I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again; I find it truly mind-blowing that in 2021 we are still discovering positively astounding elements from history that are, often times, well-preserved. It really is incredible to consider just how much is in existence that we as humans have yet to unveil, and it is fascinating … More Have you heard about this recently discovered Ancient Egyptian city?
I would like to start this post off by stating that the information in this post is subjective and not scientifically-backed. These are my own thoughts, ideas and opinions, and by no means am I trying to imply that I am certified to give concrete advice in the context of mental health; rather, this is … More Here’s how to help someone dealing with a mental health crisis in a pandemic
Dolphins truly are whimsical creatures. I’ve always respected ocean life tremendously, and dolphins are no exception; I’ve read a lot about their intelligence and the incredible tactics they use to communicate with one another, and as it turns out, apparently they aren’t so different from us humans in terms of personality, explains an article from … More Dolphins are more similar to us than we think
It’s a day so many of us dream of; going shopping for a beautiful wedding dress. Browsing the selection in a given store and feeling the smooth and soft fabrics glide across your hand as you walk down aisles upon aisles of stunning white gowns, waiting for you to try them on. Perhaps that’s a … More The reality of wedding dress shopping
Since we got a puppy a few months ago, keeping a watchful eye over him and what he tries to eat has been a bit of a challenge. Aside from a few foods that aren’t necessarily the best for pups, he’s eaten Christmas ornaments, magazines, stones and an assortment of animal poop. It’s been fun, … More Here’s what your dog can and cannot eat
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
I feel like a broken record in saying this, but as we are all more than aware of, 2020 wasn’t exactly our best year. A shit storm descended upon us from the early months of last year and continued to batter us with shit right up until the end, and so far, 2021 hasn’t been … More Recognizing goodness in 2020
I think it is safe to say that honesty is a rather important aspect of any serious relationship. Without honesty, trust cannot build, not really exist whatsoever, and without either of these things, a relationship certainly wouldn’t be a healthy one. In fact, there may not be a relationship at all. In addition to being … More The importance of utmost transparency in serious relationships
Working out is a beneficial practice for our minds and bodies. This isn’t new knowledge; we are all aware of the advantages that accompany exercise, but for a lot of us, taking time out of our day to go to a gym is an unfeasible thought. I used to attend a gym back when I … More Here is your 2021 workout routine
I would wager that a majority of us have come to the realization that Christmas will look rather different this year compared to past years, thanks to COVID-19. We all celebrate Christmas differently, but this year will be once in which most of us will be celebrating in a similar manner; with far fewer people, … More Cheers to a COVID Christmas
As I mentioned here on my blog a little while ago, our sweet pup Jake was tragically killed back in October. He was a 12-year-old blue heeler and was my best friend, and my family and I miss him and his antics daily. We all still see and hear his presence on the farm from … More Beware of puppy scams
My family and I engaged in a rather thought-provoking conversation a couple of nights ago. I say it was thought-provoking as I have thought about the discussion on and off since we had it, and considering it was a few days ago, I think it goes to show the validity of what was said. Over … More Here’s why North American work culture is toxic
I would wager that there are a lot of us who are finding that their patience for the pandemic we are in is wearing thin. It is hard to believe that COVID-19 has been in our lives for almost an entire year now, and based on recent projected data, we could find ourselves in lockdown … More Stop being lazy with COVID-19
We are all aware of the numerous changes we have been presented with as a result of the pandemic we are still finding ourselves in. We have experienced alterations to our jobs, school, relationships, recreational activities, and socializing in general, and I wouldn’t be surprised if we continue to be confronted with new and abstract … More Can a pandemic make you healthier?
Social media arguably offers as many positives as it does negatives. Most of us make use of and rely on social media as a source of entertainment, and some of us are even addicted to it. Something I think that needs to be addressed in terms of a social media presence is understanding how seriously … More We need to stop being so personal via social media
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
Coyotes, while they undoubtedly do serve a purpose in nature as predators, are not one of my favourite species. When it comes to pest control, they do a great job; however, after recent events pertaining to my family’s beloved dog, my attitude towards these animals has shifted a wee bit. Coyote populations have exponentially increased … More Here’s how to keep coyotes away from your property
Dogs, if you have or have ever had one, are one of life’s biggest blessings. They truly are some of the most loving, loyal, and special animals to walk the earth, hence why losing them is a loss that cuts so deep. My family and I lost our dog Sam several years ago now. He … More The harsh reality of losing a dog
It isn’t exactly shocking that a lot of us have experienced a decline in our mental health since the coronavirus outbreak first began back in March. Lockdowns, quarantining, isolation and social distancing are all components of this pandemic that have caused many of us to feel confused, alone, frustrated and scared, all of which are … More Here’s how to give your mental health a boost
When it comes to accepting blame, I would imagine most of us wouldn’t describe it as the most enjoyable experience. Being forced to recognize our faults and accept responsibility for them is a somewhat debilitating experience, which is why I believe a lot of us become defiant when faced with confrontation as it serves as … More This is why it’s important to handle criticism
Participating in social activities isn’t exactly the easiest thing to do right now. Thanks to COVID-19, a lot of the things we typically partake in recreationally have been kiboshed, therefore most of us aren’t as socially active as we likely normally would be if we weren’t in a pandemic. Personally, I haven’t don’t a whole … More The significance of socializing
Ratched made its Netflix debut recently, and because I’m a curious individual, I wanted to give it a watch. I wasn’t really sure what to expect going into the pilot episode other than I knew the show focused on a female nurse named Mildred Ratched, and because Sarah Paulson plays the lead and I enjoy … More Have you seen ‘Ratched’?
Selfishness is a concept many of us are familiar with but are reluctant to admit to. The act of being selfish isn’t exactly a good one, therefore it makes sense that we avoid recognizing when we act selfishly. But, as uncomfortable as it can be to acknowledge when we have been or are being selfish, … More Stop the selfishness
A couple of days ago, a package arrived on our front porch from Aritzia. If you’re unfamiliar with Aritzia, it is a pricy women’s clothing brand that originated in Vancouver, BC in the 80s and has grown into an incredibly successful and highly-recognized name in the fashion world. I was rather surprised to see this … More Why do we pay so much for a brand name?
Autumn is hands down my favourite season for a variety of reasons. I love seeing the leaves on the trees transform into a colourful medley of beauty; I look forward to changing from shorts and sandals to cozy sweaters and boots; and I have a definite appreciation for Halloween and all things spooky. Because Fall … More Here are some things to do this Fall
When it comes to confrontation, standing your ground can be challenging. Depending on who you are engaged in confrontation with, it can be difficult to be firm in your beliefs and argue on your own behalf, specifically if, for example, the person you’re addressing conflict with is your superior or boss at a job. But, … More Why are we afraid to stand up for ourselves?
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 apologize if it seems as though I’m giving an awful lot of television series/film reviews as of late, but I ask you to hang in for one more. I’ve been watching some interesting things lately, and I figure someone on the internet will appreciate my thoughts and opinions towards them. I hope so, anyway. … More Have you seen ‘Girls Incarcerated’?
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