An article from Psychology Today caught my attention as of late, as the headline reads “Is having an only child really child abuse?” I did a quick skim of the article, though the topic of the article is what prompted me to discuss it here on my blog. First off, allow me to say that … More Is raising an only child abusive?
Three in five wild coffee species are on the brink of extinction, thanks to climate change, disease and infestation, and deforestation, a Wednesday Physorg article said. A tremendous amount of coffee is consumed daily – over two billion cups, to be exact. However, the coffee industry is entirely reliant on the wild varieties grown in … More Could coffee become extinct?
I don’t drink alcohol very often. It’s never been something of significant interest to me, therefore I tend to stay away from it most of the time. That being said, the odd time I have experienced a hangover in my life is enough reasoning for me to write this blog post, because they can be … More International hangover cures
An article in the St. Catharines Standard, originally from the Canadian Press, likely has some motorcycle aficionados questioning the longevity of the classic rumbling sound of a motorcycle. Harley-Davisdon Inc. is adding a new bike to their lineup – an electric one, expected to appear across 20 Canadian dealers, including one in London, Ont. by … More Harley-Davidson is going electric
A new commercial from Gillette, a well-known men’s hygiene company, is creating quite a stir across social media platforms as of late. The advertisement, titled “We Believe: The Best Men Can Be” is a short-film style commercial that makes reference to patriarchy, toxic masculinity, and the #MeToo movement regarding non-consensual sexual harassment, assault, and violence. … More Way to go, Gillette
Some may say I’ve been on a bit of a mental health kick here on my blog as of late, but, quite honestly, that’s absolutely fine with me. Mental health is a topic that requires discussion and exploration, and what better way to spread awareness to reduce the stigma surrounding it than by making a … More Maintaining mental wellness
Watching television with my parents the other night, I was pretty taken aback, in a good way, with an advertisement from Bell Canada for their #BellLetsTalk campaign. I tried to find the commercial we saw on Youtube but wasn’t able to. Hopefully, my brief description will help you to visualize what we saw. The ad … More Prioritizing mental health
It’s probable that when you hear the term ‘anxiety,’ you automatically associate it with a negative connotation. Likely because we have been socially conditioned to acknowledge anxiety as a mental illness, a burden, and one that requires correction. As someone who deals with anxiety on a daily basis, I can understand why the condition is … More Embracing Anxiety
Driving home from work a couple of days ago, I was listening to the radio broadcaster discuss a new addition to Mount Sinai Hospital in Toronto. What is this new addition, you ask? None other than a medical man cave. Man Cave Health is “is working to save lives and preserve the quality of men’s lives … More Medical man caves?
Ask anyone in my family, or my boyfriend, and they will all tell you that I am incredibly hard on footwear. I have no idea why, or how, I manage to destroy shoes within a year of purchasing or receiving them, but I do. My boyfriend got me three pairs of boots as Christmas gifts … More Are Blundstones worth the money?
Scrolling through my Twitter newsfeed the other day, I stumbled across a post from PETA that thoroughly pissed me off (no, I do not follow PETA on Twitter, don’t worry). The post was linked to an article titled “‘Game of Thrones’ Star Jerome Flynn: Reject Cruelty, Go Vegan,” and since I am a huge Game … More Recognizing misleading animal activism (cough, PETA, cough)
Brock University, and former professor, David Schimmelpenninck, have caused quite a stir as of late. Schimmelpenninck encountered scrutiny in 2016 when a CBC news investigation revealed that “Brock had warned a former student to keep quiet about an internal investigation that determined Schimmelpenninck gave her alcohol and tried to force himself on her sexually,” a Monday CBC article … More Brock University controversy
I would bet money that a majority of women my age have heard of or have seen ads for the Aztec Secret – Indian Healing Clay Skin Care Powder. This stuff has been around for a while now, and from what I have seen, most of the people who use it swear by its cleansing … More Product review: Aztec Secret – Indian Healing Clay Skin Care Powder
Body shaming is, unfortunately, a rather integral component of social media today. Just the other evening, I was watching a video posted to Instagram, by a male, scrutinizing a woman for her physical appearance. The comment section was absolutely topic, and reading such hurtful, awful words encouraged me to recognize how sad it is that … More Why are we still body shaming?
