Breaking Pie

Well, it was one hell of a week. I worked nearly every long weekend since March. Currently so happy to have two days off in a row where I can just stay home and do nothing but catch up on sleep, cuddle with furry friends, and hangout with my best friend. On a rainy (lazy)…

Voices and Stories: Mental Health

World Mental Health Day is dedicated to global mental health education, awareness and advocacy against social stigma. Today, Canadians and people all around the world reflect on the central role that mental health has in the lives of our loved ones, our workplaces, our communities and on our own well-being. As our Canadian Prime Minster noted…

Spill the Beans

“Rising food prices”, “land grabs”, “inequality”and “climate change”…. all this talk seems to forecast a dark and daunting future threatening the security of our food. Though we see it printed in the newspapers, hear it in the media, and watch politicians talk about formulating policies for protecting us from famine, it almost seems like fiction. “Famine” – something so far away, written in books rather than reality. Though, we’ve seen these elements do their part in the past: starting with the 8 year yellow-haze known as the Dust Bowl that dried the southern fields or the Great Irish Potato Famine, some suggest that if we continue business-as-usual, the future famine will hit us harder and bigger than ever before. Here, we’ll take a look at some of the suggested hypothesis of what the future holds and explore what can be done to change this prophecy. 

Bananagrams

“Banana Day” Some foodies may know today as “Banana Day”. The origins of this day are a little unknown, but every year, students all over North America go….well, let’s just say kind of bananas. They eat and share weird yet wonderful banana concoctions as some even dress up in yellow banana suits. There aren’t many days in…

Empowerment Day

Today is an incredibly special day for people all around the world. March 8th of each year International Women’s Day, when people all around the globe raise awareness for equal rights and advocate for stepping out of the small boxes in which we’ve labelled with expectations of genders. It’s a day of celebration for all the…

Blue Breasts

Posts regarding the Women’s March on Saturday, January 21, 2017 are making its rounds on social media. As thousands march in support of their sisters, their mothers, their best friends, their daughters, and their daughter’s daughters; I’d like give thanks for those who gave their time to give the rest of us voices. In the words…

Weight Re-Solutions

With the year winding down, new years resolution lists are growing. For most, the list may look something like: 1. lose weight, 2. exercise more, 3. eat better, 4. drink less alcohol, 5. sleep better, etc…. kind of a repeat of last year’s resolutions. Hopefully this read will encourage everyone to take a closer look at…

Lest We Forget: In Remembrance to Move Forward.

Poppies row on row… Following just a few days after Remembrance day is World Diabetes Day. When speaking about moving forward for anything, it is important we look back at history to learn from those before us. History has much to tell. Here’s a small trip back in time to recognize those who fought for…