I am, without a doubt, an absolute sucker when it comes to getting songs stuck in my head. Moreover, it isn’t usually as though I mentally go over the entirety of a song’s lyrics in my head; rather, it’s the same one or two lines, over and over, until I have the urge to rip … More Can’t get a song out of your head? It could be a good thing
Without going into too much detail, I was recently diagnosed with a not-so-great autoimmune disease. It’s been a long time coming as I’ve been feeling rough for just about a year now, with my symptoms getting progressively worse with time. Once I learned about the condition I have, I had a good vent session with … More Yes, you are stronger than you might think
My older sister and I had a great chat a couple of nights ago when I got home late from work. I think it is important to mention that my big sister is, literally, my best friend, and I really don’t know what my life would consist of without her presence. If you’re curious as … More Socially awkward? No need to fret
Apple cider vinegar is, in a way, a sort of nutritional powerhouse. The benefits and advantages of consuming this stuff are significant, and while the tase of apple cider vinegar may not be the most enticing thing, I’d say the pros outweigh the cons in this specific equation. For anyone unaware of just how many … More Here’s why you should be drinking apple cider vinegar
Not too long ago a good friend of mine reached out to chat with me about a recent breakup she is going through. I was touched she thought of me to lean on and potentially offer her some advice pertaining to the situation, although once she got into the nitty gritty details of how her … More Here’s why knowing ourselves is so, so important
A few days ago, my mom and I had to make a trip to Niagara. We opted to take my truck as opposed to my mom’s vehicle, and in doing so, I was in full control of the music, which I can always appreciate. I love classic rock, as I have mentioned before here on … More Here’s to the pioneer rock bands
Air conditioning is one of those things that goes under appreciated until it stops working, or ceases to exist. My parents opted to have central air conditioning installed in our home a few years ago now, and prior to having central air in our house, we relied on window units. They worked okay, but nothing … More Move over, AC; cooling roofs are here
A few days ago, Blaine went golfing with some buddies for a bachelor party. I called him later on that day to see how the party went, and he started to tell me that he was rather taken aback by the ways in which a lot of the men golfing were speaking to the girls … More Here’s why we need to normalize calling out harassment
Ticks are, in my opinion, some of the worst critters in existence. They really don’t serve much of a purpose other than being a carrier of Lymes disease (depending on the type of tick), and considering they very much have the ability to totally and completely turn someone’s life upside down assuming they are carrying … More Here’s how to avoid ticks this summer
Ahhhh, hangovers. As miserable as they are, they’re often an indication of a fun-filled evening that occurred prior to us waking up with a pounding head, which, in a way, is kind of a positive. What isn’t so positive is how awful they can make us feel, and further, how long they can linger and … More Could a vegetable be the cure for hangovers?
Ice cream cake is one of those things that can basically instantly improve anyone’s mood in any given situation, within reason. I have yet to meet anyone who doesn’t like ice cream cake, and for good reason; it really is an all around phenomenal creation, and it sure as hell hits the spot on a … More Here’s how to make some awesome homemade ice cream cake
I am willing to bet that a majority of Ontarians are rejoicing with the news of Doug Ford’s recent announcement pertaining to the gradual reopening of businesses here in the province. It’s been a long time coming, and it is safe to say the patience of the public in Ontario has been wearing thin as … More Please be kind as Ontario begins to reopen
If you, like me, are a resident of Ontario, it is probable that you, also like me, have been seriously contemplating moving to Antartica as a result of this recent heat wave that has been shin-kicking us for about a week now. It’s a tad excessive. Unfortunately, here in Ontario, in addition to sweltering heat, … More Read this to learn how to keep your pup cool this summer
The other evening, Blaine and I once again found ourselves in the never-ending predicament of trying to determine what to tune into via Netflix. I’ve had the privilege of choosing what movies we watch the past few times he and I have decided to watch something, so this time it was Blaine’s turn, and, alas, … More Have you seen ‘Hardball’?
Waking up early has never really been my forte. I will get up early when necessary, but I will admit that it is a struggle, and I most definitely am not a morning person. My bed seems to hold this magical power which makes it very difficult to leave it when I wake up in … More Could waking up earlier help combat depression?
