Creative writer. Enthusiastic traveler. Voracious reader. History nerd. Determined knitter. Millennial plant mom.

My Background

Hi there!

My name’s Angela — although I’m also fine with the nickname Ang.

I’m 31 years old and live in the Greater Toronto Area. I’ve lived in the same place all my life, which lends a certain familiarity and comfort to my life. …

And experience a magical autumn season

I love fall. And it’s not because of the pumpkin spice lattes, autumn-scented candles or cute fall fashion. Instead, I love autumn for its sudden appearance. The way it rushes in with a cool chill, a gust of wind and a burst of color. …

And live that bookworm life again

Do you want to read but lack the energy, time or willpower? Or maybe all three? This recently happened to me.

I’m in a new job that I love, so there’s a lot of reading and learning that goes on daily. …

An in-depth exploration and celebration of introversion

I never accepted myself as an introvert until I read Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking by Susan Cain.

Up until then, I’d often felt bad about my introversion like it was a character flaw. But reading this book totally changed my perspective of…

Exploring impermanence, suffering, and non-self

Buddhism has nearly 500 million followers, with its influence being most dominant in the East. Despite being a major world religion, it’s also a practical philosophy, so it’s no surprise that its influence has spread throughout the Western world as well.

This increased interest in Buddhist philosophy can be seen…

These books contain important life lessons

As much as I love fiction, I also enjoy reading real-life stories. They’re just as interesting, entertaining, and moving as imagined plots. Above all, autobiographies can also be incredibly relatable.

Despite how different the author’s life may be from mine, I still experience a sense of connection with them. Perhaps…

I’m pleasantly surprised by their advantages

I’ve only started listening to audiobooks in the last year or so.

Beforehand, they weren’t really my thing. I didn’t like how easily distracted I became, how I felt like I wasn’t really “reading” and how much harder it felt to retain information.

However, learning how to make audiobooks work…

Fan fiction allows you to explore your writing in a low-pressure environment

I’ve been in a writing rut for the past month or so. I’ve published a few articles but not as many as I’d like. I’m a perfectionist, so sometimes I let my inner critic block me. …

These books highlight the cultures, histories, and triumphs of Indigenous Peoples in Canada

I admit that I don’t know a lot about Indigenous people and cultures — but I’m always willing to learn more.

In Canada alone, there’s a range of Indigenous groups with their own cultures, languages and traditions. …

Thoughts from a chilly walk

Today I learned how to embrace the chill.

And I’m not talking about the relaxed kind of “chill” — although that’s always a good thing to embrace too.

I’m talking about the chill in the air. Why the heck does this matter, you ask?

Well, let me give you some…

Angela M Ward

Communications and digital marketing professional, interested in creativity, personal development and mindful living. Top Writer in Reading.

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