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?
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
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
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
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?
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?
Whether or not you’re a fan of Aerosmith’s frontman, Steven Tyler, you may be as pleased as I am to learn that he recently opened Janie’s House, a facility intended for abused and neglected girls in Memphis, Tennessee, an NBC article said earlier this month. The chosen name, Janie’s House, comes from the band’s 1989 … More Steven Tyler opens Janie’s House for abused women
This is nuts, ladies and gentlemen. Findings from a recent epidemiological study suggest that “consuming walnuts may be associated with a lower prevalence and frequency of depression symptoms among American adults,” said a Eurekalert release, originally from Edelman Seattle. Researchers involved with this study assessed participants for depression. They discovered that “depression scores were 26 … More Can walnuts help with depression?
I had some issues with my thyroid about a year or so back. I saw a naturopath who prescribed me some supplements to help get my thyroid back in order, however, present day, I’m having some issues once again. Your thyroid can be such a powerful influence in your overall state of health. It can … More Is your thyroid out of whack?
Making an effort to abide by a healthier diet can be a rather challenging feat to overcome, especially if you haven’t made any major changes to your diet as of late. Chances are that as good as your intentions are, after a strong start, you find yourself reverting back to old habits, and soon, pizza … More Healthy eating hacks
Last year in Canada, a woman or girl was killed every 2.5 days, on average. A rather chilling statistic, no? The information comes from an “inaugural report on femicide that argues the issue must be better understood in order to reduce the number of slayings,” said a CTV article. The first yearly report from the Canadian … More Recognizing ‘femicide’ in Canada
Ever find yourself wondering why your sleeping habits are the way that they are? Perhaps you sleep like a rock, and a tornado couldn’t even wake you. Or maybe you’re a light sleeper, and find it difficult to ever get a restful night’s sleep. Night owl, morning person, or somewhere in-between, it turns out that … More What does sleeping have to do with your genes? A lot, apparently
There is a chance you glimpsed at the title of this post and thought to yourself, “what in the actual hell? How could anyone respect something that has such a negative connotation affiliated with it?” And these thoughts are warranted, assuming you’re not familiar with the rich heritage tobacco has in the province of Ontario. … More Respect for tobacco
Who knew that what you consume on a daily basis could affect your memory? Well, Ajuriel Willette, an assistant professor at Iowa State University in the department of food science and human nutrition, along with his team of researchers, proved just that. Willette and his team unveiled a satiety hormone through research that could lower the … More Food for thought: does what you eat influence your memory?
A CBC article snagged my attention recently, but for all of the wrong reasons. Roughly 35.5 million tonnes of all food produced in Canada is wasted or lost, says a recent report, and approximately one-third of said waste could be sent to communities in need across the county. That’s 58 per cent of all of the … More Canada wastes over half of all food produced
An article from Psychology Today caught my attention as of late, as the headline reads “Is having an only child really child abuse?” I did a quick skim of the article, though the topic of the article is what prompted me to discuss it here on my blog. First off, allow me to say that … More Is raising an only child abusive?
Three in five wild coffee species are on the brink of extinction, thanks to climate change, disease and infestation, and deforestation, a Wednesday Physorg article said. A tremendous amount of coffee is consumed daily – over two billion cups, to be exact. However, the coffee industry is entirely reliant on the wild varieties grown in … More Could coffee become extinct?
An article in the St. Catharines Standard, originally from the Canadian Press, likely has some motorcycle aficionados questioning the longevity of the classic rumbling sound of a motorcycle. Harley-Davisdon Inc. is adding a new bike to their lineup – an electric one, expected to appear across 20 Canadian dealers, including one in London, Ont. by … More Harley-Davidson is going electric
A new commercial from Gillette, a well-known men’s hygiene company, is creating quite a stir across social media platforms as of late. The advertisement, titled “We Believe: The Best Men Can Be” is a short-film style commercial that makes reference to patriarchy, toxic masculinity, and the #MeToo movement regarding non-consensual sexual harassment, assault, and violence. … More Way to go, Gillette
Some may say I’ve been on a bit of a mental health kick here on my blog as of late, but, quite honestly, that’s absolutely fine with me. Mental health is a topic that requires discussion and exploration, and what better way to spread awareness to reduce the stigma surrounding it than by making a … More Maintaining mental wellness
Watching television with my parents the other night, I was pretty taken aback, in a good way, with an advertisement from Bell Canada for their #BellLetsTalk campaign. I tried to find the commercial we saw on Youtube but wasn’t able to. Hopefully, my brief description will help you to visualize what we saw. The ad … More Prioritizing mental health
Driving home from work a couple of days ago, I was listening to the radio broadcaster discuss a new addition to Mount Sinai Hospital in Toronto. What is this new addition, you ask? None other than a medical man cave. Man Cave Health is “is working to save lives and preserve the quality of men’s lives … More Medical man caves?
Scrolling through my Twitter newsfeed the other day, I stumbled across a post from PETA that thoroughly pissed me off (no, I do not follow PETA on Twitter, don’t worry). The post was linked to an article titled “‘Game of Thrones’ Star Jerome Flynn: Reject Cruelty, Go Vegan,” and since I am a huge Game … More Recognizing misleading animal activism (cough, PETA, cough)
Brock University, and former professor, David Schimmelpenninck, have caused quite a stir as of late. Schimmelpenninck encountered scrutiny in 2016 when a CBC news investigation revealed that “Brock had warned a former student to keep quiet about an internal investigation that determined Schimmelpenninck gave her alcohol and tried to force himself on her sexually,” a Monday CBC article … More Brock University controversy
Body shaming is, unfortunately, a rather integral component of social media today. Just the other evening, I was watching a video posted to Instagram, by a male, scrutinizing a woman for her physical appearance. The comment section was absolutely topic, and reading such hurtful, awful words encouraged me to recognize how sad it is that … More Why are we still body shaming?
I’m not a huge fan of insects. I recognize their purpose and appreciate their contributions to our ecosystems and animal kingdoms, however, I do my best to stay out of their way and simply let them do their thang. They show me the same courtesy, for the most part. The act of consuming a bug … More Should you be eating bugs?
An article by Mauro Gatti recently surfaced on my timeline, and its intriguing title, “I’m Honestly Fed Up With All The Bad News So I Illustrated The Best News Of 2018 (And Recent Years)” caught my attention. The world is a terrible place, and most times, we read and see news depicting horrific and disturbing … More Here’s to celebrating good news