ARIANA SALVO

An invitation to slow down and connect

Author Archives: Ariana Salvo

Too many questions. Too few answers.

Before you start reading this, I have to warn you: this is not a terribly uplifting post–a reflection of the abundance of questions I have right now, and the paucity … Continue reading

September 10, 2020 · Leave a comment

Joy that isn’t shared

Yesterday I took Garrison Keillor’s anthology Good Poems to the cafe across the street for a couple hours of word-savouring in the late afternoon golden light. I have only waded … Continue reading

September 8, 2020 · 2 Comments

Willing to be surprised

It is a rainy day on Prince Edward Island. Lately the land has been looking parched—dusty even. With the number of farmers who chose to grow grains and corn this … Continue reading

August 25, 2020 · 2 Comments

New patterns, cloud-gazing, and an invitation to embrace change

I am writing this on first day of the first year after my mom died. I woke up this morning and lay in bed thinking that this is an invitation … Continue reading

August 20, 2020 · 4 Comments

Expanding the challenge

There is a social media campaign happening right now using the hashtag #challengeaccepted. The campaign is in response to the recent verbal attack that Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez had to endure on … Continue reading

July 28, 2020 · 1 Comment

When movement becomes prayer

When I am struggling to find balance in my life I notice that it is my body that helps me navigate through. I do not sit down and make a … Continue reading

June 21, 2020 · Leave a comment

Building a new reality

I don’t know about you, but for me the last week has felt like a barrage of tidal waves were crashing over my world and arranging and re-arranging everything I … Continue reading

June 1, 2020 · 11 Comments

Relatable

A few days ago, after I shared that I had just completed day five of a thirty day fitness challenge, three people unfollowed me on Instagram. The photo I posted … Continue reading

May 20, 2020 · Leave a comment

But is it essential?

Yesterday I had a conversation with a friend that triggered a lot for me. The mother of a mutual friend of ours, who has been in remission for about a … Continue reading

April 19, 2020 · 1 Comment

The in-between

I’ve been thinking a lot about transitions, spaces, endings and silence lately. The pauses between one breath and the next. The spaces between people. The attention I give to an … Continue reading

April 7, 2020 · 1 Comment