A Table For One: Why Solo Dining Isn't Sad Dining

I wonder how much of this is self-inflicted and how much of it is due to circumstance. My age has me at a challenging stage: mid-thirties are a time when many are "settling down:"  buying homes, choosing partners and having children. So many children.

Read More
Why I'm Fighting Against Everything I Believe In and Travelling With A Selfie Stick

Maybe it’s the increasing levels of nostalgia that I experience as I age but it doesn't sit well with me that I don't have much to look at in terms of images of me in my life, enjoying my life.

Read More
#MetroLovesLocal: A Local Purchasing Policy Launch Event

I was invited to attend a local vendor meet and greet to celebrate the kick off of a local purchasing initiative which aims to put as many regional products as possible on the shelves of its residents

Read More
Hot Dog Snobbery: Engaged.

Ask me last month if I like hot dogs and I'd have choked down some visceral vomit. Fast forward to a trip to San Diego and I’m sitting on the sidewalk behind a fold-up tray table…

Read More
Love, Loss And A Cuppa Tea

I had been stripped to a shell of my former self. Raw, exposed and comprised of only the bare bones of personality  was left in me. I felt naked, transparent, flaws out for all to see. 

Read More
Breakfast In Paris (With A Side Of Bourbon)

It is consistently mind-bending that such steadying present-ness and the comforting warmth of wellbeing that can come from such a simple experience. And yet, what do most of us do? We run to the convenience

Read More
Self Love, Destruction and Beignets

The cold reality is that often we deny ourselves the things that bring us the most happiness. This usually comes from a subconscious place of fear, guilt, shame. 

Read More
"Dire Pane Al Pane e Vino Al Vino"

That first bite is always the best. I swear to Yoda, I have seen fireworks and heard symphonies explode at the first bite of a well-orchestrated pizza.

Read More
Life Is Hard, Just Roll With It.

What I lost here was the point is the process. Not the product. I find I have to continue to override my super driven success oriented, novelty seeking brain

Read More
Bake Yourself Better

Life often feels like a constant stream of experiences, speed bumps, potholes and sometimes anvils falling from the sky. Things happen around us and to us of which we have no control over. 

Read More
Feeling Write

I want to write. I need to write. So? Then fu*king write! Right?

Read More
How Being Wrong Can Be Oh So Right

It's funny how we like to think we are right, and how we can talk ourselves into we believing that we are right when in fact the actual truth of the scenario is that we are wrong. 

Read More
Seeking Inspiration

Growing up, I would spend hours in my room listening to different songs, visualizing moving stories, scenes, people and images. 

Read More
Stop Fighting Shit That's Not Working

The lesson here? Stop standing in your own damn way and stop fighting the shit that’s not working. 

Read More