Skincare is something that is relevant to many of us. As the saying goes, we only get one set of skin, so it’s wise to invest in it and care for it as best we can. As important as skincare is, it’s unfortunately rather expensive to practice an effective skincare routine. A majority of beneficial … More Skincare: is it worth the splurge?
Casts, for anyone who has ever had to wear them, aren’t exactly a pleasant experience. They’re bulky and uncomfortable, you can’t get them wet, and, after a while, they start to get a little rank, both in terms of appearance and smell. While I’ve never broken a bone, I have had to wear a cast … More Say goodbye to itchy, awkward casts
When you work in healthcare, it can be expected that you’ll likely spend the entirety of the day on your feet. There are a few professions that consist of the same demand in terms of not being able to sit a whole lot, but doctors, nurses and personal support workers take the cake in terms … More Have you heard about Nike’s newest shoes for healthcare workers?
Forcing yourself to be happy when you’re not can be a pretty challenging feat to overcome. Whether you’ve been in a slump for a week or a month, it’s difficult to plaster on a smile and go about your day as if everything is fine and dandy, especially if you haven’t been feeling like yourself … More What to do when you’re feeling down
Every year, we hear news regarding the accidental death of a child or a pet that has been left in a car. And, every time we hear about something so tragic, we arguably ask ourselves, ‘why does this keep happening?’ This question could very well be avoided thanks to a newly developed sensor, says an … More Preventing accidental deaths in vehicles with new technology
I think it’s safe to say that bubble bath is something most of us enjoy using no matter our age. Sure, our first introduction to bubble bath was likely when we were a child, but it is something that can continue to be used throughout life whenever we’re feeling like we need a little boost … More Looking for some decent bubble bath? Try Dr. Teal’s
In case you haven’t heard, rapper T.I. has created quite a stir as of late as a result of him sharing some rather unbelievable details pertaining to his parenting antics. An article from CTV news explains how during an episode of a podcast called “Ladies Like Us” the rapper explained how he accompanies his daughter … More Here’s why T.I.’s parenting of his daughter propagates social patriarchy
On Nov. 4, a few of my good friends and I went to Turtle Jack’s on Upper James St. in Hamilton for dinner. I was seriously looking forward to meeting them, considering we haven’t seen each other for a couple of years, and we decided on Turtle Jack’s because of its reputation as a well-established … More Getting mousy at Turtle Jack’s
Cystic Fibrosis (CF) is a terrible disease. According to Cystic Fibrosis Canada, it’s the “most common fatal genetic disease affecting Canadian children and young adults.” CF can wreak absolute havoc upon the body, though it mainly impacts the digestive system and the lungs. The nature of CF can vary depending on each person who is … More Making waves in Cystic Fibrosis treatment
Diapers are something most of us have been in contact with at some point in our lives. Whether it be our own children or the child of a friend or relative, or perhaps a child we’re babysitting, diapers are a concept most of us are familiar with as they are a pretty integral component of … More Have you heard of seaweed diapers?
It sounds too good to be true, doesn’t it? The idea of wine having health benefits? Believe it or not, I have some good news for all of you wine connoisseurs; wine, in moderation, can be a healthy choice. And, if you’re questioning the validity of this statement, an article from Healthline provides some facts … More Can drinking wine be healthy?
I would argue that Lebanese food isn’t something a fair amount of us are familiar with. Which is a shame, really, considering how damn tasty it is. It isn’t exactly as well recognized as Italian or Chinese food, for example, but despite its relatively subtle reputation, Lebanese cuisine packs a serious flavour punch. With some … More Like Lebanese food? Visit La Luna
When I initially discovered that I would participating in group therapy for my anxiety, I wasn’t entirely sure what to think. I’ve undergone therapy in the past in several different manners. All of the therapy I’ve been subjected to up until group was one-on-one, and honestly, I figured this style was the only effective way … More Is group therapy for you?
Do you do one thing a day that scares you? Are you someone who likes to live life dangerously? Do you challenge yourself on a daily basis to try something new? If you answered no to any or all of the proposed questions above, don’t worry. I sure as shit don’t do all of those … More It’s time to step outside of your comfort zone
For those of us who deal with anxiety on a daily basis, it can be beneficial to designate a handful of coping mechanisms, or strategies, that help us work through our anxious thoughts and bodily sensations. While there are several different methods that can work to help to calm anxiety, one I would like to … More Have you tried guided imagery?
