How I’m Coping With Self-Isolation

It is likely that all of you reading now are under some type of self-isolation situation, wherever in the world you may be. I know the situation isn’t looking particularly rosy, and for some it is outright gloomy. It is a hard thing to be going through for everyone, for some, certainly, even harder than for others. My experience has been less severe than for … Continue reading How I’m Coping With Self-Isolation

Aya

I met Aya at our Running Club organized by the largest mosque in our region and a group of doctors who attend it. She was the fitness coach for the women’s section, so we wouldn’t just drop off our kids and walk around the field, not wanting to play soccer with the boys and men. After this she began offering classes at our mosque’s gym … Continue reading Aya

Look Your Best on Your Next Conference Call

Many of you are now experiencing working from home for the first time. Perhaps you’re finding yourselves having more conference calls with people you can no longer meet in person. This means a blowup in Zoom, Skype, and Messenger use. You’ll probably have noticed that you can pick up subtleties in your colleagues’ backgrounds that you wouldn’t normally notice, simply because it’s being framed in … Continue reading Look Your Best on Your Next Conference Call

Keto and Intermittent Fasting

I’ve been on keto for nearly two years now. I stumbled upon it quite by accident, as I had just recovered from a fracture, and was finally ready to get back into exercising regularly. By the time I got to it, my coach was moving onto bigger and better things. Having read her blog, her e-books, and all of her online information, I knew I … Continue reading Keto and Intermittent Fasting

My Two Cents on the Konmari Method

I’m not one to follow trends, so although I had heard people raving about the Konmari Method, I was never really intrigued, until I found an audible version of the book, which I could listen to on my way to and from work, meaning it wouldn’t take away from any other reading that I felt was actually important to me. So I listened, and I … Continue reading My Two Cents on the Konmari Method

Tribal

I just finished listening to the 2003 Massey Lecture Series by Thomas King. He’s such an awesome story teller. Listening to him so wittily talking about everything that has gone on and continues to happen to us Natives is simultaneously heart-warming and heart-wrenching. I found myself laughing out loud, and yelling “Yes! Exactly!” thank Goodness I listen on my own in the car. But by … Continue reading Tribal

Restless (guest post)

I don’t know if it’s all the chocolate I ate today (it’s Easter Sunday), or it’s the myriad thoughts that run around ceaselessly in my brain. My mom is visiting. She’s a lovely woman, quiet, dignified, appeasing. She has a very peculiar way of showing her disapproval. Those of us who know her well always take it with a grain of salt, because we know … Continue reading Restless (guest post)