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Looking back on this year so far, I noticed that there are things I’ve been meaning to do to better myself and to advance my career, such as continuing to develop my medical writing skills and keeping up on my Spanish and Japanese language skills, but time has passed by and I haven’t really done much of […]


This week I have noticed a good example of how the universe always provides balance. I recently finished reading the book 1Q84 by Haruki Murakami, a science fiction in which one of the central themes is balance in the world. For example, one of the characters describes how where there is light in the world, […]

Happy New Year!

It’s that time of year again, time to make New Years resolutions. My hope is that putting them down in writing will help motivate me to fulfill them (and remember them!). So here goes. My first resolution is: 1) Write more. Unfortunately, I have neglected writing in this blog for the past four months.  I […]

Enjoying the gifts of Nature

Since finishing a 3-year work contract in Japan last December, I have been making the most of my free time by getting outside and enjoying nature. While I had a great time living and working in Japan, I felt a bit cut off from nature. I was living in Osaka, a city of 3 million people, […]

Time to go Vegan?

I just spent two weeks visiting my aunt in San Francisco (one week in February on my way to Australia, and one week in May on my way back home to Canada).  Since I was born, she has always lived across the continent from the rest of our family, so I didn’t get a chance […]