Rosemary is not, by any means, my preferred herb. I don’t know what it is about this stuff, but I am not a fan of the taste or smell. I wish I liked it, because a lot of us swear by the combination of roasted potatoes and rosemary, but I would rather eat a plain-ass … More Check out these unique uses for rosemary
Maintaining healthy, balanced friendships is a relatively tricky concept. If you disagree with me, consider yourself quite fortunate; for a majority of us, though, keeping up friendships isn’t always a walk in the park. Friendships, like relationships, require effort, time, commitment and sacrifice, and at times, staying on par with multiple friendships and friend groups … More The reality of friendships when you’re a young adult
Depression is something that, unfortunately, far too many of us are all too familiar with, including myself. It’s a real bitch; it can make its overwhelming presence known without warning; its severity can differ drastically; and it is incredibly draining, both emotionally and physically. Magic mushrooms, on the other hand, are not something I would … More Could magic mushrooms help combat depression?
Judgment is one of those concepts that just about all of us agree to be detrimental. It isn’t right to do, and we know the implications that can present themselves as a result of judging someone. Yet, despite our recognition of the toxicity embedded in the act of judging a person, and our awareness that … More Here’s why we shouldn’t judge someone based on their appearance
Anyone who has experienced the inability to fall asleep can attest to how insanely frustrating it is. You are tired, mentally and physically, though despite your fatigue, as soon as your head hits the pillow, your thoughts begin racing and you can’t seem to muster any tranquility in order to get some much needed shut … More Can’t sleep? Read this
Grey hair is something that a lot of us tremendously fear. I believe the phobia of going grey stems from a fear of aging, and perhaps even ageism itself, however it’s a bit ridiculous how fearful so many of us are of seeing our hair turn grey considering just about all of us will experience … More Can grey hair be reversed?
Stress is something that just about all of us experience throughout life, some more than others. And, really, the concept of stress is a very personalized one; what may be a significant source of stress for one person may not be for another. While stress in itself is almost inevitable for any of us, we … More Here are some effective stress-management tips
Yesterday’s post seemed to go over quite well with you, my lovely readers, and because of this, and also because I said I would continue the topic for today’s post, I’ve got plenty more small lifestyle changes that produce big wins to share with all of you, courtesy of lifehack.org. Check out the rest. 21. … More … and here are even more attainable life changes to become healthier
Living and maintaining a healthy lifestyle is arguably something we all strive to achieve to some extent. We try our best to eat healthy, drink enough water, get plenty of sleep and engage in physical activity, but sometimes, life gets crazy, and we get off track. For a lot of us, I would argue, it … More Here are some small changes that can make all the difference with your health
Ahhhh, friendship. A conceptual relationship that can offer so much positivity, but also, unfortunately, negativity, depending on the quality of the bond. Friendship, while incredibly important to me in my own life, is something I haven’t had tremendous luck with. I’ve had a few people in my life that I believed to be good friends … More Here’s why having good friends in your 20s is so important
Projecting is something that a lot of us partake in, whether willingly or unwillingly. For anyone unaware, projecting is when we force our thoughts and emotions onto those arounds us, therefore it can be negative and positive. For the sake of this post, though, when I say projecting, I’m referring to the negative form of … More Here’s why we need to stop projecting
Lymes disease is a condition that, upon hearing it aloud, a lot of us cringe, wince and show hesitancy towards, arguably because a lot of us are aware of how debilitating this disease can be. For anyone unaware of what Lymes disease is, it is carried by certain ticks (blacklegged/deer ticks) and is transferred from … More How much do you know about Lymes disease?
