The beauty of remaining silent when you have nothing nice to offer

It’s a philosophy that we arguably all have heard at some point or another, but regardless of its prominence, the concept of staying silent when we have nothing nice to say is one that remains absolutely relevant, and likely will continue to be, infinitely. It’s a rather simple yet effective ideology, and I believe it … More The beauty of remaining silent when you have nothing nice to offer

Here’s how to help someone dealing with anxiety

Allow me to begin this post by stating that I am not, in any way, a mental health professional. I do not wish for this post to suggest otherwise, and, as always, please consult with your physician prior to making any major decisions regarding mental or physical health. Anyone who deals with anxiety themselves is … More Here’s how to help someone dealing with anxiety

Understanding the improbability of pleasing everyone

Chances are, at one point or another, you’ve heard the phrase ‘you can’t please everyone,’ or something similar. It’s a simple saying, yet one that contains tremendous truth in its limited words, and I think it is one a lot of us could benefit from in terms of its honesty. When I was in my … More Understanding the improbability of pleasing everyone

Here’s how to deal with Seasonal Affective Disorder

This time of year in Ontario, a lot of folks start experiencing signs and symptoms of Seasonal Affective Disorder, or SAD, as a result of the daylight savings that occurred a few weeks ago. The clocks went back an hour, which means that by 5pm, we are just about in complete darkness. Seasonal Affective Disorder … More Here’s how to deal with Seasonal Affective Disorder

Dealing with difficult people in the workplace

It is a situation we arguably, unfortunately, are all familiar with; there is a certain individual with who we share a workplace that makes the work itself rather unpleasant, simply because of their presence. I, too, have familiarity with this situation, and in different jobs over the years. I can’t say I have a guaranteed … More Dealing with difficult people in the workplace

Do you enjoy spending time by yourself? You’re not alone (no pun intended)

Once again, I would like to take a moment to recognize my witty title and give myself some warranted applause for being so darn clever. Hehe. Moving on. I am someone who significantly appreciates my alone time. If I had to categorize myself, I think I’m a relatively equal balance between being introverted and extroverted, … More Do you enjoy spending time by yourself? You’re not alone (no pun intended)

These are some of the best products you can purchase for your nails

My nails and I have been on quite a journey together. A transitional one at that. When I was younger, probably about ten or 11, I discovered the scrutinized habit commonly known as biting my nails. I didn’t just bite my nails; I chewed the skin surrounding my nails as well, and over time, my … More These are some of the best products you can purchase for your nails

Here’s why we need to stop changing ourselves to appease others

I’m willing to bet that just about all of us know someone in our lives who is a complete and total unjustified asshole and lives their life abiding by the “I’ve been this way for this long so I’m not gonna change now” mantra. Often times, this narrative applies to older folks, but not necessarily … More Here’s why we need to stop changing ourselves to appease others

The reality of living with a chronic illness

Chronic illnesses are a real bitch. There isn’t much sense in sugar-coating the matter, because that would be a disservice to anyone who, like myself, lives with chronic illness(es); they’re frustrating, discouraging, and relentless, and they aren’t something I would wish on anyone. Chronic illness as a topic is a rather vast one, and by … More The reality of living with a chronic illness

Here’s how meditating can help you avoid making errors

Meditation, in the context of wellness and mindfulness, is something a lot of us are familiar with in terms of its advantages. It can help us to achieve inner peace, relax, and take a moment to pause and breathe in the midst of the craziness of life. While many of us are familiar with these … More Here’s how meditating can help you avoid making errors

Venting: good or bad?

Venting, if you’re unfamiliar with the term, typically involves a person unloading their stresses, anguish or frustration with a given situation via conversation with someone. It is something probably all of us have engaged with at some point or another, and a lot of us associate the concept of venting with positivity; getting things off … More Venting: good or bad?

It’s official: exercise really can help combat depression

While I wouldn’t go so far as to say it is common knowledge, the concept of exercise being a means to alleviate the severity of depression isn’t exactly news. There have been many studies conducted on the topic, and while there has been strong evidence to support this belief for a while now, it has … More It’s official: exercise really can help combat depression

Read this to learn how to stop beating yourself up

Self-criticism is something most of us are all too familiar with. And that isn’t to say self-criticism is a bad thing, because sometimes it is necessary. Self-criticism can have a negative connotation, however, when it becomes an overwhelming presence in our lives and prevents us from being capable of recognizing anything positive about ourselves. An … More Read this to learn how to stop beating yourself up