Depending on the type of makeup you wear, if you wear any, it can be challenging to take it off. Between foundation, concealer, and eye makeup, having a clean slate in terms of our skin can be a large feat to overcome, and oftentimes, we have to use multiple makeup removing wipes to get the … More Say goodbye to makeup removing wipes with this lifehack
Once again, here I am reviewing another horror movie. I’ve made my love for these types of movies quite known here on my blog, and further, what constitutes a good horror flick, in my opinion. Unfortunately, The Influence did not meet my criteria for what makes a good scary movie. In fact, I would argue … More No, you shouldn’t watch The Influence
Searching and applying for jobs can be a rather monotonous process. It’s difficult enough to come across something that has relevance to your skills, interests and credentials, and even when you do, it’s seldom to hear back from an employer, causing feelings of frustration and insignificance. If the above statement is an accurate summation of … More Job applications: a how-to guide
My sister is a small business owner. Her business, Earthly Delights, consists of ready-made, frozen meals, bath products, and also woodworking, so it’s safe to say she’s a pretty busy lady. My sister’s business has tremendously taken off this year in terms of her meals, specifically her soup. Several stores in Ontario now carry her … More Why aren’t we talking about the challenges of owning a small business?
I wrote a post a few days ago about Secret Santa gift exchanges and how they’re a fantastic means to save a couple of bucks during the holidays. I’ve been thinking about the costs affiliated with Christmas quite a bit since I wrote that blog post, and in brainstorming other ways to save some costs … More Get crafty this Christmas
I’m a sucker for medieval movies. I’m not sure what it is about a knight in armour, valiantly fighting in battle, but whenever I come across a movie with this trope, you can bet I’m tuning in. Hence why I’m offering my review of The King. Netflix’s The King tells the story of young Hal, or … More The King: a Netflix win
Clothing is an inevitable component of our daily lives. We wear it daily without giving it much thought, but unless you’re part of a nudist colony, clothing is something we arguably should be paying a little more attention to in the concept of fast fashion. Fast fashion essentially perpetuates consumeristic tendencies and waste. To keep … More Stop supporting fast fashion
Christmas is often recognized as the most wonderful time of the year, but for many of us, this isn’t the case because of the financial stress that often presents itself before and throughout the holiday season. Feelings of guilt and worry consume many of us come Christmas because of costs, and unfortunately, the consumeristic attitude … More Here’s why Secret Santa is the best way to do Christmas
I don’t purchase books too often, but when I do, it’s typically because I have a hunch that the book in question will be one that endures several re-reads from me, based on what I can pull from the synopsis. And that’s exactly what’s happened with a book I recently snagged from Indigo’s titled ‘The … More This is why you need to add ‘The Turn of the Key’ to your winter reading list
I should likely start this post by stating that while the title indicates that my advice pertaining to this topic is absolute, it certainly isn’t. I’m no therapist or counsellor, but perhaps my approach to the topic can help someone who is struggling. Now that we’ve gotten that out of the way, let’s begin, shall … More Coping with bad news: a how-to guide
You’ve arguably heard the phrase “mind your business.” It’s a concept that’s instilled in us from a young age due to its logic, and for the most part, I like to think most of us abide by its teachings. In addition to minding our own business, it’s worth recognizing the effectiveness of minding our own … More Mind your problems
Forcing yourself to be happy when you’re not can be a pretty challenging feat to overcome. Whether you’ve been in a slump for a week or a month, it’s difficult to plaster on a smile and go about your day as if everything is fine and dandy, especially if you haven’t been feeling like yourself … More What to do when you’re feeling down
I don’t consider myself to be someone who typically likes Christmas movies. I’m a bit of a Grinch that way. I’m not really sure why, but there are only a handful of Christmas movies I actually enjoy watching, and none of them are romantic comedies. You can likely imagine my surprise, then, when I went … More Ignore the reviews: Last Christmas is worth seeing
Looking for jobs isn’t something I would consider to be enjoyable. It can be discouraging and frustrating, and that’s without the actual applying aspect. Applying for jobs is even worse than looking for them, in my opinion, due to having to alter a cover letter each and every time you submit your resume to a … More Here’s how to write a strong cover letter
In case you haven’t heard, rapper T.I. has created quite a stir as of late as a result of him sharing some rather unbelievable details pertaining to his parenting antics. An article from CTV news explains how during an episode of a podcast called “Ladies Like Us” the rapper explained how he accompanies his daughter … More Here’s why T.I.’s parenting of his daughter propagates social patriarchy
