The Isle of Arran is the home of my heart. It’s where I spent time with my grandmother growing up. It’s where I rode mini-ATVS, played mini golf, and visited the delicious local bakery. It’s also where I had my first real job, where I moved to immediately after high school as a 17 year […]
On Monday, July 24th, I weighed myself in my home for the last time. And ...
I’m going to confess something here. I often have the feeling that I’m not good ...
I’d always planned to take a few months off between graduating from university and starting ...
It wasn’t until I suffered from postpartum depression and anxiety as a mom myself that ...
It breaks my heart that many visitors to Scotland have never heard about the Isle ...
This is not the post that I intended to write this week. I had all kinds of other ideas to line up with the 121 Day Challenge, but I and many women and people around North America (and the world) have been very affected by the news and politics. Fear not, this is not a […]
This week on the podcast I’m joined by Calgary entrepreneur, mother, and badass cupcake creator, Jodi Willoughby. If that name isn’t ringing a bell for locals, perhaps… Crave Cupcakes? Yeah… now I’ve got your attention! We talk about how Crave Cupcakes almost never was, how they were turned away from farmer’s markets. Jodi shares her […]
Have you ever been in the groove with a project? I don’t mean a one-time groove, like an afternoon of flow state, but I mean showing up on a regular basis and making serious progress towards your goal? If you have, you know that there is no feeling like it. You’re on fire, you’re advancing, […]
This week on the podcast we’re joined by author, audiobook narrator, puppeteer, and podcaster (among many other things), Mary Robinette Kowal. I had the pleasure of seeing Mary give a keynote address at the Surrey International Writers’ Conference, except she gave it in an incredibly unique way – through her puppet. It was such a […]
Some people make achieving their goals look super simple, right? I mean, there are people who make a goal and seem to knock it out of the park, whereas you tell yourself you’re going to go for a swim at 6 am and hit snooze until it’s too late, am I right? Or are we […]
I’m so excited to be joined this week by fellow Alberta Podcast Network podcaster, Andrea Beça. I have long been a fan of her podcast That’s So Maven!, but it was a joy to get to know more about Andrea’s work as a filmmaker, a storyteller and more! We talk about why she hates the term […]
I am so pleased to be joined this week by my badass sister-in-law, Tara Scott. Not only do I look up to Tara as a parenting guru (she’s had many a phone call from me in distress or in the midst of toddler chaos), but in this episode she talks about the parenting values that […]
Back in 2017, I participated in an event called PechaKucha (pronounced peh-chuh-ka-chuh). For those who don’t know what that is (I certainly did not), these events are held around the world, a central theme is chosen, and speakers are allowed to share 20 slides with 20 seconds each. The theme for ours was Open Season […]
Today on the podcast we’re joined by Calgary-based artist, Melissa McKinnon. I have been a huge fan of Melissa’s work for years, so the opportunity to meet her in person, to snoop around her studio and to actually touch a painting (she invited me to, guys!) made my ever-loving day. In this interview, Melissa and […]