Deep Dive into Benzos | Part 2 of 3 | A Skinless Grape

Today is cloudy and rainy here in South-Central Alberta, Canada. It feels like a day for introspection, so I am going to tell you a story. On Tuesday, I wrote about the class of drugs know as benzos (benzodiazepines). I said the next blog would be about the complex interplay of benzos, anxiety and insomnia, …

Continue reading Deep Dive into Benzos | Part 2 of 3 | A Skinless Grape

500 Days of Women | Day 16 | Progress, Not Perfection

Happy Friday friends! Progress, not perfection is one of my primary goals for wellness. I've written a blog before about struggling with perfectionism, so when I decided to start a 500 Days of Women personal challenge I purposely decided not to overthink it and to listen to my intuition (another goal of mine). And so I …

Continue reading 500 Days of Women | Day 16 | Progress, Not Perfection

500 Days of Women | Day 14 | Alla Wagner (Write a Letter, Win A House)

Disclosure -- conflict of interest: I am a contest entrant (read my letter 💌). The contest is still open (link below 👇).If you lived in this house would you give it away?Alla Wagner intends to do just that. It is a creative solution to an unfortunate development in her health: Alla found herself unable to continue …

Continue reading 500 Days of Women | Day 14 | Alla Wagner (Write a Letter, Win A House)

500 Days of Women | Day 13 | Emily Wilding Davison

Yesterday I posted a question on Twitter: "This British suffragette literally died for the cause." Today, I'm going to write about the accomplishments of Emily Wilding Davison.Emily Davison was a true #badasswoman: in her fervent campaigning for women's rights, she was:10: she was arrested 10 times7: she engaged in 7 hunger strikes49: she was force-fed …

Continue reading 500 Days of Women | Day 13 | Emily Wilding Davison

500 Days of Women | Day 11 | Emily Carr

Emily Carr Emily Carr (1871-1945) was a Canadian artist and writer who hailed from Victoria, BC where her family home, Emily Carr House, is now a museum. The museum website provides a great mini-bio while several full biographies have been published about her life and work. Check them out here. Odds and Ends, Emily Carr, …

Continue reading 500 Days of Women | Day 11 | Emily Carr

500 Days of Women | Day 10 | Women’s Websites

Just a quick post tonight on day 10 (only 490 more to go!). While preparing the first 10 days of social media posts, I discovered some great sites about women and thought it would be good to share them. Today, I'm featuring Today in Women's History, a website developed by @clairesgould that features one or …

Continue reading 500 Days of Women | Day 10 | Women’s Websites