Gina-Lily Cooper Writer | Designer | Content Creator

-> I’m obsessed with storytelling. How applied language can incite, calm, or engage and how design directs and amplifies that message.-> I write. A lot. Web copy, product blurbs, articles, songs, poems, a screenplay, and a novel.-> Exploration is magic. Defined parameters, spreadsheet trackers, copious notes, schedules, and action plans are magic made real.-> Nothing …

Mutually Exclusive?: Thriving Canadian Energy Economy & Environmental Sustainability

I understand this is a complex and volatile issue amongst Canadians, yet this post by Green Party MP, Elizabeth May, makes sense to me. Can we let go of out-moded, fear-based beliefs and at least creep into the future in a way that helps keep it around? Money cannot be the prime directive. It is …

Jake Gyllenhaal Quotes “Wild Geese” Poem by Mary Oliver

In his Sam Jones interview on Off Camera, Jake Gyllenhaal paraphrases a beautiful Mary Oliver poem, Wild Geese. Her words bring me back to myself today, remind me what it means to be a human being in the world, the possibility and reckless adventure it can hold. "You do not have to be good. You do …

Turns Out the Nervous-system Functions Differently in those with ADHD

This. So much this. It's often challenging to explain to people what ADHD is like for me. 'Not feeling like it' isn't a sufficient explanation for being unable to complete mundane tasks that most people have little to no trouble with. The "interested-based nervous system" as described in this ADDitudeMag.com article is one of the …

The Road by Cormac McCarthy: Whence the Battleground of the Human Spirit

Oh God, and *wow*. Just finished The Road by Cormac McCarthy. I can't stop crying. Heartbreaking and horrifying, it is also rife with love and hope for the worthiness of "carrying the fire" that's inside us always. McCarthy's harsh and precise prose, sparing dialogue --pregnant with endless layered subtexts of the relationship between father and …

The Crowning Glory of Calla Lily Ponder by Rebecca Wells: A sweet, warm, and mystical cherry trifle of a novel

I got a bad perm once, one of those tight spiral 80s style ones, except it was 2001. I was depressed for 6 months solid. Unhappy every time I looked in the mirror. I only started to feel better when on a particularly bad hair day I walked into to a salon I'd never been …

What should Vancouverites do if they can’t afford to buy in the city they live in?

I'm inclined to agree with Spencer Thompson's article "The Problem Isn’t Vancouver’s Astronomical Housing Costs— It’s the People Who Buy", in which he comments on the cause of, and solution for, Vancouver's housing market becoming increasingly out of reach for it's citizens. Thompson purports that when we sell our real estate to foreign investors who don't want …

A SUPER FAST CHARGING battery alternative that is also 100% BIODEGRADABLE? YES PLEASE!

Imagine being able to charge your electronic devices in seconds, or your electronic vehicle in a few minutes without the negative envorionmental impact of a traditional batteries. That could be just what Brian Golden Davis and his team are about to unleash on the world. Check it out:

14 Morning Rituals (That Seem A Little Out There) But Will Totally Change Your Life

Mornings are tough sometimes, establishing a routine that sets the tone of your day, that works with your values and goals for living is a really great idea. The mornings when I've wakened with enough time before I have to hit the road and take a lavender scented bath, or enjoy my coffee while writing …

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