On the weekend, my dad hosted a little get together in one of our barns with many of the friends he’s met through his involvement with local car clubs. Perhaps I should use the term gathering instead of get together, as quite a few folks came out. Either way, it was a great opportunity to … More Unity in the automotive world
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?
I came across an article via Elite Daily recently titled “12 characteristics of true love and how you can be sure you’ve found it,” and upon reading it, I came to a realization I think is worth discussing here with all of you. When I initially read the article, I was quite impressed with its … More How do you know if it’s true love?
My entire life, I have always stressed that only dog people are able to comprehend how difficult is to have a furry friend leave you. My family lost one of our pups, Sammy, a blue heeler, roughly a year-and-a-half ago. It was quite honestly one of the most difficult experiences I have had to endure, … More Can losing a dog be harder than losing a person?
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?
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
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
I came across a video on my Facebook newsfeed, and its content was so awesome, I wanted to talk about it with you. Give it a watch; it’s definitely worth a few minutes of your time, and it’s hard not to be in a good mood after watching it. McMaster University has developed a program … More McMaster University is doing it right
The more mature and experienced we become in all aspects of life, the more we encounter people with different personality characteristics. This is both a good thing and a bad thing. It’s good in the sense we’re exposed to a variety of people that come from different walks of life, and hopefully, our minds can … More Dealing With Aggressive Personalities
I saw a Tweet a couple of days ago that reads: “A lady told me one time, ‘one day you’ll just be living your life and you’ll meet someone who is like the guy version of yourself; that’s how you’ll know.’ & I 10/10 would recommend praying and waiting for that” (@_alirigney). For me, personally, … More How Do I Know If My Partner Is My Soulmate?
Have you ever found yourself requesting the help of a friend or a family member, only to get the vibe that they’re expecting something in return? Or perhaps you yourself have had these same thoughts, only agreeing to assist someone because you’re confident you will get something out of the situation. If you have never … More “What’s In It For Me?”
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
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
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
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
My sister recently shared an article with me regarding an incident in which a woman was body shamed for being curvacious and being married to a male with a six-pack. This incident impacted Jenna Kutcher, a body-positive blogger, and occurred after she shared a photo of her and her husband on a beach via Instagram. She and … More Body Shaming and Its Implications
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
My older sister, Danielle, recently celebrated her 25th birthday. She is almost two years older than I am, and together with my mom and dad we commemorated her birthday by spending quality time with one another. When I was younger, I felt as though my own birthday was the most important event of the year, … More The Celebration of A Birthday
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
Roughly three years ago, I had food allergy testing done. I was experiencing tremendous discomfort, bloating and pain with a majority of what I was eating, and I learned through testing that I am intolerant to gluten, dairy, and egg. Intolerances are different from allergies in the sense that intolerances have less serious complications than … More How Food Allergies Impact A Relationship
For as long as I can remember, my older sister has been my best friend. Granted, we weren’t necessarily the closest when we were younger, likely because it’s almost a rite of passage to torment your older sister when you’re a child, but now that we’re older and more mature I can’t imagine anyone else … More What It’s Like to Grow Up With A Protective Older Sister
Within the past year or so, I have come to understand just how important networking is, specifically through my college education and meeting new individuals. It presents opportunities in both expected and unexpected ways, and depending on what you’re looking for your life in terms of opportunities, it can be incredibly beneficial. When I say … More The Importance of Networking
Having someone in your life who tends to be aggressive by nature and is typically defensive can be incredibly challenging to deal with. It seems as though no matter what you do or how you say something, you are attacked by said person and are unsure of how to proceed. While it is simple to … More How to Deal With Aggressive Personalities
Relationships can be difficult. Conflicts and challenges arise, a difference of opinion between you and your partner creates tension, and soon enough you’re ready to go on a break and spend some time apart. While going on a break may seem like the best option for you and your partner when your relationship gets rough, … More Why Going On A Break Is The Worst Thing A Couple Can Do