I’ve written a couple of different posts discussing some of the positives that have come from this COVID-19 pandemic. It can be challenging to recognize some of the good happening around us when we are faced with incredulous difficulties, but I believe it to be important as it is a means to keep our spirits … More Here are some of the best and worst companies during COVID-19
Diabetes, much like a lot of other conditions and diseases, is one that that has a lot of prevalence in contemporary society. It seems as though more and more individuals are developing diabetes, yet despite an increase in the occurrence of this condition, there hasn’t been a whole lot of progress in terms of determining … More Has a cure for diabetes been found?
Don’t ask me why, but for whatever reason, I’ve always enjoyed learning and reading about facts pertaining to things I am unfamiliar with. There certainly isn’t anything wrong with learning, and sometimes knowing a thing or two about something rather odd can come in handy, for example, breaking the ice at a work party or … More Bored? Check out these random but interesting facts
I will be honest and admit that one of my favourite things about Christmastime are the sweets that accompany the holiday. I have a serious sweet tooth and always have, so it’s no surprise that I take advantage of these goodies before they’re gone. One of my favourite holiday treats is white chocolate peppermint bark. … More Here’s how to make your own white chocolate peppermint bark
I think it is apparent that I’ve been on a bit of a history kick as of late in terms of the shows I have been watching. I recently finished Barbarians, and because I really enjoyed it, I thought I would start watching The Last Kingdom via Netflix as it, too, is a historical series. … More Have you seen ‘The Last Kingdom’?
Education is a rather integral component of life for many of us in contemporary society. We place a tremendous amount of social value and recognition on the concept of education, and without it, it can be difficult to go about specific things in life, depending on what sort of life you live. Unfortunately, education is … More Praise for progress in educating girls
I would wager that there are a lot of us who are finding that their patience for the pandemic we are in is wearing thin. It is hard to believe that COVID-19 has been in our lives for almost an entire year now, and based on recent projected data, we could find ourselves in lockdown … More Stop being lazy with COVID-19
The sensations of feeling saddened or overwhelmed aren’t exactly the most desirable ways to categorize our feelings, normally speaking. We typically associate the concept of feeling lost with negativity and therefore don’t try to make ourselves feel such a way, but according to an article from The Good News Network, “If You Feel Like Things … More Feeling lost? It could be a good thing
In a continuation of yesterday’s post, I got to thinking that it is probable that most of us are unaware of how to go about making bone broth. I certainly don’t have a recipe to pull out of my ass, but thankfully, Healthline has one available on their website, and I think it would be … More Bone broth: here’s how to make it
As I’ve made mention of numerous times here on my blog in the past, I have a lot of digestive issues. I’ve endured just about every test and procedure under the sun to try and figure out what exactly is causing my guts to hate me, and so far, I haven’t had much luck. I … More Bone broth: worthy of the hype?
Ingrown toenails, if you’ve ever had one, are considerably painful. This may be a surprising realization if you have been fortunate enough to avoid ever experiencing one, but for those of us who have dealt with this pesky problem, we’re fully aware just how awful ingrown toenails can be. I’ve dealt with ingrown toenails since … More Here’s how to treat ingrown toenails
When majority of us are asked by someone how we are doing, some common terms used to respond often include fine, good, or not bad. Unless someone is willing to be brutally honest and admit they’re not, in actuality, fine, most of us answer with optimistic words, and the person asking the question doesn’t think … More How are you really doing?
Breast cancer is, unfortunately, a form of cancer we are all likely more than familiar with. Breast cancer is responsible for roughly 25 per cent of new cancer cases, and is further responsible for 13 per cent of all deaths by cancer among Canadian women. It is estimated that one in eight women will develop … More Fighting breast cancer cells with … weeds?
Unless you’ve been living with your head buried in the dirt these past few days, chances are you’re entirely aware of the shit show occurring in the United States regarding the 2020 presidential election. It seems as though with each passing day more and more confusion and tension is developing, and it is quite understandable … More The sad reality of current U.S. politics
The concept of sleep is one that offers quite a bit of significance to us as human beings. Considering we spend roughly one third of our lives asleep, it makes sense why sleep, and getting enough of it, is so important to our overall mental and physical wellbeing. While we are aware that sleep is … More Are you getting the right amount of sleep?
