Freelance Writer, and Educator
Health and Wellness
Body of Work
7th April 2018
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14th March 2018
How to Tell if Your Child is Shy or if it's Actually Anxiety
How can you tell the difference between age-appropriate social awkwardness and something more serious? An untidy line of preschool kids dressed in black bottoms and white tops belt out choir songs on stage. My son faces the wrong way and chews his fingers. I try to catch his eye and give him an encouraging smile, as I mime the familiar words which he has been singing loudly and confidently in our house for weeks. But he chooses to avoid my gaze, instead focusing on an errant hangnail...
14th September 2017
Why Cactus Poachers Are Putting The Arizona Desert At Risk
The rough hands of a smuggler move quickly in the chill night air. He’ll sacrifice a few lives if it improves his speed. After all, he needs to get away...
22nd August 2017
Is La Tomatina a Waste of Food?
On the last Wednesday of August each year, the tiny town of Buñolâ, Spain, hosts the world's largest food fight: La Tomatina. It's a soggy, sweaty, crowded mess that since...
27th July 2017
The Nesting Divorce Trend- Is it realistic?
Although parents who are divorcing can rest in knowing children can recover from their parents’ divorce, it remains a potentially traumatic event for children. Parents know this, and so, of...
9th March 2017
Smashing the Patriarchy, One Happy Marriage at a Time
To some women, marriage represents an oppressive transaction between two men: a father and a suitor. In this view, the woman is merely chattel, a possession to be priced and...
The Toronto Star
20th August 2017
Beautiful Home Design And Kids Really Can Live Together
Does the dream of living in a trendy and beautiful home have to die when the kids come along? My home, in particular, looks like a daycare sale and a...
New York Post
24th May 2017
The nanny’s worst nightmare: your husband
I worked as a nanny on both sides of the Atlantic and experienced just about every neurotic mommy, penny-pinching employer and overprotective parent out there. Childcare is a rewarding career...
29th June 2017
Why Canadians Are Increasingly Seeking Medical Treatment Abroad
She was put on a waiting list for a hip replacement at the Hip and Knee Clinic, which manages a centralized surgery triage process for Alberta. But her doctor advised...
30th November 2017
How Yoga Can Help Manage Postpartum Sciatica
The sciatic nerve is the longest single nerve in the human body, and it runs all the way from the lower back down the back of each leg, says Loren...
14th June 2017
What to Do in Ottawa? Discover the City on an Ottawa Weekend Getaway
Canada’s capital has all the usual must-see sights of any major city. But just under the surface, this leafy, family-friendly metropolis has more than a few unexpected gems. Home to...
28th July 2017
Migraines Are Selfish, and They Interrupted My Life When I Least Expected It
Migraines Are Selfish, and They Interrupted My Life When I Least Expected It I can't be sure that I remember my very first migraine, but I do have a memory...
Canadian Traveller Magazine-America Yours To Discover edition
9th August 2017
As I dunk a chunk of artisan bread into the mellow, buttery olive oil, my waitress tells me cheerfully that it was grown, pressed and bottled just outside the city...
15th September 2017
Meet The Woman Who Became A Kettlebell World Champion At 43
Working out with a world champion can be a little intimidating, even if they are as upbeat and encouraging as Lisa Pitel-Killah. After leaving my first kettlebell lesson, with Lisa,...
14th April 2017
How do you play soccer if you can’t see the ball? Jason Dunkerley and his brothers, who are all blind, had to get inventive. As boys growing up in Northern...
20th June 2017
In defense of child-free vacations
7 Minute Opinions~Podcast In defense of child-free vacations
15th November 2017
Adventuring in Quebec section.
9th June 2017
Spend the Night in a Haunted Canadian Jail
Canada's capital city, Ottawa, is known for its historic parliament buildings, Rideau Canal, and bustling Byward market. But right in the center of the downtown core, there exists a truly...
16th June 2017
Stephen Marche Talks On Gender, Marriage, and The Unmade Bed
What do the notions of power and success mean to men and women? How can we balance our need for fulfilling personal lives with a rise to the top? And...
11th October 2017
How to Turn Your Hobby Into a Career
Most of us only have a few hours a week that we can devote to our pastimes and passions. What if you could transform your career into a business and...
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