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 Here are some of the best and worst companies during COVID-19
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?
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
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?
Social media arguably offers as many positives as it does negatives. Most of us make use of and rely on social media as a source of entertainment, and some of us are even addicted to it. Something I think that needs to be addressed in terms of a social media presence is understanding how seriously … More We need to stop being so personal via social media
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
Last Sunday, Blaine and I had some engagement pictures taken. It was an interesting experience to say the least, and we certainly had a lot of laughs together, but because I wasn’t entirely sure of what to expect going into this photography session, I thought I would offer some insight to potentially help out anyone … More Tips for taking engagement pictures
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?
As of late, I would argue that the concept of ‘farm to table’ meals has gained tremendous popularity. Perhaps this stems from a desire from the general public to have a better understanding of how and where food is produced and prepared, and if so, I think an increase in this meal concept is a … More Looking for a unique dinner experience? Check out Thrive Norfolk
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
Perspective is a pretty fascinating concept. Considering how it is essentially entirely subjective in nature as we all tend to interpret things slightly differently, perspective is something we are all familiar with but may not give much thought to. A couple of evenings ago, I was having a bit of a rough moment. I was … More Seeing things from a different perspective
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
I would argue that Julie Andrews is, for many of us, an ideal symbol of a strong female figure in the Hollywood realm. I’ve personally never encountered someone who isn’t a fan of this classy-as-hell woman, and I’m honestly not surprised considering I think it would be difficult to find something to dislike about this … More Praise for Julie Andrews
When it comes to accepting blame, I would imagine most of us wouldn’t describe it as the most enjoyable experience. Being forced to recognize our faults and accept responsibility for them is a somewhat debilitating experience, which is why I believe a lot of us become defiant when faced with confrontation as it serves as … More This is why it’s important to handle criticism
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’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
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?