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?
Halloween is, without a doubt, my favourite celebratory holiday in a given calendar year. My love for Halloween likely stems from my love for Autumn since they are intertwined with one another, and I doubt my preference for this holiday will diminish anytime soon. I wanted to do a little bit of research and see … More How much do you really know about Halloween?
It is arguable that a lot of us have heard of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) at some point in life. Perhaps you know of someone who has this condition, or perhaps you have been diagnosed with it yourself. And while it is beneficial that many of us are somewhat familiar with OCD, I question how … More Understanding Obsessive Compulsive Personality Disorder
Blindness is a concept many of us are familiar with, although few of us can truly state that we understand what the condition is like. I’ve never been affected by blindness, and I sincerely wish I never am. It is something I wouldn’t want happening to anyone, really, for that matter. Unfortunately, there hasn’t been … More Treating blindness with gene therapy
If you’re unfamiliar with a wild Persian leopard, don’t stress. I certainly wasn’t prior to writing this post, but as it turns out, they are truly beautiful creatures. And, while you may not have heard of these guys before, they’re actually making a comeback in terms of their population in the Russian mountains, says an … More Praise for a rise in wild Persian leopard populations
With the arrival of Fall comes an abundance of gorgeous and colourful foliage that decorates a majority of trees. The colours this time of year are one of my favourite things about Autumn, and we are at a point in which many of these beautiful leaves are beginning to fall from their hosts. I’ve seen … More When is the best time to rake leaves?
I’ve never been a huge fan of crows. It’s not that I have a phobia of birds or anything like that, because I do like most birds. But, crows are not one of my favourites, and quite honestly, they give me the creeps. Despite my lack of appreciation for these birds, as it turns out, … More Humans and crows: not so unalike
Chronic fatigue can be an extremely debilitating condition to have to endure on a daily basis. Over time, it arguably influences multiple facets of life, whether it be work, relationships or friends, and it isn’t difficult to try to understand how frustrating chronic fatigue can be. Personally, I’ve always had a bit of a battle … More Feeling tired all the time? Read this
Coyotes, while they undoubtedly do serve a purpose in nature as predators, are not one of my favourite species. When it comes to pest control, they do a great job; however, after recent events pertaining to my family’s beloved dog, my attitude towards these animals has shifted a wee bit. Coyote populations have exponentially increased … More Here’s how to keep coyotes away from your property
Spinach really is a powerhouse in the vegetable family. Packed with an assortment of vitamins and nutrients, it’s easy to understand why spinach has become such a popular choice in a variety of dishes and smoothies to give them an added health boost. Aside from being a phenomenal choice when it comes to greens, as … More Powering electric cars with … spinach?
I can’t really say I’m someone who consumes a lot of protein bars. They’ve never really been of significant interest to me, and considering a lot of us eat them for breakfast and I prefer a warm meal when I wake up, I just haven’t given them a whole lot of thought. My mom brought … More Looking for a clean protein bar? Try RXBAR’s
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
Cats really are some of my favourite animals. They’re highly unpredictable, entertaining, curious and (potentially) affectionate, and since we have six cats of our own (two inside, four outside), I’ve come to learn that cats are very complex creatures. A little while ago my mom brought home an informational paper from our local Ruffin’s Pet … More How well can you read your cat?
I’m going to start this post off by saying that I, too, was entirely unaware that wildfires can be an advantageous thing for the environment. In fact, I thought they would be the exact opposite, but an article from The Good News Network has allowed me to think otherwise, and I wanted to share the … More Can wildfires benefit the environment?
I feel as though rats have a bad rep. Not rats exclusively, but the entire rodent family, really. So many of us find mice and rats to be disease-ridden, grotesque, vicious creatures, and I simply can’t relate. I’ve always found members of the rodent family to be cute in an odd way, and it somewhat … More Saving lives with … rats?
