The Body Keeps The Score – Book Report

As long as you keep secrets and suppress information, you are fundamentally at war with yourself. Hiding your core feelings takes an enormous amount of energy, it saps your motivation to pursue worthwhile goals, and it leaves you feeling bored, and shut down.  Meanwhile, stress hormones keep flooding your body, leading to headaches, muscle aches, problems with your bowells, or sexual functions, and irrational behaviors that may embarrass you and hurt the people around you.” Continue Reading

Montréal, J’ai le béguin pour toi

Downtown Montréal, festival district, at night

Montréal is oil & water; old French traditions contrasting with western sensibilities, all of which happen in the context of a land taken from indigenous tribes (the subext of modern North America). 

Everything in Montreal is in French. All street signs, all menus, all overheard conversations. Everyone speaks perfect English – even perfect Canadian, eh.  Continue Reading