I’m not good at small talk. I mean, living in Toronto, I often indulge in the beloved Canadian tradition of complaining about extremes in weather but that usually doesn’t last long. What begins as a casual encounter with someone at the office espresso machine will often – and quite naturally so – drift into a deeper discussion about the state of the world, or the future of our cities, or a personal problem we’ve been bumping up against for far too long.
I’m utterly fascinated by people and feel more like myself when I can drop into a space where we open up and get real. Because I believe that through sharing, we recognize we’re not alone. We connect through our affinities and even if we don’t agree, we can begin to understand that we’re actually not that different at all. Because I believe, at the end of the day, we all hunger to find our own unique renditions of what happiness means to us in this life.
Writing is my passion. I’m lucky to get up everyday and get paid for it and that’s not lost on me. But I also write because I have to and that’s what this space is about. I write because I’ve seen firsthand what happens when words and thoughts resonate with others and they feel more confident to share. It’s like we give each other permission to feel our way through things. And feeling is healing.
I’m a sucker for a good song, a good book, and finding the little and big things to be grateful for in life. Thank you for visiting and feel free to poke around to learn more about how I’m hoping we can connect over things that take us out of our heads and the daily hustle & grind.