Anyone who has heard of Lululemon Athletica before likely knows the price tag attached to any of their products. I can recall being in elementary school and longing for the classic Lululemon sweater all the gals wore, only to discover the cost of them and quickly coming to the realization I potentially wouldn’t ever own … More Is Lululemon worth the money?
We will all, at some point or another, likely experience a ‘falling out’ in a relationship we have with someone who is of importance to us. The relationship may be a friendship, a romantic one, or a familial one; regardless of the origin of the relationship, life isn’t perfect, and shit can occur to cause … More Making amends to find happiness
Based on recent conversations and interactions I have had with a variety of people recently, I think it is safe to say that I am not the only one who is noticing how angry a lot of us are as of late. I’ve discussed it with friends and family, and those who I have chatted … More Why is everyone so angry?
In case you’re unfamiliar with the premise of this post, Gabby Petito was a 22-year-old American caucasian woman who went missing back in August while travelling with her fiancé. Her remains were recently found and further confirmed, and her death has been ruled a homicide with her fiancé being a prime suspect. When news first … More Here’s why the Gabby Petito case is bigger than it seems
A few nights ago, my family and I were discussing post-secondary education, specifically university institutions, and how, really, they aren’t so great in terms of the educational curriculum they offer. This may be a bold statement, and I realize this stance varies significantly depending on the subject matter or specific area of study one may … More Acknowledging flaws in post-secondary education
Venting, if you’re unfamiliar with the term, typically involves a person unloading their stresses, anguish or frustration with a given situation via conversation with someone. It is something probably all of us have engaged with at some point or another, and a lot of us associate the concept of venting with positivity; getting things off … More Venting: good or bad?
Second chances are, I would argue, a controversial topic for a lot of us. Based on my own interactions and conversations with people on the matter, it seems as though we are either in favour of giving them, or we are entirely against it, with no in between. I had a conversation with my fiancé … More How do you feel about second chances?
There are a few things that come to mind when I contemplate my own personal pet peeves. People who drive under the speed limit are a major one, as is arrogance or cockiness, entitlement, and when people make your business theirs. I have never in my life been able to comprehend why it is that … More Stop making other people’s business your own
Being wrong isn’t something I would think most of us enjoy. Rather, I would think it to be the complete opposite; no one enjoys knowing they’re at fault for something, and I would even go so far as to say that a lot of us avoid confrontation when we are to blame because of our … More Recognizing our wrongs: a needed practice
It would be an absolute rarity to go throughout life without ever encountering someone with beliefs or opinions that differ from our own. As people, we are all individually unique, meaning it’s almost impossible to engage with someone who completely and entirely agrees without hesitation with another persons beliefs and opinions. Despite our obvious and … More The significance of respecting differences
I think it is relatively safe to say that we live in a society that has, without a doubt, convinced a lot of us to believe that sharing an opinion is a rite of passage. Personally, I think this stems from a lot of modern social elements such as cancel culture, being woke, and further … More How to deal with unwanted opinions
Maintaining healthy, balanced friendships is a relatively tricky concept. If you disagree with me, consider yourself quite fortunate; for a majority of us, though, keeping up friendships isn’t always a walk in the park. Friendships, like relationships, require effort, time, commitment and sacrifice, and at times, staying on par with multiple friendships and friend groups … More The reality of friendships when you’re a young adult
If you read the title of this post and thought to yourself, ‘Who in the hell is Lagertha?‘ There is a strong probability you haven’t seen the television series Vikings. If this is the case, not to fret, although you really are missing out on a phenomenal series. Lagertha is a main character in Vikings … More A moment of appreciation for Lagertha
There are quite a few duties and responsibilities that present themselves to any given bride or groom when preparing for their wedding. I certainly was not prepared for the amount of work that goes into planning a wedding, and I will be honest in saying that I am not a bride who particularly enjoys finessing … More Making a wedding registry? Read this first
It is safe to say I’m on a bit of a beauty kick here on my blog as of late. I hope you, my beloved readers don’t mind, as my beauty-related posts seem to go over well in terms of views and engagement. So, why not delve into the incredibly immersive topic of the best … More Check out this year’s best beauty products so far
