Coping

The second semester of my journalism program has just started, and one of the classes that stuck with me was the ethics class I am required to take. Now, it wasn’t because of the discussion we had, nor on the situation’s journalists might find themselves in; it was because of the coping mechanisms that some … Read more

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You have to do it everyday, that’s the hard part

“Work begins when the fear of doing nothing at all finally trumps the terror of doing it badly.” Alain de Botton What is the most honest way to communicate with people? What does it mean to be honest? How come it is ok to dust people off, and never say anything again? Or to block … Read more

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The Weight is Heavier This Year

Aging is interesting, and the time that passed me by this year has also been interesting. Granted, we as a collective have gone through so much pain, sorrow, and perhaps joy at new developments. But I think it is safe to say that it has been a pretty shit year for us all. I certainly … Read more

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Check Yo Self

The past month has had me on some highs and lows. Reunions with friends = a high for sure. Berated with all manner of negativity on social media = a constant low. And by negativity, I mean the anger people have expressed with regards to COVID, BLM, Alberta separatism, the federal government being poopy (yes, … Read more

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“You Are My Enemy.”

Is anger righteous? Is it ok to shout with rage at an injustice? Is it morally correct to cancel or shame someone to changing their mind when it comes from anger? When there is an enemy in our midst, sure, it might seem natural to get angry and to show that to our perpetrator. And … Read more

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Building Better Boundaries

“Honestly expressing yourself…it is very difficult to do. I mean it is easy for me to put on a show and be cocky and be flooded with a cocky feeling and then feel like pretty cool…or I can make all kind of phony things, you see what I mean, blinded by it or I can … Read more

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My Favourite Books of 2019

What is going on everyone? Seems like a precarious time for all of us, what with us waiting at a whim for a call by the government to do something, or to support us in this time. Questions abound on whether this is good that “Big Government” is more involved, and thus will potentially become … Read more

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Mind, Body, and Happiness

I walked into a boxing club in Calgary many years ago, and I was terrified. I walked in because I wanted to better myself, to feel better about myself, to challenge myself. But I was riddled with insecurities on whether I was good enough, if I had what it took to be a fighter. The … Read more

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Validation and Sense of Self

Boxing is a sport that has been celebrated for many years, and the boxers have been immortalized for their heart and determination against greater odds. Some examples are fictional characters like Rocky Balboa, to real life examples like the “G.O.A.T.” (Greatest of all time), Muhammed Ali. Boxing and other combat sports are also celebrated for … Read more

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