The art of healing

I always seem to put this blog on the back burner when life gets busy; but as the 4th quarter of 2018 rapidly approaches, this seemed like an appropriate time to re-engage with you, my digital friends. Intro: In the past, I’ve unapologetically used this blog as a digital note pad. Some of you have…

Somebody like me

When someone has cancer, you know about it. Lance Armstrong, Patrick Swayze, Andy Whitfield, Larry King, Ben Stiller, Janice Dickinson, Erin Andrews, Jane Fonda; all of whom were comfortable enough to be vocal about their battles and experiences (while the world watched, supported and sent prayers). Yet society still brushes off depression and anxiety, making…

Feelin’ kinda fly…

Two months ago, I willingly jumped out of plane for the first time and it was the most incredible thing I’ve ever done. Huge shoutout to my amazing instructor, Carlos, and videographer, Alex, for making my first skydiving experience so spectacular! Full video:

What’s that, FACTS?!

It probably took the average person less than two minutes to read my last post (which was really a top level summary of the last 365 days of my life); and it was recently brought to my attention that a few people have taken great offence to that specific post. FYI, this will be the…

How would you live if you weren’t afraid?

The absence of an experience has always been my greatest fear and for most of my adult life, I’ve structured my entire belief system and justified my actions based on this fear. I defined my success through rigid, self imposed forms of measurement and felt serious anxiety whenever I felt like I was off track…

Great Expectations

Most humans have a strong desire to leave behind a significant legacy and this is especially true in my friendship circle. As amazing as it is to acknowledge that our hearts are in the right place, there’s been a major tactical error on our part and it’s the direct result of our society’s obsession with…

Mind of mine

My writer’s block manifests itself in many ways which is why I’ve noticeably neglected this blog for the past 10+ months. It definitely has a mind of its own but almost always rears its ugly head when I’m either too busy to channel my thoughts, or too stressed out by my day-to-day responsibilities to be…

48 hours in Bangladesh

The last few months of my life have been a blur. A good blur. A great blur in fact. When you’re too busy living to blog regularly, what else could it be but great? Something great led me to book a 48 hour trip to Bangladesh. Fifteen wanderlust-adventuring personalities connected through ‘Trekk Up Dubai’ to…

The perfect stranger

I had a conversation with a perfect stranger a few weeks ago on my flight from Toronto to Dubai. He was kind enough to allow me to share our conversation with you all. Happy reading! *wink*

Dating in the desert

I’ve officially been away for five months and have been told that it’s time for a blog post on feelings… Moving makes it abundantly clear how you feel about people. You quickly realize who you’ll stay up late and lose sleep to talk to; who you wish could be by your side for each and…

Be wild and Rome

Any resident of Canada will tell you that travelling is a hassle. It’s far! Really far! Hop on a plane for 5 hours and guess what – chances are, you’ll still be in Canada! With that being said, one of the most convenient things about being based in Dubai is its proximity to so many places (most…