Here’s how to spend more time with your parents

For many of us young adults, our parents are becoming older. Perhaps they’re nearing their fifties or sixties, or maybe they’re older still. Regardless of their exact age, for many of my friends close to my own age, our parents are ageing, and this natural occurrence can cause us a bit of distress once we … More Here’s how to spend more time with your parents

Three signs a friendship isn’t worth your effort anymore

I’ve been reflecting on some of my friendships as of late, and doing so has really encouraged me to seriously contemplate the value of these relationships I’ve formed with others. I believe that sometimes we’re unable to see the harsh reality of a deteriorating friendship because we’re trying so desperately to save it. But, sometimes, … More Three signs a friendship isn’t worth your effort anymore

Summer date ideas

Dating, as fun as it can be, can be somewhat problematic in terms of activity ideas. It’s far easier to simply stay in for the night with some snacks and Netflix as opposed to planning out a fun-filled day, so often times we get somewhat lazy and settle for the simpler option. As great as … More Summer date ideas

Here’s how to turn someone’s day around

Everyone has bad days every now and again. It’s relatively inevitable. Things don’t go as planned, stress rises, and soon, it seems as though the universe is working against us. Although bad days are somewhat unavoidable, there are ways to turn someone’s day around who really needs a break. I thought I would compile a … More Here’s how to turn someone’s day around

PSA: It’s okay to struggle sometimes in relationships

I firmly believe that maintaining a positive and healthy relationship with a partner is more difficult in today’s society than it has ever been in the past. Between a dependency on social media, the rising cost of living, and communication difficulties, it’s easy to understand how and why relationships fail nowadays. Perhaps the separation between … More PSA: It’s okay to struggle sometimes in relationships

How privileged are we as a society to complain about an Amber Alert?

I imagine you’ve likely heard about the outrage sparked by an Amber Alert, issued in Canada, on Valentine’s Day. The Alert was sent to a majority of Canadians who own a cellphone within Ontario to alert them of an 11-year-old girl from Brampton who was reported missing. Unfortunately, the girl, Riya Rajkumar, was found dead at … More How privileged are we as a society to complain about an Amber Alert?

Why do people stay in unhappy relationships?

We often ask ourselves this question, specifically when we observe a relationship that is not only unhappy, but further unhealthy. It is difficult to understand why people remain in unsatisfactory relationships, however, according to a University of Utah release, the answer could come as a surprise. The University of Utah study examined whether people who … More Why do people stay in unhappy relationships?

It’s time to cut off that negative friendship

I have addressed the topic of toxic friendships here on my blog more than once, but I feel like it is a topic I can revisit since it is, unfortunately, relevant to so many of us. What comes to mind when you think about a healthy, positive friendship? Arguably support, understanding, fun, entertainment, trust, communication … More It’s time to cut off that negative friendship

Genuine Friendships

A couple of nights ago, I spoke on the phone with a good friend of mine from high school. I haven’t seen or spoken to her for quite some time because we’re both busy, so we agreed a phone call was needed. We chatted for just about an hour on the phone about all sorts … More Genuine Friendships

A Societal Acceptance of Therapy and Counselling

Therapy and/or counselling can be thoroughly beneficial for individuals in a variety of contexts. Whether professional help in these regards is sought for mental illness treatment, relationship conflicts, or simply to speak freely with an unbiased person, therapy and counselling are generally a great help to those who make use of them. I have noticed … More A Societal Acceptance of Therapy and Counselling

Summer Date Ideas

Date night between a couple is time intended to serve as enjoyable and romantic, not boring. Yet, over time, it becomes difficult to come up with new and exciting date ideas to keep things fresh between you and your partner. I did some brainstorming and did my best to come up with some unique and … More Summer Date Ideas

Relationships: Business Between A Couple and No One Else

Throughout my relationship with my boyfriend, we have run into individuals who seem to think it is appropriate to become invested in our own personal matters that simply do not have any relevance to them. When I say invested in personal matters, I am making reference to how, for whatever reason, so many people struggle … More Relationships: Business Between A Couple and No One Else

Here’s Why You Shouldn’t Read Opinion Pieces About Relationships

I would bet money that a majority of social media users have, at some point, come across an article in their Facebook or Twitter newsfeed claiming to list 10 things that indicate your partner is cheating on you, or perhaps 10 signs your relationship is heading in the wrong direction. They’re tempting to read, and … More Here’s Why You Shouldn’t Read Opinion Pieces About Relationships

The Importance of Effort in Long-Term Relationships

Earlier this week my boyfriend and I celebrated our fourth anniversary. I realize four years really is nothing overly significant in comparison to couples who have been married for forty years or higher, but for Blaine and I, four years is worth celebrating. I was up in Niagara for school and Blaine was back home … More The Importance of Effort in Long-Term Relationships

Book Review: The Subtle Art of Not Giving A Fu*K: A Counterintuitive Approach To Living A Good Life

Self-help books are not exactly what I would refer to as my genre of preference. I have nothing against them specifically, however, I would rather read a book with a with a tremendous storyline that has me gripping the pages in anticipation. I had heard about Mark Manson’s text The Subtle Art of Not Giving A … More Book Review: The Subtle Art of Not Giving A Fu*K: A Counterintuitive Approach To Living A Good Life