Judgment is one of those concepts that just about all of us agree to be detrimental. It isn’t right to do, and we know the implications that can present themselves as a result of judging someone. Yet, despite our recognition of the toxicity embedded in the act of judging a person, and our awareness that … More Here’s why we shouldn’t judge someone based on their appearance
Stress is something that just about all of us experience throughout life, some more than others. And, really, the concept of stress is a very personalized one; what may be a significant source of stress for one person may not be for another. While stress in itself is almost inevitable for any of us, we … More Here are some effective stress-management tips
As a woman, I can attest to the trials and tribulations that often coincide with the concept of beauty. Actually, beauty isn’t the right term. Perhaps beauty maintenance would be more fitting. When I say beauty maintenance, I’m making reference to all of the joyous things that come with identifying as a woman, for me, … More Check out these super helpful beauty hacks
There are a few simple things in live that bring me joy. Falling asleep to the sound of a thunderstorm, curling up with a good book and a cozy blanket, and having a warm bath on a cold winter evening, to give some examples. Oh, and ‘Vikings.’ That’s another one. When I say ‘Vikings,’ I’m … More A moment of appreciation for ‘Vikings’
Projecting is something that a lot of us partake in, whether willingly or unwillingly. For anyone unaware, projecting is when we force our thoughts and emotions onto those arounds us, therefore it can be negative and positive. For the sake of this post, though, when I say projecting, I’m referring to the negative form of … More Here’s why we need to stop projecting
Not too long ago a good friend of mine reached out to chat with me about a recent breakup she is going through. I was touched she thought of me to lean on and potentially offer her some advice pertaining to the situation, although once she got into the nitty gritty details of how her … More Here’s why knowing ourselves is so, so important
A few days ago, Blaine went golfing with some buddies for a bachelor party. I called him later on that day to see how the party went, and he started to tell me that he was rather taken aback by the ways in which a lot of the men golfing were speaking to the girls … More Here’s why we need to normalize calling out harassment
I am willing to bet that a majority of Ontarians are rejoicing with the news of Doug Ford’s recent announcement pertaining to the gradual reopening of businesses here in the province. It’s been a long time coming, and it is safe to say the patience of the public in Ontario has been wearing thin as … More Please be kind as Ontario begins to reopen
If you, like me, are a resident of Ontario, it is probable that you, also like me, have been seriously contemplating moving to Antartica as a result of this recent heat wave that has been shin-kicking us for about a week now. It’s a tad excessive. Unfortunately, here in Ontario, in addition to sweltering heat, … More Read this to learn how to keep your pup cool this summer
Waking up early has never really been my forte. I will get up early when necessary, but I will admit that it is a struggle, and I most definitely am not a morning person. My bed seems to hold this magical power which makes it very difficult to leave it when I wake up in … More Could waking up earlier help combat depression?
The past few days here in Canada have been rather bleak, and for good reason. News recently broke pertaining to the remains of 215 children that were discovered on site of a former residential school in Kamloops, British Columbia, that were forcibly taken from their families and thrown together in a mass grave in an … More If you’re Canadian, you need to educate yourself on residential schools
Starting a new job is a daunting prospect for anyone, usually speaking. With worries concerning duties, performance, responsibilities and skill, beginning a new occupation can certainly present its share of challenges, regardless of the line of work you are in. What is even more intimidating is if you’re a young person starting off a new … More The importance of knowing your worth as a young person in a new job
Cancer is a word that, unfortunately, most of us are familiar with. Whether it is you yourself who has been diagnosed with cancer, a friend, a loved one or family, just about all of us can say we have been affected by this horrid disease. It is becoming more and more of an issue with … More Are we nearing a cure for cancer?
Assertion, or being assertive, has, in my opinion, a rather negative connotation attached to it. And, really, I’ve never understood why this is, considering assertion does not typically coincide with aggression in any manner. Aggression, too, has a negative connotation attached to its meaning, but such connotation is a little more logical in terms of … More The importance of understanding the difference between assertion and aggression
Reading holds a spot near and dear to my heart. I used to be far more of an avid reader than I am now, although I wish this wasn’t the case. I fell in love with books, reading and words when I was quite young, and I’m pretty sure I had read all of the … More COVID-19 has more kids reading