4 Things to Consider if you are Thinking About Downsizing

In January, I downsized from a three bedroom, single detached home in an established inner-city neighbourhood to a 720 sqaure foot loft in the up and coming neighbourhood of East Village in downtown Calgary. Most of my friends and family thought I was insane! Why am I selling my beautiful house in a desirable neighbourhood […]

When Sentimental Items Bring About Contrasting Memories + Conflicting Emotions

I’ve spent the last several months editing my life, from my possessions, my small business, to my relationships. I’ve learned that living simply ain’t easy. It’s much harder because it requires so much mindfulness and intentionality. In this post, I discuss the difficulty of letting go of a sentimental item: a collection of stamps that evokes conflicting feelings and contrasting memories. I discuss feelings of astounding joy + connectedness along with the experience of abandonment + pain.


I am a huge advocate of shopping locally. Especially with Alberta’s current economy, it is more important than ever to support small businesses. To make shopping local even easier this holiday season, I’ve created a list of some my favourite Alberta based makers and retailers. You don’t have to leave your house to shop local […]