Taking baths is one of my favourite things to do to wind down after a long day. I’m not exactly sure what is it about baths, but whenever I take one and allow myself to truly soak and relax, I find myself feeling calmed and content. It’s always been shocking to me that there a … More This is why you need to take more baths
I feel like, for a lot of us, when we think of China, our thoughts automatically go to the levels of pollution that are apparent in the air there. China is arguably highly-recognized for the severity of the pollution present in its air, and it’s a bit concerning. But, there is good news pertaining to … More Yes, the pollution in China is improving
I feel as though it is safe to say that most of us like turtles. And, really, I don’t see how anyone could dislike turtles, except perhaps if there was a tortoise-related traumatic incident that provoked someone’s dislike for them. But, generally speaking, turtles are a very loved member of the animal kingdom. In case … More Have you heard of these smiling turtles?
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 I’ve mentioned here on my blog before, I’m a sucker for medieval movies. I find it fascinating to watch depictions of what life was like in the medieval era, and I can certainly appreciate a man in a suit of armour. Moving on. The other evening, Blaine and I were trying to figure out … More Have you seen Gladiator?
I firmly believe that, in a way, a lot of us are wired to be too hard on ourselves. I would say I think the tendency to be especially critical towards ourselves is innate, or even an element of human nature, but I won’t as not all of us fall into this categorization. I sure … More PSA: Stop being so hard on yourself
Calorie restriction is a pretty popular component of a lot of diet plans around today. In fact, calorie restriction has been associated with the concept of dieting for a loooong time; too long, in my opinion. For whatever reason, a lot of diet plans somewhat orientate themselves around the idea of not only cutting, but … More This is why counting calories is so toxic
The summer season and sunburns go hand-in-hand for a lot of folks. With the sun itself getting hotter with every passing year, and UV rays becoming more and more harmful, it isn’t difficult to figure out why and how so many of us end up with some rather nasty sunburns throughout the course of the … More Relieving sunburns naturally
We’ve likely all heard the expression that dogs are man’s best friend. I’ve never experienced a point in my life during which our family hasn’t had a dog, and I can personally attest to the common expression stated above, considering our current pup, Jake, is quite literally my best friend. Despite the common knowledge that … More Man’s best friend: dogs or … pigs?
Us Ontarians had a bit of a scare on the weekend pertaining to the weather. Severe thunderstorm watches and warnings were issued on Sunday morning, and shortly after, tornado watches and warnings were being broadcasted across radio stations and emergency alerts. Thankfully, here in Brant County, we did not encounter a tornado. We had some … More Here’s what to do in a tornado
Since the legalization of cannabis here in Canada, there has been a tremendous push pertaining to researching how it can be beneficial in a medical context. There have been several positive findings already, and I’m happy to share there’s been yet another advantageous discovery regarding how cannabis can work to help people suffering from ailments, … More Combatting chronic pain with THC
The idea of reaching out to someone and asking for help in a mental health context isn’t an easy one. In fact, for many of us, it’s daunting, terrifying, and relatively undesirable, hence why so many of us choose to remain silent in our fight with mental health, I believe. For a very long time, … More This is why we need to normalize asking for help
In somewhat of a continuation of yesterday’s post and my discussion of the hellish temperatures we have been enduring in Ontario as of late, I thought it might be worthwhile to chat about recognizing our bodies’ needs. As I stated in my post yesterday, working outdoors in the extreme heat we have been experiencing has … More How well do you know your body?
Food waste, as we are all aware, is becoming a significant issue in contemporary society. Wasting food is a terrible practice to become involved with as it simply isn’t necessary, and further, it is incredibly detrimental in a variety of different industries aside from an environmental setting. It hinders the hard work of farmers and … More Banning food waste, one state at a time
Hurricane-induced damage is, as we are all aware, devastating. We have all seen media reports and coverage of regions that have been destroyed by tropical storm systems moving through, and it truly is a powerless sensation to observe the devastation while being conscious of the fact that, aside from donating to relief funds, we really … More Making countries hurricane proof