“Everyone” doesn’t always mean everyone

“Everyone” doesn’t always mean everyone

When I took Psych 101, as a prelude to a discussion on implicit association my professor demonstrated that we tend to have ingrained specifics for various common nouns. He asked us to write down what we thought of when he said flower, dog, furniture. Then he asked us...
Hello, can you hear me?

Hello, can you hear me?

Last week was awful for high-profile stories of despair, and wonderful for people encouraging those who are struggling to reach out. A common sentiment on social media was that we could all do better at checking in with each other. Last week also saw the release of a...
How to be human in three easy steps

How to be human in three easy steps

I consider myself a cautious adventurer. I’m a research-before-you-leap kind of person. So before I launched myself into the life of a full-time freelancer, I dug into some of my biggest fears. How could I earn enough to sustain myself? How should I market my...
Finding an introvert’s paradise in New Mexico

Finding an introvert’s paradise in New Mexico

One week, one roadtrip crammed with eccentric offerings such as Meow Wolf’s The House of Eternal Return, the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta, an open house at the Very Large Array, and the state’s nuclear legacy. A yurt with a hundred-mile view off the...
Ring in the new

Ring in the new

This summer, a coworker and I were chatting while kayaking in the Burrard Inlet when I mentioned a former colleague had moved back from Europe and was now living on Salt Spring Island, picking up freelance work so she could work remotely. “I wish I could do something...

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