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Identifying (and sinking myself into) what brings meaning right now

Identifying (and sinking myself into) what brings meaning right now

In this new phase I’m still learning the boundaries for time and energy commitments. And that learning process can be bumpy.

Finding home as a third culture kid

Finding home as a third culture kid

As with everyone, Paola's ideas of home - what feels like home and what defines home - is heavily influenced by her growing years. Which for her happened in three languages and three cultures.

A summer garden

A summer garden

Life can be disappointing, difficult, and painful. But also beautiful, joyful, and hopeful. Like my garden. Like this summer.

Finding home in heritage, apartment living, and public spaces

Finding home in heritage, apartment living, and public spaces

An interview about finding home in our ancestral lands and heritage, apartment and small-space living hacks for families, and the value of publicly-owned property in extending our personal space and opportunities.

Urban, multi-generational, and multi-national experiences of home

Urban, multi-generational, and multi-national experiences of home

Daniel's interview reminds us that home is not just a sense of family and community, the structure you live in, or the locale where you live. Home is a feeling of safety in our body. And that our goal as humans is to create the conditions where this can be true for everyone.

And then we went home (week six)

And then we went home (week six)

Nova Scotia offered space, fresh air and forest; and unprecedented opportunity to be together as a a family. But Montreal is home and it's time for us to return.

The irony of the real me

The irony of the real me

When I feel secure I want to go places. I open myself to adventure. But adventures lead to unknown territory, a certain amount of "leaping out in faith", moving past what you can plan, and all of that feels threatening to my security and stability.