Hot chocolate is a beverage most of us can appreciate. It’s delicious, sweet, hearty and warming, and it serves its purpose on a chilly Winters day. I find it somewhat bothersome that majority of us purchase hot chocolate in its powdered form considering it really isn’t all that difficult to make it from scratch. If … More Here’s how to make your own hot chocolate from scratch
I would wager that a lot of us are currently tolerating things at our jobs that we aren’t necessarily the biggest fans of. Perhaps your boss is refusing to acknowledge a significant task you have recently achieved; maybe you are deserving of a raise but have yet to receive one; it is possible you are … More Knowing your rights in the workplace
Supporting small businesses and small business owners is something rather near and dear to my heart. I credit my passion for supporting and buying local to my sister; she is a small business owner, and seeing the amount of dedication, time, effort and sacrifice that goes into owning a small business is not something that … More Support local this Christmas
My family and I engaged in a rather thought-provoking conversation a couple of nights ago. I say it was thought-provoking as I have thought about the discussion on and off since we had it, and considering it was a few days ago, I think it goes to show the validity of what was said. Over … More Here’s why North American work culture is toxic
Don’t ask me why, but for whatever reason, I’ve always enjoyed learning and reading about facts pertaining to things I am unfamiliar with. There certainly isn’t anything wrong with learning, and sometimes knowing a thing or two about something rather odd can come in handy, for example, breaking the ice at a work party or … More Bored? Check out these random but interesting facts
I would like to begin this post by making it clear that I am not, in any manner, trying to insinuate that Princess Diana isn’t worth talking about, even so many years after her passing. Because, really, she is worth eternal discussion as she truly was a wonderful woman. What I am meaning when I … More Why are we still talking about Princess Diana?
I will be honest and admit that one of my favourite things about Christmastime are the sweets that accompany the holiday. I have a serious sweet tooth and always have, so it’s no surprise that I take advantage of these goodies before they’re gone. One of my favourite holiday treats is white chocolate peppermint bark. … More Here’s how to make your own white chocolate peppermint bark
I think it is apparent that I’ve been on a bit of a history kick as of late in terms of the shows I have been watching. I recently finished Barbarians, and because I really enjoyed it, I thought I would start watching The Last Kingdom via Netflix as it, too, is a historical series. … More Have you seen ‘The Last Kingdom’?
Education is a rather integral component of life for many of us in contemporary society. We place a tremendous amount of social value and recognition on the concept of education, and without it, it can be difficult to go about specific things in life, depending on what sort of life you live. Unfortunately, education is … More Praise for progress in educating girls
I would wager that there are a lot of us who are finding that their patience for the pandemic we are in is wearing thin. It is hard to believe that COVID-19 has been in our lives for almost an entire year now, and based on recent projected data, we could find ourselves in lockdown … More Stop being lazy with COVID-19
The sensations of feeling saddened or overwhelmed aren’t exactly the most desirable ways to categorize our feelings, normally speaking. We typically associate the concept of feeling lost with negativity and therefore don’t try to make ourselves feel such a way, but according to an article from The Good News Network, “If You Feel Like Things … More Feeling lost? It could be a good thing
A little while ago I wrote a post dedicated to my family’s sweet pup named Jake. He passed away about a month-and-a-half ago, and it is still difficult for me to discuss and even contemplate his passing for an extended period of time as he was such an integral component of our daily lives here … More Tips for naming your pet
On November 13, a little bit of humanity was restored when AC/DC released their newest album titled Power Up. Being their 17th studio album and their 16th international album, there has been a lot of anticipation for this musical masterpiece to become available, especially considering they haven’t produced an album since 2014. Featuring the combined … More Praise for AC/DC’s ‘Power Up’
As I’ve made mention of numerous times here on my blog in the past, I have a lot of digestive issues. I’ve endured just about every test and procedure under the sun to try and figure out what exactly is causing my guts to hate me, and so far, I haven’t had much luck. I … More Bone broth: worthy of the hype?
When majority of us are asked by someone how we are doing, some common terms used to respond often include fine, good, or not bad. Unless someone is willing to be brutally honest and admit they’re not, in actuality, fine, most of us answer with optimistic words, and the person asking the question doesn’t think … More How are you really doing?
