Everyone has bad days every now and again. It’s relatively inevitable. Things don’t go as planned, stress rises, and soon, it seems as though the universe is working against us. Although bad days are somewhat unavoidable, there are ways to turn someone’s day around who really needs a break. I thought I would compile a … More Here’s how to turn someone’s day around
Chemotherapy, as we’re all aware, is a harsher than hell drug that takes all sorts of tolls on the human body. Granted, its ability to cure cancer arguably outweighs the negative side effects, but nonetheless, it is a very aggressive drug. Both of my parents have had cancer in the past, though only my mother … More The long-term effects of chemotherapy no one tells you about
With Easter quickly approaching, you may find yourself stressing over upcoming family meals and get-togethers. Perhaps you were under the impression you had far more Easter decoration than you actually do, and you’re contemplating a last-minute shopping spree at Michaels to ensure your house is looking Easter ready for the upcoming holiday. If you’ve discovered … More DIY Easter decor
It’s been a looooooong wait for the eighth and final season of Game of Thrones to premier. Luckily, it finally did on Sunday evening via HBO, and if you’re a fan like myself, you were likely parked in front of your television, anticipation coursing through your veins, waiting to see what happens throughout the finale. … More Game of Thrones recap
I firmly believe that maintaining a positive and healthy relationship with a partner is more difficult in today’s society than it has ever been in the past. Between a dependency on social media, the rising cost of living, and communication difficulties, it’s easy to understand how and why relationships fail nowadays. Perhaps the separation between … More PSA: It’s okay to struggle sometimes in relationships
So often I come across people that self-identify as either a cat person or a dog person. My question is, why can’t a person love both dogs and cats? I realize that many of us do, in fact, identify as someone who loves cats and dogs equally. I include myself in that identification. What intrigues … More Not a cat person? You’re missing out
Perhaps I’m a little early with this post, but with spring approaching, I thought it might be neat to do some research and determine ways to enhance your gardening game. I’m no gardener myself, but my sister is, and I help her with her garden, which she uses for her business, on occasion. Whether you … More Gardening hacks
Setting aside time to do things for ourselves is something I firmly support. Life can get chaotic, and the importance of taking some ‘me time’ has never been so valuable. Unfortunately, ‘me time’ may be something that commonly gets axed in our lives. We get caught up in other duties and responsibilities, and before we … More How to make more time for yourself
I’ve had my fair share of bad luck with diffusers. I’ve gone through two in the past year, one of which seriously ruined the top piece of my Maple dresser on my room because it had a fit and somewhat exploded all over the wood. So, I’ve been looking for a durable, decently priced one, … More Product review: VicTsing’s Mini Essential Oil Diffuser
Chips are one of those things that most of us have a love/hate relationship with. As delicious as they are, they’re also extremely addictive, and before you know it, ‘just a handful’ has turned into you slouching off of your couch, crumbs everywhere, and a feeling of despair as you stare into the empty plastic … More Here’s how to make your own potato chips
Productivity is something that is of extreme value to most of us, but determining how to enhance the ways in which we are productive can be challenging. Luckily, and article originally published on Made By Hemp’s website offers seven ways to better our productivity, and the strategies the article offers are simple and easily adaptable. … More Seven ways to boost your productivity
As wonderful as massages are, they tend to be a little pricey. They serve as fantastic gifts and are a wonderful way to treat ourselves, but, for the most part, they’re not something the average Joe pursues consistently. Rather than spending hundreds of dollars yearly on massages, I thought I would do a little research … More Here’s how to give a proper massage
Body positivity is, in my opinion, perceived in one of two ways; a positive movement involving confidence and acceptance of oneself, or a negative message that perpetuates the ideology that being overweight and unhealthy is okay and praised. I was chatting with my sister about the two sides of the concept. My sister, who happens … More Body positivity: progressive or dangerous?
