It’s rather apparent within my blog posts that I am a huge fan of classic rock music. I often say I was born into the wrong generation as I firmly believe rock music throughout the 70s, 80s and 90s is the pinnacle of the genre and likely won’t be matched, let alone topped anytime soon. … More Profile: Guns N’ Roses
Life is a crazy thing, as we’re arguably all aware. Things may not necessarily pan out how we intended for them to, relationships come and go, and stress is ever prevalent. And, while these things may be inevitable, they’re certainly not things that should take precedence over others, such as family and friendships. Something I … More Appreciating the present
I’m a tremendous fan of Brooklyn Nine-Nine. Andy Samberg has always been one of my favourite actors in Hollywood, and he does not disappoint in his role as Jake in the show, a hilarious and sometimes clueless detective in New York City in the 99th precinct. And, aside from being ridiculously funny, Samberg and the … More Brooklyn Nine-Nine: so much more than a comedy
Eggs are pretty fantastic when you think about it. Not only are they delicious and simple to prepare, but they further contain a multitude of nutrients that benefit the human body. And, they’re a whole lot more, according to ThinkEgg’s website. Eggs actually contain the highest quality protein you can buy, and egg yolks happen … More Let’s talk about eggs
So often we hear about the significance of transforming a space that belongs to us into something that reflects who we are, or at least makes us happy. And, despite the perpetuation of this concept, I question how many of us actually practice this. When I say ‘make a space your own,’ I’m referring to … More The importance of making a space your own
Finding a body cream you assume to be great, only to learn it isn’t, is frustrating. Perhaps it’s too oily and leaves a film on your skin after using it; maybe it isn’t the scent you bargained for; perhaps it’s promise to provide your skin with infinite moisture fell short. When you spend money on … More Product review: Bath & Body Works Aromatherapy Comfort Vanilla and Patchouli Moisturizing Body Cream
In the scenario that you read the title of this post and asked yourself what the heck the entourage effect is, and how it correlates with CBD oil, not to worry. I was completely unfamiliar with the entourage effect as well, but thanks to an article originally published on Made By Hemp’s website, I have … More Here’s what you need to know about CBD oil and the entourage effect
Ciders and summertime pair perfectly. There’s something so refreshing about cracking open a crisp, cool apple cider on a hot summer day, and I imagine a lot of folks would agree with me. If hard cider is your go-to drink when the weather warms up, I have some fantastic news for you: Bonnieheath Estate Lavender … More Move over, Somersby; Folkin’ Hard Cider has you beat
Eating in restaurants nowadays can be a hit or miss experience, depending on where you go. Prices can be far higher than expected; atmosphere can significantly impact overall experience; menu options may be limited. Not to worry, though; Broadway Diner in Hamilton has all of its bases covered. Located on Upper James Street, Broadway Diner … More Broadway Diner: a hidden Hamilton gem
Dogs are pretty great. They’re easily one of my favourite species of animals, and considering my family has always had a dog on the farm, I honestly struggle to imagine my life without one. My current dog, Jake, is my best friend. He and I have a bond that I’ve never shared with another animal … More How well do you really know your dog?
It seems to me that as of late, farmers have been the subject of unnecessary criticism and scrutiny. And, the longer I think about it, the more it becomes apparent that farmers have somewhat always been targeted for the profession they chose, one that we as a society depend upon tremendously. Recently, farmers and members … More Why are we villainizing farmers?
