Weeds are not my friend. I doubt they’re anyone’s friend, really, but I’m really not a fan. You work to keep your luscious flowerbeds free of weeds, or perhaps your interlocking stone driveway, yet despite your efforts, these guys find a way to make a noticeable return. It really is quite frustrating. They’re relentless. I … More Here’s how to make your own DIY weed killer
Hemp oil, as popular as it is as of late, seems to be associated with a sense of obscurity. What exactly is it? What can it be used for? Well, to provide some clarification, hemp oil “is a nutty and flavorful oil that is extracted from the stalks or seeds of the hemp plant. There … More So, how do you use hemp oil?
I mentioned a while ago that I’ve taken it upon myself to learn how to play the acoustic guitar. Learning anything unfamiliar is challenging, but musical instruments are in a league of their own, in my opinion. I had never so much as plucked a string on a guitar before my boyfriend got me a … More My tips for learning guitar
As promised, today’s post will go into detail as to what exactly a gastroscopy is, similar to yesterday’s post about a colonoscopy. I had never heard of a gastroscopy prior to being told I would be having one done. From my understanding, it involves a small camera being inserted into your esophagus, through your mouth, … More And what about a gastroscopy?
In lieu of yesterday’s post, I thought it might be useful to go into detail and explain what exactly a colonoscopy is, in case anyone is unfamiliar with the term. I won’t go too into detail, though. Don’t get your knickers in a knot. In my own words, a colonoscopy is a procedure that involves … More What exactly is a colonoscopy?
Deodorant, as fickle as it may seem, is something pretty well all of us rely on as a component of our hygiene routine. Yet, from my understanding, many of us aren’t using the correct type of deodorant. One aspect of deodorant that is worth keeping in mind the next time you’re staring at the hundreds … More Are you using the right deodorant?
Spring in Ontario thus far has been incredibly wet. Too wet, to be honest. Rain seems continuous at this point, and with sunny days becoming more and more of a rarity, farmers and ag industry members are feeling the pressure. Spring is a crucial time of year for farmers. Ground is worked to prepare for … More Lend an ear to a farmer this Spring
When marijuana became legal in Canada last fall, a lot of questions and concerns were vocalized regarding the effects of cannabis and how it may interfere with other daily activities. One significant concern that was raised by many was how cannabis and driving don’t mix, which, in my opinion, is an incredibly warranted claim. To … More What you need to know about CBD oil and driving
Cyber bullying is a topic we’re all familiar with. We’ve either been subjected to it ourselves, or we know someone else who has. I find it somewhat surprising that despite the frequency of cyber bullying cases in today’s day and age, no one really seems to be addressing it. I realize it’s an incredibly complex … More It’s time to address cyber bullying
For many of us, our skin likely isn’t looking the way we would like it to. Especially if you’re residing in a colder climate, because chances are by this point in the year, your skin is starting to closely resemble that of a snake’s. Not to fret about your reptilian state, though. Thanks to an … More Here’s why you should be using hemp oil on your skin
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
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
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?
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
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 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
I recently heard about two separate incidents involving dairy farms and animal activists – one in Ontario and one in the U.S. One of the incidents involved animal activists trespassing onto the farmer’s property and entering their dairy barn without permission to emphasize their disapproval of dairy farming and other producers in the industry. While … More The dangers of activist trespassing
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?
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