If you reside in a region where the winter season brings frigid temperatures, dry and cracked skin likely isn’t a new concept. In fact, it’s likely more normal than abnormal, depending where you live. Here in Canada, dry skin throughout the winter is a pretty common occurrence. For me, personally, my hands seem to take … More Here’s how to make your own foot mask at home
If you reside in Brant or Norfolk County, chances are you’ve heard of Devlin’s. Located in the heart of Mount Pleasant, Devlin’s Country Bistro has been an integral component of the village community since it first opened in 1990. Devlin’s, for my family and I, is a place we prefer to give our business for … More Here’s why you need to try Devlin’s Country Bistro
Yesterday afternoon, I received a text from Bell reminding me that today is #BellLetsTalkDay. I made a mental note to be sure to use the hashtag across social media platforms as I normally do. Last night, I got to thinking about the matter and realized I should probably put my thoughts onto some virtual paper. … More #BellLetsTalkDay
I’m going to be a bit of a humbug and admit that I seriously dislike gingerbread in any form. I’ve never liked it and doubt I ever will, and I struggle to comprehend how so many of us can truly enjoy this holiday-oriented treat. Despite my lack of appreciation for gingerbread, I recognize that a … More Here’s how to make the best gingerbread this Christmas
I realize that a lot of us are likely going to read the title of this post and think to ourselves, ‘seriously?’ considering how much of a shit show 2020 has been. It is hard to believe that at the beginning of this year we were mourning the loss of Kobe Bryant and fearing murder … More What are your 2020 highlights?
Working out is a beneficial practice for our minds and bodies. This isn’t new knowledge; we are all aware of the advantages that accompany exercise, but for a lot of us, taking time out of our day to go to a gym is an unfeasible thought. I used to attend a gym back when I … More Here is your 2021 workout routine
I would wager that a majority of us have come to the realization that Christmas will look rather different this year compared to past years, thanks to COVID-19. We all celebrate Christmas differently, but this year will be once in which most of us will be celebrating in a similar manner; with far fewer people, … More Cheers to a COVID Christmas
I would wager that a lot of us have heard of tennis elbow but aren’t necessarily familiar with what it entails, unless of course we have personally experienced the condition. I wasn’t sure of what tennis elbow was until my dad told me I likely have it in my left elbow, and so after doing … More Here is how to treat tennis elbow
As I mentioned here on my blog a little while ago, our sweet pup Jake was tragically killed back in October. He was a 12-year-old blue heeler and was my best friend, and my family and I miss him and his antics daily. We all still see and hear his presence on the farm from … More Beware of puppy scams
Chilli is arguably a classic Winter comfort food staple. You really can’t go wrong with chilli as it pretty well encompasses all of the major food groups, and when served alongside a thick, hearty slice of tasty bread, you simply can’t beat it. I believe a lot of us are hesitant towards taking a crack … More Here’s how to make the best chilli this Winter
I’ve been working part-time at a local golf course for just about a year now. I actually started at Fescue’s Edge Golf Club in December, which seems like a rather odd time to begin working at a golf course, but the reason I started in the Winter is because Fescue’s has two indoor golf simulators … More Have you tried indoor golf simulators?
Terrorism is, unfortunately, a concept most of us are familiar with. When I say familiar, I’m referring to the ideology that we have an understanding of what terrorism is, as well as the inevitable tragedy that is associated with the concept. We live in a world where acts of terrorism seem to occur from time … More Terrorism deaths have been dropping for five years
Hot chocolate is a beverage most of us can appreciate. It’s delicious, sweet, hearty and warming, and it serves its purpose on a chilly Winters day. I find it somewhat bothersome that majority of us purchase hot chocolate in its powdered form considering it really isn’t all that difficult to make it from scratch. If … More Here’s how to make your own hot chocolate from scratch
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?
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?
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
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
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?
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?
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
Rock music is, without a doubt, my preferred genre of music. More specifically, classic rock that originated in the 60s and continued to the early 90s, and I am pretty committed to keeping these phenomenal tracks alive within my own generation and hopefully future ones as well. I have my favourites when it comes to … More Praise for AC/DC