I’m a relatively open person, therefore I have no hesitancy to share my past experiences with an eating disorder with others. I think it’s important to discuss taboo and/or stigmatized topics in order to better understand them, and conversation can be one of the most effective ways to generate familiarity with things we may not … More Navigating eating disorder thoughts
If I had to choose a social media platform I favour over others, it would be Instagram. I’m not sure if this preference stems from my love for photography, or the fact that I’ve always appreciated visuals, but either way, Instagram is pretty neat. I was browsing through the Explore section on Instagram about a … More Here’s why you need to follow Morgan Harper Nichols on Instagram
Being an English Language and Literature major, I like to think I have a relatively firm understanding of some of the terms used within the realm of literature. Many of us are unfamiliar with these terms, though, and what exactly they mean, so I thought it might be interesting to take a look at some … More Understanding literature terminology
When I first started blogging in my second year of university, the thought of posting daily, still, this many years later, was the furthest thing from my mind. Yet here we are. Daily posts to my blog are something I take a lot of pride in doing. I’m not familiar with any other blogs that … More The reality of being a daily blogger
I think it’s fair to assume that most of us have heard the phrase, “it’s the little things in life,” at least once or twice. We’re told to appreciate small joys and things that bring us happiness that aren’t particularly extravagant, and I think acknowledging these small joys is so important in terms of seeking … More Identifying your ‘little things’
Feeling overwhelmed isn’t exactly a pleasant feeling. Depending on the context of what’s causing you to feel inundated with stress, sometimes it can feel like we’re drowning in our own thoughts, unable to designate clarity. Feeling overwhelmed isn’t a permanent state of mind, though. In fact, there’s several ways to go about ridding our minds … More Purging emotion through creativity
Reading can be a truly incredible experience. Depending on the text you’re reading, and further, your level of interest in said text, reading can be an experience that isn’t easily forgotten. On the other hand, it can also be a nightmare if you’re reading a book that fails to peak your interest. Reading is something … More Three signs that book you’re reading is a keeper
An article from The Huffington Post caught my eye the other evening. Titled “Alabama Wants To Imprison Marshae Jones. Her Crime Was Being Shot While Pregnant,” I imagine it’s relatively simple to figure out why I was intrigued by the headline. The following excerpts are from the article: “Marshae Jones, a 28-year-old Alabama woman, is facing a manslaughter … More The implications of Alabama’s abortion law
My sister shared an Instagram post with me the other evening from an account titled Humans of New York. If you’re unfamiliar with it, I highly recommend checking it out as it’s a great way to catch a glimpse of alternate perspectives towards a certain subject matter. This particular post, featuring commentary from a woman … More Happiness: a matter of perspective
Designating something in our lives that inspires us and evokes creativity is so important. Yet, I question how many of us have been able to identify our own muse. Finding whatever we’re passionate about can be a bit of a gray area. Perhaps we’re overwhelmed with focalizing one specific passion because we have several; perhaps … More The importance of finding your muse
The other evening, my mom encouraged to take a look at her latest Chatelaine magazine. I’m not normally an avid Chatelaine reader, but after flipping through the June/July edition, I have to say I’m thoroughly impressed. The cover of this issue of the magazine features a striking woman in a bathing suit. The image is … More Have you heard about #ShowUs ?
Since I began my own blog several years ago, people occasionally ask me how I went about the process. Questions like ‘how did you come up with the name?’ and ‘which platform site do I use?’ are common ones directed my way, but others ask how and why I keep up with my own blog, … More Thinking about starting a blog?