Unless you’ve been living with your head buried in the dirt these past few days, chances are you’re entirely aware of the shit show occurring in the United States regarding the 2020 presidential election. It seems as though with each passing day more and more confusion and tension is developing, and it is quite understandable … More The sad reality of current U.S. politics
A few nights ago Blaine and I decided to watch Papillon. Charlie Hunnam, who is arguably my favourite actor in existence, and Rami Malek, whom I’m also a big fan of, are the two main characters, so it makes sense why my interest was piqued in this film when I initially saw the cast. As … More Papillion: an emotionally charged movie of perseverance
There seems to be a controversial yet annual topic of conversation that tends to occur around this time of year. Shortly after Halloween, debates and divides appear via social media discussing whether or not it is disrespectful to begin celebrating Christmas prior to Remembrance Day on November 11. For the longest time, I didn’t give … More Is it wrong to start celebrating Christmas before Remembrance Day?
I have always firmly believed in the healing powers animals have to offer to us as human beings. I’m not exactly sure how to explain or describe it, but I myself have experienced comfort and peace in the relationships I have formed with my own pets and animals. I’m certainly not the only person who … More Connecting special needs children with special needs animals
I find it somewhat paradoxical that while I never enjoyed studying history when I was in school, I’ve always been very interested in certain periods throughout history. I’ve made mention that I’m quite intrigued in medieval history, and I’m also quite fascinated by the Vikings. Netflix recently debuted its original series titled Barbarians, and you … More Have you seen Netflix’s ‘Barbarians’?
This past Thursday evening, my family and I reluctantly said goodbye to three of our seasonal migrant workers before they headed to Toronto Pearson Airport to catch a flight to go home to Mexico. I say reluctantly because as happy as we are for these men that they are able to return home and see … More The reality of saying goodbye to seasonal migrant workers
Rock music is, without a doubt, my preferred genre of music. More specifically, classic rock that originated in the 60s and continued to the early 90s, and I am pretty committed to keeping these phenomenal tracks alive within my own generation and hopefully future ones as well. I have my favourites when it comes to … More Praise for AC/DC
Halloween is, without a doubt, my favourite celebratory holiday in a given calendar year. My love for Halloween likely stems from my love for Autumn since they are intertwined with one another, and I doubt my preference for this holiday will diminish anytime soon. I wanted to do a little bit of research and see … More How much do you really know about Halloween?
Social media arguably offers as many positives as it does negatives. Most of us make use of and rely on social media as a source of entertainment, and some of us are even addicted to it. Something I think that needs to be addressed in terms of a social media presence is understanding how seriously … More We need to stop being so personal via social media
It is arguable that a lot of us have heard of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) at some point in life. Perhaps you know of someone who has this condition, or perhaps you have been diagnosed with it yourself. And while it is beneficial that many of us are somewhat familiar with OCD, I question how … More Understanding Obsessive Compulsive Personality Disorder
When I caught wind a little while ago of a second instalment in The Haunting of Hill House saga, you bet your behind I was excited. I really enjoyed Hill House and would honestly consider it the best horror television series I’ve seen thus far, so my expectations for Bly Manor were pretty high. I’ll … More Is ‘The Haunting of Bly Manor’ worth the watch?
Last Sunday, Blaine and I had some engagement pictures taken. It was an interesting experience to say the least, and we certainly had a lot of laughs together, but because I wasn’t entirely sure of what to expect going into this photography session, I thought I would offer some insight to potentially help out anyone … More Tips for taking engagement pictures
As of late, I would argue that the concept of ‘farm to table’ meals has gained tremendous popularity. Perhaps this stems from a desire from the general public to have a better understanding of how and where food is produced and prepared, and if so, I think an increase in this meal concept is a … More Looking for a unique dinner experience? Check out Thrive Norfolk
Perspective is a pretty fascinating concept. Considering how it is essentially entirely subjective in nature as we all tend to interpret things slightly differently, perspective is something we are all familiar with but may not give much thought to. A couple of evenings ago, I was having a bit of a rough moment. I was … More Seeing things from a different perspective
I’m a big fan of Lily Collins. I find her to be a talented actress, and while I really have no inclination as to what she is like in reality, I feel as though she would be incredibly polite and down to Earth kind of gal. This may seem irrevelant, but I am going somewhere … More Have you seen ‘Inheritance’?