Word for the (rest of the) year
My word for 2020 is purification. But why?
In retrospect: The craziest decade to date
A decade in review: it's amazing how things change.
Dec 17, 2019
God shut me up (but in a good way)
When I started coughing, I thought it was a curse. But now, I'm seeing it as a blessing.
Nov 16, 2019
Why am I creating?
A question that I've been asking myself a lot in the search for my intention, my drive, and my why.
Oct 28, 2019
Remembering my own death
Is it weird that I've started thinking about end of life matters?
Sep 15, 2019
My femininity is more than my hair
My hair may be short, but I still own my femininity.
Sep 9, 2019
Be strong in your weakness
His power is made perfect in our weakness.
Aug 8, 2019
Make time to care for yourself
It's time that we make time to care for ourselves.
May 1, 2019
Hold that thought - I'm 23?
So I turn 23 today. I'm not at home and I unfortunately am not with my family, but I have been able to spend my birthday in the best way I could, in a way th...
Jan 16, 2019
The big haircut of 2019
So I did it! I went for the plunge and made it happen. I wanted short hair for so long, and I spent so much time looking for inspiration, the right moment, a...
Jan 4, 2019
On fire: A look back at Rise Up 2018
I had the privilege of ringing in 2019 with 750+ other young people from across Canada. Together, we sang the praises that God had done for us during the day...
Dec 26, 2018
2018 in the rearview mirror
Happy New Year, everyone! I hope this finds you feeling a lot of love and happiness. I know that for me, this holiday season was definitely amazing (as per u...
Dec 10, 2018
I'm Rachel, signing off
There's no easy way to say this, so I'm just going to come out and say it: As of January 2019, I will be taking a step back from hosting and producing Y57. I...
Oct 30, 2018
The grass is greener on my side, too.
A cliché that's come up time and time again lately is that "the grass is always greener on the other side". I'd always heard of it and said it and tried to t...
Oct 24, 2018
I'm happy, thanks for asking
I write this in the dark of my room as I peer out my window. It's about 7:30 in the morning and I can see the brilliant hues of pink and orange starting to p...
Sep 15, 2018
A journalist in training
I landed an intern position at the CBC this past summer. The radio-focused internship lasted from May to August right here in Vancouver. There are so many th...
May 13, 2018
I'm not an imposter, and neither are you
I just had the most incredible, whirlwind, and coolest experience. I started writing this on the plane as a means of reflection, and I couldn't stop smiling ...
May 1, 2018
22 lessons learned
I consider myself to be a very introspective person, and I'm constantly thinking about time and how weird it is. I'm weirdly and wildly aware of where I was ...
Mar 28, 2018
The only 100% I care about
"I've survived 100% of my bad, horrible, and ugly days." My counselor shared this with me during our last session. We were talking about getting through diff...
Feb 8, 2018
What does it mean to be healed?
Healing. It's an interesting concept. Whether it's phsyical wounds or ailments, emotional trauma, or even those light-hearted and yet mortifying social misha...