Britney Spears, in my mind, will go down as the one and only queen of pop. This woman exploded onto the scene at the mere age of 16 and had the entire world watching, thanks to her incredible dance, music and performance abilities. She made herself known with influence and grace and quickly dominated the … More Have you seen ‘Britney Vs. Spears’?
As we’re all aware, Thanksgiving is fast approaching, and it’s that time of year in which we express our thanks and gratitude towards things in our life that we are appreciative of. That’s likely the most generic explanation of Thanksgiving I’ve ever given, but I think I’ve encapsulated the essence of the celebratory day in … More What are you thankful for?
As we are all well aware by now, presuming you are following my blog in a somewhat consistent manner, I am an avid watcher of horror movies. Blaine, my fiancé, is as well, although I’ve kind of forcefully converted him to enjoying them because I’ve made him watch so many with me. He’s a great … More Have you seen ‘Midsommar’?
Some good friends of mine recently welcomed a beautiful boy to the world. This is their first child, and these two people happen to be the first friends of mine to have a child, so it’s been a rather exciting process overall. Their son is just over one month old, and I was able to … More Recognizing the superpowers of new moms
As many of us are aware, relationships tend to change a wee bit from when they first transpire compared to when they reach the status of being long-term. In the beginning, or ‘honeymoon’ phase of a relationship, if you will, sunshine, rainbows and puppies seem to blossom out of bodily ports and everything is covered … More The danger of getting too comfortable in long-term relationships
I very much feel as though COVID-19, among other negative outcomes, has caused a lot of us to become lazy in the context of communication. The reason I say this occurrence is a byproduct of the coronavirus is because I’ve certainly noticed more issues pertaining to communication and a lack of it since this pandemic … More Have we forgotten how to communicate?
Listening is something most of us likely do not consider to be a skill, but rather an innate characteristic of being a human being. I disagree, however, as I do, in fact, consider listening to be a skill, and I firmly believe it is a skill most of us could use some assistance with. I … More Listening: a how-to guide
I’m at a point in my life in which I’ve grown rather tired of meticulously filling in and carving out my eyebrows to enable them to look as though they grow perfectly on my face. It’s time consuming, frustrating, and, for me, personally, somewhat stupid. I decided to embrace a more natural eyebrow look this … More e.l.f. Wow Brow: a hidden gem
Within the past few years, things like acceptance, diversity and representation have, in a way, dominated social constructions. There has been a tremendous push to acknowledge and advocate for those among us who have had their voices silenced and have been rejected for a significant length of time, and for good reasons. While the pressure … More Have we gone too far with inclusivity?
Second chances are, I would argue, a controversial topic for a lot of us. Based on my own interactions and conversations with people on the matter, it seems as though we are either in favour of giving them, or we are entirely against it, with no in between. I had a conversation with my fiancé … More How do you feel about second chances?
Music really is an incredible thing. It has the power to unite us, or divide us, depending on someone’s music preferences, and it serves as the perfect muse for most of us going about our days. I thought it might be fun to share with all of you some of my favourite songs of all … More What are some of your favourite songs?
I find it a little disappointing I’m even writing a post on this topic, because, really, to answer the title of this post, you should respect service industry workers because it’s human decency. That’s really all there is to it, but, unfortunately, I’m finding we are collectively needing this reminder because I work in the … More This is why you should respect service industry workers
To find something in life that we are truly passionate about is a wonderful thing. Discovering something that brings us utmost joy and happiness is one of the beauties of life itself, and going throughout life without a passion is something I can’t imagine to be overly pleasant. Sometimes I wonder whether or not we … More The importance of finding our passions
It would be an absolute rarity to go throughout life without ever encountering someone with beliefs or opinions that differ from our own. As people, we are all individually unique, meaning it’s almost impossible to engage with someone who completely and entirely agrees without hesitation with another persons beliefs and opinions. Despite our obvious and … More The significance of respecting differences
I would argue that a lot of us could seriously benefit from paying better attention to our bodies and minds in terms of what they need, or don’t need, from us. If you disagree and do, in fact, stay well in tune with what your body and mind is attempting to communicate to you, I … More The importance of listening to your mind and body
I think it is relatively safe to say that we live in a society that has, without a doubt, convinced a lot of us to believe that sharing an opinion is a rite of passage. Personally, I think this stems from a lot of modern social elements such as cancel culture, being woke, and further … More How to deal with unwanted opinions
Living on a farm, it’s safe to say my family and I have ample room for a few critters here and there. In total, in the context of pets, we have two goats, five cats (two indoor, three outdoor), and three dogs. I realize we aren’t exactly your average household with one or two pets, … More The benefits of owning pets
I’m not someone who typically watches Marvel movies. I don’t have anything against them, per say, I’ve just never really been into the whole superhero comic book realm sort of thing. That being said, I did recently watch a Marvel movie that I really enjoyed, and I have no shame in admitting that the main … More Have you seen ‘Venom’?
Body hair is one of things that, for women, is either of utmost importance or gets shunted to the back burner in terms of removing it. Some of us are pretty adamant about staying on top of our hair growth and grooming accordingly, while some of us simply don’t give a shit. I wish I … More Product review: Nair Shower Power
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
The past few days here in Canada have been rather bleak, and for good reason. News recently broke pertaining to the remains of 215 children that were discovered on site of a former residential school in Kamloops, British Columbia, that were forcibly taken from their families and thrown together in a mass grave in an … More If you’re Canadian, you need to educate yourself on residential schools
Weeds are an inevitable component of climate here in Ontario in the warmer months, and arguably everywhere else in the globe, unless you’re very privileged and live somewhere where weeds cease to exist. If so, please let me know where it is you live. For the rest of us, however, that aren’t so lucky, weeds … More Check out these eco-friendly weed killers
Cancer is a word that, unfortunately, most of us are familiar with. Whether it is you yourself who has been diagnosed with cancer, a friend, a loved one or family, just about all of us can say we have been affected by this horrid disease. It is becoming more and more of an issue with … More Are we nearing a cure for cancer?
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