The Write Stuff

The story of CJ

The story of CJ
Many of you know my cat—mostly through my incessant social posts. But few of you know the story of how we found each other. I was chatting with som...

Up in the air: Photos from the clouds.

Up in the air: Photos from the clouds.
I love to take photos from the window seat of an airplane. They obviously aren't the best quality and almost never work out as I plan, but here are...

The perfect work wife does exist

The perfect work wife does exist
The last week I've had the absolute pleasure to spend with an amazing community of owners, thinkers, and doers — I'm still slowly coming down from ...

Breaking good and bad habits.

Breaking good and bad habits.
Confession time ... it's been 8 days since my last blog post. The next few posts I'm uploading in the sequence of time they would have been availab...

Run it out.

Run it out.
I did my first run this morning. The Lululemon 10K in Toronto. It went by too quickly, and I was oddly upset with myself near the end for not makin...

Six reasons I don't hate the six anymore.

Six reasons I don't hate the six anymore.
I was born in Toronto, I lived there until I was 5 and my parents decided to move to Millgrove.   I never really liked Toronto as a city, visiting ...

The best charcuterie in Ottawa

The best charcuterie in Ottawa
I love meat and cheese. Here are some of my favorite, and in my opinion, the best charcuterie places in Ottawa. Elgin Beer Project ($) Prohibi...

I'm proud of who I am 🌈

I'm proud of who I am 🌈
  I am a person who has loved and loves many different people. I am full of love and there are all kinds of loves in this world.   Not many people ...

It ain’t what they call you, it’s what you answer to ✍🏼

It ain’t what they call you, it’s what you answer to ✍🏼
A few months ago I finished Michelle Obama's book, Becoming.  It was beautiful, insightful and moving on so many levels. This particular quote res...

Emails from my mom: VII

Emails from my mom: VII
 When social media is confusing:  When everything is capitalized—and questions if we have Friends?    When she puts the entire contents of the em...

Why you should make decisions that terrify you

Why you should make decisions that terrify you
Do you know that adrenaline feeling you get in your gut right before you're about to do something that terrifies you? It's one of my favorite feeli...

Make a career of happiness

Make a career of happiness
A few years ago, I gave my two weeks notice at a job and they told me to leave the office that day. I was embarrassed and really shocked, it was a ...