No, you don’t need to put up with shit you don’t want to

I am willing to bet that all of us, at one point or another, have been in a situation that we sincerely did not wish to be in. It’s inevitable, really; life isn’t all sunshine and butterflies, and sometimes, shit hits the fan. Perhaps shit has hit more than the fan for some of us, … More No, you don’t need to put up with shit you don’t want to

The significance of being transparent with your partner

I realize that the title of this post and what it specifically implies is a bit of a given when it comes to relationships, but hear me out. I genuinely feel as though this topic is one that has a lot of prevalence amongst all different sorts of relationships but isn’t necessarily understood. It is … More The significance of being transparent with your partner

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?

Lash extensions vs. lift and tints: is one better than the other?

Similar to my post about tanning, I would like to claim this opportunity to profess that I am not someone who gets their eyelashes done frequently. Up until a couple of weeks ago, I had never had any kind of service performed on my eyelashes, and the reason I am now is, once again, as … More Lash extensions vs. lift and tints: is one better than the other?

Here’s why we need to stop subconsciously perpetuating toxic masculinity

Toxic masculinity, for anyone who perhaps hasn’t heard of it before, is a term used to describe social and cultural norms, often considered to be traditional, which have the ability to negatively impact all people. I think a lot of folks hear ‘toxic masculinity’ and assume that it is strictly affiliated with males, but this … More Here’s why we need to stop subconsciously perpetuating toxic masculinity

Recognizing the power of positive self-affirmations

Self-affirmations, for anyone who may not be entirely familiar with the topic, are, in my own words, phrases we say aloud and direct towards ourselves that aim to manifest positivity. In simple terms, self-affirmations are vocalized statements that affirm, or warrant, our existence. Self-affirmations are a beneficial thing for just about everyone. They’re a means … More Recognizing the power of positive self-affirmations

Read this before approaching someone about their mental health

Mental health is a stigmatized topic of conversation. More specifically, mental illness. This isn’t anything new, and while the topic has gained ground in terms of being more socially accepted, and further, discussed, mental health conversations aren’t anywhere near where they should be regarding advocacy and awareness. We’re certainly moving in the right direction, but … More Read this before approaching someone about their mental health

Can we talk about ‘Mad Max: Fury Road’ for a minute?

Allow me to stipulate that I do realize the film Mad Mad: Fury Road isn’t exactly a new release at this point. It premiered in 2015, and I watched it shortly after it was released. Between then and now I’ve watched a few snippets of the movie, here and there, for example, if I catch … More Can we talk about ‘Mad Max: Fury Road’ for a minute?

The significance of sticking to your guns

I’m sure we have all heard the saying ‘stick to your guns,’ or something along those lines, at one point or another. In essence, the saying suggests the importance of staying true to ourselves, whether it be a specific choice or decision in life, or perhaps something affiliated with a certain sort of relationship; romantic, … More The significance of sticking to your guns

Mind your tongue

These days, more than ever, arguably, it seems as though a lot of us walking around with a lot of pent-up anger and frustration. And, understandably so. The past couple of years haven’t exactly been pleasant in regards to the pandemic and all of its lovely elements, and there are a few of us who … More Mind your tongue

Will Smith versus Chris Rock; who was in the wrong?

I don’t normally get too caught up in the lives of celebrities and Hollywood folk because the lives they live are, often, so out-of-touch with reality. These folks are often referred to as elite, which implies they’re above and superior to the common folk, and since society has encouraged and enabled the ideology of over-glorifying … More Will Smith versus Chris Rock; who was in the wrong?

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