Every year, we hear news regarding the accidental death of a child or a pet that has been left in a car. And, every time we hear about something so tragic, we arguably ask ourselves, ‘why does this keep happening?’ This question could very well be avoided thanks to a newly developed sensor, says an … More Preventing accidental deaths in vehicles with new technology
Looking for jobs isn’t something I would consider to be enjoyable. It can be discouraging and frustrating, and that’s without the actual applying aspect. Applying for jobs is even worse than looking for them, in my opinion, due to having to alter a cover letter each and every time you submit your resume to a … More Here’s how to write a strong cover letter
For many of us, wearing a poppy in the days leading up to Remembrance Day is a no-brainer. Unfortunately, as I’m sure many of us can attest to, keeping a poppy on clothing can be tricky, and every year, I’m certain I lose more than I did the previous. I have good news, though; keeping … More This is how to keep your poppy on your clothing
Cystic Fibrosis (CF) is a terrible disease. According to Cystic Fibrosis Canada, it’s the “most common fatal genetic disease affecting Canadian children and young adults.” CF can wreak absolute havoc upon the body, though it mainly impacts the digestive system and the lungs. The nature of CF can vary depending on each person who is … More Making waves in Cystic Fibrosis treatment
Diapers are something most of us have been in contact with at some point in our lives. Whether it be our own children or the child of a friend or relative, or perhaps a child we’re babysitting, diapers are a concept most of us are familiar with as they are a pretty integral component of … More Have you heard of seaweed diapers?
It sounds too good to be true, doesn’t it? The idea of wine having health benefits? Believe it or not, I have some good news for all of you wine connoisseurs; wine, in moderation, can be a healthy choice. And, if you’re questioning the validity of this statement, an article from Healthline provides some facts … More Can drinking wine be healthy?
I was scrolling through Netflix’s television shows the other night, looking for something to watch, when I came across Inside the World’s Toughest Prisons. The title certainly snagged my attention, so I decided to give one episode a watch. One episode turned into a few, and I’m still watching the show, hoping to eventually finish the series. … More Have you seen Netflix’s ‘Inside the World’s Toughest Prisons’?
Ellen DeGeneres. What a woman. I honestly feel as though if this is all I was to write to describe this woman, it would be acceptable. She’s that awesome. But, I won’t do that to you. I imagine you’ve already invested in reading this post simply because you clicked on the link, so I’ll leave … More Profile: Ellen DeGeneres
When I initially discovered that I would participating in group therapy for my anxiety, I wasn’t entirely sure what to think. I’ve undergone therapy in the past in several different manners. All of the therapy I’ve been subjected to up until group was one-on-one, and honestly, I figured this style was the only effective way … More Is group therapy for you?
Do you do one thing a day that scares you? Are you someone who likes to live life dangerously? Do you challenge yourself on a daily basis to try something new? If you answered no to any or all of the proposed questions above, don’t worry. I sure as shit don’t do all of those … More It’s time to step outside of your comfort zone
For those of us who deal with anxiety on a daily basis, it can be beneficial to designate a handful of coping mechanisms, or strategies, that help us work through our anxious thoughts and bodily sensations. While there are several different methods that can work to help to calm anxiety, one I would like to … More Have you tried guided imagery?
For many farmers across Ontario, Autumn signifies a time during which things on the farm begin to slow down, depending on the crops being grown. And, for those farmers who are beginning to reduce their workload with the approaching colder weather, they’re likely getting ready to bid farewell to their employed migrant workers if they … More A tribute to migrant workers
Since Halloween is my favourite holiday, as I’ve mentioned several times, I thought it might be interesting to do a little research about this spooky celebration. I visited a website called FactRetriever, and as it turns out, there’s a whole lot of interesting information pertaining to Halloween I wasn’t aware of. The following information comes … More How much do you really know about Halloween?
I was re-watching Bohemian Rhapsody not too long ago, admiring the acting chops of a lovely lad named Rami Malek, and I thought to myself, “Who exactly is this guy? So, I did what I always do when presented with the unknown; I hit up Google. Rami Said Malek was born in May of 1981. He … More Profile: Rami Malek
Halloween is my favourite annual holiday by a mile. Likely due to my fascination in all things creepy, Halloween and all its spookiness make me very happy, and throughout the Fall months, my interest in the paranormal becomes heightened, if you will. And, because it’s the season of scariness, I’ve been reading my book, Ghost … More Would you visit the Winchester mansion?