This post is a little different from what I normally do here on my blog. Rather than the bulk of this piece consisting of my own words, I thought it might be kind of neat to share some of my favourite inspirational quotes with all of you. Cheesy? Perhaps. But, words can carry emotion, in … More Finding inspiration
As I mentioned on here a while ago, I have started seeing a therapist in hopes of getting a handle on my anxiety and minor depression. My anxiety is moderate to severe, whereas my depression is mild, only flaring up from time to time. I saw my therapist last week, and I found it to … More Embracing discomfort
Since starting a new writing job back in August, my writing style has had to undergo a rather significant adjustment. My entire life, I’ve been criticized in my writing for being too vocabulary-heavy or using flowery language, if you will. I just friggen like words, and it’s hard to change something you’ve been doing for … More Changing writing styles
If you’ve ever encountered writer’s block, chances are you know how insanely frustrating it is. You are staring at a blank screen, or perhaps a blank sheet of paper, pen in hand or hands hovering over the keyboard waiting for inspiration to strike, but nothing comes. You try and force yourself to think of something, … More Writer’s Block
When I first started blogging, I was rather unsure of where exactly ontheedgeofeverything was headed. I knew I wanted to own and operate a blog with a variety of topic content, rather than adhering to one specific niche, hence how I came up with the name. I have absolutely nothing against blogs that do abide … More The Beauty of Blogging
My blog is something I am incredibly passionate about. I began OnTheEdgeOfEverything roughly two years ago, and I have been posting content every day ever since. By no means did I ever anticipate this continuing for as long as it has, but I am thrilled that it continues to be something I dedicate myself to entirely. … More A Commitment to Creative Writing
I came across an interesting article a couple of days ago discussing some potentially unknown facts about the Harry Potter series. I personally consider myself a Potterhead, but there were some items discussed in the article I was unaware of. Harry and J.K. Rowling share the same birthday (June 31) Rowling developed the names of the four Hogwarts houses … More Think You Know Everything About Harry Potter?
Better Farming is the biggest and best magazine for Ontario’s business farmers, according to their website. It was launched by AgMedia in 1999 and continues the proud tradition of editorial excellence of its predecessor, Farm & Country. Better Farming‘s professional approach to ag journalism sets them apart from other agricultural media outlets and defines their service … More Better Farming Magazine
It recently came to my attention that I have not yet composed a post regarding the platform I use to convey the material on my blog, said platform being WordPress. I have been using WordPress for several years now, both with my own personal blog and further with various academic assignments. For one of my college courses … More WordPress
I was conversing with my mom a couple of days ago about the existence of subjectivity when it comes to marking the arts in an academic sense. I was explaining to her how frustrating it can be when a particular teacher or professor is not necessarily fond of how you present something and therefore gives … More The Subjectivity of the Arts in Academia
When I was a university student, enrolled in the English Language and Literature program, I took a course in my third year dedicated to the concept of creative writing. I was excited yet simultaneously leery about this course because I was unsure of what exactly it consisted of, and looking back, I can say with … More How To Be More Creative As A Writer
Beginning a blog can be a daunting task. With so many topic possibilities, and more blogs developing daily now than ever before, creating a blog can be intimidating and overwhelming. I created a post a while ago discussing the development of a blog, but this post is not intended to be a reiteration of the … More How To Start Your Own Niche Blog
I recently finished reading A Stranger In the House by Shari Lapena, and I wanted to dedicate a post to it because it truly was THAT good. This book is the first I have encountered in a while in which I struggled to put down at times, and I thoroughly enjoyed it. The plot conveys the story … More Book Review: A Stranger In the House
For one of my public relations classes, I was asked to create a mock media release regarding the opening of a new sports and recreation facility in Calgary. The scenario is entirely fabricated, but I thought I would post the assignment in hopes of educating others about what a media/news/press release consists of. The knowledge … More Media/News/Press Releases
Coffee is, for me personally, a rather absolute necessity in my everyday life. I am aware of the fact that I arguably consume too much coffee in a day, and I have done so for a long time. I began drinking coffee when I was around fourteen or fifteen, and I have been hooked ever since. … More How Much Coffee Is Too Much?
I will admit in saying that the title of this post may suggest that I believe myself to be a successful writer. By no means am I attempting to come across as arrogant, nor am I attempting to persuade others into believing that I am a successful writer because I am not. I have come … More How to Be A Successful Writer