Category: living well

the garden city: cultivation, work and goodness

the garden city: cultivation, work and goodness

For many, summer means long, lazy days. We stretch our sunscreen-lathered bodies out on pool deck chairs, soaking up as much sun-baked warmth as we can. The days stretch similarly, expanding to accommodate as much goodness as we try to squeeze it with. For me, […]

what I’m into [june 2018]

what I’m into [june 2018]

First off, Happy Canada Day! The day we became a country (albeit still a British colony but with a greater degree of autonomy) 😛 It is blistering hot due to the heatwave that Montreal got hit with over the week-end (feels like 42 degrees C). […]

goin’ back to Nassau Hall

goin’ back to Nassau Hall

During my time in Princeton, I didn’t understand reunions. To me, it just meant that fences were erected in the most inconvenient places, and our beautiful campus was now rank with beer-soaked grass. The year I graduated, reunions was simply a long runway of parties […]

what i’m into [may 2018]

what i’m into [may 2018]

I realize I have quite a hard time sitting still simply listening to lectures on end. My need for multi-stimulatory information, or to be productive either creating/thinking or using something other than my ears is a bit debilitating. I’m at this conference in Toronto and […]

my eggshell seedlings

my eggshell seedlings

About ten days ago, I planted seeds in my homemade egg-shell planter (see above picture). The seeds were “borrowed” from the McGill seed library; the borrowing process consisting of me scrolling through names and randomly clicking on ones I liked the sound of – red […]

what I’m into [april 2018]

what I’m into [april 2018]

aaaand here’s the April round of goodies 🙂 Articles: If you wanted to stay updated with what’s going on at my art cooperative, I periodically write (and invite guest writers to join me) on our website’s blog about the workshops that go on in our […]

what i’m into [jan 2018]

what i’m into [jan 2018]

Well, here in Montreal, school has started up, routines are becoming more regular and it’s time for me to share some of what I’ve been up to at the start of 2018: Books Food and Faith by Norman Wirzba. I was reading Wendell Berry’s “The […]

just shadows

just shadows

Smoke particles swirl in tunnels of strobe light that cross-hatch the shadows. Techno blares surround-sound, enveloping the mass of sweaty bodies pulsating to dub-step bass. A yelp from my far-right – a girl slips on the thin film of beer coating the stairs. The sixth […]

what I’m into [november 2017]

what I’m into [november 2017]

2017 is quickly coming to an end. But not without a round of book recommendations from yours, truly 🙂 I’m making it my goal to read 5-6 books/month, like a physical turn-the-page book, because there is something grounding about touching paper, and turning pages. When […]

living minimally and never lacking

living minimally and never lacking

How do we move towards a more whole way of doing life? This is one of the questions raised by Prof Ellen Langer, a psychology professor at Harvard University who wrote about meditation and mindfulness as “the simple act of actively noticing things” long before […]