Taking baths is one of my favourite things to do to wind down after a long day. I’m not exactly sure what is it about baths, but whenever I take one and allow myself to truly soak and relax, I find myself feeling calmed and content. It’s always been shocking to me that there a … More This is why you need to take more baths
Ratched made its Netflix debut recently, and because I’m a curious individual, I wanted to give it a watch. I wasn’t really sure what to expect going into the pilot episode other than I knew the show focused on a female nurse named Mildred Ratched, and because Sarah Paulson plays the lead and I enjoy … More Have you seen ‘Ratched’?
I feel like, for a lot of us, when we think of China, our thoughts automatically go to the levels of pollution that are apparent in the air there. China is arguably highly-recognized for the severity of the pollution present in its air, and it’s a bit concerning. But, there is good news pertaining to … More Yes, the pollution in China is improving
Selfishness is a concept many of us are familiar with but are reluctant to admit to. The act of being selfish isn’t exactly a good one, therefore it makes sense that we avoid recognizing when we act selfishly. But, as uncomfortable as it can be to acknowledge when we have been or are being selfish, … More Stop the selfishness
A couple of days ago, a package arrived on our front porch from Aritzia. If you’re unfamiliar with Aritzia, it is a pricy women’s clothing brand that originated in Vancouver, BC in the 80s and has grown into an incredibly successful and highly-recognized name in the fashion world. I was rather surprised to see this … More Why do we pay so much for a brand name?
Autumn is hands down my favourite season for a variety of reasons. I love seeing the leaves on the trees transform into a colourful medley of beauty; I look forward to changing from shorts and sandals to cozy sweaters and boots; and I have a definite appreciation for Halloween and all things spooky. Because Fall … More Here are some things to do this Fall
I will be fully honest and admit that squash is arguably one of my least favourite vegetables. I wish I could say that it is something I look forward to feasting on with the fall season, but, it just isn’t, and it likely won’t ever be for me, personally. Despite my lack of appreciation for … More Here’s why you should be eating more squash
Bone broth, if you’re unfamiliar with it, likely sounds like a bit of an odd concept. Broth made of bones? Yeah, not the most enticing. But, I ask you to hear me out. Bone broth “is a liquid containing brewed bones and connective tissues. To make bone broth, people use cow, chicken, and even fish … More Here’s why you need to eat more bone broth
When it comes to confrontation, standing your ground can be challenging. Depending on who you are engaged in confrontation with, it can be difficult to be firm in your beliefs and argue on your own behalf, specifically if, for example, the person you’re addressing conflict with is your superior or boss at a job. But, … More Why are we afraid to stand up for ourselves?
The temptation affiliated with the concept of perfectionism is a very strong force. With perfectionism comes expectations, hence why the influence of perfectionism in itself is so powerful; it stems from a fear of letting others down. I myself am a perfectionist. Not willingly as it is associated with my anxiety, like many others who … More Pushing away perfectionism
There seems to be an unspoken rule pertaining to hair washing. While I’ve never heard a professional hairstylist outright say that holding out for as long as possible between washes is beneficial for hair, I know a lot of people that firmly believe this. And, really, the mentality makes sense; anything that undergoes excessive or … More Hair washing: good or bad?
I feel as though it is safe to say that most of us like turtles. And, really, I don’t see how anyone could dislike turtles, except perhaps if there was a tortoise-related traumatic incident that provoked someone’s dislike for them. But, generally speaking, turtles are a very loved member of the animal kingdom. In case … More Have you heard of these smiling turtles?
I’m not one to really incorporate religious themes and elements into my blog posts, but for this particular topic, I think it would be appropriate to cite The Serenity Prayer, which I am sure a lot of us are familiar with: “God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change; courage to … More The power of acceptance
I know, I know. You likely read the title of this post and told yourself I’ve officially lost all sanity, and quite honestly, I can’t say I blame anyone thinking this with the chosen title for this post. But, before you completely write me off, hear me out. COVID-19, for a lot of us, has … More Can COVID-19 make you a better person?
