December 20, 2021
Book Therapy: Favourites from my favourites
Every year, in the back of my agenda, I keep a simple running list of the books I’ve read. More than anything, it’s a handy way to remember what exactly I consumed and when, but it also offers a useful ...
November 23, 2021
Book Therapy: Good Burdens
“You may feel like you’re behind the rest of the world because you haven’t accomplished your to-do list or gotten to inbox zero or have your side hustle rocking like your neighbour next door. (Newsflash, ...
October 26, 2021
Book Therapy: Special Topics in Being a Human
“Keep working to improve but also honour your fuckups as opportunities to understand where you went wrong and try again—that’s how we keep going, Brave Corespondent. That’s how we keep living.”—S. ...
October 06, 2021
Book Therapy: The Light Streamed Beneath It
“I soon learned that therapy is not like slowly cleaning out a closet; it is not a process of quickly sorting and pitching everything over the course of a rainy afternoon…It is a week-by-week process ...
July 22, 2021
Book Therapy: The Philosophy of Gardening
“He continued gardening at his desk. Not in the form of borders and beds, but in the form of paragraphs and pages. Row by row, he enjoyed the image of the writer being like a gardener.”—Elke Von ...
June 04, 2021
Book Therapy: Care Of
“I never set out to be a queer author. I really didn’t. I just loved writing and especially telling stories. I know now in retrospect that I was feeding and watering a vast and hollow space inside ...
May 17, 2021
Book Therapy: The Quiet is Loud
“The more people we can have around us that who we can trust, the more we can work on finding ways to thrive in this world we live in.The one that sometimes hates us.”—Samantha Garner, The Quiet ...
April 14, 2021
Book Therapy: Satellite Love
“I think my favourite thing about humans was how they couldn’t fathom the thought of being alone.”—Genki Ferguson, Satellite Love My birthday is in April and I’ll admit I’ve never been very ...
March 15, 2021
Book Therapy: In Praise of Retreat
“Chosen solitude is about agency, self-reliance and gaining clarity.When the churning mind-waters settle, I can begin to dip into the wellspring of my life.If I stay quiet long enough, I begin to forget ...
February 16, 2021
Book Therapy: The Centaur’s Wife
“It isn’t just her own survival she’s thinking about. She’s thinking about everyone else. That’s how they’re all going to survive—by thinking about everyone else.”—Amanda Leduc, The ...