There is a belief that someone is either a dog person or a cat person. Personally, I identify as both. I love cats and dogs equally, as different as they are, and with one pup and five cats on our family farm, it’s safe to say everyone in my family identifies as both a cat … More Do you know what your cat is really feeling?
Media and news outlets are things we as a society rely tremendously upon to gain insight and knowledge about current events across the globe. Politics, disasters, violence and weather are just a few examples of topics we seek to learn about, and for the most part, this information is readily available across a variety of … More Here’s the problem with mainstream media coverage
I’m a big fan of a luxurious body wash, but I’m not exactly willing to spend big bucks to have some myself. So, when I had a shower at home a few weeks ago and joyfully discovered a fancy new addition to my family’s selection of body washes, you best believe I was all over … More Product review: North American Hemp Co. Relax and Soak Moisturizing Body Wash Cream
When I initially saw the trailer for Netflix’s Triple Frontier, I immediately made a mental note to be sure to watch this movie. Starring Ben Affleck as Tom, Charlie Hunnam as William Miller, Garrett Hedlund as Ben Miller, Pedro Pascal as Franciso Morales, and Oscar Isaac as Santiago Garcia, I had high expectation from this … More Film review: Triple Frontier
A few days ago I woke up with a sore throat. I have a tendency to catch strep throat and/or bronchitis relatively often, so I assumed if I started to feel any worse the diagnoses would be one or the other. A few days later I went to the walk-in as I progressively began to … More How to get over the flu, fast
For some of us, staying in shape takes top priority. For others, perhaps staying in shape is a little lower on the priority list. Regardless of how strongly you prioritize overall wellbeing, I’m here to offer you some good news: staying in shape doesn’t have to cost a fortune, and almost anyone can retain their … More Staying in shape on a budget
I have wanted to get a massage for quite some time now, however, I couldn’t quite justify the cost of getting one done. So, when my sister generously gifted me with a one-hour massage at Grand Wellness in Brantford for Christmas, I was pretty stoked. I finally got around to booking myself to go for … More Thinking about getting a massage? Read this first
23andMe kits have been around for a while now, and for Christmas, I got my mom and dad each their own kit to send off in hopes of learning a little more about their ancestry and health histories. Prior to purchasing the kits, I wasn’t all too familiar with how exactly the DNA extraction process … More Are 23andMe kits worth the money?
I wrote a post a few days back about how much our mood can be influenced by either strong or poor organization, and I thought I would offer some of my own tips for staying on track. These tips aren’t exactly groundbreaking in terms of how they function, but in case you’re in need of … More How I stay organized
A few nights ago, my boyfriend and I decided to watch Walk. Ride. Rodeo on Netflix. We selected the film because of our interest in rodeo, and a few minutes in, we quickly learned that this movie is about a lot more than barrel racing. Depicting the true story of Amberley Snyder, Walk. Ride. Rodeo … More The incredible true story of Amberley Snyder
Health and wellness seem to be on everyone’s mind at the beginning of each new year, likely because new year’s resolutions are often affiliated with healthy living. But, as the month’s progress and the year moves forward, many of us, both intentionally and unintentionally, allow our resolutions to slip from our focus and permanently move … More This year’s wellness trends
Being organized can make or break your happiness, as dramatic as that exclamation sounds. But I really do mean that, speaking from experience. I’m rather grateful that I have always been a somewhat organized person. I like to have a plan, I believe knowing the facts is important, and I try my best not to … More The power of organization
In case you’re searching for a fantastic new series to watch on Netflix, I’ve got you, friends. It’s called Godless, and it’s everything you need out of a television series right now. Godless is a Western television series playing on Netflix, set in the 1800s. It depicts the stories of several key characters, though focuses … More Here’s why you need to watch Godless on Netflix right now
It’s been a long, painful experience waiting for the eighth and final season of Game of Thrones to premiere. I finished up the seventh season about a year ago, so you can likely imagine my impatience as I longingly wait for the last season to arrive. I assume many of you are in the same … More Game of Thrones: the final season
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, a retired American professional basketball player, is someone who is using the fortunes and winnings he earned throughout his professional athletics career to benefit others who may be less fortunate. Abdul-Jabbar, now 71, played 20 seasons in the National Basketball Association for the Los Angeles Lakers and the Milwaukee Bucks. Most athletes of … More The world needs more Kareem Abdul-Jabbar’s