There seems to be a controversial yet annual topic of conversation that tends to occur around this time of year. Shortly after Halloween, debates and divides appear via social media discussing whether or not it is disrespectful to begin celebrating Christmas prior to Remembrance Day on November 11. For the longest time, I didn’t give … More Is it wrong to start celebrating Christmas before Remembrance Day?
I have always firmly believed in the healing powers animals have to offer to us as human beings. I’m not exactly sure how to explain or describe it, but I myself have experienced comfort and peace in the relationships I have formed with my own pets and animals. I’m certainly not the only person who … More Connecting special needs children with special needs animals
I find it somewhat paradoxical that while I never enjoyed studying history when I was in school, I’ve always been very interested in certain periods throughout history. I’ve made mention that I’m quite intrigued in medieval history, and I’m also quite fascinated by the Vikings. Netflix recently debuted its original series titled Barbarians, and you … More Have you seen Netflix’s ‘Barbarians’?
For many of us, a change in temperature often influences how and what we cook. In the summer, we typically make use of our barbecue more than we do in the winter (generally speaking), and in the fall and winter we tend to rely more on hearty soups, stews and casseroles. It’s interesting how much … More Here’s how to make the perfect stew this Fall
Tuberculosis, if you’re unfamiliar with it, is an infectious disease typically caused by a specific form of bacteria that normally affects the lungs. It is a sneaky condition as it typically doesn’t show symptoms until it is too late, and while Tuberculosis cases were certainly more prevalent in past decades than they are now, it … More Yes, Tuberculosis deaths are dropping
This past Thursday evening, my family and I reluctantly said goodbye to three of our seasonal migrant workers before they headed to Toronto Pearson Airport to catch a flight to go home to Mexico. I say reluctantly because as happy as we are for these men that they are able to return home and see … More The reality of saying goodbye to seasonal migrant workers
Seagrass, for those of us who may not be familiar with the word, is a term used to describe the many different species of flowering plants that flourish in marine environments. With roughly 60 types of marine seagrass in existence, all of which originate from terrestrial plants, I was a little surprised I never really … More Let’s hear it for Virginia’s seagrass restoration project
Roadkill, while a sad occurrence, is a rather prominent one on busy roads and highways today. It is arguable that just about every time we take these crowded routes we spot an animal that unfortunately met its untimely end while attempting to cross a road, and no matter how often we see this, I don’t … More Protecting highway-bound animals in L.A.
Rock music is, without a doubt, my preferred genre of music. More specifically, classic rock that originated in the 60s and continued to the early 90s, and I am pretty committed to keeping these phenomenal tracks alive within my own generation and hopefully future ones as well. I have my favourites when it comes to … More Praise for AC/DC
Halloween is, without a doubt, my favourite celebratory holiday in a given calendar year. My love for Halloween likely stems from my love for Autumn since they are intertwined with one another, and I doubt my preference for this holiday will diminish anytime soon. I wanted to do a little bit of research and see … More How much do you really know about Halloween?
Social media arguably offers as many positives as it does negatives. Most of us make use of and rely on social media as a source of entertainment, and some of us are even addicted to it. Something I think that needs to be addressed in terms of a social media presence is understanding how seriously … More We need to stop being so personal via social media
It is arguable that a lot of us have heard of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) at some point in life. Perhaps you know of someone who has this condition, or perhaps you have been diagnosed with it yourself. And while it is beneficial that many of us are somewhat familiar with OCD, I question how … More Understanding Obsessive Compulsive Personality Disorder
Blindness is a concept many of us are familiar with, although few of us can truly state that we understand what the condition is like. I’ve never been affected by blindness, and I sincerely wish I never am. It is something I wouldn’t want happening to anyone, really, for that matter. Unfortunately, there hasn’t been … More Treating blindness with gene therapy
If you’re unfamiliar with a wild Persian leopard, don’t stress. I certainly wasn’t prior to writing this post, but as it turns out, they are truly beautiful creatures. And, while you may not have heard of these guys before, they’re actually making a comeback in terms of their population in the Russian mountains, says an … More Praise for a rise in wild Persian leopard populations
Last Sunday, Blaine and I had some engagement pictures taken. It was an interesting experience to say the least, and we certainly had a lot of laughs together, but because I wasn’t entirely sure of what to expect going into this photography session, I thought I would offer some insight to potentially help out anyone … More Tips for taking engagement pictures