Emily Kathen

Ottawa Life Contributor

Emily is a digital contributor for Ottawa Life Magazine and a fourth-year Communications and Business student at the University of Ottawa. With a passion for writing and research, she hopes to pursue a career in public relations after graduation. During her spare time, Emily can be found downward-dogging in the yoga studio, hitting the slopes at a local ski hill, or surfing the web for travel deals to satisfy her never-ending wanderlust. She is an unapologetic dog lover, a self-diagnosed coffee addict, and a sucker for anything chocolate.

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7 Valuable Lessons You’ll Learn From Travelling Alone

7 Valuable Lessons You’ll Learn From Travelling Alone

In my very short 22 years, I have learned that there are few things more terrifying, exhilarating, and liberating than booking a one-way plane ticket to an unfamiliar country with no one by your side. This was my reality when I was just 17. Fresh out of high school and completely unaware of what I [...]

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5 Ways to Reduce Your Home’s Waste

5 Ways to Reduce Your Home’s Waste

In recent years, we’ve seen a significant societal shift toward improving the quality of our Earth—and the quality of life of everyone living on it—by reducing our carbon footprints and making environmentally-responsible decisions on a daily basis. Individuals, families, and companies [...]

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Interview with Amber Stratton, Co-founder of Pure Yoga

Interview with Amber Stratton, Co-founder of Pure Yoga

If you’re a yogi living in the Ottawa area, chances are you’re familiar with the Pure brand, whether it’s because you practice at a Pure Yoga studio or because you regularly get together with friends over a plate of Radical Wings and a Revive Alive cocktail at Pure Kitchen. The Pure [...]

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The 3 cities in Holland you need to see in 2018

The 3 cities in Holland you need to see in 2018

It’s no surprise that Amsterdam was the 13th most visited city in the world last year with 8.7 million international visitors, according to Mastercard’s 2017 Global Destination Cities Index. With globally recognized attractions like the Anne Frank House, the Van Gogh museum, and of course, [...]

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Best Living Room Workouts to Stay Healthy this Winter

Best Living Room Workouts to Stay Healthy this Winter

There’s no denying that Ottawa winters can be utterly unbearable. The first few months of the year always feel twice as long as the others, and by March we’re ecstatic to see the thermostat raise to “warmer” temperatures – like -15 degrees Celsius as opposed to the -25 [...]

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Did Ottawa Really Need Another Skating Rink?

Did Ottawa Really Need Another Skating Rink?

Photo by Emily Kathen 2017 in Ottawa was a year full of excitement. From the Red Bull Crashed Ice championship, to the fire-breathing La Machine, to the 150th Grey Cup Festival, Ottawa was the place to be to celebrate Canada’s 150th anniversary of confederation, and unsurprisingly held the [...]

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What You Probably Don’t Know About Yoga

What You Probably Don’t Know About Yoga

Namaste. This single word is so simple yet holds so much weight. Traditionally used as a greeting and way of demonstrating respect in India, this iconic salutation – typically accompanied by a bow with one’s hands placed at the heart or forehead – symbolizes the joining of two people’s [...]

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Deck the Halls! Merry and Marvellous Home Décor for the Holiday Season

Deck the Halls! Merry and Marvellous Home Décor for the Holiday Season

Welcome to Day 14 of the 25 Days of Ottawa Life Christmas Calendar. We’ll be updating with a new treat daily so be sure to keep checking under the OLM Tree to see what’s new. With Christmas just around the corner, shopping malls, hotel lobbies, and city streets are a whirlwind [...]

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A diploma won’t cut it: Why the government needs to support global education for Canada’s future

A diploma won’t cut it: Why the government needs to support global education for Canada’s future

Today’s university graduates have a tough job ahead of them. As the future leaders of Canada, students will need to utilize the skills they’ve acquired during their years at university to overcome the many significant and complex challenges Canada will face in the years to come. Luckily, [...]

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