Hello, I’m Annie, a Toronto-based fiction author, pop culture buff, intuitive healer, and the founder of this Canadian conscious lifestyle site.

Terumah.ca was created for smart women looking for fun insights on style, beauty, travel, art, and creative living. I’ve recently added more posts on self-care and spirituality due to positive reader feedback.

UPDATE: This blog is on pause as we rebrand with a new look and new domain. Launching hopefully August but likely September 2021.

Terumah means “contribution” or “gift” in Hebrew, and it’s also the name of my Torah portion (I’m a longtime Kabbalah student). I have a million different interests, and this is the place where I get to share them all with you.

Style: I’m a supporter of slow fashion—quality over quantity. I’d rather invest in chic, timeless pieces that withstand seasonal trends. Fashion labels that are ethically made (no sweat shops) and sustainable (environmentally friendly) are the ones I’d recommend above all others. Lately, I’ve been really into vintage and secondhand fashion. Begin your sustainable style journey with these master lists of ethical brands.

Beauty: I’ve been trading in my makeup and beauty products for non-toxic versions. Going green doesn’t mean sacrificing in performance and luxury. I also write about increasing inner beauty and self-confidence.

Travel: I’ve lived in Asia, North America, and Europe. I’m a curious traveler, so you’ll find plenty of useful travel tips and guides in this section. I’m doing my best to travel in more sustainable and eco-friendly ways.

Art & Entertainment: Film, literature, music, architecture, illustrations, design, etc. etc. etc.—if it catches my eye, you’ll hear about it.

Lifestyle: Sustainable living, home decor, gift ideas, DIY, health, wellness—anything that I think will improve your life will be found here. For resources on spirituality and healing, see my posts here.

The Shop section features my picks for ethical fashion, green beauty, home decor items, and nonfiction books. Also visit my Society6 shop for prints of my best travel photos.

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