Poem: Struggling These Days

I am struggling these daysConstant ache in my gutConstant fist squeezing my heart.Fighting back tearsMore often than e’er before;Chills coursing down my spinAt all times of the day.My grip is slippingIt’s harder and harderTo find hope;To trust in faith;To believe myselfLovable and worthy of love.I knowFriends and family are onlyA phone call awayYet I can’tContinue reading “Poem: Struggling These Days”

Love On The Spectrum: A Plea For Reflection

Recently, Season Two of the Netflix show Love On The Spectrum was released. I want to share some thoughts and a plea from my perspective and lived experience as a cisgender, heterosexual heteromantic male in my early 30s to who struggles with singleness and is quite behind in terms of romantic developmental milestones. Full disclosure:Continue reading “Love On The Spectrum: A Plea For Reflection”

Review: Burnout by Emily and Amelia Nagoski

I recently read Burnout: The Secret to Unlocking the Stress Cycle by Emily and Amelia Nagoski. I highly recommend giving this one a read! These identical twin sisters make a potent authorial team. They present the science of the stress cycle in an accessible manner, highlight the importance of the body in completing the stressContinue reading “Review: Burnout by Emily and Amelia Nagoski”

Poem: Rule-Breaker

Before I met youBuilt a wall around my heartSwore not to fall againSo fastSo hard.Built moats to separateMy different circlesGuarding againstFuture disappointments.When you came into my lifeWalls came tumbling down;All my barriersCrumble awayWhen you are around.You bring out the rule-breaker in me.You break out the risk-taker in me.That is rare indeed!Yet more than thatYou makeContinue reading “Poem: Rule-Breaker”

When You Cast Your Vote: A Reminder of the Human Impact of the Electoral Process

As the Canadian federal election quickly approaches, and advance polls open in a few short weeks, I wanted to take a moment to remind everyone of the impact decisions at the polls have on the people around you–friends, family, neighbours–often in ways you least expect. I will not tell you who to vote for, butContinue reading “When You Cast Your Vote: A Reminder of the Human Impact of the Electoral Process”

Canadian Federal Election 2021: Resources & Reflections

It’s official–Canadians are going to the polls on September 20, 2021. As a former political science student and as a current Christian, politics remains an area I follow closely and think of as extremely important. Following is a guide to help get you started in this important part of the democratic process. Reflections On FaithContinue reading “Canadian Federal Election 2021: Resources & Reflections”

Lessons From Cuomo: On Sexual Assault, Allyship, and Peformative Progressiveness

Today, after weeks of resisting calls to resign, Andrew Cuomo has officially announced his resignation as Governor of New York. Yet one notable feature of this announcement is a lack of repentance. Since the allegations first broke, Cuomo has been defending himself, stating that they are untrue, and he only ever had good attentions. This,Continue reading “Lessons From Cuomo: On Sexual Assault, Allyship, and Peformative Progressiveness”

Poem: Entrenched In My Heart

Entrenched In My Heart My heart is full tonightOf love and pain.I tried to keep my distance,Temper my hopes,Build walls around my heart;all my efforts are for naught.You mean more to meThan I can ever say.I know I cannot give you what you desire.I know I cannot be the man you want for all time.IContinue reading “Poem: Entrenched In My Heart”

Poem: I Am Not Okay

I Am Not Okay I am not okay.At workI do my bestGive my allAlways knowingI will never excel.Always fearingThe one mistakeThat will bring it allCome crashing down.I am not okay.At homeI readAnd I write.I push my bodyWork my mindTry to drive the demons awayYet they remainAlways present within me.I am not okay.My guts clenchWith stressWithContinue reading “Poem: I Am Not Okay”