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How to Travel with 2 Passports

How to Travel with 2 Passports

As a dual national of both the UK and Canada, having two passports has come in handy more than once on my international travels. I was born in the UK and after spending some years living in the USA, I moved to Canada with my family […]

Graduation

Graduation

Today, I am done. In August, I walked out of my last exam as an undergraduate student, a political science final where I argued the ethics of ideologies in world headlines. The day before, I handed in my last paper, a five-page piece on global environmental […]

My Breast Reduction Surgery Story

My Breast Reduction Surgery Story

I ended my 35-hour per week pre-professional training the same week I turned sixteen thanks to a back injury. A year later I had been on and off to varying degrees, so I officially quit at the end of January 2013. And that’s basically when I […]

My Morning Routine

My Morning Routine

A while ago, I signed up for the email list of a fantastic site called MyMorningRoutine.com. Basically once a week or every couple days, I get an email to my inbox with someone’s morning routine. The entire site is dedicated to finding interesting people around […]

Top 10 Reasons to Practice Yoga

Top 10 Reasons to Practice Yoga

I had dabbled occasionally in yoga classes, but I had never committed to making it part of my routine until I stumbled across this one as part of my New Year’s Resolutions (you know, the whole ‘new year, new me’ thing). I go to the gym […]

How to Make the Best Smoothie Bowl

How to Make the Best Smoothie Bowl

My obsession with smoothie bowls is no secret – I have a smoothie bowl for breakfast every single day! They’re filling and are full of good, yummy, healthy things. Ingredients in Order of Use Non-food items: Magic Bullet blender, bowl, spoon Smoothie: frozen berries, ground almonds, flax […]

Life After Dance

Life After Dance

Or, how I’m trying to move on with my life. I read an article the other day about ex-dancers at Columbia University. The article was published in their university newspaper and highlighted the thoughts and feelings of a number of students who had ended their dance […]

What Can I Do to Help Save Earth?

What Can I Do to Help Save Earth?

As I was scrolling through my Facebook newsfeed this morning, I came across a video of a plastic straw being removed from a turtle’s nose by a group of marine biologists in Costa Rica. My family, as a rule, has always been environmentally conscious and […]

My Thoughts on Tourists and Why I Love Them

My Thoughts on Tourists and Why I Love Them

As a self-proclaimed world adventurer/explorer/traveler, rarely do I find myself in the shoes of a local. In fact, as a third-culture kid who has lived in three countries with heritage in many more and upwards of ten countries visited at the time of writing this, […]

I Didn’t Fail University and Actually Graduated

I Didn’t Fail University and Actually Graduated

After what I can’t describe as much more than a long struggle and an incredibly trying year, I woke up to an email that I’ve waited for too long to receive: “Dear Jana, Yes! We are delighted to offer you your requested change of program at […]