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
COVID-19 and all of its splendid baggage has, to put it plainly, fucked up a whole lot of different things, in all different contexts. I don’t necessarily know if there is anything that hasn’t somehow been affected by this pandemic, but if you know of something I’m missing, please do let me know. Weddings, and … More The reality of trying to plan a wedding in a pandemic
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
Farming, I hope we are all aware, is one of the most significant professions in existence in terms of what it helps to achieve. Without farmers, there wouldn’t be a whole hell of a lot of anything; they produce food and crops to feed the world, to create materials and other resources, and, they’re some … More PSA: farmers need our help
We’re all relatively aware of the fact that while the coronavirus in itself and the symptoms affiliated with it are unpleasant enough, the complications and side effects that can occur from having COVID-19 are, for some folks, worse than the virus itself. It seems as though COVID affects everyone differently, making it very difficult to … More Could flossing help combat COVID-19 side effects?
If you’re a resident of Ontario, you’re likely aware that as of this past Tuesday, February 16, re-openings of non-essential businesses and other services were given the green light to open their doors once again to the public, abiding by COVID-19 protocols, depending where exactly you’re located in the province. Here in Brant County, we … More Don’t jump the gun with Ontario’s re-opening this week
The sensation of loneliness or isolation is not a pleasant one. Depending on the circumstances that may provoke it, feeling as though we are alone without resources to connect with can be suffocating. We feel overwhelmed, unsure of where to go or who to reach out to, and often times we unfortunately tend to withdraw … More Feeling lonely? Consider broadening your knowledge in something, it may help
In the past year, face masks have become a very prominent element of our daily fashion choices. Thanks to COVID-19 and the pandemic it brought with its arrival, face masks are now a requirement when venturing out into public places across the globe. While face masks and their purpose has been made known, one downfall … More Turning face masks into … roads?
Bad habits are easy enough to unconsciously undertake. Small, irregular behaviours, in time, become more prominent and repetitive, unfortunately resulting in, often times, a habit we wish we hadn’t picked up. Poor habits are understandably something all of us have some experience with, and I would wager that more of us dabbled in shitty habits … More Did 2020 prompt you to start a bad habit?
If you’re a resident of Ontario, then you, like me, are facing lockdown round two. After the first lockdown we experienced and all of the negative effects it had on numerous small businesses, I was sincerely hoping we wouldn’t enter another; alas, here we are. I would just like to say that while it is … More Order takeout – it’s more important than ever
I think it may be safe to say that this year is one in which more of us than usual are trying to determine how to stay healthy. I would wager that a lot of us are abiding by practices and routines that we haven’t before in an attempt to stay healthy and dodge COVID, … More Here’s how to stay healthy throughout the holiday season
It seems to me as though people in general are excessively miserable as of late. As human beings we are all a little bit miserable from time to time, but recently, it is almost as though all of us had someone shit in our morning coffee. Considering the current circumstances we are finding ourselves in, … More Mind your tongue
I think it is safe to say that there isn’t much regarding COVID-19 itself that is worthy of appreciation. This virus has beat the hell out of 2020, and it’s still lingering. While this year hasn’t exactly been our best, I have made note a couple of different times in various posts of the positives … More Gaining appreciation via COVID-19
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?
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
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 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
We are all aware of the numerous changes we have been presented with as a result of the pandemic we are still finding ourselves in. We have experienced alterations to our jobs, school, relationships, recreational activities, and socializing in general, and I wouldn’t be surprised if we continue to be confronted with new and abstract … More Can a pandemic make you healthier?
It isn’t exactly shocking that a lot of us have experienced a decline in our mental health since the coronavirus outbreak first began back in March. Lockdowns, quarantining, isolation and social distancing are all components of this pandemic that have caused many of us to feel confused, alone, frustrated and scared, all of which are … More Here’s how to give your mental health a boost
Participating in social activities isn’t exactly the easiest thing to do right now. Thanks to COVID-19, a lot of the things we typically partake in recreationally have been kiboshed, therefore most of us aren’t as socially active as we likely normally would be if we weren’t in a pandemic. Personally, I haven’t don’t a whole … More The significance of socializing
I know, I know. You likely read the title of this post and told yourself I’ve officially lost all sanity, and quite honestly, I can’t say I blame anyone thinking this with the chosen title for this post. But, before you completely write me off, hear me out. COVID-19, for a lot of us, has … More Can COVID-19 make you a better person?
As someone who is a creature of habit and seriously values routine, I can attest to the ability of change causing feelings of unease and discomfort. Change is inevitable and necessary, but for a lot of us, it has a bit of a negative connotation. When we prefer stability and avoid change, though, we run … More Embracing change through COVID-19
The agricultural industry is a tough one. Farming consists of a significant amount of time, work and effort, and is unfortunately often times at the mercy of Mother Nature. This year has been exceptionally tough for members of the ag industry. Between COVID-19 and the setbacks and complications caused by it and a tremendously dry … More Have you thanked a farmer recently?
I think it is arguable that most of us know someone who has had their wedding impacted thanks to the coronavirus, or perhaps you have encountered this unfortunate happening yourself. I can’t imagine how stressful it is to plan a wedding only to postpone, cancel altogether, or un-plan, and my heart goes out to anyone … More Making the most of COVID-19 weddings
In case you haven’t noticed, COVID-19 is, in a way, here to stay. Since it made its grand entrance earlier this year, we have undoubtedly felt and noticed the lasting effects of its influence, and I’m not exactly sure how we will ever revert to what we once perceived as normal until a reliable and … More Coping with COVID-19 long-term
The COVID-19 outbreak has unfortunately created a lot of different problems in a lot of different contexts. I would imagine most of us have been impacted by the coronavirus differently, depending on the sort of life we live, the work we do, where we are geographically located, etc. But, I believe there is one constant … More The importance of supporting local businesses in a pandemic
I think it’s fair to say that whether to wear a mask or not is a hot topic as of late as a result of COVID-19. Where I am located, it is a bylaw that masks must be worn in all public places, and from what I am hearing and reading, a lot of other … More To mask or not to mask?
In case you haven’t noticed, there are a lot of emotions running rather high as of late thanks to us being in a pandemic. Since the coronavirus first broke out, we have been forced to engage in policies many of us are entirely unfamiliar with; the closure of public spaces and businesses, social and physical … More A friendly reminder to be nice
Summer is a bit of a magical season, if you will. At least, I think it is. I’m not exactly sure how to explain it, but there is something so wonderful about casual and carefree summer days and evenings spent with people we love and appreciate. That being said, summer 2020 is looking a little … More Making the most of a COVID summer