Reading holds a spot near and dear to my heart. I used to be far more of an avid reader than I am now, although I wish this wasn’t the case. I fell in love with books, reading and words when I was quite young, and I’m pretty sure I had read all of the … More COVID-19 has more kids reading
I’ve said it before and I shall say it again; we very much so live in a society that is driven by the notion of keeping busy. So many of us are so busy, more than we arguably ever have been before, and yet we seem to continue to add to our plates to occupy … More Here’s why being too busy can be dangerous
Horror movies are one of, if not my favourite genre of film to watch. I haven’t been modest about my love for terrifying movies here on my blog, and while I certainly realize they aren’t for everyone, for those of us who are avid fans, you know a horror movie is done right if it … More Can you say you’ve watched some of the scariest movies in existence?
The sensations we experience when we are feeling inadequate aren’t exactly pleasant ones. Some that come to mind include inferiority, hopelessness, helplessness, isolation, and sadness, and that’s only naming a few. Feeling as though we are inadequate, or, in simpler terms, not good enough, is truly a debilitating sentiment. It is frustrating because while we … More How to grapple with feelings of inadequacy
I have observed, over the course of my life, that there are, generally speaking, two types of people in this world when it comes to accepting help; ones that do so gladly, and ones that avoid doing so like the plague. There is absolutely nothing wrong with asking for or accepting help, however some of … More The importance of recognizing the need for help
I am willing to bet that just about all of us, at some point or another, have seen or heard about blackhead strips. Or, perhaps I should refer to them as blackhead removing strips, seeing as that is what the products aims to do; pull blackheads out of the skin to reveal clear(er) pores. Blackheads … More Are blackhead strips worth the money?
Self-pity, while a rather unattractive practice, is a bit of an inevitable one in this thing we call life. We are human, and therefore act, feel and behave as humans do, so sometimes we succumb to the temptation to feel bad for ourselves regarding a particular unfortunate event. Self-pity is a very normal occurrence from … More Here’s why you need to stop feeling sorry for yourself
‘Enjoy the small things in life’ is a saying all of us, arguably, have been told or have said at some point in our lives, and for good reason. I am a firm believer that life is full of simple joys that don’t have to be particularly elaborate or over the top, and even more … More What do you consider to be simple pleasures?
Chocolate chip muffins, if you’re unaware, are pretty damn great. If you disagree and are not, in fact, a fan of this bakery classic, I’m sorry to inform you that there could be something seriously wrong with you. That’s just my take. Anyways, back to the muffins. Chocolate chip muffins are like the almighty muffin … More Read this to learn how to make the best chocolate chip muffins
Resilience is understood to be the ability to rebound from a difficult situation with perseverance. It is a phenomenal skill to possess in all facets of life, considering life isn’t exactly a walk in the park for most of us, and, in the past year or so, I would argue that more and more of … More The power of resilience
Mental health issues and conditions have arguably never been higher on a global spectrum as a result of COVID-19. Enough of us experienced mental health difficulties prior to entering a pandemic, but with the coronavirus wreaking havoc in our lives still, over a year later, a hell of a lot more of us are struggling … More Let’s hear it for Colorado and what they’re doing for mental health for youth
COVID-19 and all of its splendid baggage has, to put it plainly, fucked up a whole lot of different things, in all different contexts. I don’t necessarily know if there is anything that hasn’t somehow been affected by this pandemic, but if you know of something I’m missing, please do let me know. Weddings, and … More The reality of trying to plan a wedding in a pandemic
Irritability is something that inevitably affects all of us at times. We all handle our emotions differently, and therefore express them in different manners, meaning some of us may show our irritability more than others, or perhaps to a more evident degree. Something I feel as though a lot of people may be unaware of … More Feeling irritable? It could be anxiety
Having a toxic influence in your life, in any form, can be gruelling. Even worse is when the toxicity comes in the form of a person, and further, when that person happens to be your family. It is certainly easier to cut ties with toxic people who aren’t your own kin, and the prospect of … More Here’s how to deal with a toxic family member
Mental health issues have, unfortunately, become something that a lot of us are far too familiar with, especially since the COVID-19 pandemic began. Whether you were already dealing with mental illness and have found your condition to be intensified thanks to the coronavirus, or if you have never experienced mental illness prior to this pandemic … More The importance of patience when it comes to mental health recovery
A year ago, I never would have thought that I would still be writing about the coronavirus pandemic and all of its unfortunate and adverse effects. But, here we are, still in the middle of this shit, trying to come to terms with how to grapple so much stress and confusion while juggling daily life … More The importance of recognizing simple joys
With the recent shutdown here in Ontario thanks to a rise in cases of COVID-19 and its variants, small businesses have taken a tremendous hit. All businesses have taken a hit in some way as a result of this pandemic, but arguably not nearly to the same extent small businesses have, and this third lockdown … More Small businesses need our help
Comfort food, as the name suggests, is a dish of any kind or form that brings the consumer joy upon eating it. That’s my own personal definition of the term, anyways. It is rather unfortunate that because comfort is intended to bring comfort, it is normally not the most nutritious item of food we put … More Do you have a go-to comfort food?
