In case you haven’t heard, rapper T.I. has created quite a stir as of late as a result of him sharing some rather unbelievable details pertaining to his parenting antics. An article from CTV news explains how during an episode of a podcast called “Ladies Like Us” the rapper explained how he accompanies his daughter … More Here’s why T.I.’s parenting of his daughter propagates social patriarchy
Today is Remembrance Day, as we likely all know. A day to respect, remember, and revisit notions of significant sacrifice that were made by strangers for our own wellbeing. Remembrance Day is something we’re made aware of every year. We wear poppies, we see commercials aired on television to honour our veterans, and we stand … More Maintaining remembrance on Remembrance Day
On Nov. 4, a few of my good friends and I went to Turtle Jack’s on Upper James St. in Hamilton for dinner. I was seriously looking forward to meeting them, considering we haven’t seen each other for a couple of years, and we decided on Turtle Jack’s because of its reputation as a well-established … More Getting mousy at Turtle Jack’s
For many of us, wearing a poppy in the days leading up to Remembrance Day is a no-brainer. Unfortunately, as I’m sure many of us can attest to, keeping a poppy on clothing can be tricky, and every year, I’m certain I lose more than I did the previous. I have good news, though; keeping … More This is how to keep your poppy on your clothing
Cystic Fibrosis (CF) is a terrible disease. According to Cystic Fibrosis Canada, it’s the “most common fatal genetic disease affecting Canadian children and young adults.” CF can wreak absolute havoc upon the body, though it mainly impacts the digestive system and the lungs. The nature of CF can vary depending on each person who is … More Making waves in Cystic Fibrosis treatment
If you’ve seen the movie Dazed and Confused, there’s a good chance you know who Matthew McConaughey. His role in the film is actually considered to be his breakout performance, and it’s also where his infamous “alright, alright, alright” phrase came to be. Born in 1969 in Uvalde, Texas, this handsome lad was raised by his … More Profile: Matthew McConaughey
Diapers are something most of us have been in contact with at some point in our lives. Whether it be our own children or the child of a friend or relative, or perhaps a child we’re babysitting, diapers are a concept most of us are familiar with as they are a pretty integral component of … More Have you heard of seaweed diapers?
I’m a self-proclaimed horror movie buff. You likely already knew this based on how often I review scary flicks and discuss the supernatural realm in general, but in case you forgot I thought I would subtly remind you yet again. Since we’re conveniently on the topic now, I’d like to draw your attention to the … More Differentiating between scary and gory
It sounds too good to be true, doesn’t it? The idea of wine having health benefits? Believe it or not, I have some good news for all of you wine connoisseurs; wine, in moderation, can be a healthy choice. And, if you’re questioning the validity of this statement, an article from Healthline provides some facts … More Can drinking wine be healthy?
I would argue that Lebanese food isn’t something a fair amount of us are familiar with. Which is a shame, really, considering how damn tasty it is. It isn’t exactly as well recognized as Italian or Chinese food, for example, but despite its relatively subtle reputation, Lebanese cuisine packs a serious flavour punch. With some … More Like Lebanese food? Visit La Luna
I was scrolling through Netflix’s television shows the other night, looking for something to watch, when I came across Inside the World’s Toughest Prisons. The title certainly snagged my attention, so I decided to give one episode a watch. One episode turned into a few, and I’m still watching the show, hoping to eventually finish the series. … More Have you seen Netflix’s ‘Inside the World’s Toughest Prisons’?
Ellen DeGeneres. What a woman. I honestly feel as though if this is all I was to write to describe this woman, it would be acceptable. She’s that awesome. But, I won’t do that to you. I imagine you’ve already invested in reading this post simply because you clicked on the link, so I’ll leave … More Profile: Ellen DeGeneres
For many of us, the concept of the unknown is positively terrifying. For others, the thought of not knowing what the future holds is simply fact and fails to be a bothersome source of stress and anxiety. Personally, I don’t fare well with the unknown. I wouldn’t say it’s something that causes me significant worry, … More Navigating the unknown
When I initially discovered that I would participating in group therapy for my anxiety, I wasn’t entirely sure what to think. I’ve undergone therapy in the past in several different manners. All of the therapy I’ve been subjected to up until group was one-on-one, and honestly, I figured this style was the only effective way … More Is group therapy for you?