My sister, cousin and I are all rather avid fans of protein, so when the opportunity presents itself to enjoy some authentic, delicious barbeque, you can bet we take full advantage. The three of us decided to try out Saltlick Smokehouse in Hamilton, and we weren’t disappointed. Located on James St. North, this little joint … More Craving real barbeque? Visit Saltlick Smokehouse
My sister has a decorative sign that reads “Be yourself. The world will adjust,” and because this statement resonates with me so deeply, I wanted to delve into it a bit further. We’ve all seen and heard cliche statements similar to the one on my sister’s sign, but I question whether or not we’re truly … More It really is okay to be yourself
Being nauseous is a rather unpleasant experience. You convince yourself that you’re fine and that you’re not going to vomit all over yourself, however, despite your efforts, you find yourself unable to control the demon in your gut that is trying its very best to escape out your mouth. And, if you’re like me and … More Kick that nausea to the curb
I’m reluctant to admit that it’s taken me until now to hop on the Queer Eye bandwagon, but man, am I ever glad I have. After finishing Netflix’s Godless, I needed to find another show or series to fill the abysmal void in my life. That’s dramatic, I know. But I have been on the … More This is why you need to start watching Queer Eye
My mom and I attend mass every Sunday together. It’s something she and I have done for quite some time now. This past Sunday, one of the readings was that of the parable of the Prodigal Son. Every time I hear the gospel’s account of this parable, I can’t help but feel a little conflicted … More Here’s what’s wrong with The Prodigal Son
Since I began my own blog several years ago, people occasionally ask me how I went about the process. Questions like ‘how did you come up with the name?’ and ‘which platform site do I use?’ are common ones directed my way, but others ask how and why I keep up with my own blog, … More Thinking about starting a blog?
Winter can be a tough time of year for a lot of us. The weather is cold and dreary, many of us are confined to the indoors, and there isn’t a whole lot to look at outside in terms of greenery. My mom was telling me that she was recently speaking with a nurse practitioner … More Feeling the winter blues?
I watched The Strangers: Prey at Night recently with my boyfriend, and I can say with complete honesty that, in my opinion, it is one of the worst executed horror flicks I’ve seen as of late. I’m not even trying to be overly critical or harsh. It’s just a really shitty movie. It depicts a … More Film Review: The Strangers: Prey at Night
Although I’m not a mother myself, I deeply sympathize with moms when it comes to dealing with the highs and lows of being a parent. The other day, I ran into a young mother who was having an incredibly tough day. She explained to me that no matter what she tried, her baby continued to … More Normalizing motherhood breakdowns
Global warming is undeniably on the rise. We read about it in reports, we hear about it on the news, and we see it ourselves in the more and more sporadic behaviour affecting those of us residing in Southwestern Ontario (and across the globe). Something that has struck me as of late, though, is how … More Why aren’t we more concerned about global warming?
Sleep is important. Everyone knows that. What some of us may not be aware of, however, is sleep hygiene. And, as it turns out, sleep hygiene is pretty important, too. So, what exactly is sleep hygiene then? Does it involve washing sheets, blankets and pillowcases regularly? Not quite. Sleep hygiene refers to “a series of routines, … More How to practice better sleep hygiene
I realize the title of this post is a little dramatic. Perhaps even slightly hyperbolic. However, the question is one worth raising with online shopping trends as of late, and I think it’s worth exploring, too. I’ll be completely honest in stating that I rely on online shopping relatively frequently. I have never been a … More Is online shopping taking over the world?
In light of Bohemian Rhapsody released earlier this year, depicting the story behind Queen, The Dirt, a similar style film portraying the story behind Mötley Crüe, recently became available via Netflix. My boyfriend and I watched it a couple of nights ago, and overall, I think it is well-executed and absolutely worth the watch. Starring … More Film Review: The Dirt
I’ve come to the conclusion, the older I get, that my ears hate me. Okay, that’s a bit dramatic. Perhaps I should say I’ve come to the conclusion that my ears are ridiculously sensitive and tend to reject just about every earring I’ve ever tried wearing. I had my helix’s pierced last summer, and as … More Sensitive ears? Try labret earrings
As my fascination in the paranormal realm continues to grow, I’m continuously on the hunt for new shows and series that document real-life experiences with the supernatural. I discovered a series on Netflix titled Haunted last week, and after completing the six-episode season, I thought I would share my opinion of the series with you … More Series review: Haunted
I am a serious fan of Emilia Clarke. The woman exudes class, elegance and sophistication, and she’s also hilariously goofy and down-to-Earth, based on what I’ve seen from interviews and talk-show appearances. While most of us likely know her as Daenerys Targaryen from HBO’s Game of Thrones (she also goes by Khaleesi of the Great … More Just when you thought Emilia Clarke couldn’t get any better
A few days ago, while listening to the song The Sound of Silence by Simon & Garfunkel, it sort of struck me just how damn incredible the lyrics of this song are. Sure, I’ve probably listened to it more times than I can count over the course of my life, but for whatever reason, this … More Appreciating lyrical poetry