It is arguably safe to say that this year, more of us are feeling a bit down than ever before. Cases of mental illnesses such as depression and anxiety are skyrocketing across the globe as a result of the stress and fear induced by COVID-19, and many of us are simply not feeling as happy … More Here are some scientifically proven ways to improve your mood
I would wager that a lot of us are currently tolerating things at our jobs that we aren’t necessarily the biggest fans of. Perhaps your boss is refusing to acknowledge a significant task you have recently achieved; maybe you are deserving of a raise but have yet to receive one; it is possible you are … More Knowing your rights in the workplace
Supporting small businesses and small business owners is something rather near and dear to my heart. I credit my passion for supporting and buying local to my sister; she is a small business owner, and seeing the amount of dedication, time, effort and sacrifice that goes into owning a small business is not something that … More Support local this Christmas
I’ve written a couple of different posts discussing some of the positives that have come from this COVID-19 pandemic. It can be challenging to recognize some of the good happening around us when we are faced with incredulous difficulties, but I believe it to be important as it is a means to keep our spirits … More COVID-19: Here are some of the best and worst behaved companies
My family and I engaged in a rather thought-provoking conversation a couple of nights ago. I say it was thought-provoking as I have thought about the discussion on and off since we had it, and considering it was a few days ago, I think it goes to show the validity of what was said. Over … More Here’s why North American work culture is toxic
Diabetes, much like a lot of other conditions and diseases, is one that that has a lot of prevalence in contemporary society. It seems as though more and more individuals are developing diabetes, yet despite an increase in the occurrence of this condition, there hasn’t been a whole lot of progress in terms of determining … More Has a cure for diabetes been found?
Don’t ask me why, but for whatever reason, I’ve always enjoyed learning and reading about facts pertaining to things I am unfamiliar with. There certainly isn’t anything wrong with learning, and sometimes knowing a thing or two about something rather odd can come in handy, for example, breaking the ice at a work party or … More Bored? Check out these random but interesting facts
I would like to begin this post by making it clear that I am not, in any manner, trying to insinuate that Princess Diana isn’t worth talking about, even so many years after her passing. Because, really, she is worth eternal discussion as she truly was a wonderful woman. What I am meaning when I … More Why are we still talking about Princess Diana?
I will be honest and admit that one of my favourite things about Christmastime are the sweets that accompany the holiday. I have a serious sweet tooth and always have, so it’s no surprise that I take advantage of these goodies before they’re gone. One of my favourite holiday treats is white chocolate peppermint bark. … More Here’s how to make your own white chocolate peppermint bark
Education is a rather integral component of life for many of us in contemporary society. We place a tremendous amount of social value and recognition on the concept of education, and without it, it can be difficult to go about specific things in life, depending on what sort of life you live. Unfortunately, education is … More Praise for progress in educating girls
I would wager that there are a lot of us who are finding that their patience for the pandemic we are in is wearing thin. It is hard to believe that COVID-19 has been in our lives for almost an entire year now, and based on recent projected data, we could find ourselves in lockdown … More Stop being lazy with COVID-19
The sensations of feeling saddened or overwhelmed aren’t exactly the most desirable ways to categorize our feelings, normally speaking. We typically associate the concept of feeling lost with negativity and therefore don’t try to make ourselves feel such a way, but according to an article from The Good News Network, “If You Feel Like Things … More Feeling lost? It could be a good thing
A little while ago I wrote a post dedicated to my family’s sweet pup named Jake. He passed away about a month-and-a-half ago, and it is still difficult for me to discuss and even contemplate his passing for an extended period of time as he was such an integral component of our daily lives here … More Tips for naming your pet
On November 13, a little bit of humanity was restored when AC/DC released their newest album titled Power Up. Being their 17th studio album and their 16th international album, there has been a lot of anticipation for this musical masterpiece to become available, especially considering they haven’t produced an album since 2014. Featuring the combined … More Praise for AC/DC’s ‘Power Up’
In a continuation of yesterday’s post, I got to thinking that it is probable that most of us are unaware of how to go about making bone broth. I certainly don’t have a recipe to pull out of my ass, but thankfully, Healthline has one available on their website, and I think it would be … More Bone broth: here’s how to make it
As I’ve made mention of numerous times here on my blog in the past, I have a lot of digestive issues. I’ve endured just about every test and procedure under the sun to try and figure out what exactly is causing my guts to hate me, and so far, I haven’t had much luck. I … More Bone broth: worthy of the hype?
