Don’t underestimate the dollar store

I could be completely wrong in this observation, but based on my own experiences, I think there are two mentalities people have towards the dollar store in this world – you either love it or hate it, and there isn’t usually any sort of middle ground or an in-between. I think anyone who pulls their … More Don’t underestimate the dollar store

Have you been to Casa Mia Ristorante and Bar in Niagara?

This past weekend, my family and I ventured down to Niagara, my old stomping grounds, for my cousin’s wedding. I say stomping grounds not because I ever officially lived in Niagara, but because I did five years of schooling in the region and lived in student housing. My sister and I are bridesmaids for my … More Have you been to Casa Mia Ristorante and Bar in Niagara?

Understanding that a difference in opinions doesn’t equate to disrespect

I think it is more than safe to say that the pandemic we have found ourselves navigating for far too long now has revealed some differences in opinion between people. Most of us can agree that this pandemic and COVID-19 itself has upturned our world as we know it, but not all of us can … More Understanding that a difference in opinions doesn’t equate to disrespect

This is why you need to watch ‘Indian Horse’

Blaine and I, the other evening, once more found ourselves aimlessly scrolling through Netflix titles, trying to settle on a movie to watch. Netflix is great, don’t get me wrong, but sometimes I honestly feel as though it offers too much selection; you can spend two hours just trying to find something to watch. We … More This is why you need to watch ‘Indian Horse’

Here’s how to deal with Seasonal Affective Disorder

This time of year in Ontario, a lot of folks start experiencing signs and symptoms of Seasonal Affective Disorder, or SAD, as a result of the daylight savings that occurred a few weeks ago. The clocks went back an hour, which means that by 5pm, we are just about in complete darkness. Seasonal Affective Disorder … More Here’s how to deal with Seasonal Affective Disorder

Forget grass; here’s why your lawn should be covered in moss

Having a lush, green lawn is something a lot of us strive for. It does look pleasant when maintained, and for most of us, having green grass is much preferred to having spotty, dead and burnt grass, which does often happen here in Ontario in the summer months without a lot of precipitation. This year … More Forget grass; here’s why your lawn should be covered in moss

Here’s why we shouldn’t judge someone based on their appearance

Judgment is one of those concepts that just about all of us agree to be detrimental. It isn’t right to do, and we know the implications that can present themselves as a result of judging someone. Yet, despite our recognition of the toxicity embedded in the act of judging a person, and our awareness that … More Here’s why we shouldn’t judge someone based on their appearance

Here’s why having good friends in your 20s is so important

Ahhhh, friendship. A conceptual relationship that can offer so much positivity, but also, unfortunately, negativity, depending on the quality of the bond. Friendship, while incredibly important to me in my own life, is something I haven’t had tremendous luck with. I’ve had a few people in my life that I believed to be good friends … More Here’s why having good friends in your 20s is so important

Read this to learn how to keep your pup cool this summer

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

Dealing with headaches? Check out these at-home remedies

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

If you’re Canadian, you need to educate yourself on residential schools

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

Thinking about buying bras from SHEIN? Read this first

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

How to grapple with feelings of inadequacy

The sensations we experience when we are feeling inadequate aren’t exactly pleasant ones. Some that come to mind include inferiority, hopelessness, helplessness, isolation, and sadness, and that’s only naming a few. Feeling as though we are inadequate, or, in simpler terms, not good enough, is truly a debilitating sentiment. It is frustrating because while we … More How to grapple with feelings of inadequacy