Things I Learned About Surviving Extreme Cold in the North

Before moving to the north I would have thought myself to be pretty used to and knowledgeable about cold weather just on account of being a Canadian and because I’d been through 20 + years of Montreal winters. Now I realize I didn’t really know anything about actually surviving and protecting yourself in extreme cold … More Things I Learned About Surviving Extreme Cold in the North

What Canadians Eat…

Recently there was a TIME photo series being shared on Facebook that showed different families around the world and what their food consumption for one week looked like. One of the pictures was of a Canadian family from Iqaluit who had a table spread with veggies and meat and potatoes and some packaged foods but … More What Canadians Eat…

Don’t Settle Down

I am at that age where it seems like all my friends are getting married and having babies. A few people I went to high school with already have 3 kids and a pet. In the northern community where I work it is traditional to have children young and family is one of the most … More Don’t Settle Down

Girl’s (or Guys too!) Guide to Surviving Winter in the North

8 months of winter can be rough not only mentally but physically as well. I remember the first year I came to the north, my new coworker and I looking at our faces after 2 months of being up north and seeing the wrinkles etched in our faces and panicking – we were only in … More Girl’s (or Guys too!) Guide to Surviving Winter in the North

Adventures in Dating – Looking for my compatible someone??

I was experimenting with Tinder since it seemed to me like an appropriate kind of dating app for someone who isn’t really settled in one location since it moves around with you but my friend knowing me and knowing that what I’m looking for is not really what Tinder offers, suggested that I try out … More Adventures in Dating – Looking for my compatible someone??

Cocooning

Sometimes the small habits and routines are what you need. I want the feeling of leaving, to leave this feeling behind, I want the distraction of somewhere new, the rush of doing something I’ve never done before, I want to be a stranger and – free. But I can’t escape and escaping won’t take this … More Cocooning

The Hardest Part of Meeting Someone is Saying Goodbye

Another lover lost, another long lonely winter on it’s way. That is the is single hardest thing about living in the north, loving and losing all the time. In the north, in a transient working town you always meet new people and connect with them in the intense way that one does in a remote … More The Hardest Part of Meeting Someone is Saying Goodbye