Welcome! I’m Colleen, founder and chief
guinea pig at UpGradual.

I write honest, often raw, stories from my life and the world around me. My goal is to illustrate how our beliefs, habits, and behaviours all intertwine to either drag us down or propel us upward.

Less perfection. More authenticity.

Housekeeping? At this time of year?!

Housekeeping is not for the Crazy Days Between Christmas and New Years. Piles of stuff crowd the dining room table, so I've decided to sit on the couch to write. I shoved a half empty 'book' of Lifesavers, a stack of new movies and two chocolate letters aside to make...

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