Beirut 🖤

It's been a heavy week. No matter how much I tried to distract myself, my heart kept being pulled back to my wounded, aching Lebanon. The morning after the explosion in Beirut, I went for a run to clear my mind, and when I reached the lake, I looked at the blue waves and I …

The Best Sunsets of My Life

I haven’t seen a sunset in over a month. That's 31 days of Spring without a sunset. For a lot of us right now, it's an unusual new reality. Sunsets are a daily occurrence that some may take for granted, but not me. I’m that quintessential sucker for sunsets. Why? Because even though I've seen …

The Beaches of Lebanon

I’ll never forget the reaction of my Grade 4 teacher when I showed her a photo of my recent trip to Lebanon during our Show & Tell session. The photo showed me standing in front of the iconic Hard Rock Cafe guitar, in Beirut. I was so excited to pass this photo around to show …

Ehden

I think it’s common to feel a sense of pride when we talk about our country of origin or birthplace, especially when we no longer live there. Reminiscing about our hometown ties us to our identity and our culture, and explains a lot about who we are, no matter how detached we may be from …