{ Holly Stark ]

Did You See the Moon?

{Well/ness] “It is the very error of the moon. She comes more nearer the earth than she was wont. And makes men mad.“ —William Shakespeare, Othello (1603) On January 31, 2018, a rare super blue blood moon graced the sky. A super blood moon is the coinciding of a blue moon (a second full moon […]

Yoga Flow and Fire

{Well/ness] When it came to writing about yoga, I found it really difficult and experienced a kind of block, which is ironic, considering the idea of yoga is to convey flow, ease, and comfort. I started practicing yoga during a very bleak period of depression, in which I felt persistently distressed, struggled sleeping, and suffered […]

What’s the Fuss About Tea?

[Well/ness} What’s the fuss about tea? Growing up in Britain meant drinking tea from the days of sippy cups, when it was served warm, milky, and sweet. The phrase “there’s nothing a good cup of tea won’t solve” frequently popped up in conversation. Family drama? Put the kettle on. Stomach ache? Put the kettle on. […]

Inconsistent Weather and the Wrong Clothes

“There’s no such thing as bad weather. Some might say it’s a lovely day; you’re just wearing the wrong clothes”—this was the somewhat unexpected response I received from my Dad back in Britain, when we chatted on Facetime the other day about my apprehension towards the changing season and inconsistent Canadian climate. My surprise stemmed […]

Space, Season, and Species

“We stand now where two roads diverge. But unlike the roads in Robert Frost’s familiar poem, they are not equally fair. The road we have long been traveling is deceptively easy, a smooth superhighway on which we progress with great speed, but at its end lies disaster. The other fork of the road—the one less […]

10 Picks from Peterborough’s Eclectic Indie Food Scene

[Fo/od} Peterborough is a city of culture; a city of creative integrity; a city where pubs and cafes offer not only grub, coffee, and booze but slam poetry, open mics, jazz and blues, and colouring soirées too. From musicians to poets, the city has continued to produce a tight-knit scene of music, grassroots film, and […]