Put on your shades

Summer’s here and the sun’s out. Yes, it’s gorgeous out and you’re still feeling a little, well, stressed right? Pinched for time and sleep-deprived, maybe? Try this quick tip to find a little calm: put your sunglasses on. Studies show that a furrowed brow makes you feel more sad and anxious, so when you’re squinting […]

June 9, 2014 | Read the rest

Local inspiration

You don’t have to look far to be inspired, or for a change of scenery. Take a walk and notice your neighbourhood. Train your gaze on the ground where tulips are growing, and up on the eaves of tall buildings in the downtown core. Take note of what looks different to you when you break out of […]

May 21, 2014 | Read the rest

Take time to smell the roses

This week’s prompt is classic and simple: take time to smell the roses. If spring has arrived where you live, take a moment to go outside, slow down and take a deep breath by a fragrant bloom. Stay a while.

May 12, 2014 | Read the rest

Going solo

Having dinner at a restaurant, going to a movie, or going to a party can feel strange when you’re going it alone. These moments of being alone can push you out of your comfort zone. Try to remember the last time you went solo with an activity you usually do with a friend or a partner. […]

April 27, 2014 | Read the rest

The colour of laughter

Laughter is so much part of the fabric of my life — and hopefully yours too — I can easily overlook the richness it adds, or the different textures of a giggle and guffaw. Describing the laughter of a friend or someone familiar can be like trying to explain a colour: what does blue look […]

April 14, 2014 | Read the rest