It’s been too cold to reflect on life, let alone on GradLife, and yet, I flit through ideas not nearly as bountiful as the still corpulent evergreen trees cast on roadsides across this city. How is it that these trees are completely bereft of a tiny bauble or even a single thread of shiny floss?… Read More January
I can’t change the state of the sidewalks, so I reframed my walk to work as an outdoorsy adventure – all that’s missing is a ski lift!… Read More Hitting the Campus Slopes
Maybe it’s the realization that Winter is coming and the snow won’t leave us until April. Maybe it’s the idea of being about to spend the Christmas holidays far from the family. Maybe it’s just the tiredness of being almost at the end of the Fall term, coupled with the scary awareness that my comprehensive… Read More That lonely-and-lost feeling
In our fast-paced reality of to-do lists, meetings, places to be, people to see, deadlines to meet, friends and family to be there for, and hobbies to stay true to, our hectic lives involve figuring out that fragile balance between work and play, ourselves and others. The most delicate part of this game is managing… Read More Be kind to yourself
This weekend I scaled a 40-meter wall of ice with 8 knives attached to each foot and an ice axe in each hand, got smashed in the face by a brick of ice in -20C weather, and loved every second of it. I was one of 22 wonderful participants to go on the McGill Outdoor… Read More Getting on ice with the MOC
Being someone that has an optimistic view on life, I am able to appreciate all seasons of the year. Each has specific qualities that make me fall in love with that particular season. The warm air of spring, the terraces and fun times that summer brings along and the beautiful colors of the trees in… Read More Winter is around the corner in Montreal!
Since my previous blog post, I have fully accepted that Christmas is coming. By now, I am ready to embrace the holiday spirit and to feel my senses rejoice with all the simple pleasures this time of year brings along with it. When I lived in Europe, this pre-holiday season would make me giddy with… Read More Poinsettias and Panettone: Chasing the holiday spirit
With the winter break right around the corner, I’d like to share with you my 5 favorite ‘winter holiday’ movies.