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
Artificial intelligence-based technology has somewhat inundated our lives since products like Alexa and Google Home have been released. For many of us, these devices are integral components of daily life, while for others they remain a foreign and arguably somewhat intimidating concept. When these types of products first hit the market, I recall being intrigued … More Thinking about purchasing a Google Nest? Read this
I’ve made mention of my love for fragrance here on my blog before, and shockingly enough, it’s time to revisit the topic. I really am a scents person, and I have a serious appreciation for all things smelly (in a good way). Whether it be candles, room and/or body sprays, or perfume, if I find … More Have you ordered from Charmed Aroma?
Crime-based shows and television series hold a special place in my heart. That may sound a little odd, and there is a chance you’re questioning who exactly I am as a person based on this statement, but I genuinely find criminology-themed shows to be absolutely fascinating, assuming they’re well made. I’ve watched Netflix’s I Am … More Have you seen ‘I Am A Killer: Released’ ?
Oatmeal cookies are seriously underestimated, in my opinion. They’re a quintessential member of the cookie family, and while often overshadowed by their famous cousin, the chocolate chip cookie, I firmly believe oatmeal cookies can hold their own. And, with Autumn approaching, what better time to truly savour these little delights. Personally, I prefer oatmeal cookies … More Here’s how to make the absolute best oatmeal cookies
Here in Ontario, a joyous occasion is coming to a close; peach season, and I am proud to say that Ontario peaches really are some of the best you can get. My mom and I anticipate the arrival of fresh, juicy, local peaches every summer, and I have to admit that it’s a little saddening … More Get your peach on
As we are all aware, plastic waste has become a tremendous environmental issue within the past few decades or so. Plastic waste can be difficult to repurpose and further decompose, making it a challenging material to determine new and innovative uses for. As it turns out, though, a road in California has taken the concept … More Turning plastic waste into roadways
I’ve written a few different posts here on my blog discussing the long-term implications of eating disorders and the physical havoc they wreak on a body. The lasting effects of an eating disorder and undeniable for its victims, making it difficult to forget enduring such a debilitating condition. I would argue many of us are … More Finding hope in eating disorder recovery
Communication is a pretty major component of daily life for most of us. Depending on the sort of work we do, conversation can be a tremendous occurrence throughout any given day, and outside of the working world as well. I’ve found that as I have gotten older, I’ve come to realize just how useful and … More Choose to communicate
As someone who is a creature of habit and seriously values routine, I can attest to the ability of change causing feelings of unease and discomfort. Change is inevitable and necessary, but for a lot of us, it has a bit of a negative connotation. When we prefer stability and avoid change, though, we run … More Embracing change through COVID-19
Ahhh, entitlement. It’s something we are all familiar with, and hopefully it is a concept we can all agree on to be an off-putting one. It’s something I personally cannot and will not tolerate, yet unfortunately it seems as though it’s gaining traction amongst us and the ways in which we present ourselves. Working in … More This is why we need to stop tolerating entitlement
Having long hair in a warm climate can be a bit of a challenge. Depending on the sort of work you do, for example, if you’re like me and do a lot of physical work outside, long hair in the summertime can feel a lot like a straight jacket, and sometimes it’s tempting to grab … More Here are some cool hairstyles for long hair in the heat
The agricultural industry is a tough one. Farming consists of a significant amount of time, work and effort, and is unfortunately often times at the mercy of Mother Nature. This year has been exceptionally tough for members of the ag industry. Between COVID-19 and the setbacks and complications caused by it and a tremendously dry … More Have you thanked a farmer recently?
This summer here in Ontario has been a scorcher. Excessively high temperatures with an insignificant amount of rain has caused a lot of vegetation to dry up and unfortunately die, and the suns rays seem to be getting hotter and hotter every year. We’re aware of the damage that can occur to our skin as … More Dry, summer hair? Try this hair mask
I think it is arguable that most of us know someone who has had their wedding impacted thanks to the coronavirus, or perhaps you have encountered this unfortunate happening yourself. I can’t imagine how stressful it is to plan a wedding only to postpone, cancel altogether, or un-plan, and my heart goes out to anyone … More Making the most of COVID-19 weddings
Okay, I know. You probably read the title of this post and thought to yourself something along the lines of ‘what in the actual hell,’ and quite honestly, I don’t blame you. This isn’t exactly something you hear about every day, but I’m certainly glad I did thanks to an article from The Good News … More Combatting ocean plastic with … flip flops?
Horror movies are one of my favourite genres to watch, as I’ve mentioned many times before here on my blog. I’m not sure what the says about me as a person, but hey, to each their own. As much as I enjoy horror movies, I find it a little irritating that so many of them … More Horror movies: A predictable genre
Mexican cuisine is hands down one of my favourite types of food to eat. My family and I have always loved Mexican dishes, a preference which has likely been influenced by our migrant workers and their choosing to share some of their phenomenal creations with us, and whenever we have the chance to have this … More Craving Mexican? Check out The Mule in Hamilton
Pessimism is something that’s always really irked me. There are obviously situations in which pessimism is warranted, but more often than not, it isn’t necessary, yet many of us continue to live our lives with a pessimistic perspective. I’ve never really understood why someone would go out of their way to focus solely on the … More Pessimism: a how not to guide
If you’re someone who deals with anxiety on a daily basis, at any level, you’re arguably aware of how frustrating, debilitating, and stressful its influence can be. It’s sort of like hearing a constant nagging voice in the back of your mind that causes you to feel doubt and insecurity about anything and everything, so … More The significance of challenging anxious thoughts
Reality television is something I have a love-hate relationship with. As much as I regret to admit I watch it from time to time considering it’s pretty ridiculous and dramatic, I also find it to be pretty entertaining, and it serves as a great option of mindless television for anyone who is need of turning … More Have you seen Selling Sunset?
I never really realized just how much I’ve been taking restaurants for granted until COVID-19 hit and forced many of them to temporarily close. I sincerely miss being able to go out for dinner and enjoy a meal, and while a lot of restaurants and eateries have re-opened with COVID-19 protocols, I haven’t yet had … More Heading to Alabama? Be sure to check out Drexell & Honeybee restaurant
Elephants really are some of the most interesting and unique mammals on our planet, in my opinion. Between their vast size and their gentle, almost timid nature (depending on the situation), it isn’t difficult to determine why so many of us are fond of these lovely creatures. On the topic of having an appreciation for … More Celebrating elephant births in Kenya