I was chatting with a good friend of mine recently about ways to keep our spirits up in such an unsettling time. Both she and I are a fan of Morgan Harper Nichols as we both follow her on Instagram, and we were talking about how so many of her posts as of late have … More Staying positive thanks to Morgan Harper Nichols
Regardless if you’re working right now, in self-isolation, or in quarantine, I think it is safe to say that we could all use a bit of a pick-me-up in such a desolate time. Many of us are doing everything in our power to stay as positive as possible, but as the days of COVID-19 continue, … More Here are some things you can do to lift your spirits
If I had to pick one word that can be used to semi-accurately describe how a majority of us are feeling right now, I would have to say that word would be fear. Each and every day we wake to new updates and reports regarding the number of cases pertaining to the lethal COVID-19 as … More Navigating the unknown in the COVID-19 outbreak
Not too long ago, my sister and I, being a little bored with limited entertaining options in the wake of the COVID-19 outbreak, thought we would play a game together. We googled some games to play with two people and came across a series of pretty deep questions to ask each other, and I have … More Get to know yourself better with these questions
With so many of us stuck at home right now, I thought it would be appropriate to compose a post addressing potential activities to engage in to pass the time. Whether you’re quarantining or in self-isolation, hopefully some of my suggestions can have relevance to you and keep you occupied over the next few weeks. … More Stuck at home? Try these activities to pass the time
As we are all more than aware, the state of the world right now is questionable. Negative news seems to be coming at us from all angles, and with the amount of unfortunate news seemingly increasing with each passing day, it is easy to understand how and why we might be feeling a bit down … More Finding positives amidst chaos
As of late, we are hearing a lot about a recently-coined term known as social distancing in the wake of COVID-19. Social distancing involves all of us maintaining a safe distance (roughly three feet) from others while out in public areas to slow the spread and potential transmission of the Coronavirus, and it’s something many … More Stop being a selfish idiot and practice social distancing
Ensuring my makeup brushes are squeaky clean is a concept I never used to give a whole lot of thought to. I would wash them periodically, but certainly not as often as I should have been, and after reading about how dirty makeup brushes can worsen acne, I figured it would be best if I … More Looking for something to clean your makeup brushes? Look no further
International Women’s Day occurred a few days ago, and while I didn’t make a post regarding the topic the day of, I figure it’s better late than never and that I’ll do one now. Rather than listing the ways in which women are so incredibly tremendous (since we already know these things), I thought I … More Celebrating female empowerment
I’m sitting down to write this after a rather chaotic day at work. By chaotic, I mean absolutely batshit crazy. Because of how nuts my shift was, I thought I would take the opportunity to delve into the topic of maintaining our cool when poop hits the fan, at least to the best of our … More Here’s how to keep your cool under pressure
The idea of giving someone criticism isn’t exactly something that brings most of us comfort. At least, I would hope it doesn’t. Being critical of someone can be kind of awkward, and, depending on who the person is that you’re criticizing, it can be a little tense, too. But, constructive criticism is something all of … More Giving constructive criticism: a how-to guide
Trying to pick out a movie with your partner while browsing through Netflix can be a trying task. Depending on what both of you like and also dislike, it can be difficult to establish a middle ground and settle for a film that both of you have the potential to enjoy. Blaine and I were … More Have you seen Girl on the Third Floor?
When I am bored, I will occasionally research random facts. I’m not exactly sure why I do this, but I figure it’s a better alternative to other things I could be doing in my spare time. I was struggling to think of a blog post topic to write about today, so I thought perhaps I … More Here’s some extremely random yet entertaining facts
A surplus of sweat is something most of us fail to desire. Whether it be sweaty hands, feet, armpits or your face, producing copious amount of sweat, regardless if you’re engaging in physical activity, is not a fun experience. Unfortunately, despite its lack of appeal, excess sweat is something many of us are familiar with. … More Do you sweat excessively? Try Carpe
Plants are kind of a big thing in my family. My mom has a tremendous green thumb and about 30 plants to boot, and my sister has quite a collection of her own. I’ve been trying to expand my plant repertoire, but I’ve always been somewhat hesitant to do so because of my tendency to … More Have you visited Terra greenhouses?
