Granted, the topic of this post is a wee bit odd, but hear me out. I’ve always loved slugs, don’t ask me why, and I think they’re rather interesting creatures. I can remember picking up slugs on the farm when I was younger and placing them on surfaces solely to observe them moving, and while … More Have you heard of this regenerating slug?
The concept of repurposing is one I have always had a tremendous amount of respect for. There is something incredibly satisfying in restoring an everyday item to bring it back to its prime and give it use once more, and further, it provides ample opportunity to get creative and show some artistic flair. Personally, I … More The beauty of repurposing
Anxiety, if you’ve ever experienced it yourself, isn’t exactly a joyful thing. It absolutely fucking sucks, and as anyone who has anxiety will tell you, it can be quite difficult to cope with it individually, let alone if you’re dealing with it yourself but are also dealing with someone in your life who is attempting … More How to deal with someone else’s anxiety when you have anxiety yourself
The year of 2020 arguably enabled more of us to tune into, watch, and quite possibly finish a wide variety of both films and television series, among other media productions. Thanks to the coronavirus pandemic and the numerous lockdowns it resulted in, a lot of us found ourselves with a significant amount of free time … More Looking for something to watch? Click here
The other evening, once again, Blaine and I found ourselves endlessly scrolling through Netflix, trying to decide on what to watch. We scrolled past a movie titled Head Full of Honey, which Blaine had watched a while ago and briefly told me about, and because he really enjoyed it and I hadn’t seen it, we … More This is why you need to watch ‘Head Full of Honey’
I was reading a Buzzfeed article not too long ago listing some of the best beauty and hygiene products that Amazon has to offer. Sometimes, the products featured in these sorts of articles can be pretty neat, so I tend to scroll through them from time to time. One of the items the article recommended … More So, do zit patches actually work? Click here to find out
A couple of nights ago, Blaine and I were scrolling through Netflix, trying to determine what to watch, when we stumbled across a film titled Hit and Run. We watched the trailer, agreed it looked pretty enticing, and decided to tune in. Hit and Run “is a 2012 American action comedy film written by Dax Shepard, with David … More Have you seen ‘Hit and Run’?
Daylight savings is, in my opinion, one of the stupidest concepts in existence. Originally, turning the clocks back or forward, depending on the time of year, was done so to benefit farmers, but as someone who has been raised by, lives with and works for farmers, I can personally attest to the bullshit that stands … More Here’s how to prepare your body for daylight savings
If you’re a resident of Brant or Norfolk County, there is a chance you have heard of Robby’s Pizza & Wings, either their Brantford or Burford location. And, if you haven’t, I’m reluctant to tell you that you have one hundred per cent been missing out in terms of pizza consumption, as well as wings … More Yes, you need to try Robby’s Pizza & Wings
I know, I know. You likely read the title of this post and said to yourself, ‘what in the literal hell?’ which is a rather understandable thought. Peanut butter is a delightful concoction many of us make use of on a daily basis, but it isn’t exactly something that we associate with personality and its … More Here’s how your choice of peanut butter relates to your personality
Although it was a couple of days ago, I wanted to write about International Women’s Day 2021 because I feel as though the celebration is worth discussing, still. Perhaps I am alone in my observations, but I saw a significant amount of attention and recognition for this particular event this year, more than I’ve ever … More Drawing attention to International Women’s Day
Not too long ago, my sister and I were chatting about underrated country musicians. Eric Church came up and we agreed he is one of the most overlooked musicians in the country music realm, and I’m really not too sure why; he is an incredibly talented musician and performer, and I’d pick his music over … More Profile: Eric Church
Kangaroos have always fascinated me. They probably fascinate a lot of people. They’re such unique, interesting creatures, and while I am unsure if I will ever have the privilege to come face-to-face with one (not including through a zoo exhibit), I sincerely hope I do after reading an article from The Good News Network. Through … More Ever befriended a kangaroo? Apparently you can
As promised, I figured I would share some more nifty and pretty useful kitchen and cooking hacks with all of you in a continuation of my post a couple of days ago. Again, this information comes from greatist.com. “Though you technically can eat strawberries whole, most of us would rather not. Press a straw through the bottom … More Even more kitchen hacks
Mental health concerns and complications are arguably at an all-time high in a global context as of late, thanks to the coronavirus pandemic. More and more of us are dealing with various forms of mental illness, some of which may have been present prior to the pandemic, others which are experiencing the onset of mental … More The importance of understanding that mental health isn’t a quick fix
I’ve been on a bit of a food kick as of late in terms of the topics I’m discussing in my posts. I’m not exactly sure why, and I hope you don’t mind, but for now, I’m sticking with this form of inspiration. Cooking is a rather valuable skill in this thing we call life. … More Have you heard of these kitchen hacks?
