The fight in you

The fight in you

We in the northern hemisphere are deep into the season of darkness. It’s so dark by 5pm that I just want to huddle under a blanket and hibernate until spring. With snacks! And fuzzy socks! And mulled things! That’s a reasonable response, right? ​As the...
For the haters

For the haters

This week we had the surreal experience of seeing our family— on tv! for the first time! for two whole minutes! It was very thrilling.  ​ Let’s be honest, though, the first few seconds I forgot to watch the actual thing, because I was too busy speed-critiqueing my...
Are you actually just a wimp?

Are you actually just a wimp?

​Dear {{ subscriber.first_name }}, If you’re new here, welcome! This is the Saturday missive, a little love note I send out to the kindred spirits each week. Oh, loves, it’s been a WEEK. The funny thing about being an immigrant (yay Canada! thank you for letting...
The beauty I craved

The beauty I craved

Green slime under my fingernails. Chapped knuckles. Cuts on every finger. Falling madly in love with every new bloom that came in the door. I was 21, working in a flowershop, and had just gotten (most unwisely) married. Dethorning roses…scrubbing buckets with...
I failed at self-care

I failed at self-care

​ Dear {{ subscriber.first_name }}, If you’re new here, welcome! This is the Saturday missive, a little love note I send out to the kindred spirits each week. I ran an experiment last year. Very scientific. It was called: How Drained & Empty Can Anna Get...

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