Communication is an inevitable component of daily life. Whether we’re at Tim Hortons ordering a coffee, paying for some groceries at No Frills, or seeing our doctor for our routine checkup, it’s nearly impossible to avoid communication when we’re out and about in a public setting. For a lot of us, communication is second nature. … More The importance of maintaining communication with your partner
I know, I know. Enough about Cleveland already, right? Bear with me, folks. You’re going to want to hear me out. While my parents and I were in Cleveland, we were told by a few of the locals to visit West Side Market. It was certainly worth going to as it is the largest market … More Going to Cleveland? Be sure to visit Campbell’s Sweets Factory
As I mentioned in yesterday’s post, my mom, dad and I recently visited Cleveland, Ohio, for a couple of days. The main reason we ventured to Cleveland is that it is home to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, but we had heard good things about the city, so we decided to check it … More Cleveland, Ohio: A city of beauty
A few days ago, my mom, dad and I made a trip to Cleveland, Ohio, to get away for a few days. We weren’t entirely sure of how exactly we were going to fill our days while we were there, but one thing was certain; we were going to be paying a visit to the … More Yes, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame is worth seeing
The current state of society in which we live is relatively dominated by technology. Most things we do in our day-to-day lives are influenced in some way by technological innovation, and it is interesting to consider how some of us see no issue with this interference, while some of us do. Something I have come … More Smartphone reliance: good or bad?
If you’re someone who experiences anxiety, you’re more than likely familiar with just how frustrating and further debilitating it can be. I can’t speak on behalf of everyone who has this type of mental illness, but personally, I find some days to be worse than others, and the same goes for triggering situations – some … More Does anxiety ever go away?
I feel like road trips are perceived as a rite of passage in a way. It’s something everyone should be privy to experiencing at some point in our lives, and it can allow for the development of significant memories and experiences, too. That being said, road trips aren’t so fun if you’re not properly prepared. … More Here’s how to make the best of your road trip
There is a belief that suggests bartenders are some of the best free counselors in existence, and since becoming a bartender at my current job, I can say with complete certainty that I support this belief. I’ve been bartending for a couple of months now, and it is somewhat mind-blowing to consider the amount of … More Making the most of everyday life
Cheerleading is something I personally have never had much interest in. By no means am I attempting to convey the idea that I don’t care about the sport, because it has similarities to gymnastics which I did when I was younger. Rather, I’ve never been involved in cheerleading myself, therefore it isn’t something I devote … More Have you seen Netflix’s Cheer?
I would argue that social constructions and influences have manipulated us into believing that being single is a bad thing. Why this is, I’m not sure, but I do know that it truly bothers me. We’re constantly inundated with notions of being in a relationship. We see posts on social media, advertisements for dating websites, … More Being single isn’t a disadvantage
Okay, before you see the title of this post and think to yourself, ‘like hell I’m reading that,’ hear me out. All of us as human beings pass gas, whether we would like to admit to it or not, so the topic of this post really shouldn’t be too controversial to anyone. If you’re human, … More Passing gas: what’s your take?
My family and I have become great friends with some neighbors that moved into our area a few years ago. Over time, we have gotten to know their family (they have two adorable boys), and in a way, they’ve sort of become a part of our own family. This neighbor stopped in to see me … More The beauty of judgement-free conversation
I’m a fan of Bon Jovi, and for more than one reason. A few of his songs have made it onto my most frequented Spotify playlist, and from what I’ve observed, he’s a good guy in addition to being a good musician. Adding to his good guy repertoire, Bon Jovi recently opened his third Soul … More A round of applause for Bon Jovi
Planning a wedding is no simple task. As exciting and wonderful as weddings are, they’re also simultaneously challenging to organize, and if you’ve been involved with wedding planning in any regard you’re arguably aware of the stress that can present itself in trying to keep things under control. Mine and my fiance’s wedding isn’t until … More Planning a wedding? Use Pinterest
I had a conversation with my manager at work not too long ago regarding affection and how people perceive it differently. He is not a tremendous fan of affection, and on this particular day it was his birthday, therefore he was the recipient of a handful of rather touching messages. Although he may sound like … More Affection: yes or no?