How to grapple with feelings of inadequacy

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

Here’s why you need to stop feeling sorry for yourself

Self-pity, while a rather unattractive practice, is a bit of an inevitable one in this thing we call life. We are human, and therefore act, feel and behave as humans do, so sometimes we succumb to the temptation to feel bad for ourselves regarding a particular unfortunate event. Self-pity is a very normal occurrence from … More Here’s why you need to stop feeling sorry for yourself

Let’s hear it for Colorado and what they’re doing for mental health for youth

Mental health issues and conditions have arguably never been higher on a global spectrum as a result of COVID-19. Enough of us experienced mental health difficulties prior to entering a pandemic, but with the coronavirus wreaking havoc in our lives still, over a year later, a hell of a lot more of us are struggling … More Let’s hear it for Colorado and what they’re doing for mental health for youth

The importance of patience when it comes to mental health recovery

Mental health issues have, unfortunately, become something that a lot of us are far too familiar with, especially since the COVID-19 pandemic began. Whether you were already dealing with mental illness and have found your condition to be intensified thanks to the coronavirus, or if you have never experienced mental illness prior to this pandemic … More The importance of patience when it comes to mental health recovery

Here’s why standing up for yourself is so important

In the current world we are living in, it is somewhat arguable that we as humans have never been more conflicted in terms of our emotions. The coronavirus pandemic has triggered all sorts of different reactions from us in regards to how we are handling its repercussions; some of us have developed mental health issues; … More Here’s why standing up for yourself is so important

How to deal with someone else’s anxiety when you have anxiety yourself

Anxiety, if you’ve ever experienced it yourself, isn’t exactly a joyful thing. It absolutely fucking sucks, and as anyone who has anxiety will tell you, it can be quite difficult to cope with it individually, let alone if you’re dealing with it yourself but are also dealing with someone in your life who is attempting … More How to deal with someone else’s anxiety when you have anxiety yourself

This is why you need to watch ‘Head Full of Honey’

The other evening, once again, Blaine and I found ourselves endlessly scrolling through Netflix, trying to decide on what to watch. We scrolled past a movie titled Head Full of Honey, which Blaine had watched a while ago and briefly told me about, and because he really enjoyed it and I hadn’t seen it, we … More This is why you need to watch ‘Head Full of Honey’

Here’s how to prepare your body for daylight savings

Daylight savings is, in my opinion, one of the stupidest concepts in existence. Originally, turning the clocks back or forward, depending on the time of year, was done so to benefit farmers, but as someone who has been raised by, lives with and works for farmers, I can personally attest to the bullshit that stands … More Here’s how to prepare your body for daylight savings

Here’s how your choice of peanut butter relates to your personality

I know, I know. You likely read the title of this post and said to yourself, ‘what in the literal hell?’ which is a rather understandable thought. Peanut butter is a delightful concoction many of us make use of on a daily basis, but it isn’t exactly something that we associate with personality and its … More Here’s how your choice of peanut butter relates to your personality

The importance of understanding that mental health isn’t a quick fix

Mental health concerns and complications are arguably at an all-time high in a global context as of late, thanks to the coronavirus pandemic. More and more of us are dealing with various forms of mental illness, some of which may have been present prior to the pandemic, others which are experiencing the onset of mental … More The importance of understanding that mental health isn’t a quick fix

Designating mental health services for high-stress jobs

Mental health, while it has always been of utmost importance, has certainly been the recipient of some positive recognition as of late. By positive recognition I am referring to the fact that mental health is very much becoming a de-stigmatized topic, and personally, I find this advancement towards the topic to be truly wonderful in … More Designating mental health services for high-stress jobs

Bringing recognition to National Eating Disorder Awareness Week

The week of February 22-28 marks the 2021 National Eating Disorder Awareness Week. This initiative has always been near and dear to my heart as a result of my own personal experience with an eating disorder, but I firmly believe it should have more relevance to many more people, regardless or not if they have … More Bringing recognition to National Eating Disorder Awareness Week

Don’t jump the gun with Ontario’s re-opening this week

If you’re a resident of Ontario, you’re likely aware that as of this past Tuesday, February 16, re-openings of non-essential businesses and other services were given the green light to open their doors once again to the public, abiding by COVID-19 protocols, depending where exactly you’re located in the province. Here in Brant County, we … More Don’t jump the gun with Ontario’s re-opening this week

This is why we need to stop commenting on the bodies of public figures

I think it is relatively safe to say that being a figure in the public eye comes with the knowledge and understanding that you will be subjected to public commentary. Whether you’re involved in politics, Hollywood, social media or really anything that involves publicizing your identity, it is no secret that your life is no … More This is why we need to stop commenting on the bodies of public figures

Feeling lonely? Consider broadening your knowledge in something, it may help

The sensation of loneliness or isolation is not a pleasant one. Depending on the circumstances that may provoke it, feeling as though we are alone without resources to connect with can be suffocating. We feel overwhelmed, unsure of where to go or who to reach out to, and often times we unfortunately tend to withdraw … More Feeling lonely? Consider broadening your knowledge in something, it may help

Is ‘carpe diem’ your new life motto? For a lot of Americans, it is

‘Carpe diem’ is arguably a phrase that your ears have heard at some point in life. Meaning seize the day, this Latin ideology emphasizes the concept that life is short and therefore should be enjoyed while we have access to it. Although a little stereotypical when referred to as a life motto, according to an … More Is ‘carpe diem’ your new life motto? For a lot of Americans, it is

#BellLetsTalkDay

Yesterday afternoon, I received a text from Bell reminding me that today is #BellLetsTalkDay. I made a mental note to be sure to use the hashtag across social media platforms as I normally do. Last night, I got to thinking about the matter and realized I should probably put my thoughts onto some virtual paper. … More #BellLetsTalkDay