Ingrown toenails, if you’ve ever had one, are considerably painful. This may be a surprising realization if you have been fortunate enough to avoid ever experiencing one, but for those of us who have dealt with this pesky problem, we’re fully aware just how awful ingrown toenails can be. I’ve dealt with ingrown toenails since … More Here’s how to treat ingrown toenails
When majority of us are asked by someone how we are doing, some common terms used to respond often include fine, good, or not bad. Unless someone is willing to be brutally honest and admit they’re not, in actuality, fine, most of us answer with optimistic words, and the person asking the question doesn’t think … More How are you really doing?
Breast cancer is, unfortunately, a form of cancer we are all likely more than familiar with. Breast cancer is responsible for roughly 25 per cent of new cancer cases, and is further responsible for 13 per cent of all deaths by cancer among Canadian women. It is estimated that one in eight women will develop … More Fighting breast cancer cells with … weeds?
Unless you’ve been living with your head buried in the dirt these past few days, chances are you’re entirely aware of the shit show occurring in the United States regarding the 2020 presidential election. It seems as though with each passing day more and more confusion and tension is developing, and it is quite understandable … More The sad reality of current U.S. politics
The concept of sleep is one that offers quite a bit of significance to us as human beings. Considering we spend roughly one third of our lives asleep, it makes sense why sleep, and getting enough of it, is so important to our overall mental and physical wellbeing. While we are aware that sleep is … More Are you getting the right amount of sleep?
A few nights ago Blaine and I decided to watch Papillon. Charlie Hunnam, who is arguably my favourite actor in existence, and Rami Malek, whom I’m also a big fan of, are the two main characters, so it makes sense why my interest was piqued in this film when I initially saw the cast. As … More Papillion: an emotionally charged movie of perseverance
There seems to be a controversial yet annual topic of conversation that tends to occur around this time of year. Shortly after Halloween, debates and divides appear via social media discussing whether or not it is disrespectful to begin celebrating Christmas prior to Remembrance Day on November 11. For the longest time, I didn’t give … More Is it wrong to start celebrating Christmas before Remembrance Day?
I have always firmly believed in the healing powers animals have to offer to us as human beings. I’m not exactly sure how to explain or describe it, but I myself have experienced comfort and peace in the relationships I have formed with my own pets and animals. I’m certainly not the only person who … More Connecting special needs children with special needs animals
I find it somewhat paradoxical that while I never enjoyed studying history when I was in school, I’ve always been very interested in certain periods throughout history. I’ve made mention that I’m quite intrigued in medieval history, and I’m also quite fascinated by the Vikings. Netflix recently debuted its original series titled Barbarians, and you … More Have you seen Netflix’s ‘Barbarians’?
For many of us, a change in temperature often influences how and what we cook. In the summer, we typically make use of our barbecue more than we do in the winter (generally speaking), and in the fall and winter we tend to rely more on hearty soups, stews and casseroles. It’s interesting how much … More Here’s how to make the perfect stew this Fall
Tuberculosis, if you’re unfamiliar with it, is an infectious disease typically caused by a specific form of bacteria that normally affects the lungs. It is a sneaky condition as it typically doesn’t show symptoms until it is too late, and while Tuberculosis cases were certainly more prevalent in past decades than they are now, it … More Yes, Tuberculosis deaths are dropping
This past Thursday evening, my family and I reluctantly said goodbye to three of our seasonal migrant workers before they headed to Toronto Pearson Airport to catch a flight to go home to Mexico. I say reluctantly because as happy as we are for these men that they are able to return home and see … More The reality of saying goodbye to seasonal migrant workers
Seagrass, for those of us who may not be familiar with the word, is a term used to describe the many different species of flowering plants that flourish in marine environments. With roughly 60 types of marine seagrass in existence, all of which originate from terrestrial plants, I was a little surprised I never really … More Let’s hear it for Virginia’s seagrass restoration project
Roadkill, while a sad occurrence, is a rather prominent one on busy roads and highways today. It is arguable that just about every time we take these crowded routes we spot an animal that unfortunately met its untimely end while attempting to cross a road, and no matter how often we see this, I don’t … More Protecting highway-bound animals in L.A.