In the writing world, there are plenty of different realms to spark creativity and inspiration in. Nature writing is one such example, and it is actually one of my favourite ways to write; it provides an opportunity to truly delve into the artistic details of our beautiful planet, and I personally find myself able to … More Hoping to improve your nature writing skills? Here’s your chance to learn from the pros
Nowadays, it seems as though more of us are short of time than ever before. We wake up and rush to get ready for work; we rush to work; we rush out of work; we rush home from work to get food on the table. You get my point. Because so many of us are … More Check out these self-care practices that take less than 15 minutes to do
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
Salads and summer go together like peanut butter and jelly. I’m not talking about boring-ass, plain iceberg lettuce salads with a glob of ranch dressing on top used in an attempt to breathe some life into such a flavour-dead version of salad; rather, I’m talking about the ones we actually enjoy eating, and are able … More Here’s your perfect summer salad recipe
It’s no secret to anyone who follows my blog that I am an avid watcher of all things scary. Horror, thriller, the whole shebang. So, whenever Netflix adds a new movie of these genres, I typically tune into watch to see whether or not they’re decent. Blaine and I recently watched Things Heard & Seen … More Have you watched ‘Things Heard & Seen’?
While this post will be a review of an item I recently purchased, this particular review will be a little bit different than the ones I normally offer to all of you, my beloved and so very appreciated readers. My review posts convey my own opinion of whatever it is I am reviewing, but for … More Are SAXX underwear worth the money?
The title of this post may not be the most common one, but hear me out. Apparently, there is a supposed desire to gain possession of a gargoyle, and as it turns out, you now can, according to an article from The Good News Network by Judy Cole. Before we get into the nitty gritty … More Ever wanted to adopt a gargoyle? Here’s your chance
I have observed, over the course of my life, that there are, generally speaking, two types of people in this world when it comes to accepting help; ones that do so gladly, and ones that avoid doing so like the plague. There is absolutely nothing wrong with asking for or accepting help, however some of … More The importance of recognizing the need for help
Gardening is a practice a lot of us take pleasure in doing. Some of us garden for work while some of us garden for pleasure, but regardless of the reason as to why you are gardening, it is a wonderful way to spend some time outdoors, and further, appreciate the work that goes into the … More Can gardening be good for your health?
I am willing to bet that just about all of us, at some point or another, have seen or heard about blackhead strips. Or, perhaps I should refer to them as blackhead removing strips, seeing as that is what the products aims to do; pull blackheads out of the skin to reveal clear(er) pores. Blackheads … More Are blackhead strips worth the money?
I’m still here going strong, serving up some super cool and super random facts courtesy of bestlifeonline.com. In case you haven’t yet, I highly encourage you to take a look at the website page these facts come from, because while I’m listing the basic facts, each fact has a tidbit of information affiliated with it … More And here are yet some more random facts to liven up your day
As promised in my post a few days ago about random facts, here are some more, still from bestlifeonline.com. “The English word with the most definitions is ‘set.’ Creedence Clearwater Revival has the most No. 2 Billboard hits—without ever hitting No. 1 (this one personally pains me seeing as CCR is one of my favourite bands and … More Here’s some more random facts to improve your day
Self-pity, while a rather unattractive practice, is a bit of an inevitable one in this thing we call life. We are human, and therefore act, feel and behave as humans do, so sometimes we succumb to the temptation to feel bad for ourselves regarding a particular unfortunate event. Self-pity is a very normal occurrence from … More Here’s why you need to stop feeling sorry for yourself
I’ve said it before via my blog in a couple of different posts, but I thoroughly enjoy reading very random yet simultaneously interesting facts. I’m not exactly sure why I enjoy doing this, but I have my entire life, and I’m hoping there are some folks out there who, like me, find pleasure in reading … More Here’s some random facts to help you get through your day
There really are more things available now than ever before to combat the very natural process of aging. Despite aging being a very inevitable component of life, assuming you live to be old enough to age, we as a society are very much opposed to accepting aging and would much rather fight it off with … More Have you heard about this anti-aging juice?
‘Enjoy the small things in life’ is a saying all of us, arguably, have been told or have said at some point in our lives, and for good reason. I am a firm believer that life is full of simple joys that don’t have to be particularly elaborate or over the top, and even more … More What do you consider to be simple pleasures?
