Hello, happy to meet you.

I’m Vanda Frak, an internationally published writer and storyteller living and working near Toronto, Canada. You might have previously come across my writing in DOTE Magazine, The Good Trade or in Paper & Coin. I couldn’t be more thankful that you’ve decided to invest a sliver of your time into reading my personal blog.

This space is a digital documentation of all the things that bring me joy and remind me to live simply, intentionally and well.

When I’m not writing, you can usually find me with my nose in a book, a cup of coffee never too far away. I’m a hungry and voracious reader, thumbing though dozens of books a year, ranging from fiction to contemporary to self help. From Cheryl Strayed, Elizabeth Gilbert, Celeste Ng and Erin Loechner to Brianna Wiest, I absorb books like a sponge, and they fill me with much comfort, happiness and knowledge.

Sometimes, I’m lucky enough to travel and I’ll document my trips here as well, because let’s be real, who doesn’t want to know where to find the best cup of coffee in a city?

But above all, in between the writing, the reading and the traveling, I make it my purpose to live with intention. To live well. To surround myself with people that challenge, grow and support me. To seek a sense of mindfulness in everything that I do.

And then I share it here with you. Or every month in my newsletter, if you’d like to be a part of that community.

My hope is to empower you to fill your life from the inside out. To live intentionally and simply. To reduce clutter in all of its forms and to make space for creativity, community and care. To be present. To awaken the child in you that wants to adventure, explore and get their hands dirty. To read things that move and shape you. To seek wellness.

I hope you can find what you’re needing to read here, and I hope it fills you with hope and inspiration.

Until next time,

Vanda Frak