In working at Bonnieheath Estate, a lavender farm and winery, I’ve come to develop a relatively firm understanding of lavender. Prior to starting this job, I had some knowledge of this magical plant, but now that my knowledge has expanded, I thought I would offer a little lavender 101, if you will, in hopes of … More Lavender 101
An article from The Huffington Post caught my eye the other evening. Titled “Alabama Wants To Imprison Marshae Jones. Her Crime Was Being Shot While Pregnant,” I imagine it’s relatively simple to figure out why I was intrigued by the headline. The following excerpts are from the article: “Marshae Jones, a 28-year-old Alabama woman, is facing a manslaughter … More The implications of Alabama’s abortion law
I’ve been wanting to view Netflix’s Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile for quite some time now. Actually, I’ve wanted to see it since I initially saw the trailer for it, and while it may have taken a little longer than I would have liked to see it, I finally did. In case you’re unaware of what … More Film review: Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile
Social media, as wonderful as it can be, can simultaneously be destructive towards those who make use of it. And by destructive, I’m referring to the inevitable occurrence of comparison that comes with social media. It’s extremely difficult to avoid comparing ourselves to others when we’re scrolling through our social media timelines. We compare ourselves … More Stop comparing and start celebrating
Cannabis is something that is often misunderstood, in my opinion. When most of us consider cannabis, we think of it being smoked, or consumed in a brownie or a gummy. But, in reality, cannabis can be used in a variety of dishes, and an article originally published at Foli offers up 15 different recipes using this delightful plant. … More Cooking with cannabis
When it comes to wine, whites are my jam. I’ve never been able to get into reds, and honestly, I’m not a fan of them in general. Prior to working at a winery, I never thought I would be writing a blog post with some white wine suggestions for the summer months, but here we … More Summer white wine essentials
Pressure is something we as humans tend to shy away from, which is quite understandable. Pressure can induce feelings of stress, anxiety, fear, and possibly frustration, and it isn’t something we exactly desire to experience (in most cases). When we’re conscious of the pressure we’re under, it’s easy to get rattled and become overwhelmed. This … More How to keep calm under pressure
Summertime in Southwestern Ontario can get pretty toasty. It can also be stormy, humid, or cold, depending on how Mother Nature is feeling on a given day. The weather here is a tad unpredictable. Fluctuations aside, when it is a scorcher outside, it can be difficult to stay cool. I thought it may be useful … More Beat the heat this summer with these tips
Cooking is something a lot of us fear, for many different reasons. Burnt entrees and failed desserts are just a few potential examples as to why someone may be intimidated in the kitchen, amongst other things. Good news, though; cooking doesn’t have to be complicated, especially when you have a few tricks on standby. I … More Here’s how to be a pro in the kitchen
If you’re someone who is considering using CBD extract, it can be a little overwhelming to determine which type is best for you. Luckily, an article originally published on Made By Hemp’s website outlines the main differences amongst CBD extract, making it a little simpler to figure out which one to go with. The four most common varieties … More Understanding different types of CBD extract
My sister shared an Instagram post with me the other evening from an account titled Humans of New York. If you’re unfamiliar with it, I highly recommend checking it out as it’s a great way to catch a glimpse of alternate perspectives towards a certain subject matter. This particular post, featuring commentary from a woman … More Happiness: a matter of perspective
It’s possible you read the title of this post and said to yourself: “Really? A blog post about Homesense?” And, if this was your reaction, it’s rather understandable. Homesense may not be what you consider to be a worthy for a blog post, but I’m hoping to change your mind. About a week ago I … More Homesense: a one-stop shopping haven
Designating something in our lives that inspires us and evokes creativity is so important. Yet, I question how many of us have been able to identify our own muse. Finding whatever we’re passionate about can be a bit of a gray area. Perhaps we’re overwhelmed with focalizing one specific passion because we have several; perhaps … More The importance of finding your muse
If you read the title of this post and said to yourself, ‘what the hell is PCOS?’, you’re in the right place. And you’re definitely not alone in being unfamiliar with the acronym, hence the purpose of this post. PCOS, or Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome, “is a hormonal disorder common among women of reproductive age. Women … More Why aren’t we talking about PCOS?
Dealing with conflict in the workplace can be a fickle thing. Depending on the situation, you may or may not be comfortable addressing conflict where you work because of where you stands in terms of employment, and further, where you stand with your employer. Addressing conflict in a professional manner doesn’t have to be daunting, … More How to handle conflict professionally
Here in Canada, there is quite a bit of political action happening as a result of the upcoming federal election. And, if you’re like most Canadians, you’re probably fed up with and feeling inundated with campaign platforms and propaganda. Even more so if you’re like me and are having difficulty visioning any of the candidates … More Where did all the good leaders go?
For many of us young adults, our parents are becoming older. Perhaps they’re nearing their fifties or sixties, or maybe they’re older still. Regardless of their exact age, for many of my friends close to my own age, our parents are ageing, and this natural occurrence can cause us a bit of distress once we … More Here’s how to spend more time with your parents
Bees are pretty incredible little guys when you stop to think about it. Their contributions to the environment and food production are remarkable, and with initiatives ever present to encourage us to save and conserve bees, I thought it would be interesting to do a little bit of research about our good friends. Here are … More Let’s talk about bees
In regard to my post a few days ago about self-care, I thought it might useful to brainstorm the ways in which we can practice self-care without blowing our budget. I think many of us automatically associate self-care practices with a high price tag, but it certainly doesn’t have to cost you an arm or … More Practicing affordable self-care