I am, without a doubt, an absolute sucker when it comes to getting songs stuck in my head. Moreover, it isn’t usually as though I mentally go over the entirety of a song’s lyrics in my head; rather, it’s the same one or two lines, over and over, until I have the urge to rip … More Can’t get a song out of your head? It could be a good thing
Without going into too much detail, I was recently diagnosed with a not-so-great autoimmune disease. It’s been a long time coming as I’ve been feeling rough for just about a year now, with my symptoms getting progressively worse with time. Once I learned about the condition I have, I had a good vent session with … More Yes, you are stronger than you might think
Apple cider vinegar is, in a way, a sort of nutritional powerhouse. The benefits and advantages of consuming this stuff are significant, and while the tase of apple cider vinegar may not be the most enticing thing, I’d say the pros outweigh the cons in this specific equation. For anyone unaware of just how many … More Here’s why you should be drinking apple cider vinegar
Not too long ago a good friend of mine reached out to chat with me about a recent breakup she is going through. I was touched she thought of me to lean on and potentially offer her some advice pertaining to the situation, although once she got into the nitty gritty details of how her … More Here’s why knowing ourselves is so, so important
A few days ago, Blaine went golfing with some buddies for a bachelor party. I called him later on that day to see how the party went, and he started to tell me that he was rather taken aback by the ways in which a lot of the men golfing were speaking to the girls … More Here’s why we need to normalize calling out harassment
I am willing to bet that a majority of Ontarians are rejoicing with the news of Doug Ford’s recent announcement pertaining to the gradual reopening of businesses here in the province. It’s been a long time coming, and it is safe to say the patience of the public in Ontario has been wearing thin as … More Please be kind as Ontario begins to reopen
Waking up early has never really been my forte. I will get up early when necessary, but I will admit that it is a struggle, and I most definitely am not a morning person. My bed seems to hold this magical power which makes it very difficult to leave it when I wake up in … More Could waking up earlier help combat depression?
Starting a new job is a daunting prospect for anyone, usually speaking. With worries concerning duties, performance, responsibilities and skill, beginning a new occupation can certainly present its share of challenges, regardless of the line of work you are in. What is even more intimidating is if you’re a young person starting off a new … More The importance of knowing your worth as a young person in a new job
Gardening is something a lot of us engage with for different reasons. Some of us garden as a means of de-stressing, or inducing relaxation; others garden to save money by growing their own produce as opposed to having to purchase it from a grocer. Regardless of your own personal reasons behind your gardening habits, it … More Check out these neat gardening hacks
Assertion, or being assertive, has, in my opinion, a rather negative connotation attached to it. And, really, I’ve never understood why this is, considering assertion does not typically coincide with aggression in any manner. Aggression, too, has a negative connotation attached to its meaning, but such connotation is a little more logical in terms of … More The importance of understanding the difference between assertion and aggression
If you’ve been following my blog to any degree, you are likely aware of that fact that I have anxiety. I’m rather open about it, in addition to the other forms of mental illness I have been diagnosed with, I am always more than willing to be candid when it comes to discussing the topic. … More Need some anxiety coping skills? Look no further
Reading holds a spot near and dear to my heart. I used to be far more of an avid reader than I am now, although I wish this wasn’t the case. I fell in love with books, reading and words when I was quite young, and I’m pretty sure I had read all of the … More COVID-19 has more kids reading
I’ve said it before and I shall say it again; we very much so live in a society that is driven by the notion of keeping busy. So many of us are so busy, more than we arguably ever have been before, and yet we seem to continue to add to our plates to occupy … More Here’s why being too busy can be dangerous
By no means am I trying to come across as a broken record, but the last couple of posts I wrote regarding self-care strategies that don’t take up a tremendous amount of time piqued the interest of a lot of you. There are a few remaining tips, courtesy of webmd.com, so I shall share them … More And here are yet some more time-conscious self-care tips
COVID-19 is a term that, two years ago, none of us had heard of. If only it had remained an unknown term. Here we are, in 2021, using, seeing and reading the term arguably more often than we would like to be. COVID-19 has become an integral component of daily life on a global scale. … More Has COVID-19 made you a better person?
My recent post regarding quick self-care practices seemed to go over well with all of you lovely readers, and because I didn’t share all of the ideas the web page from webmd.com, I figured I may as well do another post on the same topic, a sort of a continuation of my initial post, if … More Here’s some more speedy self-care tips
Nowadays, it seems as though more of us are short of time than ever before. We wake up and rush to get ready for work; we rush to work; we rush out of work; we rush home from work to get food on the table. You get my point. Because so many of us are … More Check out these self-care practices that take less than 15 minutes to do
The sensations we experience when we are feeling inadequate aren’t exactly pleasant ones. Some that come to mind include inferiority, hopelessness, helplessness, isolation, and sadness, and that’s only naming a few. Feeling as though we are inadequate, or, in simpler terms, not good enough, is truly a debilitating sentiment. It is frustrating because while we … More How to grapple with feelings of inadequacy