Yeast-Free?

I mentioned in a previous post that after being re-tested for food intolerances, I learned that I am intolerant to potatoes. This occurred because I was avoiding gluten, and in doing so, I was consuming more potato than ever before (potato starch is often used to replace wheat in gluten-free items). In addition to being … More Yeast-Free?

No Fixed Address

I was invited via my colleagues at CAA Niagara to participate in the No Fixed Address Event in order to raise money for YWCA Niagara, an organization that provides shelter, food and assistance to women and families in poverty in the Niagara region. No Fixed Address is a 24-hour live-in-your-car-a-thon in which participants raise money … More No Fixed Address

What’s With Toners?

I try my absolute best to abide by a consistent and beneficial skin care routine. Because I have acne, I sometimes struggle to identify what components of my routine are effective, and consequently, which are not. Over time, I have come to understand that an effective skin care routine for me, personally, includes a cleanser, … More What’s With Toners?

Hair Care Gone Wrong

An article via Women’s Health Magazine recently caught my attention, but for all the wrong reasons. The article, by Korin Miller, discusses the controversy surround Monat, a hair care line that claims to manufacture naturally based products which supposedly nourish one’s hair. The catch? Users of Monat products are arguing that the merchandise is causing … More Hair Care Gone Wrong

Coffee Chaos

My sister shared an article with me via BBC the other day filled with interesting facts regarding coffee. The article, by Lora Jones, references the UN Food and Agriculture Organization in stating that more people are consuming coffee than ever before, hence I thought it would be neat to regurgitate some of the information Jones cites … More Coffee Chaos

Humboldt Broncos: A Flawed Go Fund Me? Or A Case of Communal Unity?

I’m not one to normally discuss intensely political matters here on my blog, nor am I one to dissect the opinions of others. However, I recently came across a thread on Twitter regarding the Go Fund Me donations for the Humboldt Broncos, and the statements made by this individual angered me so deeply, I wanted … More Humboldt Broncos: A Flawed Go Fund Me? Or A Case of Communal Unity?

Ice Guardians: A Different Perspective on Fighting in Hockey

I recently watched a documentary on Netflix titled Ice Guardians. The film consists of interviews with a variety of previous and current NHL and AHL players and their position in hockey as enforcers. An enforcer in hockey refers to a player who is ready and willing to fight a player on the opposing team whenever … More Ice Guardians: A Different Perspective on Fighting in Hockey

The Girl on the Train

I recently finished reading Paula Hawkins’ The Girl On The Train, and I wanted to dedicate a post to it because I found it so riveting. Categorized as a psychological thriller novel, this story follows the characters of Rachel, Anna, Megan, Scott and Tom, and the dramatically complicated sense of interconnectedness that exists between them. The … More The Girl on the Train

Cashew Cookies?

If you read a post I composed a couple of days ago addressing my search for a great cookie, you’re aware that the chocolate chip cookies by Sweets From the Earth slightly missed the mark. I am not one to completely write off a company based off one rather disappointing experience, however; I figured I … More Cashew Cookies?

#PrayForHumboldt

Rather than reiterating the facts that have already been disclosed by various news sources regarding the Humboldt tragedy, I thought I would provide my own perspective of the situation out of respect for the victims and further their friends and families. Thus far, 16 individuals affiliated with the Humboldt Broncos hockey team have died as a result … More #PrayForHumboldt

What is Hydrotherapy?

As I mentioned in a previous post, I have been seeing a naturopath regarding my stomach and the food sensitivities and intolerances I deal with. These visits are what actually inspired my blog post regarding how the gut and the skin are so closely connected. After learning about my intolerance to potatoes, my naturopath recommended … More What is Hydrotherapy?

It’s Time to Say Goodbye to One-Sided Friendships

I have composed a handful of blogs discussing elements of friendships, and over the course of my life, I feel as though I have come to a concrete understanding of what makes a good friendship, and consequently, what makes a poor friendship. Healthy and beneficial friendships require commitment, dedication, effort, understanding, patience, give, and a … More It’s Time to Say Goodbye to One-Sided Friendships

Niagara College’s Public Relations Graduate Panel

On Thursday, March 29th, my fellow Public Relations colleagues and I attended Niagara College’s Public Relations Graduate Panel. The purpose of the event was to allow current Public Relations students to network and connect with individuals who have completed the same program in past years. Several former Public Relations students attended the event, all coming … More Niagara College’s Public Relations Graduate Panel

Product Review: Giorgio Armani Acqua di Gioia Eau de Parfum

A while ago I composed a post discussing a fragrance sampler kit I received as a Christmas gift. One of the fragrance options within the kit was the Giorgio Armani Acqua di Gioia Eau de Parfum (quite a mouthful, I know), and since I ended up going with it as my final selection, I wanted to describe … More Product Review: Giorgio Armani Acqua di Gioia Eau de Parfum

Why ‘Black Panther’ Is More Than A Superhero Movie

Black Panther is arguably a common topic of conversation as of late, and with good reason. The film, a 2018 American superhero film based on the Marvel Comics of the same name, is directed by Ryan Coogler. It stars Chadwick Boseman as T”Challa/Black Panther, Michael B. Jordan, Lupita Nyong’o, and Daniel Gurira. Black Panther has earned … More Why ‘Black Panther’ Is More Than A Superhero Movie

Mental Illness Tragedy in South Africa

I was appalled to read an article via CBC news detailing an absolute tragedy that has recently occurred in South Africa. The article, titled “South Africa Shocked By Deaths of 144 Psychiatric Patients,” describes the Esidimeni tragedy, a situation involving the deaths of 144 psychiatric patients who died following South Africa’s Gauteng provincial government transferring … More Mental Illness Tragedy in South Africa