Getting stung by a wasp of any sort isn’t exactly a pleasant experience. Depending where you’re stung, and further, whether or not the insect’s stinger remains in the skin, coming into contact with a stinging insect can be a rather painful ordeal. My sting track record has been pretty great up until recently. I think … More At-home remedies for wasp stings
I’ve been on a bit of a carrot kick lately. I’ve been trying to incorporate more vegetables into my diet and cut back a little on my fruit intake, and, in the process, I’ve started eating carrots as part of my lunch every day. I’m aware of some of the benefits carrots offer to those … More Here’s why you should be eating more carrots
We’re gonna get real with each other for a second, folks. It’s time to talk about menstruation and all of the delightful symptoms that can present themselves both before and after your cycle. I’ve noticed that for the past few months I’ve been feeling blue. Not all the time, but rather, specifically either the week … More Feeing down? It could be your period
I’ve been pretty sick these past few days, meaning I’ve had ample time to explore Netflix and discover some nature/animal documentaries. Side note: if you haven’t browsed through Netflix’s nature/animal documentaries, I highly recommend doing so. There’s quite a few to choose from, all of which are educational and extremely interesting. I started watching a … More Fer-de-Lance: the king of serpents
Cooking, as wonderful and exciting as it can be, can quickly become redundant. Over time we become comfortable with certain dishes, allowing them to become routine and failing to excite our tastebuds in the process. My mom has always said that the longer she cooks, the more difficult it becomes. My food intolerances and sensitivities … More Here’s how to get out of that cooking rut
I would argue that a lot of people associate marijuana with hemp, and vice versa. It’s probable that those of us who aren’t familiar with the differences between these two plants also group them together in the same category, despite the fact that they’re entirely different from each other. “Following the 2018 Farm Bill, hemp and … More Understanding the difference between marijuana and hemp
Being someone who has Generalized Anxiety Disorder, people occasionally ask me what the difference is between anxiety itself and worrying. I’m not a doctor, nor am I a medical professional, so these sorts of inquiries make me a little uncomfortable. But, I do like to tell people, when they ask, that a major distinguishing factor … More Understanding the difference between anxiety and worrying
Perhaps before delving into how to make use of hemp oil, it would be beneficial to discuss what exactly it is. I wasn’t exactly sure of how to define the substance myself, so it’s fair to assume others may not be familiar with it, either. So, what is hemp oil? “Hemp oil is a nutty … More Here’s how to use hemp oil
Athleticism, as wonderful and beneficial as it is, can also be a hindrance to those who have been involved in sports for an extended period of time. Sports can be rough, depending on the type, as can regular exercise or repetitive motions often associated with exercise, for example running or rowing. So, for those of … More Do you suffer from athlete’s joint pain? Cannabis could help
I’m a relatively open person, therefore I have no hesitancy to share my past experiences with an eating disorder with others. I think it’s important to discuss taboo and/or stigmatized topics in order to better understand them, and conversation can be one of the most effective ways to generate familiarity with things we may not … More Navigating eating disorder thoughts
I would argue that many of us believe we’re able to identify someone who struggles with anxiety based on the symptoms they may be demonstrating. Some of the most common symptoms of anxiety that are easily recognizable include worrying, self-doubt, insecurity, and panic attacks. What many of us are unaware of, though, are the more … More Here’s how to recognize anxiety
Perfection, as alluring as it seems, can be a dangerous thing to associate with. We’re taught and conditioned to perceive perfectionism as a positive, something we should strive for, yet we’re not made aware of the consequences that can arise as a result of our apparent obligation to be perfect. I’ve been diagnosed with Obsessive … More The importance of distancing ourselves from perfection
For many of us, coffee is a quintessential component of everyday life. From the moment we wake up in the morning, coffee is on our minds, it’s delicious aroma tantalizing our senses and slowly waking us up to take on the day. Maybe it’s just me that feels so passionately about coffee, but either way, … More Would you drink cannabis coffee?
If you’ve been following my blog for a while, you’re more than likely aware of my dietary restrictions. I’ve been intolerant to gluten and dairy for about four years now, and these intolerances are as annoying and inconvenient as ever. When I first found out about my intolerances, I learned I was unable to consume … More Can you become un-intolerant to foods?
On September 1, my wonderful mother celebrated her 60th birthday. If you’re reading this, mom, I apologize for letting the cat out of the bag. In the days leading up to her birthday, my mom had a bit of a hard time trying to grapple the fact that she would be turning 60. She looks … More It’s time to celebrate ageing