If you’re curious as to where the inspiration for this post originated from, let’s just say as I’m writing this I’m dealing with a rather troublesome headache. I’m fortunate in the sense I don’t get headaches often, but when I do, I’m reminded of how much they seriously suck. I was googling how to go … More Dealing with headaches? Check out these at-home remedies
The past few days here in Canada have been rather bleak, and for good reason. News recently broke pertaining to the remains of 215 children that were discovered on site of a former residential school in Kamloops, British Columbia, that were forcibly taken from their families and thrown together in a mass grave in an … More If you’re Canadian, you need to educate yourself on residential schools
Did you think I would leave you hanging after yesterday’s post? As promised, here are the remaining commonly believed myths that scientists have debunked for us, cited from an article via The Good News Network. “The myths around contact lenses getting lost behind your eye, as well as freezing to your eye in cold weather made … More And here are some more already debunked myths you might believe
Ahhhh, myths. They’re something just about all of us have fallen vicim to at some point or another, and it seems as though there is an endless quantity of these things floating around. Myths can be confusing. Sometimes we believe them to be true when in reality they’re false, and vice versa. I was reading … More Here are some common, but debunked, myths
SHEIN, within the past little while, has seriously exploded onto the women’s clothing scene. Men’s clothing, too, although from my own observations, it seems as though more women tend to purchase from SHEIN than men, but I could be wrong. I’ve ordered a few things from SHEIN over the past year or so, and I … More Thinking about buying bras from SHEIN? Read this first
Starting a new job is a daunting prospect for anyone, usually speaking. With worries concerning duties, performance, responsibilities and skill, beginning a new occupation can certainly present its share of challenges, regardless of the line of work you are in. What is even more intimidating is if you’re a young person starting off a new … More The importance of knowing your worth as a young person in a new job
As promised, here are more rather nifty and ingenious gardening hacks, brought to you by an article via The Good News Network. “5. Get rid of pests with orange peels: You love your plants, but so do the bugs in your house. What to do? Simply place orange peels around your greens, says @ghibligreenhouse. “6. Make … More Here are some more efficient gardening hacks
Gardening is something a lot of us engage with for different reasons. Some of us garden as a means of de-stressing, or inducing relaxation; others garden to save money by growing their own produce as opposed to having to purchase it from a grocer. Regardless of your own personal reasons behind your gardening habits, it … More Check out these neat gardening hacks
As human beings, it is a rather important component of our existence that we eat. If we didn’t, we, eventually, wouldn’t exist at all. While the majority of us enjoy consuming food, there are a lot of us who struggle to do so when temperatures are high. Our appetites are suppressed, and the thought of … More Check out these refreshing and cooling snacks for those super warm days
Allow me to clarify right off the bat; when I say the Vikings, I’m referring to the ones that actually walked our planet. Not the ones depicted in the television series titled Vikings, but the show is pretty damn great and I highly recommend it. The series is what has piqued my interest in these … More Read this to learn about the Vikings
Leonardo DiCaprio is a highly respected figure in Hollywood. He is a phenomenal actor, and I have yet to see a performance by him in which he is anything but spectacular. In addition to blessing our screens over the years, this guy is also a huge advocate for environmental and animal conservation. He always has … More Praise to Leonardo DiCaprio for helping the environment yet again
Cancer is a word that, unfortunately, most of us are familiar with. Whether it is you yourself who has been diagnosed with cancer, a friend, a loved one or family, just about all of us can say we have been affected by this horrid disease. It is becoming more and more of an issue with … More Are we nearing a cure for cancer?
If you were to tell me that you haven’t heard of Cher prior to reading this post, I definitely would not believe you. Unless you had a damn good excuse for being ignorant to a literal superstar, for example, falling off the grid and only recently re-entering society, there really is no explanation for being … More Profile: Cher
Assertion, or being assertive, has, in my opinion, a rather negative connotation attached to it. And, really, I’ve never understood why this is, considering assertion does not typically coincide with aggression in any manner. Aggression, too, has a negative connotation attached to its meaning, but such connotation is a little more logical in terms of … More The importance of understanding the difference between assertion and aggression
If you’ve been following my blog to any degree, you are likely aware of that fact that I have anxiety. I’m rather open about it, in addition to the other forms of mental illness I have been diagnosed with, I am always more than willing to be candid when it comes to discussing the topic. … More Need some anxiety coping skills? Look no further