If I were to start this post by preaching to you that a change in attitude can result in a change in your overall life, there is a probable chance you would tell me to shut the hell up. And, honestly, rightly so. We’ve all heard about how powerful a positive attitude can be, and … More The power of shifting perspective
Allow me to begin this post by stating that I am not, by any means, a professional creative writer. I’m not even entirely sure as to how one goes about becoming a certified creative writer; is one granted this title after publishing a text? Or perhaps the title is bestowed on someone who undergoes proper … More Read this for some creative writing tips
There is a stereotype in existence that suggests ‘horse girls’ are weird. I’m not entirely sure how or why this stereotype came to be, but I would like to refute it, and strongly; I do not think horse girls are weird, and if anything, I think they’re, usually, the complete opposite. Any kid that becomes … More A moment of appreciation for ‘Seabiscuit’
I apologize if I am sounding a bit like a broken record as I am certain I composed a post on the same subject matter not that long ago, but hear me out. I very much feel as though the ‘little things’ in life that pack a big punch are so often overlooked, and it … More Little things, big impact
Control is a facet of life that, I believe, a lot of us develop a borderline toxic mentality towards. There are a lot of things in life we can control, for example, what we put into our bodies, the sort of work we do, who we form relationships with, what we purchase, etc. In fact, … More No, you really can’t control everything
Emotions are something that all of us have, but they aren’t something all of can say we have tremendous and rigorous control over. Some of us fare better than others in this department, which is understandable considering we as people all have varying levels of sensitivity, but I thought it might be useful to discuss … More Here’s how to better manage emotions
This years Christmas was a unique one. Come to think of it, so was last years. And the year before that. It’s safe to say that COVID has made its presence known in the context of Christmas and celebratory gatherings in general, and I would wager most of us have experienced disruptions in plans as … More The significance of identifying what truly matters at Christmas
Allow me to begin this post by stating that I am not, in any way, a mental health professional. I do not wish for this post to suggest otherwise, and, as always, please consult with your physician prior to making any major decisions regarding mental or physical health. Anyone who deals with anxiety themselves is … More Here’s how to help someone dealing with anxiety
If I really wanted, I could keep this post quite short and simply state that being a woman in the agricultural industry isn’t ideal. I could even be so bold to say, with complete honesty, it sucks. But, that would be a very generalizing description, and I think it may be more beneficial if I … More The reality of being a woman in the agricultural industry
I would wager that just about all of us, at one point or another, have experienced a situation we have been left out from. Whether it be a conversation, an event, an activity or something else, feeling left out, and further acknowledging when we have been left out from something is a shitty comprehension, and … More Being mindful of inclusivity
It’s known as the most wonderful time of the year. Christmas is a time for us to engage in festive celebrations and activities, spend time with friends, family and loves ones, and slow down the chaotic pace of life to take some time to enjoy the holiday season. Unfortunately, for some of us, Christmas does … More Read this before you start your Christmas shopping
I’ve mentioned before in some of my blog posts that finding and further sustaining friendships in early adult years can be tricky. For a lot of us, once we enter our 20s and 30s, the friends we made when we were younger, for example, friends from high school, slowly begin to trickle off of the … More A moment of appreciation for timeless friendships
Anyone who knows me relatively well is fully aware of the fact that I consume a lot of bananas on a daily basis. I often get asked if the reason I eat as many as I do is a result of my love for the taste of them, but I can assure you it isn’t. … More Here’s why you should eat more bananas
My nails and I have been on quite a journey together. A transitional one at that. When I was younger, probably about ten or 11, I discovered the scrutinized habit commonly known as biting my nails. I didn’t just bite my nails; I chewed the skin surrounding my nails as well, and over time, my … More These are some of the best products you can purchase for your nails
If you’re a fan of seafood, or shrimp, more specifically, chances are you have eaten crispy shrimp at a restaurant and experienced an euphoric explosion of taste and wonder on your tongue. I’m not exactly sure what the secret is among restaurants when it comes to preparing said crispy shrimp, but I have never had … More Read this to learn how to make restaurant-style crispy shrimp from home
This summer has not been one for me in terms of getting stung by bastard insects. I was stung by a hornet about a week ago on my neck, and as I sit here writing this post, my arm is throbbing thanks to two yellow-jacket stings on my forearm and my hand. I was doing … More Check out this natural remedy for wasp stings
I am a firm believer in recognizing someone’s efforts and a job well done when appropriate. Perhaps this stems from a history of working at jobs where hard work goes unnoticed, because I’ve endured a few (like most of us, but regardless of where the incentive comes from to applaud people when appropriate, it is … More Giving credit where credit is due
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?
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
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
Depression is something that, unfortunately, far too many of us are all too familiar with, including myself. It’s a real bitch; it can make its overwhelming presence known without warning; its severity can differ drastically; and it is incredibly draining, both emotionally and physically. Magic mushrooms, on the other hand, are not something I would … More Could magic mushrooms help combat depression?
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
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’
Ahhhh, friendship. A conceptual relationship that can offer so much positivity, but also, unfortunately, negativity, depending on the quality of the bond. Friendship, while incredibly important to me in my own life, is something I haven’t had tremendous luck with. I’ve had a few people in my life that I believed to be good friends … More Here’s why having good friends in your 20s is so important
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
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?