I’m not going to lie, the Netflix description for this film made it sound pretty darn good. “An ambitious reporter comes face-to-face with the inexplicable when she travels to Romania to investigate a nun’s suspicious and brutal death.” Two minutes into the movie, the credits revealed something even more enticing; the phrase, “inspired by actual … More Film review: The Crucifixion
Whether you’re willingly gluten-free or it’s due to dietary reasons, for example, sensitivities or allergies, going out for dinner can be a bit of a struggle. You do a quick scan of the menu, struggling to recognize something, anything, you can consume without triggering an onslaught of diarrhea and pain, but your options are limited. … More Hacks for eating gluten-free in restaurants
I’m not a huge fan of insects. I recognize their purpose and appreciate their contributions to our ecosystems and animal kingdoms, however, I do my best to stay out of their way and simply let them do their thang. They show me the same courtesy, for the most part. The act of consuming a bug … More Should you be eating bugs?
As you may have guessed from the title, the topic of today’s post is how to deal with people who don’t like you. Personally, I find it a lot easier to deal with people I don’t like, rather than deal with people who don’t like me. If I don’t like someone, I don’t necessarily have … More Dealing with people who don’t like you
With 2018 recently coming to its close, and the start of a new year, many of us are existing in a transition phase, determining how to proceed with a new chapter while struggling to close off loose ends from a former, ending chapter. Many of us associate a new year with new beginnings, new opportunities, … More Another chapter finished
I love a good horror movie, as you likely know, so I thought it might be fun to compose a list of what I found to be the best horror flicks for 2018. While I may have watched these in 2018, it doesn’t necessarily mean they were released in 2018, so please don’t attack me … More The best horror flicks of 2018
I’ll be honest in saying that one of the main reasons I decided to curl up and watch Netflix’s Bird Box is because of all of the hype I saw about it via social media. My Twitter timeline was blowing up with memes and film references, and after watching the trailer for the film, I … More Is Bird Box worth the watch?
An article by Mauro Gatti recently surfaced on my timeline, and its intriguing title, “I’m Honestly Fed Up With All The Bad News So I Illustrated The Best News Of 2018 (And Recent Years)” caught my attention. The world is a terrible place, and most times, we read and see news depicting horrific and disturbing … More Here’s to celebrating good news
Roughly eleven years ago, I went to a hair salon to have my hair trimmed and was left with nothing but regret and anger after the experience. I went to a high-end hair salon, asked for a trim, and left with my hair above my shoulders (my hair was halfway down my back before the … More KML Studio Family Hair Care
I apologize for the surplus in product reviews as of late, however, after receiving some products for Christmas, and others shortly before Christmas time, I figure I may as well offer my opinion of them in case someone else is contemplating giving them a try. My sister, who coincidentally happens to be the owner of … More Product review: Earthly Delights’ vanilla sugar scrub
Eating disorders are hell on their own, but dealing with one during the holidays adds an extra emphasis of anxiety that most people are unfamiliar with. While I have been in remission of my own eating disorder for a couple of years now, I still have thoughts that arise almost daily, attempting to convince me … More Dealing with an eating disorder during the holidays
If there’s one thing I love about Christmas gifts, it’s the bath products I receive and the fun I have in experimenting with them. Some may say if bath products excite me, I should get out more. Perhaps this observation has validity and I do, in fact, live a relatively unexciting life, but it really … More Product review: Bath & Body Works Magic in the Air Foaming Sugar Scrub
If you read my blog regularly, it’s probable that you have caught onto the fact that I experiment with shampoo fairly often. I have been using the Dove anti-dandruff shampoo, which is fine, but I was feeling a change and decided to pick up something new when I was at Shoppers Drug Mart last. I … More Product review: OGX Tea Tree and Mint Shampoo
I’d like to imagine that you’re reading this while sipping on a hot cup of coffee, at the table, just finishing breakfast. The crumbs from your meal are on a plate beneath your hand, holding your phone, or maybe they’re on a plate, off to the side, because you’re reading this on your laptop. I … More Enjoying the moment
Today is Christmas, and what better way to discuss the significance of this day than with a blog post dedicated to the subject. The countdowns are over, the advent calendars have been eaten, and the day is finally here. There is something rather magical about waking up on Christmas morning. You may feel well-rested, and … More Merry Christmas, you filthy animals
For most of us, Christmas hardly seems like the time of year during which hardships rise and emotions overwhelm. Perhaps this is because we are fortunate enough to spend the holidays with ones we love and ones who love us. Perhaps we are privileged and have always spent Christmas morning around a tree, in a … More Mental health support during the holidays