ON COMPASSION COLLAPSE

ON COMPASSION COLLAPSE

And Good Versus Evil Last week I wrote about the importance of meaningful conversations, and briefly alluded to situations in which these conversations are not advisable. Life has a way of teaching me tough lessons, and the past week has been an educational one. As my...
On Meaningful Conversations

On Meaningful Conversations

And the Art of Listening I get an adrenaline rush from good conversations. The kind of conversations that catch you by surprise, make you feel alive, and connected to another human being in an authentic and meaningful way. I love nothing more than a conversation where...
On PROCRASTINATION

On PROCRASTINATION

And the Surprising Benefits to Vacuuming and Doing Your Laundry On my second year at university, I made a new friend at Stephanie Bolster’s poetry class named Isabel. Isabel was an exceptionally talented, young writer and I was always looking forward to reading her...
On PERSEVERANCE

On PERSEVERANCE

So, last December I decided to give my writing a (real) chance. When faced with the uncomfortable question if I had tried everything in my power to become a paid writer, the unsettling answer was ‘no.’ Yes, I had applied for a writing grant from the Canada Council for...
A DIFFICULT WEEK

A DIFFICULT WEEK

Some Conflicting Thoughts on the Ongoing Israel-Palestine Conflict   Last Saturday I woke up to my phone buzzing incessantly beside my bed. It was early in the morning and I was still drowsy when I reached for my phone. My mother in Hungary and my brother in...