Occasionally, I get the impression that being a good listener is a skill that is harder and harder to come by. I have my own speculations about the reasoning behind this lack of attentiveness in the context of listening, but I do believe social media and technology have been significant perpetrators. Considering how much time … More How well do you listen?
One of my closest friends has had a whirlwind of a summer, to say the least. Between switching jobs not once, not twice, but three times, and also packing up and moving to Toronto with very little notice, it is safe to say she is feeling a little overwhelmed, and understandably so. She encountered a … More Here is your sign to call, not text, your friends
As I have mentioned here on my blog before, I’ve been dabbling in English tutoring, part-time, for a few months now. So far, I’ve really been enjoying it; I have a handful of clients, varying in age and skill level, and while I very much am a person of routine, I’ve been enjoying the unpredictability … More Gaining knowledge through new opportunities
I’m willing to bet that just about all of us have been in a situation in which a conflict presents itself and, as a result of muddled and misconstrued communication, messages were misinterpreted and the conflict became even more pronounced. Things were said, feelings were hurt, and the issue at hand only became more intensified … More The importance of clear communication in conflict
I would wager that pretty well all of us, at one point or another, have sent a text message or an email to someone that we perceived to be pleasant and polite, only for the recipient to interpret the message in an entirely alternate manner and take offence to what was sent. It’s certainly happened … More Here’s why ‘electronic’ confrontation is problematic
I very much feel as though COVID-19, among other negative outcomes, has caused a lot of us to become lazy in the context of communication. The reason I say this occurrence is a byproduct of the coronavirus is because I’ve certainly noticed more issues pertaining to communication and a lack of it since this pandemic … More Have we forgotten how to communicate?
I’ve made mention of my experience with an eating disorder here on my blog before, and today, we are going to sort of revisit the topic. Rather than discussing the details of my disordered eating, I wanted to share with you something that happened a few days ago that truly demonstrates how much it pays … More It pays to communicate
Communication is a pretty major component of daily life for most of us. Depending on the sort of work we do, conversation can be a tremendous occurrence throughout any given day, and outside of the working world as well. I’ve found that as I have gotten older, I’ve come to realize just how useful and … More Choose to communicate
Miscommunication is something that has likely impacted all of us at some point in our lives. It’s relatively easy to unintentionally obscure a clear message while communicating, however the effects of this obscurity can have consequential outcomes, depending on the context of the situation. Misconstrued communication can result in problems in our romantic relationships, familial … More How to be a better communicator
It is disheartening to acknowledge that, as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, mental health and wellness, for many of us, has taken a beating. Perhaps you have been struggling with a condition that has been intensified as of late; maybe you’re experiencing the onset of a type of mental illness because of the pandemic … More The importance of mental health check-ins
We all know it isn’t necessarily the best practice to make assumptions, but in terms of high probability in this particular context, I think it is safe to assume that all of us are familiar with the notion of avoiding internalizing emotions. We are told that it isn’t the best practice to avoid discussing how … More Finding relief through conversation
Communication is an inevitable component of daily life. Whether we’re at Tim Hortons ordering a coffee, paying for some groceries at No Frills, or seeing our doctor for our routine checkup, it’s nearly impossible to avoid communication when we’re out and about in a public setting. For a lot of us, communication is second nature. … More The importance of maintaining communication with your partner
The current state of society in which we live is relatively dominated by technology. Most things we do in our day-to-day lives are influenced in some way by technological innovation, and it is interesting to consider how some of us see no issue with this interference, while some of us do. Something I have come … More Smartphone reliance: good or bad?
I’m really not a big fan of Dr. Phil, but if there’s nothing else remotely appealing on television, I’ll tune in to the show from time to time. I was watching an episode the other day, and the young girl it focused on really got me thinking about relationships in today’s day and age. The … More This is why mobile phones are ruining relationships
Confidence is something a lot of us struggle with. We’re aware that being, looking, and feeling confident are all advantageous characteristics to demonstrate, but for some of us, it doesn’t come easily. And that’s perfectly okay, within reason. Some of us tend to be more shy, whereas some of us like to be the centre … More How to look confident (even when you don’t feel it)
I think it’s fair to assume that most of us have heard the phrase, “it’s the little things in life,” at least once or twice. We’re told to appreciate small joys and things that bring us happiness that aren’t particularly extravagant, and I think acknowledging these small joys is so important in terms of seeking … More Identifying your ‘little things’
Designating something in our lives that inspires us and evokes creativity is so important. Yet, I question how many of us have been able to identify our own muse. Finding whatever we’re passionate about can be a bit of a gray area. Perhaps we’re overwhelmed with focalizing one specific passion because we have several; perhaps … More The importance of finding your muse
A few days ago, my boyfriend and I were conversing about all of the social media postings as of late regarding changes to abortion laws in the U.S. If you use social media, you’ve likely noticed the onslaught of individuals advocating their stance on abortion across all platforms. I said to my boyfriend that while … More Social media: communication channels or argumentative platforms?
My knowledge of phones has never been top notch. I like iPhones, and whenever I’m due for an upgrade, I head into the Bell store and snag a new one. I recently upgraded from my iPhone 6 to the iPhone XR and thought I would offer my own review of it. I’m no tech guru, … More Product review: iPhone XR
Everyone has bad days every now and again. It’s relatively inevitable. Things don’t go as planned, stress rises, and soon, it seems as though the universe is working against us. Although bad days are somewhat unavoidable, there are ways to turn someone’s day around who really needs a break. I thought I would compile a … More Here’s how to turn someone’s day around
A few days ago, while listening to the song The Sound of Silence by Simon & Garfunkel, it sort of struck me just how damn incredible the lyrics of this song are. Sure, I’ve probably listened to it more times than I can count over the course of my life, but for whatever reason, this … More Appreciating lyrical poetry
I really don’t like annoying people. I personally am not a fan of being pestered, or nagged, so I try m absolute hardest to refrain from doing what bothers me to others. That being said, the way the world is going, nagging will soon become the new normal. I’m not sure if I’m the only … More A need for pestering