Death, in life, is inevitable. That sentence is a bit of a paradox, but the statement remains to be true; we are born and we die, some sooner than others and some later, and it is an element of life that cannot be avoided (unless you have superhuman powers or you’re a vampire some shit). … More Have you heard of this unique way to remember lost loved ones?
I am someone, I have learned over the past few years, who doesn’t necessarily do well when faced with a panic-inducing scenario. When I say I don’t do well, I’m making reference to my complete inability to be able to think clearly and/or logically in a moment of panic, and, really, this is not exactly … More Finding logic in panic
When we’re young, we don’t exactly worry about what we are consuming in terms of calories and fat. And for a good reason; kids should not be thinking about things that we spend most of our adult years contemplating considering they’re busy playing among other important kid things. Once we’re adults, however, our diet becomes … More PSA: your metabolism does not, in fact, slow down once you’re middle-aged
Music really is an incredible thing. It has the power to unite us, or divide us, depending on someone’s music preferences, and it serves as the perfect muse for most of us going about our days. I thought it might be fun to share with all of you some of my favourite songs of all … More What are some of your favourite songs?
The other day my mom and I had a good chat discussing the concept of appreciation, and how, unfortunately, it seems to have become a lost art. She was telling me about a situation in which she gave someone the benefit of the doubt to show kindness and empathy, only to end up being a … More Appreciation: a thing of the past
While I wouldn’t go so far as to say it is common knowledge, the concept of exercise being a means to alleviate the severity of depression isn’t exactly news. There have been many studies conducted on the topic, and while there has been strong evidence to support this belief for a while now, it has … More It’s official: exercise really can help combat depression
If you’ve heard of Johnny Knoxville, it is arguable that you affiliate his persona with the Jackass franchise, which is a rather reasonable association. The man is likely best known for his work with Jackass, and I truly don’t think the series would be the same without his presence. Blaine and I have been on … More Get to know Johnny Knoxville
I find it a little disappointing I’m even writing a post on this topic, because, really, to answer the title of this post, you should respect service industry workers because it’s human decency. That’s really all there is to it, but, unfortunately, I’m finding we are collectively needing this reminder because I work in the … More This is why you should respect service industry workers
Having a lush, green lawn is something a lot of us strive for. It does look pleasant when maintained, and for most of us, having green grass is much preferred to having spotty, dead and burnt grass, which does often happen here in Ontario in the summer months without a lot of precipitation. This year … More Forget grass; here’s why your lawn should be covered in moss
A couple of weeks ago, I received a long-awaited phone call from Bridal Boutique in Brantford that my dress had arrived. I say this phone call was long awaited because I purchased my wedding dress from Bridal Boutique back in February; the dress I picked in particular is made by Madi Lane, an Australian designer, … More Need a wedding dress? Visit Brantford’s Bridal Boutique
Anya Taylor-Joy, if you’re unaware, is an up and rising actress that truly exploded onto the Hollywood scene within the past couple of years. I was unfamiliar with her and her work until I watched her star in the television series The Queen’s Gambit, and because I have a bit of a girl crush on … More Everything you need to know about Anya Taylor-Joy
There are a few things that come to mind when I contemplate my own personal pet peeves. People who drive under the speed limit are a major one, as is arrogance or cockiness, entitlement, and when people make your business theirs. I have never in my life been able to comprehend why it is that … More Stop making other people’s business your own
When it comes to waffles, I am inclined to say the Belgians do it best. You simply cannot compare a frozen Eggo waffle to a rich, fluffy, decadent Belgian one, and I believe the hype pertaining to Belgian waffles is, without a doubt, warranted. I also conveniently happen to have Belgian ancestry, so I can … More Here’s how to make homemade Belgian waffles
I’m hoping we are all aware that fuel is what powers most vehicles, aside from electric ones. Whether it be gasoline, diesel or coloured diesel, fuel is needed to enable vehicles to move and operate. With fuel use comes emissions and environmental concerns, hence why electric vehicles have exploded onto the automotive scene within the … More Using booze to … power vehicles?
