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A Week of Reconnecting

“Words are a pretext. It is the inner bond that draws one person to another, not words.” – RumiI truly believe that life is cyclical. I don’t know how it happens, but I never feel like goodbye is really goodbye in this world. With the advent of social media and increased connectivity over it, it’s true that no one really leaves your life. Before, relationships would fade into the ether and once the person exited your life, they ceased to exist; I wouldn’t see the person, so therefore they no longer existed to me.But now, I have these amazing things that pop up on my Facebook that show me memories from my past. Over the last few weeks of me having enabled this feature (I’m behind, I know), I wake up with a notification from Facebook reminding me of what happened on that specific day, last year, two years and even three…

Working on the Space between my ears: meditation and a new habit challenge

Is the grass always greener on the other side? This short film contends with ideas of perspective, secrecy and control. Wonderfully written, it kept my attention until the last second and drew me in with a hope that the main characters would find the peace they were striving for. This feeling was very similar to what I felt while I was reading 1984 by Orwell, which if you haven’t read yet, is a must read, especially in these times where surveillance and political manipulation of citizens is at a head. Take a few minutes to check this short out, it’ll make you question the world you live in and what you’ve been taught. I was going through my photos of Cambodia and Vietnam this week and I started to relive the wonderful moments of my impromptu trip earlier this year. Here are a few that I found notable, treat and wanted…

Weltschmerz No More

Disclaimer: sponsored post ahead (but a VERY good recipe as well!)I’ve been through Spain in the past and thought that I had tried many of their local delicacies. But I realized recently that I’ve never had persimmons before – up until this year, to me they were just these pretty little fruits that sat in the exotic fruits section at Loblaws. Earlier this month I received some Persimons and was asked to bake something nice with them. So, I’m here to share with you my baking experience with these beautiful bright orange fruits, and to tell you about a special contest to win a one week trip for 2 to Valencia, Spain – home of the Persimon! To qualify, check out this link. Anyways, before I begin, here is a couple fun facts about this particular variety persimmons: – You may note that the spelling is different; this is intentional and the name was changed to differentiate this…

There Were No Signs

Disclaimer: sponsored post ahead (but a VERY good recipe as well!)I’ve been through Spain in the past and thought that I had tried many of their local delicacies. But I realized recently that I’ve never had persimmons before – up until this year, to me they were just these pretty little fruits that sat in the exotic fruits section at Loblaws. Earlier this month I received some Persimons and was asked to bake something nice with them. So, I’m here to share with you my baking experience with these beautiful bright orange fruits, and to tell you about a special contest to win a one week trip for 2 to Valencia, Spain – home of the Persimon! To qualify, check out this link. Anyways, before I begin, here is a couple fun facts about this particular variety persimmons: – You may note that the spelling is different; this is intentional and the name was changed to differentiate this…

Revamping and Reworking

Disclaimer: sponsored post ahead (but a VERY good recipe as well!)I’ve been through Spain in the past and thought that I had tried many of their local delicacies. But I realized recently that I’ve never had persimmons before – up until this year, to me they were just these pretty little fruits that sat in the exotic fruits section at Loblaws. Earlier this month I received some Persimons and was asked to bake something nice with them. So, I’m here to share with you my baking experience with these beautiful bright orange fruits, and to tell you about a special contest to win a one week trip for 2 to Valencia, Spain – home of the Persimon! To qualify, check out this link. Anyways, before I begin, here is a couple fun facts about this particular variety persimmons: – You may note that the spelling is different; this is intentional and the name was changed to differentiate this…