Navigating punctuation

In lieu of yesterday’s post discussing synonyms, antonyms and homonyms, I thought I would continue with the English theme for today’s post. Like I said yesterday, I’m brushing up on my English knowledge via tutoring and I figure this information is (hopefully) relevant to someone out there. Today, we shall be discussing punctuation and how … More Navigating punctuation

What in the homonym?

Within the past couple of months, I’ve been dabbling in tutoring. More specifically, I’m tutoring folks who are looking for some assistance pertaining to the English language, and I’ve been enjoying it so far. Because I haven’t exactly applied my English learnings to a more detailed degree since coming back to work full-time on the … More What in the homonym?

What in the word?

As most of us English-speaking individuals are well aware, English is a rather unique language in terms of its grammatical stipulations, spelling, and phonetical pronunciation of certain words. I would go so far as to say that a lot of elements of the English language don’t make much sense, and seeing as I studied English … More What in the word?

Navigating the use of quotation marks, continued

Anyone who is relatively familiar with the English language could have probably guessed that a single post wouldn’t suffice to delve into the convoluted aspect of understanding how to properly use quotations in this particular language. I probably could have jammed all of the learnings affiliated with proper quotation use in English into one blog … More Navigating the use of quotation marks, continued

The significance of taking the time to explore what we love

The other day, I had a bit of a twilight zone moment, if you will. I was exercising in my basement, and for some unknown reason, my mind was suddenly inundated with memories from when I was playing the sport of rugby, which I loved. It was a passion of mine, when I was playing, … More The significance of taking the time to explore what we love

Recognizing the influence fictional characters can have on our lives

If you, at any given point in life itself, have read a book, watched a television series or a movie, or have seen a theatre production, there is a probable chance that you have related to or have been affected by a fictional character. It is possible that the impact of said fictional character influenced … More Recognizing the influence fictional characters can have on our lives

Hoping to improve your nature writing skills? Here’s your chance to learn from the pros

In the writing world, there are plenty of different realms to spark creativity and inspiration in. Nature writing is one such example, and it is actually one of my favourite ways to write; it provides an opportunity to truly delve into the artistic details of our beautiful planet, and I personally find myself able to … More Hoping to improve your nature writing skills? Here’s your chance to learn from the pros

#BellLetsTalkDay

Yesterday afternoon, I received a text from Bell reminding me that today is #BellLetsTalkDay. I made a mental note to be sure to use the hashtag across social media platforms as I normally do. Last night, I got to thinking about the matter and realized I should probably put my thoughts onto some virtual paper. … More #BellLetsTalkDay

This is why it’s so important to know our worth

I would argue that a majority of us underestimate ourselves. This isn’t necessarily a bad thing, as this mindset can often lead to moments in which we happily surprise and prove ourselves wrong, but it can be a hindering practice as it somewhat works against the concept of knowing our worth, which is of tremendous … More This is why it’s so important to know our worth

How to be a better communicator

Miscommunication is something that has likely impacted all of us at some point in our lives. It’s relatively easy to unintentionally obscure a clear message while communicating, however the effects of this obscurity can have consequential outcomes, depending on the context of the situation. Misconstrued communication can result in problems in our romantic relationships, familial … More How to be a better communicator

Here’s how to calm yourself down when you’re feeling overwhelmed

I’ve been having a bit of a rough go as of late. In addition to grappling with the daily stress associated with the pandemic we’re facing, and also the variety of emotions that have presented themselves as a result of years of racially-fuelled police brutality, I’m also dealing with a bummed hand, a urinary tract … More Here’s how to calm yourself down when you’re feeling overwhelmed

Be kind

Kindness is an interesting concept. We are all aware of what kindness is and what it stands for, but I would argue a lot of us struggle to practice its meaning on a day-to-day basis, especially lately thanks to the whole pandemic and all. Because of the state of the world right now, I thought … More Be kind

Stop making someone else’s weight your business

I’m willing to bet that a lot of us are seeing or hearing about Adele’s weight loss as of late. After posting an image to her Instagram account to celebrate her 30th birthday, there was a social media frenzy regarding the singers appearance in the photo. Her photo prompted an outpouring of comments, posts and … More Stop making someone else’s weight your business

Stop buying and start looking at what you have

I’ve been hearing quite a bit about some of us who are using our monetary assistance from the government to purchase things that aren’t exactly essential. The entire concept of the emergency funding from our government is to enable those of us who are financially struggling to be able to maintain a somewhat stable lifestyle … More Stop buying and start looking at what you have