I firmly believe that, in a way, a lot of us are wired to be too hard on ourselves. I would say I think the tendency to be especially critical towards ourselves is innate, or even an element of human nature, but I won’t as not all of us fall into this categorization. I sure … More PSA: Stop being so hard on yourself
Assertiveness is, in my opinion, a topic with a lot of baggage attached. For whatever reason, many of us are hesitant towards assertiveness, based on my own observations and experiences, and quite honestly, I’m not exactly sure where this hesitation comes from. Perhaps some of us shy away from assertiveness because it has a negative … More Understanding the art of assertiveness
The idea of knowing when to say no is one we arguably all should be familiar with. It’s a great mantra to practice as it is a means to lower the possibility of ourselves being taken advantage of, yet despite its importance, I think it’s safe to say that many of us could improve in … More The importance of knowing when to say no
Calorie restriction is a pretty popular component of a lot of diet plans around today. In fact, calorie restriction has been associated with the concept of dieting for a loooong time; too long, in my opinion. For whatever reason, a lot of diet plans somewhat orientate themselves around the idea of not only cutting, but … More This is why counting calories is so toxic
Humour is, to me, an essential component of daily life. I’ve always been intrigued by and attracted to humour, or anything that makes people laugh, really, and I’ve come to the realization that humour is an incredibly powerful tool to possess for different reasons. A couple of days ago, I encountered a series of unfortunate … More Here’s why laughter is so important
The summer season and sunburns go hand-in-hand for a lot of folks. With the sun itself getting hotter with every passing year, and UV rays becoming more and more harmful, it isn’t difficult to figure out why and how so many of us end up with some rather nasty sunburns throughout the course of the … More Relieving sunburns naturally
We’ve likely all heard the expression that dogs are man’s best friend. I’ve never experienced a point in my life during which our family hasn’t had a dog, and I can personally attest to the common expression stated above, considering our current pup, Jake, is quite literally my best friend. Despite the common knowledge that … More Man’s best friend: dogs or … pigs?
Time management is a concept that I truly learned the importance of while enrolled in post-secondary education. Going from grade 12, where you are reminded by your teachers of upcoming due dates and assignments, to university, where classes are essentially voluntary and your professors don’t know your name, is a fine example of how much … More Could your time management be better?
I am a perfume and fragrance feign. I’ve always had an impressive collection of smelly things, whether it be actual perfumes, body sprays, room sprays, or fragrance oils, and honestly, perfume is sort of my guilty pleasure. I’m the type of person that when I come across a scent I enjoy, I’ll invest in it. … More Curious as to what space smells like? Find out with this perfume
For whatever reason, I’ve always been intrigued by quotes. Perhaps my interest in them stems from my English background and my love for language, but either way, I’ve always had an appreciation for them and the messages they can convey. With that, I wanted to do a little bit of research and unearth some of … More Here are some of the best quotes for 2020
Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) is, unfortunately, a condition that is relevant for a lot of us. It is incurable, and while some people find success in treating IBS with a high-quality probiotic, some of us aren’t as fortunate, depending on the severity of the IBS itself. I was first diagnosed with IBS roughly eight or … More IBS: a constant battle
Up until a few years ago, I wasn’t ever really into crime-based shows. They used to scare me when I was young, and because of my fear of them I distanced myself from anything crime-related for quite a while. When I was in university I started to develop an interest in them, though, and now, … More Have you seen Unsolved Mysteries?
Us Ontarians had a bit of a scare on the weekend pertaining to the weather. Severe thunderstorm watches and warnings were issued on Sunday morning, and shortly after, tornado watches and warnings were being broadcasted across radio stations and emergency alerts. Thankfully, here in Brant County, we did not encounter a tornado. We had some … More Here’s what to do in a tornado
Since the legalization of cannabis here in Canada, there has been a tremendous push pertaining to researching how it can be beneficial in a medical context. There have been several positive findings already, and I’m happy to share there’s been yet another advantageous discovery regarding how cannabis can work to help people suffering from ailments, … More Combatting chronic pain with THC
When it comes to makeup, I’m a little bit boring. I typically decide to stick with a product that works well for me as opposed to trialling and erroring a multitude of different ones to see if there is a better contender, and I’m perfectly happy with my mix of products from Shoppers Drugmart and … More These are 2020’s best makeup products
Denial is an interesting thing. Regardless of the situation at hand in which denial is present, I have always found it relatively fascinating that we as human beings are capable of convincing ourselves of something that is entirely opposing to truth. Even more interesting, in my opinion, is that when engaged in intensely and religiously, … More The dangers of denial
The idea of reaching out to someone and asking for help in a mental health context isn’t an easy one. In fact, for many of us, it’s daunting, terrifying, and relatively undesirable, hence why so many of us choose to remain silent in our fight with mental health, I believe. For a very long time, … More This is why we need to normalize asking for help
In somewhat of a continuation of yesterday’s post and my discussion of the hellish temperatures we have been enduring in Ontario as of late, I thought it might be worthwhile to chat about recognizing our bodies’ needs. As I stated in my post yesterday, working outdoors in the extreme heat we have been experiencing has … More How well do you know your body?
