I’ve Got a Case of the Post-Long Weekend Blues

It’s the Tuesday after a long weekend and I’m feeling like a hot mess. The only thing I’ve got going for myself is the fact that I’m working from home today. I’ve been slowly but surely chipping away at my household responsibilities and knowing that all my dishes are clean is the only thing giving more »

27 Secrets of Adulthood

In 2015, on the brink of my quarter-life crisis, I wrote a birthday blog post. I conducted a careful analysis of my Google search history and, not surprisingly, found that at the ripe age of 25 I was curious, confused, a bit of a hypochondriac and very much lacking in basic life skills. Fast forward more »

Single, successful and raising triplets

I’m working from home today, sitting at the dining table watching the sun stream in through the window and listening to the ‘Hawaiian Reggae’ playlist on Spotify. My coffee is strong and my hyacinths look like they need to be watered. Hyacinths are weird. They’re pretty and colourful and they smell great, but they struggle more »

Thankful for Long Walks on Bay Street

It’s Thankful Thursday and today I’m feeling grateful for long walks on Bay Street. That’s right – not long walks on the beach, just long walks on the street. I do live and work in Toronto after all. Like many other downtown commuters, I am guilty of complaining about the subway, groaning about delays and more »

My haft-sin brings no boys to the yard

March 20 is the first day of spring. For me and millions of Iranians around the world, it’s also Nowruz (a.k.a. Norooz, Norouz, Persian New Year, Iranian New Year, and the list goes on). Growing up, Nowruz meant that in addition to getting cash gifts, eating five different rice dishes and spending time with family, my more »

That time Lynsay decided to fly the coop

Lynsay and I first met in the ninth grade. I was tall, dark and lanky with frizzy hair. She was short, pale and blonde with an affinity towards contact sports. On paper, we were not a likely match. In reality, we became the best of friends. Fast forward through four years of high school, Lynsay more »

Thankful Thursday: Self-Help Books

I’m bringing sexy “Thankful Thursday” back. I was originally introduced to the concept of expressing gratitude in a book called The How to Happiness. The idea is to make a daily/weekly/monthly habit out of expressing gratitude (in whatever form you wish) so that you become increasingly aware of all the good things that are present more »

“Uganda Be Kidding Me” with the typos

Back in 2013 when I was fresh out of university and desperately trying to pay off my student debt, I decided to read Gail Vaz-Oxlade’s book “Debt-Free Forever.” Three hundred pages into my fiscal journey, I noticed a typo and immediately turned to Twitter to share my findings. As you can see in the exchange more »

What “Bell Let’s Talk” means to me

I used to get stressed out and short of breath and my heart would race and my whole body would tense up for no apparent reason. At least once a week, I was convinced my heart was going to stop. Yes, in my early twenties, I thought I would die from a heart attack. I more »

Slightly obsessed with food documentaries

It’s the start of a new year and, naturally, I’ve got health and fitness on the mind. My roommate and I went grocery shopping this week and stocked up on greens, greens and more greens. Together, we watched Hungry for Change. Then I proceeded to watch Food Matters and now I’m writing this blog post, more »

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  • I’ve Got a Case of the Post-Long Weekend Blues

    It’s the Tuesday after a long weekend and I’m feeling like a hot mess. The only thing I’ve got going for myself is the fact that I’m working from home today. I’ve been slowly but surely chipping away at my household responsibilities and knowing that all my dishes are clean is the only thing giving more »

  • 27 Secrets of Adulthood

    In 2015, on the brink of my quarter-life crisis, I wrote a birthday blog post. I conducted a careful analysis of my Google search history and, not surprisingly, found that at the ripe age of 25 I was curious, confused, a bit of a hypochondriac and very much lacking in basic life skills. Fast forward more »

  • Single, successful and raising triplets

    I’m working from home today, sitting at the dining table watching the sun stream in through the window and listening to the ‘Hawaiian Reggae’ playlist on Spotify. My coffee is strong and my hyacinths look like they need to be watered. Hyacinths are weird. They’re pretty and colourful and they smell great, but they struggle more »

  • Thankful for Long Walks on Bay Street

    It’s Thankful Thursday and today I’m feeling grateful for long walks on Bay Street. That’s right – not long walks on the beach, just long walks on the street. I do live and work in Toronto after all. Like many other downtown commuters, I am guilty of complaining about the subway, groaning about delays and more »

  • My haft-sin brings no boys to the yard

    March 20 is the first day of spring. For me and millions of Iranians around the world, it’s also Nowruz (a.k.a. Norooz, Norouz, Persian New Year, Iranian New Year, and the list goes on). Growing up, Nowruz meant that in addition to getting cash gifts, eating five different rice dishes and spending time with family, my more »

  • That time Lynsay decided to fly the coop

    Lynsay and I first met in the ninth grade. I was tall, dark and lanky with frizzy hair. She was short, pale and blonde with an affinity towards contact sports. On paper, we were not a likely match. In reality, we became the best of friends. Fast forward through four years of high school, Lynsay more »

  • Thankful Thursday: Self-Help Books

    I’m bringing sexy “Thankful Thursday” back. I was originally introduced to the concept of expressing gratitude in a book called The How to Happiness. The idea is to make a daily/weekly/monthly habit out of expressing gratitude (in whatever form you wish) so that you become increasingly aware of all the good things that are present more »

  • “Uganda Be Kidding Me” with the typos

    Back in 2013 when I was fresh out of university and desperately trying to pay off my student debt, I decided to read Gail Vaz-Oxlade’s book “Debt-Free Forever.” Three hundred pages into my fiscal journey, I noticed a typo and immediately turned to Twitter to share my findings. As you can see in the exchange more »

  • What “Bell Let’s Talk” means to me

    I used to get stressed out and short of breath and my heart would race and my whole body would tense up for no apparent reason. At least once a week, I was convinced my heart was going to stop. Yes, in my early twenties, I thought I would die from a heart attack. I more »