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Category Archives: Travel


By thepurplefig Are You Afraid of Elevators, Pickles, Chicken? Credit: Ben Sanders

Fear is an emotion induced by a threat perceived by living entities, which causes a change in brain and organ function and ultimately a change in behavior, such as running away, hiding or freezing from traumatic events. But what about when that ‘traumatic’ event…



By Nikki Kanter Stylishly Navigate Your Next Family BBQ prettygirlatbbq

Summer is upon us and as invitations for gatherings hosted by family and friends stack up, it can be intimidating. Everyone has those moments when we stare blankly into our closets, slam the door and tell ourselves that we have nothing to wear. But…



By Patty Cleall Ask About Your Roots While You Still Can dream-chasing

Last year I took fourteen letters from my Mom’s house, along with my Dad’s Polish passport.  While my dad was alive he never talked much about his past and to be honest, I didn’t really ask. I was busy raising my children, teaching school…


By thepurplefig Book Reviews: Unbridled Unbridled

When it comes to memoir writing, the degree to which an author is honest in describing their journey directly correlates to how deeply a reader will commit to connecting with the story. If they can tell the truth of their story and even come…


By Jo Anne Kenny Home is Where I Am with You Travel Women

I left Toronto for Los Angeles in 1997. I told myself I would be gone for one year. That turned into three years in what felt like the clichéd blink-of-an-eye. I blamed it on the lack of seasons. That was 16 years ago.  I…


By Trish Bentley Food and the Cottage timthumb.php

After just returning from a week at a cottage that we rented with my sister and her family, I feel a little bit sad to be back in the city. Lapping up cool water under the hot sun, sipping on white wine from a…