I’ve been chirped more times than I can count because I am a serial re-watcher. When I say I am a serial re-watcher, I am referring to how many time I re-watch television series as well as movies, and while I personally don’t see anything wrong with this behavior, apparently, others do. I get asked … More Do you re-watch shows? Read this to learn why it is a good practice
Here in Ontario, it’s about that time of year again where winter occurs in the early hours of the morning, spring and then summer arrives around noon or so, autumn make its presence known mid-afternoon, and we are back to winter in the evening in the context of temperature. The weather around this time of … More Feeling down? Try one of these pick-me-ups
As you likely know if you’ve been following my blog at all, I thoroughly enjoy watching scary movies. Whether they’re technically a scary film, a horror film, or a thriller, depending on their genre categorization, I’m a sick bastard and like having the shit scared out of me. You’ve gotta feel alive every now and … More Have you seen ‘Alone’?
This past weekend, Blaine and I embarked on a much-needed getaway. In the seven years we have been together, not once have we gone on a mini-getaway, and as much as we would have liked to have done this sooner or even more often, we’re both a wee bit busy. I booked a one-night stay … More Have you heard of The Halfway Niagara?
I think it is relatively safe to say that within the past few years, avocados have exploded in terms of popularity. I happen to love avocado and have always tried to fit it into my diet, so I certainly have no complaints about it becoming more and more of a staple food in so many … More Yes, avocados really are a superfood
Farming, I hope we are all aware, is one of the most significant professions in existence in terms of what it helps to achieve. Without farmers, there wouldn’t be a whole hell of a lot of anything; they produce food and crops to feed the world, to create materials and other resources, and, they’re some … More PSA: farmers need our help
In the current world we are living in, it is somewhat arguable that we as humans have never been more conflicted in terms of our emotions. The coronavirus pandemic has triggered all sorts of different reactions from us in regards to how we are handling its repercussions; some of us have developed mental health issues; … More Here’s why standing up for yourself is so important
Photography is something I have always had an interest in, and further, have always had a tremendous amount of respect for. Growing up, my dad was an avid amateur photographer; arguably, his skill level was and remains to be higher than that of an amateur considering he took a few courses and lessons when he … More Photography: more than taking pictures
Within the past couple of years or so, my knowledge, appreciation, and respect for cannabis has exponentially increased. I used to disassociate myself from using anything that contained cannabis because of the stigma associated with it, despite it now being legal in Canada, but after altering my close-minded perception a bit, I’ve certainly garnered a … More Have you used cannabis hair products?
Anxiety, if you’ve ever experienced it yourself, isn’t exactly a joyful thing. It absolutely fucking sucks, and as anyone who has anxiety will tell you, it can be quite difficult to cope with it individually, let alone if you’re dealing with it yourself but are also dealing with someone in your life who is attempting … More How to deal with someone else’s anxiety when you have anxiety yourself
The year of 2020 arguably enabled more of us to tune into, watch, and quite possibly finish a wide variety of both films and television series, among other media productions. Thanks to the coronavirus pandemic and the numerous lockdowns it resulted in, a lot of us found ourselves with a significant amount of free time … More Looking for something to watch? Click here
The other evening, once again, Blaine and I found ourselves endlessly scrolling through Netflix, trying to decide on what to watch. We scrolled past a movie titled Head Full of Honey, which Blaine had watched a while ago and briefly told me about, and because he really enjoyed it and I hadn’t seen it, we … More This is why you need to watch ‘Head Full of Honey’