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Adulting: A lesson in emotional maturity

Now that I'm getting older and I am starting to get my sh*t together, I've realized something interesting: Though "grownups" pay bills, go to...

Orthodox Woman: Khouria Mimi

When Khouria Manal aka Mimi arrived in Toronto nearly a year ago, I knew immediately there was something special about her. A self-described "shark"...

Urban farming: The green concrete jungle

When you live in a city, there aren’t many opportunities to get your hands dirty. Growing food takes time, energy, resources, and most importantly,...

Happy Mother’s Day!

It's Mother's Day on Sunday, a day to honor all the mothers, grandmothers, Godmothers, and mothers at heart. A day to honor their sacrifice,...

Describe your dream woman

For a long time, I sang the anthem of self-pity: "There are no good Orthodox men!" I'd proclaim, "Where have they all gone?! The...

Do you remember me?

Once a month on Saturday mornings, before the break of dawn, I'd venture out into the city to volunteer with the poor. There I...

Orthodox Feminism

On March 8, International Women's Day, I posted this on social media: Today, on #InternationalWomensDay, I want to take a minute to honor the woman that changed...

The swan, the lake and the bridge

Yesterday, I went for a lovely walk in Toronto with a friend. We walked for nearly three hours, strolling along the lake; we watched...

Orthodox Entrepreneur: Vesna

In honor of International Women's Day, which is today, Sofia Synergy is launching a new column called, #OrthodoxEntrepreneur. This column will feature the exciting...

A crumb of God’s love

For the past couple of months, I've been thinking about this quote, "The Poor our Master." I first came across this saying at St....