Here’s how to make the ultimate charcuterie board

I would argue that 2020 was the year of the charcuterie board. While the concept of serving meats, cheeses, crackers and spreads is one as old as time when it comes to entertaining, placing these items on a wooden slab in a beautiful display is where the charcuterie element comes in, and this type of … More Here’s how to make the ultimate charcuterie board

Designating mental health services for high-stress jobs

Mental health, while it has always been of utmost importance, has certainly been the recipient of some positive recognition as of late. By positive recognition I am referring to the fact that mental health is very much becoming a de-stigmatized topic, and personally, I find this advancement towards the topic to be truly wonderful in … More Designating mental health services for high-stress jobs

The importance of understanding what is creepy and what is a compliment

The day and age we find ourselves living in is a rather complicated and confusing one. Never before have we as a society been faced with such a likelihood of saying or doing something that has the potential to offend someone, and it can be difficult to distinguish what is socially acceptable and what isn’t … More The importance of understanding what is creepy and what is a compliment

Bringing recognition to National Eating Disorder Awareness Week

The week of February 22-28 marks the 2021 National Eating Disorder Awareness Week. This initiative has always been near and dear to my heart as a result of my own personal experience with an eating disorder, but I firmly believe it should have more relevance to many more people, regardless or not if they have … More Bringing recognition to National Eating Disorder Awareness Week

Do you suffer from migraines? Consider a holistic approach

Anyone who has even been victim to a migraine can attest to their severity. I am fortunate in the sense I’ve never endured a migraine, but I’ve had some killer headaches, and they’re more than enough for me. I do know people who suffer from migraines on a regular basis, and from my observations, I … More Do you suffer from migraines? Consider a holistic approach

Don’t jump the gun with Ontario’s re-opening this week

If you’re a resident of Ontario, you’re likely aware that as of this past Tuesday, February 16, re-openings of non-essential businesses and other services were given the green light to open their doors once again to the public, abiding by COVID-19 protocols, depending where exactly you’re located in the province. Here in Brant County, we … More Don’t jump the gun with Ontario’s re-opening this week

This is why we need to stop commenting on the bodies of public figures

I think it is relatively safe to say that being a figure in the public eye comes with the knowledge and understanding that you will be subjected to public commentary. Whether you’re involved in politics, Hollywood, social media or really anything that involves publicizing your identity, it is no secret that your life is no … More This is why we need to stop commenting on the bodies of public figures

Is ‘carpe diem’ your new life motto? For a lot of Americans, it is

‘Carpe diem’ is arguably a phrase that your ears have heard at some point in life. Meaning seize the day, this Latin ideology emphasizes the concept that life is short and therefore should be enjoyed while we have access to it. Although a little stereotypical when referred to as a life motto, according to an … More Is ‘carpe diem’ your new life motto? For a lot of Americans, it is

All hail the wombat

Wombats, if you’re unfamiliar with them, are a rather adorable critter that are native to Australia. They somewhat resemble a koala bear, although they can be very aggressive when necessary. I find wombats to be quite cute, despite their ability to be ferocious, and although I didn’t think I needed any more incentive to appreciate … More All hail the wombat

This is how to make the best homemade Southwest rice

A few evenings ago, my family and I enjoyed a delectable meal from Devlin’s. The menu happened to be a Southwest theme, and while we ordered quite a few different items, one that stood out in terms of flavour was their Southern rice. I can honestly say it was some of the tastiest rice I’ve … More This is how to make the best homemade Southwest rice

Here’s why you need to try Devlin’s Country Bistro

If you reside in Brant or Norfolk County, chances are you’ve heard of Devlin’s. Located in the heart of Mount Pleasant, Devlin’s Country Bistro has been an integral component of the village community since it first opened in 1990. Devlin’s, for my family and I, is a place we prefer to give our business for … More Here’s why you need to try Devlin’s Country Bistro

Try this hair hack and never use conditioner again

Shampoo and conditioner are two products that just about all of us make use of. One is important in terms of its ability to clean hair, and the other acts as a sort of follow-up by bringing moisture and other hydrating properties back into hair that shampoo may have stripped. While we’re all aware of … More Try this hair hack and never use conditioner again

Here’s how to make potstickers at home

Potstickers are truly a delight to experience. If you’ve never had one, or if you’re unfamiliar with what they are, potstickers are a Chinese dumpling that is typically consumed in China and other regions of East Asia. They’re a significant component of meals and signature dishes served and enjoyed throughout the Chinese New Year, but … More Here’s how to make potstickers at home

#BellLetsTalkDay

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

Here’s how to make the best homemade hamburgers

You simply cannot go wrong with a classic, coveted, juicy, meaty hamburger. It’s such a simple creation yet so delightful, and unless you’re vegetarian or vegan, I would wager that hamburgers are one of the best choices of comfort food to enjoy in existence. I could be wrong in my assumptions, but I do love … More Here’s how to make the best homemade hamburgers

Read this to find out why Amazon is worth supporting

Before I get a new asshole ripped into me by anyone who reads the title of this and decides to lambast me because Amazon has slaughtered the success of so many small businesses, hear me out. I’ve written about the significance of supporting small businesses numerous times here on my blog, and I’ve also discussed … More Read this to find out why Amazon is worth supporting

Check out these mushroom types and the benefits they offer

I’m not the biggest fan of mushrooms. I can appreciate them in the sense they’re incredibly versatile and offer a multitude of benefits to those of us who consume them, but I just cannot get past their texture. I can do button mushrooms from time to time, but not the bigger, badder guys. Blagh. Despite … More Check out these mushroom types and the benefits they offer