The importance of clear communication in conflict

I’m willing to bet that just about all of us have been in a situation in which a conflict presents itself and, as a result of muddled and misconstrued communication, messages were misinterpreted and the conflict became even more pronounced. Things were said, feelings were hurt, and the issue at hand only became more intensified … More The importance of clear communication in conflict

The beauty of remaining silent when you have nothing nice to offer

It’s a philosophy that we arguably all have heard at some point or another, but regardless of its prominence, the concept of staying silent when we have nothing nice to say is one that remains absolutely relevant, and likely will continue to be, infinitely. It’s a rather simple yet effective ideology, and I believe it … More The beauty of remaining silent when you have nothing nice to offer

Craving something sweet? Hit up SWEET Bakery in Brantford

Blaine and I ventured out to SWEET bakery in Brantford this past weekend regarding our wedding cake. I’ve been to this bakery before, but it was quite a few years ago. When I was chatting with my sister and maid of honour about potential local bakeries to check out for our wedding, she recommended SWEET … More Craving something sweet? Hit up SWEET Bakery in Brantford

The importance of making realistic New Year’s resolutions

Yup, it’s that time of year again. With the ending of one year and the beginning of another, chances are you’ve been seeing and hearing a lot about what people’s New Year’s resolutions consist of. Personally, I don’t give a deuce what other folks’ resolutions are, but if you so wish to share with me, … More The importance of making realistic New Year’s resolutions

The significance of identifying what truly matters at Christmas

This years Christmas was a unique one. Come to think of it, so was last years. And the year before that. It’s safe to say that COVID has made its presence known in the context of Christmas and celebratory gatherings in general, and I would wager most of us have experienced disruptions in plans as … More The significance of identifying what truly matters at Christmas

Here’s why you should spend more time with your siblings

I should arguably preface this post by stating that I completely and entirely recognize that not everyone has siblings, and further, there are some of us who have tarnished relationships with our siblings. I do not mean to generalize, but rather, I wish to orchestrate this post in a manner that is relevant to those … More Here’s why you should spend more time with your siblings

Here’s how to help someone dealing with anxiety

Allow me to begin this post by stating that I am not, in any way, a mental health professional. I do not wish for this post to suggest otherwise, and, as always, please consult with your physician prior to making any major decisions regarding mental or physical health. Anyone who deals with anxiety themselves is … More Here’s how to help someone dealing with anxiety

The reality of being a woman in the agricultural industry

If I really wanted, I could keep this post quite short and simply state that being a woman in the agricultural industry isn’t ideal. I could even be so bold to say, with complete honesty, it sucks. But, that would be a very generalizing description, and I think it may be more beneficial if I … More The reality of being a woman in the agricultural industry

Understanding the improbability of pleasing everyone

Chances are, at one point or another, you’ve heard the phrase ‘you can’t please everyone,’ or something similar. It’s a simple saying, yet one that contains tremendous truth in its limited words, and I think it is one a lot of us could benefit from in terms of its honesty. When I was in my … More Understanding the improbability of pleasing everyone

Read this for some small acts of kindness inspiration

Small acts of kindness are suitable at any given point in time, but perhaps their effect is more pronounced when delivered in the midst of the holiday season. Christmas signifies a multitude of joyous emotions, thus it makes sense that small acts of kindness tend to occur more predominately during this time of year. Small … More Read this for some small acts of kindness inspiration

Understanding the difference between compromise and sacrifice

Compromise and sacrifice are two rather different concepts. One involves meeting someone halfway as a means to cooperate and make a situation more feasible to ourselves and someone else, while the other requires giving up something, typically done to achieve a common good or goal. Despite the difference in meaning when comparing these words, a … More Understanding the difference between compromise and sacrifice

Check out these cuticle removing solutions to make at home

My cuticles and I have a bit of a history. Considering I was such an aggressive nail-biter when I was younger and quite frequently used my teeth to rip the entirety of the cuticle off of each and every nail, it makes sense that they now are thicker than a snicker, and the bastards grow … More Check out these cuticle removing solutions to make at home

Here’s why caffeinated beverages might be good for your health

I am a coffee addict. I have been since I was a teenager, and while I have significantly reduced my coffee consumption in a given day (going from about eight cups to four), I still am often reminded that I drink too much coffee. In response to people advising me to drink less coffee, I … More Here’s why caffeinated beverages might be good for your health