Laying the Groundwork

Sometimes it’s necessary to step away.  Far away.  Away from the eyes of social media and the need to engage with people on a constant, consistent basis.  Away from the need to be validated for every post, every photo, every moment of a life. For the last two months, I have chosen to be inconsistent. […]

Late Summer Lessons

    August. A month of transition. A month of humid, hazy days, late night thunderstorms,  and the whisper of autumn around the corner. We’re soaking up every ounce of sunlight we can– dipping our warm bodies into cool lakes and sparkling pools, fanning ourselves on our decks and porches, filling and refilling glasses of […]

Hello, March

HELLO, MARCH. Dear Visitor, Thank you for stopping by. Take as long as you like, and be sure to check out the latest news & events, and join the Facebook page for your chance to win a special gift. March has arrived!  Here’s hoping that it’ll bring milder weather and fertile ground to plant new seeds. The days […]

Firesmoke Book Launch

  FIRESMOKE BOOK LAUNCH   Join TSAR Publications, Sufi Poets Series and author Sheniz Janmohamed for an evening of music and poetry to celebrate the release of Janmohamed’s second book of poems, Firesmoke. TIME:  Doors open at 6:30pm, Show begins at 7pm LOCATION: Beit Zatoun House, 612 Markham Street, Toronto SPECIAL GUESTS:  Playwright and Storyteller, Sharada […]

The Mountains

A few weeks ago, at 6 am in the morning, I received a startling message from a family friend. My dad had been in an accident in Vancouver, and he was in the ICU. Before I could process the news, my body had already begun to react. I started shaking uncontrollably. The only comfort was […]

The Year of the Toothache

2013 began with a toothache. A terrible, pounding toothache. A toothache that kept me awake all night. I was travelling to India in a few weeks and had to find a quick solution to the pain. I gargled with whisky and ate cloves. But the pain wouldn’t go away. My wisdom tooth wanted out.  Thankfully, […]

Meditation on Winter

  “Adopt the pace of nature: her secret is patience.” ― Ralph Waldo Emerson What happens when the last leaf falls from a tree? Branches are crusted in ice and the fine dust of snow. Winter is upon us, and while I loathe the biting wind, the layers of clothes and wet boots,  I’m also […]

The Green Man

“Our remote ancestors said to their Mother Earth, ‘We are yours.’ Modern humanity has said to Nature, ‘You are mine.’  The Green Man has returned to the living face of the whole earth so that through his mouth we may say to the Universe, ‘We are one.’” – Terri Windling, The Green Man: Tales of […]

Colour and Light: Leaves as Inspiration

The wind picked up and I could feel the chill in the air. I knew the rain would be coming down any minute, but this leaf of leaves had to be completed. Nothing else existed in that moment except my search for colour & light. * A circle doesn’t have to be perfect to be […]