Getting stung by a wasp of any sort isn’t exactly a pleasant experience. Depending where you’re stung, and further, whether or not the insect’s stinger remains in the skin, coming into contact with a stinging insect can be a rather painful ordeal. My sting track record has been pretty great up until recently. I think … More At-home remedies for wasp stings
I’ve been on a bit of a carrot kick lately. I’ve been trying to incorporate more vegetables into my diet and cut back a little on my fruit intake, and, in the process, I’ve started eating carrots as part of my lunch every day. I’m aware of some of the benefits carrots offer to those … More Here’s why you should be eating more carrots
Allow me to put this simply: anxiety sucks. It sucks a lot, actually. And as much as it sucks, it’s equally debilitating, making it pretty challenging to deal with at times. I have Generalized Anxiety Disorder, and I’ve been dealing with anxiety since I was in high school. I’m certainly not an expert when it … More A guide to handling anxiety
Travelling, as stupendous as it can be, can also be quite costly. We’re encouraged to explore the world and immerse ourselves in alternate cultures, especially from a young age, however it can be tricky to travel as a student. As challenging as it may seem to do some travelling as a student, it isn’t impossible. … More Here’s how to save money as a travelling student
Fall is my favourite season by a mile. In addition to much appreciated cooler temperatures, this change in season brings colour and new holidays, and in respect to the farm, a bit of a slow in pace. Because I love Fall so darn much, I thought it might be interesting to take a closer look … More Falling for Fall
We’re gonna get real with each other for a second, folks. It’s time to talk about menstruation and all of the delightful symptoms that can present themselves both before and after your cycle. I’ve noticed that for the past few months I’ve been feeling blue. Not all the time, but rather, specifically either the week … More Feeing down? It could be your period
Us Canadians take our coffee pretty seriously. About as seriously as we take hockey, actually. And with our passion for coffee, we’re all avid supporters of Tim Hortons and their liquid gold – for some of us, Tim’s coffee may be our lifeline. Tim Hortons is sort of the superior choice when it comes to … More McDonald’s coffee is not, in fact, Tim’s old brew
I’ve been pretty sick these past few days, meaning I’ve had ample time to explore Netflix and discover some nature/animal documentaries. Side note: if you haven’t browsed through Netflix’s nature/animal documentaries, I highly recommend doing so. There’s quite a few to choose from, all of which are educational and extremely interesting. I started watching a … More Fer-de-Lance: the king of serpents
Cooking, as wonderful and exciting as it can be, can quickly become redundant. Over time we become comfortable with certain dishes, allowing them to become routine and failing to excite our tastebuds in the process. My mom has always said that the longer she cooks, the more difficult it becomes. My food intolerances and sensitivities … More Here’s how to get out of that cooking rut
I would argue that a lot of people associate marijuana with hemp, and vice versa. It’s probable that those of us who aren’t familiar with the differences between these two plants also group them together in the same category, despite the fact that they’re entirely different from each other. “Following the 2018 Farm Bill, hemp and … More Understanding the difference between marijuana and hemp
If you’ve been following my blog for a little while, you’re likely aware of my fascination with the paranormal. I find the supernatural world positively enthralling, and while it simultaneously scares the shit out of me, I’m always educating myself further on the topic. I went to Indigo’s with my sister about a month ago … More This is why Ghost Files should be on your reading list
Being someone who has Generalized Anxiety Disorder, people occasionally ask me what the difference is between anxiety itself and worrying. I’m not a doctor, nor am I a medical professional, so these sorts of inquiries make me a little uncomfortable. But, I do like to tell people, when they ask, that a major distinguishing factor … More Understanding the difference between anxiety and worrying
A couple of evenings ago, the Brant County Federation of Agriculture held its annual meeting at my family’s farm. It was a pretty neat experience considering it was the first agricultural meeting I’ve ever attended, and I was able to meet some new people involved in the industry that I hadn’t been familiar with prior. … More Are you an agvocate?
Birkenstocks, as magical as they are, tend to get a little haggard over time. Each pair of Birks I’ve owned tends to turn black in the footbed a few months after wearing them, and honestly, it’s pretty gross. I’ve tried to clean the footbeds of my Birks several different ways, none of which have been … More Here’s how to clean your Birkenstocks
Perhaps before delving into how to make use of hemp oil, it would be beneficial to discuss what exactly it is. I wasn’t exactly sure of how to define the substance myself, so it’s fair to assume others may not be familiar with it, either. So, what is hemp oil? “Hemp oil is a nutty … More Here’s how to use hemp oil