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
Chronic fatigue can be an extremely debilitating condition to have to endure on a daily basis. Over time, it arguably influences multiple facets of life, whether it be work, relationships or friends, and it isn’t difficult to try to understand how frustrating chronic fatigue can be. Personally, I’ve always had a bit of a battle … More Feeling tired all the time? Read this
Spinach really is a powerhouse in the vegetable family. Packed with an assortment of vitamins and nutrients, it’s easy to understand why spinach has become such a popular choice in a variety of dishes and smoothies to give them an added health boost. Aside from being a phenomenal choice when it comes to greens, as … More Powering electric cars with … spinach?
I can’t really say I’m someone who consumes a lot of protein bars. They’ve never really been of significant interest to me, and considering a lot of us eat them for breakfast and I prefer a warm meal when I wake up, I just haven’t given them a whole lot of thought. My mom brought … More Looking for a clean protein bar? Try RXBAR’s
With the arrival of Fall, we often times find ourselves cooking with ingredients we might not make use of throughout different seasons. Pumpkins and squash often have their opportunity to shine in dishes during the colder months because of when they’re harvested, and since Fall is upon us, I wanted to share a pumpkin soup … More Here’s how to make your own pumpkin soup
I would wager that most of us, at some point in our lives, have tuned into a video of some sort of cute animal doing some sort of cute activity. It’s a guilty pleasure for some of us, and perhaps for others it is something we are reluctant to admit. If you can relate to … More PSA: Watching cute animal videos is a healthy practice
I’ve made mention of my experience with an eating disorder here on my blog before, and today, we are going to sort of revisit the topic. Rather than discussing the details of my disordered eating, I wanted to share with you something that happened a few days ago that truly demonstrates how much it pays … More It pays to communicate
I feel as though rats have a bad rep. Not rats exclusively, but the entire rodent family, really. So many of us find mice and rats to be disease-ridden, grotesque, vicious creatures, and I simply can’t relate. I’ve always found members of the rodent family to be cute in an odd way, and it somewhat … More Saving lives with … rats?
Swimming, for a lot of us, is a leisurely or competitive activity. Some of us like to go for a dip from time to time recreationally, and some of us like to partake in the activity a little more intensely. Regardless of what your preference is when it comes to swimming, there are some of … More Not a strong swimmer? Consider buying this wetsuit
Taking baths is one of my favourite things to do to wind down after a long day. I’m not exactly sure what is it about baths, but whenever I take one and allow myself to truly soak and relax, I find myself feeling calmed and content. It’s always been shocking to me that there a … More This is why you need to take more baths
I feel like, for a lot of us, when we think of China, our thoughts automatically go to the levels of pollution that are apparent in the air there. China is arguably highly-recognized for the severity of the pollution present in its air, and it’s a bit concerning. But, there is good news pertaining to … More Yes, the pollution in China is improving
I will be fully honest and admit that squash is arguably one of my least favourite vegetables. I wish I could say that it is something I look forward to feasting on with the fall season, but, it just isn’t, and it likely won’t ever be for me, personally. Despite my lack of appreciation for … More Here’s why you should be eating more squash
Bone broth, if you’re unfamiliar with it, likely sounds like a bit of an odd concept. Broth made of bones? Yeah, not the most enticing. But, I ask you to hear me out. Bone broth “is a liquid containing brewed bones and connective tissues. To make bone broth, people use cow, chicken, and even fish … More Here’s why you need to eat more bone broth
The temptation affiliated with the concept of perfectionism is a very strong force. With perfectionism comes expectations, hence why the influence of perfectionism in itself is so powerful; it stems from a fear of letting others down. I myself am a perfectionist. Not willingly as it is associated with my anxiety, like many others who … More Pushing away perfectionism
There seems to be an unspoken rule pertaining to hair washing. While I’ve never heard a professional hairstylist outright say that holding out for as long as possible between washes is beneficial for hair, I know a lot of people that firmly believe this. And, really, the mentality makes sense; anything that undergoes excessive or … More Hair washing: good or bad?
I know, I know. You likely read the title of this post and told yourself I’ve officially lost all sanity, and quite honestly, I can’t say I blame anyone thinking this with the chosen title for this post. But, before you completely write me off, hear me out. COVID-19, for a lot of us, has … More Can COVID-19 make you a better person?
Relaxation is a concept most of us are familiar with, but I question how many of us truly practice the meaning of the word, especially in the current state of the world we are living in. With so much negativity and cause for concern inundating our lives via media day after day, it’s easy to … More Reinstating relaxation
Here in Ontario, a joyous occasion is coming to a close; peach season, and I am proud to say that Ontario peaches really are some of the best you can get. My mom and I anticipate the arrival of fresh, juicy, local peaches every summer, and I have to admit that it’s a little saddening … More Get your peach on
I’ve written a few different posts here on my blog discussing the long-term implications of eating disorders and the physical havoc they wreak on a body. The lasting effects of an eating disorder and undeniable for its victims, making it difficult to forget enduring such a debilitating condition. I would argue many of us are … More Finding hope in eating disorder recovery
As someone who is a creature of habit and seriously values routine, I can attest to the ability of change causing feelings of unease and discomfort. Change is inevitable and necessary, but for a lot of us, it has a bit of a negative connotation. When we prefer stability and avoid change, though, we run … More Embracing change through COVID-19
The agricultural industry is a tough one. Farming consists of a significant amount of time, work and effort, and is unfortunately often times at the mercy of Mother Nature. This year has been exceptionally tough for members of the ag industry. Between COVID-19 and the setbacks and complications caused by it and a tremendously dry … More Have you thanked a farmer recently?
This summer here in Ontario has been a scorcher. Excessively high temperatures with an insignificant amount of rain has caused a lot of vegetation to dry up and unfortunately die, and the suns rays seem to be getting hotter and hotter every year. We’re aware of the damage that can occur to our skin as … More Dry, summer hair? Try this hair mask
If you’re someone who deals with anxiety on a daily basis, at any level, you’re arguably aware of how frustrating, debilitating, and stressful its influence can be. It’s sort of like hearing a constant nagging voice in the back of your mind that causes you to feel doubt and insecurity about anything and everything, so … More The significance of challenging anxious thoughts
Maintaining a healthy lifestyle can be a difficult task for a lot of us. Between work, relationships, errands and chores, it is challenging to find time to devote to living a healthier life, and because of this lack of time, a lot of us refrain from making an effort to be better in different contexts. … More Here’s how to live a healthier life
In case you haven’t noticed, COVID-19 is, in a way, here to stay. Since it made its grand entrance earlier this year, we have undoubtedly felt and noticed the lasting effects of its influence, and I’m not exactly sure how we will ever revert to what we once perceived as normal until a reliable and … More Coping with COVID-19 long-term
Happiness, in most ways, is a subjective thing. It can look and feel different for everyone, and considering how different each of us is from one another, it makes sense that what makes us happy differs from one person to the next, too. And, as it turns out, the subjectivity of happiness has been scientifically … More Yes, you can control your happiness
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
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
Food waste is a real shame for multiple reasons. Not only could the food in question being tossed or discarded be used to feed someone who could truly use it, but it’s a wasted effort of farmers, truckers, factory workers, food processing plants, and any other profession associated with the food industry. All in all, … More Turning food waste into food bank donations