I have no shame in admitting that I am a bit of a coffee addict. I am someone who thoroughly enjoys java, and while some of us are very particular with the type of variety of coffee we drink, I’m really not too picky. If it’s coffee, I’ll drink it. That being said, I do … More Encouraging recycling with McDonald’s coffee cups
I apologize if it seems as though I’m giving an awful lot of television series/film reviews as of late, but I ask you to hang in for one more. I’ve been watching some interesting things lately, and I figure someone on the internet will appreciate my thoughts and opinions towards them. I hope so, anyway. … More Have you seen ‘Girls Incarcerated’?
Relaxation is a concept most of us are familiar with, but I question how many of us truly practice the meaning of the word, especially in the current state of the world we are living in. With so much negativity and cause for concern inundating our lives via media day after day, it’s easy to … More Reinstating relaxation
Artificial intelligence-based technology has somewhat inundated our lives since products like Alexa and Google Home have been released. For many of us, these devices are integral components of daily life, while for others they remain a foreign and arguably somewhat intimidating concept. When these types of products first hit the market, I recall being intrigued … More Thinking about purchasing a Google Nest? Read this
I’ve made mention of my love for fragrance here on my blog before, and shockingly enough, it’s time to revisit the topic. I really am a scents person, and I have a serious appreciation for all things smelly (in a good way). Whether it be candles, room and/or body sprays, or perfume, if I find … More Have you ordered from Charmed Aroma?
Crime-based shows and television series hold a special place in my heart. That may sound a little odd, and there is a chance you’re questioning who exactly I am as a person based on this statement, but I genuinely find criminology-themed shows to be absolutely fascinating, assuming they’re well made. I’ve watched Netflix’s I Am … More Have you seen ‘I Am A Killer: Released’ ?
Weddings, for the most part, are a great time. Between food and drinks, dancing, laughter and more, it’s difficult not to enjoy yourself at a wedding, excluding the odd exception. Something I’ve thought about as of late, likely because I am getting married in a couple of years, is what happens to a lot of … More Giving back via marriage
When it comes to relationships of any sort, the aspect of investing and reciprocating effort is a vital one. It is difficult for a relationship to bloom and grow when effort is only being exerted from one half of the two people involved, and eventually, efforts are eradicated as a result of frustration. I am … More The significance of knowing when to move on
I think it is safe to say that happiness is something many of us could use a little more of as of late, considering what we have already encountered this year. COVID-19 has undeniably put a bit of a damper on many of our spirits, and it seems as though we have become overly focused … More Have you heard about Copenhagen’s happiness museum?
Conflict is an inevitable occurrence in life. It can happen both expectedly and unexpectedly, but regardless of the ways in which it presents itself, it is crucial to have a firm understanding of how to approach it in the most effective manner possible. We all handle conflict and confrontation differently, therefore it makes sense that … More The importance of knowing how to best approach conflict
Oatmeal cookies are seriously underestimated, in my opinion. They’re a quintessential member of the cookie family, and while often overshadowed by their famous cousin, the chocolate chip cookie, I firmly believe oatmeal cookies can hold their own. And, with Autumn approaching, what better time to truly savour these little delights. Personally, I prefer oatmeal cookies … More Here’s how to make the absolute best oatmeal cookies
Here in Ontario, a joyous occasion is coming to a close; peach season, and I am proud to say that Ontario peaches really are some of the best you can get. My mom and I anticipate the arrival of fresh, juicy, local peaches every summer, and I have to admit that it’s a little saddening … More Get your peach on
As we are all aware, plastic waste has become a tremendous environmental issue within the past few decades or so. Plastic waste can be difficult to repurpose and further decompose, making it a challenging material to determine new and innovative uses for. As it turns out, though, a road in California has taken the concept … More Turning plastic waste into roadways
I’ve written a few different posts here on my blog discussing the long-term implications of eating disorders and the physical havoc they wreak on a body. The lasting effects of an eating disorder and undeniable for its victims, making it difficult to forget enduring such a debilitating condition. I would argue many of us are … More Finding hope in eating disorder recovery
Communication is a pretty major component of daily life for most of us. Depending on the sort of work we do, conversation can be a tremendous occurrence throughout any given day, and outside of the working world as well. I’ve found that as I have gotten older, I’ve come to realize just how useful and … More Choose to communicate
As someone who is a creature of habit and seriously values routine, I can attest to the ability of change causing feelings of unease and discomfort. Change is inevitable and necessary, but for a lot of us, it has a bit of a negative connotation. When we prefer stability and avoid change, though, we run … More Embracing change through COVID-19