Being wrong isn’t something I would think most of us enjoy. Rather, I would think it to be the complete opposite; no one enjoys knowing they’re at fault for something, and I would even go so far as to say that a lot of us avoid confrontation when we are to blame because of our … More Recognizing our wrongs: a needed practice
Self-criticism is something most of us are all too familiar with. And that isn’t to say self-criticism is a bad thing, because sometimes it is necessary. Self-criticism can have a negative connotation, however, when it becomes an overwhelming presence in our lives and prevents us from being capable of recognizing anything positive about ourselves. An … More Read this to learn how to stop beating yourself up
To find something in life that we are truly passionate about is a wonderful thing. Discovering something that brings us utmost joy and happiness is one of the beauties of life itself, and going throughout life without a passion is something I can’t imagine to be overly pleasant. Sometimes I wonder whether or not we … More The importance of finding our passions
It would be an absolute rarity to go throughout life without ever encountering someone with beliefs or opinions that differ from our own. As people, we are all individually unique, meaning it’s almost impossible to engage with someone who completely and entirely agrees without hesitation with another persons beliefs and opinions. Despite our obvious and … More The significance of respecting differences
Mosquitos have to be one of my least favourite insects in existence. I realize they serve a purpose, but they’re ultimately little shits that pride themselves in going around pricking people and feasting on their blood, only to leave them in ultimate discomfort thanks to insane itching. That’s just my own subtle opinion on the … More Read this to lean what actually repels mosquitos
Mug cakes, for anyone unfamiliar with them, are essentially exactly what the name suggests; a cake in a mug. They’re delicious, simple to make, and often require ingredients you likely already have in your cupboards. I first heard about these divine little creations a few years ago. It took me a while to get around … More Here’s how to make a mug cake
I would argue that a lot of us could seriously benefit from paying better attention to our bodies and minds in terms of what they need, or don’t need, from us. If you disagree and do, in fact, stay well in tune with what your body and mind is attempting to communicate to you, I … More The importance of listening to your mind and body
Charcoal is something that most of us are likely familiar with to some extent, although it may not be something most of us associate with consumption. The idea of ingesting charcoal may seem like a rather strange one, but trust me when I say that activated charcoal can be a miracle worker for people dealing … More Should you be using activated charcoal?
A few night ago, my sister and I met up with our cousins for dinner in Hamilton, Ontario. We often meet in Hamilton because it’s sort of the halfway point between us and them, and also because Hamilton has a far better selection of restaurants than Brantford does. My cousin picked out a place called … More Have you been to Electric Diner?
Being low in iron is something that a heck of a lot of us are all too familiar with. I couldn’t count the number of folks I know who use daily iron supplements, myself included, and I’m willing to bet there are a lot more people I know using this form of supplement than I’m … More Looking for an iron supplement? Read this
Not too while ago my mom brought home an almond pie from a Dutch shop in Hamilton. If you’re wondering what the hell almond pie is, you’re not alone. I had never heard of or seen this type of dessert prior to my mom bringing it home, but hot tamale is the shit good. The … More Here’s why you need to try almond pie and how to make it
I think it is relatively safe to say that we live in a society that has, without a doubt, convinced a lot of us to believe that sharing an opinion is a rite of passage. Personally, I think this stems from a lot of modern social elements such as cancel culture, being woke, and further … More How to deal with unwanted opinions
As of late I’ve been having a hell of a time with my gallbladder. I’ve never had any gallbladder-related issues in my life up until my recent diagnosis with Lymes disease, and while I’m not entirely certain the two are linked, there is a good probability that for me, personally, that they are, based on … More Read this to learn about gallstones
Rosemary is not, by any means, my preferred herb. I don’t know what it is about this stuff, but I am not a fan of the taste or smell. I wish I liked it, because a lot of us swear by the combination of roasted potatoes and rosemary, but I would rather eat a plain-ass … More Check out these unique uses for rosemary
Cinnamon buns are one of those things people either adore or despise. There really doesn’t seem to be any middle ground, not to mention the controversial divide between frosted and glazed cinnamon buns. Personally, frosted is the way to go, but that’s just my two cents. In the cinnamon bun realm, one in particular reigns … More Here’s how to make Cinnabon cinnamon buns at home
Living on a farm, it’s safe to say my family and I have ample room for a few critters here and there. In total, in the context of pets, we have two goats, five cats (two indoor, three outdoor), and three dogs. I realize we aren’t exactly your average household with one or two pets, … More The benefits of owning pets