In honour of #IWD: Ladies, it starts with us!

If you've been tweeting about International Women's Day because you've been trying to tell men or more specifically your EX that he should have loved you more, you're doing it wrong. Thankfully most of the posts I've seen all week are by beautiful ladies showing some love to the influential women in their lives! This week is all about empowering women.…

Spaghetti and baseballs – Going deeper than dreams

I had a dream the other day that I was trying to catch a baseball but it suddenly turned into spaghetti! Like no plate, no container, just spaghetti and meatballs flat onto the palm of my hand. It gets weirder because I then turned to a friend and shared the spaghetti with them (straight out of…

8 signs that say you should go & love yourself

Chocolate-eating-flower-sniffing-Sunday-lovin' is 5 days away!! The pink and red colour-inspired aisles at Wal-Mart, the new chick flicks in theatres, and the chocolates that go on sale on the 15th day of this month? I'm definitely a huge fan of V-day, but not just for the reasons the sales people at diamond stores and chocolate factories believe in. I…

Doing life afraid – In honour of #BellLetsTalk

I really wanted to join in the talk about mental health this week with my fellow eAmbassadors to stress the importance of realizing and taking care of the state of your mind. And, when better to talk about mental health than on #BellLetsTalk day!? Though I'm probably not qualified to talk about serious mental health concerns - I…

“If you’re from Africa, why are you white?” – A Biography Post

Ahh the famous Mean Girls quote. If I had a quarter for every time someone used it on me! Picture an innocent little 6 year old who wore pink-everything, a mischievous smile, and pig tails on her head every day. That was me when my family moved from Iraq to spend 2 years in Africa. My dad…