Art To Nourish The Soul

If you have the opportunity, do yourself a favor and go see Down River! And if you don’t live near Toronto or Vancouver? Well, Down River is the perfect excuse for that impromptu vacation you didn’t know you wanted to take  🙂 But if calling in sick and...

First Be Cute, Fearlessness Follows

Every week, I learn something new from my beloved Stella. This week’s life lessons from my hamster: If you’re very, very cute, you can do anything Size doesn’t matter, only cuteness does     This is good news! Because although we have no control over how...

Free To Be You And Me

Many of us spend our adolescent years, and some of us even much, if not all, of our lives, struggling to change who we are in order to fit in and be accepted. How freeing would it be if we didn’t have to be afraid to be exactly who we are? Think of what we could do,...

Hamster Lessons

I’m a dog person. Always have been, always will be. But despite that, three months ago I happened into a pet store and promptly fell head over heels in love with a hamster. Not an ordinary hamster, mind you, but a Princess Hamster—Stella. I’ve learned a great deal...

Family Guy – more than just a funny show!

It turns out that all those years spent whiling away the summer watching Family Guy with my son did more for me than merely tickling my funny bone—they also improved my vocabulary, giving me a competitive edge at...