Do you do one thing a day that scares you? Are you someone who likes to live life dangerously? Do you challenge yourself on a daily basis to try something new? If you answered no to any or all of the proposed questions above, don’t worry. I sure as shit don’t do all of those … More It’s time to step outside of your comfort zone
What comes to mind when you contemplate the concept of communication? Arguably, we all interpret the meaning of the term differently, depending on how we ourselves exercise communication on a daily basis. For some of us, communication comes easily, while for others, it’s something we struggle with. Having an understanding of how we personally navigate … More Communication and relationships: a pivotal pair
For those of us who deal with anxiety on a daily basis, it can be beneficial to designate a handful of coping mechanisms, or strategies, that help us work through our anxious thoughts and bodily sensations. While there are several different methods that can work to help to calm anxiety, one I would like to … More Have you tried guided imagery?
The thought of working alongside family members is, for some people, terrifying. I’ve spoken with numerous individuals who positively refute the concept of working with family, their reluctance to do so typically being a result of their fear of clashing with their loved ones. If I’m being realistic, working with your family can get a … More The reality of working with family
For many farmers across Ontario, Autumn signifies a time during which things on the farm begin to slow down, depending on the crops being grown. And, for those farmers who are beginning to reduce their workload with the approaching colder weather, they’re likely getting ready to bid farewell to their employed migrant workers if they … More A tribute to migrant workers
I was chatting with someone the other day about the sports we used to play. This particular person was an avid soccer player, and while I briefly played soccer, basketball and volleyball when I was in elementary and high school, rugby was, and remains to be, the sport that holds my heart. When I started … More Team sports: more than physical activity
It’s sad to say that the world we live in is slowly going downhill in terms of humanity. I know. What an optimistic statement to get you going today. As much as I would love to convince myself that the state of the world is fine and fails to require acknowledgement, I believe this to … More What ever happened to being nice?
I may be slightly delayed in finally seeing The Exorcism of Emily Rose considering it was released in 2005, but hey, better late than never. I gave this flick a watch a few nights ago, and I’m still thinking about it. That’s how absolutely insanely scary this movie is. The Exorcism of Emily Rose “is a 2005 American supernatural … More The Exorcism of Emily Rose: an absolute horror movie masterpiece
Since Halloween is my favourite holiday, as I’ve mentioned several times, I thought it might be interesting to do a little research about this spooky celebration. I visited a website called FactRetriever, and as it turns out, there’s a whole lot of interesting information pertaining to Halloween I wasn’t aware of. The following information comes … More How much do you really know about Halloween?
October means go-time for any farmer who produces ginseng, which is exactly what my family and I have been doing for this past little while. Ginseng harvest typically happens in October, and for anyone who is unaware of what this type of harvest consists of, it involves digging up the root of the plant. A … More Finding treasures on the farm
I strongly feel as though the depiction of long-term relationships in contemporary society is a wee bit inaccurate. Okay, not a wee bit. A lot. It’s a lot a bit inaccurate. And, in addition to being inaccurate, add misleading to the list. It’s important to note that not all current-day portrayals of long-term relationships are … More The reality of long-term relations
Allow me to put this simply: anxiety sucks. It sucks a lot, actually. And as much as it sucks, it’s equally debilitating, making it pretty challenging to deal with at times. I have Generalized Anxiety Disorder, and I’ve been dealing with anxiety since I was in high school. I’m certainly not an expert when it … More A guide to handling anxiety
As all of us Canadians are fully aware, the federal election is the talk of the town across all provinces. Elections in Canada typically warrant a generous amount of discussion, but I would argue that this year’s election will be one to remember in years to come. Regardless if you’re Canadian or not, you’ve likely … More The importance of voting
When I first saw the trailer for Netflix’s In the Tall Grass a few days ago, I made a mental note to add it to my must-see horror movie list. It looked interesting, and when I learned that the film is based on Stephen King and Joe Hill’s 2012 novel of the same name, I figured it … More Is In the Tall Grass worth the watch?
Travelling, as stupendous as it can be, can also be quite costly. We’re encouraged to explore the world and immerse ourselves in alternate cultures, especially from a young age, however it can be tricky to travel as a student. As challenging as it may seem to do some travelling as a student, it isn’t impossible. … More Here’s how to save money as a travelling student
I’ve done a couple of different date-related posts here on my blog in the past, and based on the response I’ve received from you, my wonderful readers, I thought I would do one for fall. I suppose I’m a little biased seeing as fall is my favourite season, but fall presents a multitude of new … More Fall date ideas