Mexican food is my jam, and thankfully, my family feels the same way about this fantastic, incredibly fresh and flavourful cuisine. So, when my mom, dad and I stumbled across Mesa Authentic Mexican Cuisine in Hamilton, Ont., you can be sure we hurried in for a bite to eat. Located at 255 James St. N … More Restaurant review: Mesa Authentic Mexican Cuisine
I’ve always been intrigued by professional bull riding, or PBR, as most people know it. Professional bull riding has to be one of the most gruelling, challenging, painful sports professions in existence. And the athletes that participate in it could be viewed as insane, but hey, someone has to do it. If you’re a PBR … More J.B. Mauney: a bull riding legend
Dove, a highly-recognized brand in North America, is at the receiving end of some feel-good news as of late. To provide American fathers with the opportunity to be present in their newborn children’s lives, Dove is providing multi-thousand dollar grants for working dads who are unable to benefit from paid paternity leave. Dove created their … More Helping working dad’s with Dove
Chances are, at some point in your life, you’ve heard the phrase, “I’m not a quitter.” And, depending on the context, this may be an appropriate thing to say. What is important to keep in mind, though, is that there is a distinct difference between giving up and walking away, and the two should not … More The difference between giving up and walking away
If you’re a Pinterest user, you can likely attest to just how useful this social media platform can be in a variety of ways, whether it be for recipe inspiration, home decor advice, or fitness regimes. Apparently, though, Pinterest can be used for a lot more than lifestyle reasons. In fact, a recent study from … More Can Pinterest help people suffering from chronic pain?
Endometriosis is hard enough to deal with. But, even worse, women who suffer from this condition face a multitude of barriers and obstacles in finding help and relief from their suffering. Affecting roughly 10 per cent of reproductive-aged women (approximately 200 million women and teenagers globally), endometriosis is “a systemic, inflammatory disease that occurs when … More Why aren’t we helping women with endometriosis?
If I’m being honest, I’ll admit that one of the greatest perks of being an online Sephora customer is the free samples and the sample sizes of products you can add to your order with your Beauty Insider points. Granted, the sample sizes are pitiful, but hey, you get to try out fancy schmancy items … More Product review: Living Proof Perfect Hair Day Night Cap Overnight Perfector
As you’re likely aware, the 2019 Academy Awards took place on Sunday evening. As much as I would like to stay up and watch the entirety of the show, I haven’t yet been able to hold out until the very end. So, I asked my sister to text me any key updates so I could … More Queen won the 2019 Oscars
On the weekend, my dad hosted a little get together in one of our barns with many of the friends he’s met through his involvement with local car clubs. Perhaps I should use the term gathering instead of get together, as quite a few folks came out. Either way, it was a great opportunity to … More Unity in the automotive world
Being happy is important. A rather simple statement, yes, though one that runs deep with legitimacy and significance. If you aren’t happy, it’s difficult to designate reasoning to continue to move forward and progress in this crazy thing we call life. As I mentioned in a previous post, I haven’t really been feeling like myself … More 13 things you need to start doing to be a happier person
Sometimes in life, we’re presented with circumstances that are well beyond the sphere of our control. This can be difficult to process, considering as humans we have a tendency to want to delve into something that requires repair or attention in order to better it. And, as hard as we may try to rectify the … More Grappling with the unchangeable
I imagine you’ve likely heard about the outrage sparked by an Amber Alert, issued in Canada, on Valentine’s Day. The Alert was sent to a majority of Canadians who own a cellphone within Ontario to alert them of an 11-year-old girl from Brampton who was reported missing. Unfortunately, the girl, Riya Rajkumar, was found dead at … More How privileged are we as a society to complain about an Amber Alert?
I realize I’ve been offering a lot of film review as of late, but hey, I’ve seen a few movies I wanted to review. Maybe my opinion of these movies can help someone out who is contemplating whether or not to invest time and money in seeing one. My mom, dad and I went to … More Film review: Cold Pursuit
I’ve been wanting to watch The Invitation since I first saw it listed as one of the best films on Netflix, and the other night, I finally got around to doing it. I was not disappointed. The Invitation stars Logan Marshall-Green as Will, a man who has endured incredible hardship in his life since he and … More Film review: The Invitation
It can be difficult to recognize things about ourselves that we appreciate, or love. I would argue that because we are socially conditioned to seek out our flaws and the flaws of others, a social construction that is perpetuated through social media, print media, and visual media, we fail to consider that there are things … More Promoting self-love