If you, like a lot of us, are finding yourself bored out of your skull while stuck at home thanks to the Ontario government’s stay-at-home mandate, do I have a movie recommendation for you. It may temporarily allow you to forget about the current state of the world, which, really, is what a movie should … More Have you seen ‘Run’?
Chocolate chip muffins, if you’re unaware, are pretty damn great. If you disagree and are not, in fact, a fan of this bakery classic, I’m sorry to inform you that there could be something seriously wrong with you. That’s just my take. Anyways, back to the muffins. Chocolate chip muffins are like the almighty muffin … More Read this to learn how to make the best chocolate chip muffins
Ticks, within the past few years, have become a real nuisance across the province of Ontario, and, I am relatively certain, in many other regions of the world as well. They’re vile creatures and ultimately don’t serve much purpose, so I really don’t feel badly bashing them; they suck. As most of us are aware, … More Here’s why you need to check yourself for ticks this summer
I know, I know. Dogs and socks aren’t exactly the most common pairing in an equation, but hear me out. I came across an article from The Good News Network explaining how these two very different things can come together to achieve a beneficial common good, and I’m guessing you’ll want to hear about it. … More Read this to learn how your old socks can help dogs
If you’re a resident of Ontario and are tempted to pull your own hair out after Doug Ford’s most recent stay-at-home order, you’re not alone. In all honesty, I’m surprised I haven’t seen more bald folks walking around. If, however, you would rather not buzz your head out of desperation and boredom, I encourage you … More Bored stuck at home? Read this
Resilience is understood to be the ability to rebound from a difficult situation with perseverance. It is a phenomenal skill to possess in all facets of life, considering life isn’t exactly a walk in the park for most of us, and, in the past year or so, I would argue that more and more of … More The power of resilience
Mental health issues and conditions have arguably never been higher on a global spectrum as a result of COVID-19. Enough of us experienced mental health difficulties prior to entering a pandemic, but with the coronavirus wreaking havoc in our lives still, over a year later, a hell of a lot more of us are struggling … More Let’s hear it for Colorado and what they’re doing for mental health for youth
Okay, okay, I know it isn’t officially summer quite yet, and it won’t be for a little while. However, the weather that us Ontarians have been experiencing as of late suggests otherwise, and even though I’m sure we will be slammed with winter-like weather again at some point because the weather here in Ontario is … More Here’s how to make the perfect mojito this summer
Irritability is something that inevitably affects all of us at times. We all handle our emotions differently, and therefore express them in different manners, meaning some of us may show our irritability more than others, or perhaps to a more evident degree. Something I feel as though a lot of people may be unaware of … More Feeling irritable? It could be anxiety
Having a toxic influence in your life, in any form, can be gruelling. Even worse is when the toxicity comes in the form of a person, and further, when that person happens to be your family. It is certainly easier to cut ties with toxic people who aren’t your own kin, and the prospect of … More Here’s how to deal with a toxic family member
I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again; I find it truly mind-blowing that in 2021 we are still discovering positively astounding elements from history that are, often times, well-preserved. It really is incredible to consider just how much is in existence that we as humans have yet to unveil, and it is fascinating … More Have you heard about this recently discovered Ancient Egyptian city?
Mental health issues have, unfortunately, become something that a lot of us are far too familiar with, especially since the COVID-19 pandemic began. Whether you were already dealing with mental illness and have found your condition to be intensified thanks to the coronavirus, or if you have never experienced mental illness prior to this pandemic … More The importance of patience when it comes to mental health recovery
Coffee is arguably something a lot of us thrive off of. Live off of, even. Personally, I drink more coffee than I would like to admit, and that’s after cutting back quite drastically; when I was in university I was drinking eight to ten cups a day, which is a tad excessive. Because I’m such … More Need a reason to drink more coffee? Read this
A year ago, I never would have thought that I would still be writing about the coronavirus pandemic and all of its unfortunate and adverse effects. But, here we are, still in the middle of this shit, trying to come to terms with how to grapple so much stress and confusion while juggling daily life … More The importance of recognizing simple joys