Today is Remembrance Day, as we likely all know. A day to respect, remember, and revisit notions of significant sacrifice that were made by strangers for our own wellbeing. Remembrance Day is something we’re made aware of every year. We wear poppies, we see commercials aired on television to honour our veterans, and we stand … More Maintaining remembrance on Remembrance Day
I’m a self-proclaimed horror movie buff. You likely already knew this based on how often I review scary flicks and discuss the supernatural realm in general, but in case you forgot I thought I would subtly remind you yet again. Since we’re conveniently on the topic now, I’d like to draw your attention to the … More Differentiating between scary and gory
For many of us, the concept of the unknown is positively terrifying. For others, the thought of not knowing what the future holds is simply fact and fails to be a bothersome source of stress and anxiety. Personally, I don’t fare well with the unknown. I wouldn’t say it’s something that causes me significant worry, … More Navigating the unknown
When I initially discovered that I would participating in group therapy for my anxiety, I wasn’t entirely sure what to think. I’ve undergone therapy in the past in several different manners. All of the therapy I’ve been subjected to up until group was one-on-one, and honestly, I figured this style was the only effective way … More Is group therapy for you?
Do you do one thing a day that scares you? Are you someone who likes to live life dangerously? Do you challenge yourself on a daily basis to try something new? If you answered no to any or all of the proposed questions above, don’t worry. I sure as shit don’t do all of those … More It’s time to step outside of your comfort zone
What comes to mind when you contemplate the concept of communication? Arguably, we all interpret the meaning of the term differently, depending on how we ourselves exercise communication on a daily basis. For some of us, communication comes easily, while for others, it’s something we struggle with. Having an understanding of how we personally navigate … More Communication and relationships: a pivotal pair
The thought of working alongside family members is, for some people, terrifying. I’ve spoken with numerous individuals who positively refute the concept of working with family, their reluctance to do so typically being a result of their fear of clashing with their loved ones. If I’m being realistic, working with your family can get a … More The reality of working with family
For many farmers across Ontario, Autumn signifies a time during which things on the farm begin to slow down, depending on the crops being grown. And, for those farmers who are beginning to reduce their workload with the approaching colder weather, they’re likely getting ready to bid farewell to their employed migrant workers if they … More A tribute to migrant workers
I was chatting with someone the other day about the sports we used to play. This particular person was an avid soccer player, and while I briefly played soccer, basketball and volleyball when I was in elementary and high school, rugby was, and remains to be, the sport that holds my heart. When I started … More Team sports: more than physical activity
It’s sad to say that the world we live in is slowly going downhill in terms of humanity. I know. What an optimistic statement to get you going today. As much as I would love to convince myself that the state of the world is fine and fails to require acknowledgement, I believe this to … More What ever happened to being nice?
October means go-time for any farmer who produces ginseng, which is exactly what my family and I have been doing for this past little while. Ginseng harvest typically happens in October, and for anyone who is unaware of what this type of harvest consists of, it involves digging up the root of the plant. A … More Finding treasures on the farm
I strongly feel as though the depiction of long-term relationships in contemporary society is a wee bit inaccurate. Okay, not a wee bit. A lot. It’s a lot a bit inaccurate. And, in addition to being inaccurate, add misleading to the list. It’s important to note that not all current-day portrayals of long-term relationships are … More The reality of long-term relations
Allow me to put this simply: anxiety sucks. It sucks a lot, actually. And as much as it sucks, it’s equally debilitating, making it pretty challenging to deal with at times. I have Generalized Anxiety Disorder, and I’ve been dealing with anxiety since I was in high school. I’m certainly not an expert when it … More A guide to handling anxiety
As all of us Canadians are fully aware, the federal election is the talk of the town across all provinces. Elections in Canada typically warrant a generous amount of discussion, but I would argue that this year’s election will be one to remember in years to come. Regardless if you’re Canadian or not, you’ve likely … More The importance of voting
When I first saw the trailer for Netflix’s In the Tall Grass a few days ago, I made a mental note to add it to my must-see horror movie list. It looked interesting, and when I learned that the film is based on Stephen King and Joe Hill’s 2012 novel of the same name, I figured it … More Is In the Tall Grass worth the watch?