January Blues

I was in a coffee shop last night and a woman came in and started complaining about January–about the cold, the grey and the overall miserable-ness of it. She also added how it’s a perfect…

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How the “F” Courses Saved Me

{Gloria Steinem 1977. Image Courtesy of Postcard Gallery} One thing I’ve always been interested in is how we, as women, shape and are shaped by society. The feminist courses I studied in university really woke…

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Mala Beads

What are Mala Beads:  Mala beads are referred to as prayer beads and are made out of rudraksha beads or rudraksha seeds which are only found in certain parts of the world, including Bali and…

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The Alchemist

I’ve been teaching the novel, The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho to my Grade 12 students for the past few years and find it to be a really valuable novel to study in school, particularly for…

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Historical Fiction

“I have been standing on the side of life, watching it float by. I want to swim in the river. I want to feel the current.” -Mamah Borthwick from Loving Frank by Nancy Horan  …

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