#OneWord365: Honour

Happy 2018! I’ve long given up on new year resolutions in lieu of setting an intention for the year based on a single word — a tradition that many of the eAmbassadors will be writing about this month. The word serves as a guiding post, a point of reference for the year, a mantra to base…

#ThanksGLiving

As you already know, I grew up in the U.K., so Thanksgiving was never a part of my life until my family moved to Toronto. Unlike poutine, plaid shirts, and snow-related activities, this is something I’ve taken to like a duck to water. A little gratitude can go a long way, so here’s a list…

Ontario University Fair: The Survival Kit

For those of you who are in the process of deciding which universities you’d like to apply to: settle in, everyone, Grand-mère Jasmin has some wisdom to throw down. I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again: choosing a university is one of the biggest and most life-changing investments of your life. There’s a…

On Setting Intention

I have always loved September. I always look forward to it: the way the humidity softens and crisps into cool autumn weather, the return to a fuller routine, the freshness of it all. To me, Septembers always mean lists and organisation and finally being able to wear jackets, jeans, and boots. To me, Septembers always…

#NoFilter: Five Exam-Time Habits To Break For Better Skin

Hello, friends. We’re knee-deep in exam season right now, which means the sweats are on, hair is tied back, eyes are fashionably accessorised with dark circle eye-bags and the stress-induced breakouts have reared their heads. If you’re anything like me, you might not be too concerned about the state of your skin when your GPA is…

#OneWord365: Build

To embrace is to take things as they are and hold them close, love them, accept them. I think I did a good job of that in 2016, but this year I need to do something more.