Food waste, as we are all aware, is becoming a significant issue in contemporary society. Wasting food is a terrible practice to become involved with as it simply isn’t necessary, and further, it is incredibly detrimental in a variety of different industries aside from an environmental setting. It hinders the hard work of farmers and … More Banning food waste, one state at a time
Regardless of which generation we categorically fall into, it’s no secret that there is a palpable amount of tension that exists between them. Baby boomers aren’t big fans of millennials and vice versa; millennials and generation x aren’t exactly pals. The resentment that is quite evident from generation to generation has been around for quite … More Here’s why we have to stop dividing generations
Hurricane-induced damage is, as we are all aware, devastating. We have all seen media reports and coverage of regions that have been destroyed by tropical storm systems moving through, and it truly is a powerless sensation to observe the devastation while being conscious of the fact that, aside from donating to relief funds, we really … More Making countries hurricane proof
I would argue that a majority of us underestimate ourselves. This isn’t necessarily a bad thing, as this mindset can often lead to moments in which we happily surprise and prove ourselves wrong, but it can be a hindering practice as it somewhat works against the concept of knowing our worth, which is of tremendous … More This is why it’s so important to know our worth
Plastic straws, as we are all aware, really aren’t a great concept. Sure, they get the job done, but they’re also responsible for a significant amount of ocean and plastic pollution and further have claimed the lives of many animals who mistakenly ingest them. All in all, they’re not so great. Over the past couple … More Supporting farmers and the environment with paper straws
This year really has been one for the books. We’ve seen a pandemic, murder hornets, a massive civil rights movement and more, and it’s only June. We still have another six months before 2020 has concluded, and I think a lot of us are cautiously curious to see what else this year has in store. … More Making time for mindfulness
Gymnastics is something that has a special place in my heart. I started the sport recreationally when I was probably about eight years-old, and although I didn’t do it for as long as I would have liked to (I grew to be too tall), I will always have a tremendous appreciation for it as it … More Have you seen ‘Athlete A’?
As I’ve made mention of in a few different posts now, despite the negatives and shittiness associated with COVID-19 and living in a pandemic, there are some definite positives that have come from the situation we’re currently facing. Whether you’ve found yourself able to do some things you’ve never had time for prior, or your … More Enhancing fatherhood via COVID-19
Perfectionism is a characteristic trait that influences a lot of us. I would argue that there are a lot of people who are completely unaware of their perfectionism, making it that much more difficult to recognize when it presents itself upon us. I’ve heard people say that perfectionism is a good thing. And, depending on … More Are you a perfectionist?
Confrontation is arguably something we should all have some sort of familiarity with. Whether you’ve had to confront someone over something or someone has confronted you, it’s a concept that has significant relevance for a lot of us. Considering how prominent confrontation is for so many of us, I find it interesting that it is … More Keeping calm with confrontation
For those of us who reside in Canada, gardening becomes a central component of spring and summer activities once the weather warms up. Many people plant gardens in hopes of being able to abstain from having to purchase certain vegetables and instead providing for themselves, and honestly, gardening is an all-around great practice to engage … More Have you heard of winter gardening?
As I’ve mentioned already in a couple of different posts, the COVID-19 pandemic we are still finding ourselves in has unfortunately negatively influenced mental health conditions for many of us. Isolation, social distancing and limited social interactions are arguably all contributors to a diminishment in our moods overall, and I think this mental wellness decline … More Read this to learn how to gain psychological first aid, free of charge