All posts by larissaperos

how I’m finding peace in my running shoes

*Trigger Warning:  Detailed discussion of body image, depression, and anxiety  Since the mighty age of 3, I’ve been watching and playing sports. For most of my childhood, I balanced with baseball at Topham Park, soccer at East York soccer club/Clairlea Westview and hockey at Vic Village/Scarborough Sharks/North York Storm. Learning to swim, bike, and rollerblade- ...

wearing more than my heart on my sleeve

We live in a world where so many things are unpredictable. Our safety, our health, our relationships, our happiness.  Last week, I finished my rough draft of my thesis. While my final semester as a Master’s student begins to wrap up, I’m reminded as to what this journey consisted of, how I got here, and ...

storytelling through our social media

Currently sitting in a coffee shop in Toronto, working on my thesis, in need of a break. So, I opened up my Instagram. Naturally. What came to my mind today was storytelling through our social media- storytelling through edited pictures on social media to be exact, and why I stopped editing my pictures.  I’ll be ...

Mental Health Spectators

Why is talking about a celebrities mental health easier than talking about our own, and how can we learn from this?  This week, I was sadly awakened by two major headlines: 2 celebrities who died by suicide, Kate Spade and Anthony Bourdain. From my Instagram, Snapchat, and Facebook, all my followers, friends, and contacts had something ...

Into the Wild

A little late on posting, but I have kept up my book club-esque reading of a a book per week!  2.5 weeks ago, I finished Into the Wild by Jon Krakauer. This is a book that I have been meaning to read for a while, not only because I bought it over 2 years ago, but ...

the book club

Cue Slim Shady, but cleaning out my closet is an incredible feeling. Decluttering is therapeutic- out with the old and in with the new (if my budget allows me.)   At the end of winter, I got a head start on my spring cleaning. I feel I hoard clothes, and think that if I didn't wear ...

creating my own sunshine

Not everyday the sun shines. Sometimes, we need to create our own sunshine. However, this morning when I woke up, the sun was shining, and it made my morning a little easier. I felt like I had enough sleep, and I was able to get out of bed, smoothly, and start my day. I sat ...