The feud that exists between millennials and baby boomers isn’t exactly a secret concept. It’s been around for a while now, slowly and subtly building force, and while I’m uncertain if this tension will ever reach a climactic point, I don’t see it dissipating anytime soon. Both of my parents are boomers, and both my … More Recognizing entitlement in older generations
Judgment is a toxic trait to possess. We’re all relatively aware of that. It’s unjust, unfair, and most times completely unwarranted, but despite our recognition of the issues associated with practicing judgment, a lot of us still engage with it. In fact, I would argue most of us, if not all of us at some … More The significance of avoiding judgment
I would argue that 2020 was the year of the charcuterie board. While the concept of serving meats, cheeses, crackers and spreads is one as old as time when it comes to entertaining, placing these items on a wooden slab in a beautiful display is where the charcuterie element comes in, and this type of … More Here’s how to make the ultimate charcuterie board
Mental health, while it has always been of utmost importance, has certainly been the recipient of some positive recognition as of late. By positive recognition I am referring to the fact that mental health is very much becoming a de-stigmatized topic, and personally, I find this advancement towards the topic to be truly wonderful in … More Designating mental health services for high-stress jobs
The day and age we find ourselves living in is a rather complicated and confusing one. Never before have we as a society been faced with such a likelihood of saying or doing something that has the potential to offend someone, and it can be difficult to distinguish what is socially acceptable and what isn’t … More The importance of understanding what is creepy and what is a compliment
The week of February 22-28 marks the 2021 National Eating Disorder Awareness Week. This initiative has always been near and dear to my heart as a result of my own personal experience with an eating disorder, but I firmly believe it should have more relevance to many more people, regardless or not if they have … More Bringing recognition to National Eating Disorder Awareness Week
We’re all relatively aware of the fact that while the coronavirus in itself and the symptoms affiliated with it are unpleasant enough, the complications and side effects that can occur from having COVID-19 are, for some folks, worse than the virus itself. It seems as though COVID affects everyone differently, making it very difficult to … More Could flossing help combat COVID-19 side effects?
As I sit here writing this post, I am doing so with a tummy full of mashed potatoes, a component of what I had for dinner. Mashed potatoes are, without a doubt, a classic comfort food staple, and I think I have yet to meet someone who doesn’t enjoy this delicious and satisfying dish. My … More Here’s how to make the absolute best mashed potatoes
Dolphins truly are whimsical creatures. I’ve always respected ocean life tremendously, and dolphins are no exception; I’ve read a lot about their intelligence and the incredible tactics they use to communicate with one another, and as it turns out, apparently they aren’t so different from us humans in terms of personality, explains an article from … More Dolphins are more similar to us than we think
I’ve come to the conclusion that hardships and struggles are an inevitable component of life. Assuming someone lives to be 80, that is a lot of time to spend on this Earth, and going so long without encountering any sort of challenge is highly improbable, and furthermore is highly unrealistic. Life is unexpected, unpredictable, stressful … More The importance of perseverance
If you follow Hollywood in any context, you’re likely familiar with Bradley Cooper. This handsome lad has certainly made a name for himself through his work over the past decade or so, and his incredibly handsome good looks are pretty difficult to overlook. Blaine and I both really like the movie A Star is Born, … More Profile: Bradley Cooper
The idea of being paid to move somewhere seems just too good to be true. But, over the past few years, I’ve been seeing more and more incidences in which certain geographical locations are hoping to increase their population or achieve other goals by offering compensation to those who are able to relocate there. I … More Hoping to move? These cities will pay you to live there
It’s a day so many of us dream of; going shopping for a beautiful wedding dress. Browsing the selection in a given store and feeling the smooth and soft fabrics glide across your hand as you walk down aisles upon aisles of stunning white gowns, waiting for you to try them on. Perhaps that’s a … More The reality of wedding dress shopping
Anyone who has even been victim to a migraine can attest to their severity. I am fortunate in the sense I’ve never endured a migraine, but I’ve had some killer headaches, and they’re more than enough for me. I do know people who suffer from migraines on a regular basis, and from my observations, I … More Do you suffer from migraines? Consider a holistic approach