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  • culture & community travel

    Wait For It…

    I suppose, in the most literal sense, winter is coming here too. Not for about seven months, mind you, but we will eventually have winter again if we wait long enough. But, generally speaking, November…

    November 14, 2014
  • health sisterhood

    The Moments Between

    It started with an unsettling feeling followed by tears and turned into a full blown migraine. There have been a lot of holidays lately – not my celebrations necessarily – but ones I have…

    October 9, 2014
  • culture & community travel

    Born and Raised

    I learned from GRRM’s A Song of Ice and Fire series that each city in the world has a distinct smell. Despite living here all my life I haven’t put my nose out for…

    March 16, 2014
  • culture & community

    Helping the Holidays

    Don’t forget to help your neighbours this holiday season. There are so many spectacular things we can accomplish when we work together! Wishing you lots of love and happy memories from the Empresses of…

    December 25, 2013
  • pregnancy & parenting travel

    Chloe’s First Holiday

    After almost two years of not boarding a plane, I finally set off to Singapore with my family; my parents, sister, grandma, husband and of course my 15 months old, Chloe. Five days, four…

    January 24, 2013
  • closer, beach, holding hands,mixed couple
    health relationships & love travel

    A Little Bit Closer

    I thought I would be writing this entry from Ethiopia this week with some possible insights into “there” versus “here”; it turns out the Passport Canada, Canada Post, Air Canada gong show trifecta kept…

    January 18, 2013
  • culture & community travel

    Here comes the sun…at last!

    I have no problem admitting that I’m a HUGE fan of Niffer’s spontaneous winter hibernation plan. And with my annual mini-break coming up for Christmas, I plan to do a whole lot of nothing…

    December 20, 2012