does yard work and gardens, which is a fun hobby for me and an ominous undertaking for all flora residing in my yard. My thumbs are not particularly green. Last summer, I accidentally chopped off a clematis I'd been...

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Beware the Reasonableness of Your Fear

Beware the Reasonableness of Your Fear

When I was in university, I had many opportunities to travel and study abroad. I could've met my best friend Jennifer in the UK and spent the summer adventuring around Europe together. I could have spent multiple summers working on archaeological digs in Jordan. I...

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How to Give Feedback that Doesn’t Suck

How to Give Feedback that Doesn’t Suck

"Can I give you some feedback?" I don't know about you, but rarely is this the prelude to my favourite kind of conversation. For six little words, they sure can generate a lot of energy, both for the giver and for the receiver. I think there are probably a lot of...

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How I Learned to Stop Being a Victim

How I Learned to Stop Being a Victim

Well, I have been good and angry this week, let me tell you. Livid, even. How about you? I know I'm not alone, but I honestly can't tell if that makes me feel better or worse. I'm doing my best to inform myself of what is happening while also trying not to lose myself...

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Why I Don’t Work Better Under Pressure

Why I Don’t Work Better Under Pressure

I don't mean to brag, but I'm like, really good at procrastinating. When it comes to avoiding things I need to do, my ability to distract myself with literally anything else is not simply a skill, it's a gift. Take this very article you're reading right now. I'm on...

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You’re Allowed to Change Your Jeans and Your Mind

You’re Allowed to Change Your Jeans and Your Mind

Remember when you were younger and knew everything? Wasn't that nice? Little did we know then that if we were paying any attention at all, we soon would cross an invisible line in the sand, after which we'd know a lot less about everything. To be honest, I think I...

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