I would wager that a lot of us are currently tolerating things at our jobs that we aren’t necessarily the biggest fans of. Perhaps your boss is refusing to acknowledge a significant task you have recently achieved; maybe you are deserving of a raise but have yet to receive one; it is possible you are … More Knowing your rights in the workplace
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
Don’t ask me why, but for whatever reason, I’ve always enjoyed learning and reading about facts pertaining to things I am unfamiliar with. There certainly isn’t anything wrong with learning, and sometimes knowing a thing or two about something rather odd can come in handy, for example, breaking the ice at a work party or … More Bored? Check out these random but interesting facts
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
A little while ago I wrote a post dedicated to my family’s sweet pup named Jake. He passed away about a month-and-a-half ago, and it is still difficult for me to discuss and even contemplate his passing for an extended period of time as he was such an integral component of our daily lives here … More Tips for naming your pet
As I’ve made mention of numerous times here on my blog in the past, I have a lot of digestive issues. I’ve endured just about every test and procedure under the sun to try and figure out what exactly is causing my guts to hate me, and so far, I haven’t had much luck. I … More Bone broth: worthy of the hype?
When majority of us are asked by someone how we are doing, some common terms used to respond often include fine, good, or not bad. Unless someone is willing to be brutally honest and admit they’re not, in actuality, fine, most of us answer with optimistic words, and the person asking the question doesn’t think … More How are you really doing?
Unless you’ve been living with your head buried in the dirt these past few days, chances are you’re entirely aware of the shit show occurring in the United States regarding the 2020 presidential election. It seems as though with each passing day more and more confusion and tension is developing, and it is quite understandable … More The sad reality of current U.S. politics
A few nights ago Blaine and I decided to watch Papillon. Charlie Hunnam, who is arguably my favourite actor in existence, and Rami Malek, whom I’m also a big fan of, are the two main characters, so it makes sense why my interest was piqued in this film when I initially saw the cast. As … More Papillion: an emotionally charged movie of perseverance
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?
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
I’m a big fan of Lily Collins. I find her to be a talented actress, and while I really have no inclination as to what she is like in reality, I feel as though she would be incredibly polite and down to Earth kind of gal. This may seem irrevelant, but I am going somewhere … More Have you seen ‘Inheritance’?
Scary movies, as I’ve mentioned before, are my favourite genre of film to watch. I’m not exactly sure why, but I thoroughly enjoy a horror movie that leaves me in a seriously scared state. I enjoy watching scary films year-round, but a lot of people typically don’t watch them unless it is an appropriate time … More Here is your October scary movie marathon list
Dogs, if you have or have ever had one, are one of life’s biggest blessings. They truly are some of the most loving, loyal, and special animals to walk the earth, hence why losing them is a loss that cuts so deep. My family and I lost our dog Sam several years ago now. He … More The harsh reality of losing a dog
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
I would wager that most of us, at some point in our lives, have tuned into a video of some sort of cute animal doing some sort of cute activity. It’s a guilty pleasure for some of us, and perhaps for others it is something we are reluctant to admit. If you can relate to … More PSA: Watching cute animal videos is a healthy practice
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
Ratched made its Netflix debut recently, and because I’m a curious individual, I wanted to give it a watch. I wasn’t really sure what to expect going into the pilot episode other than I knew the show focused on a female nurse named Mildred Ratched, and because Sarah Paulson plays the lead and I enjoy … More Have you seen ‘Ratched’?
Selfishness is a concept many of us are familiar with but are reluctant to admit to. The act of being selfish isn’t exactly a good one, therefore it makes sense that we avoid recognizing when we act selfishly. But, as uncomfortable as it can be to acknowledge when we have been or are being selfish, … More Stop the selfishness
A couple of days ago, a package arrived on our front porch from Aritzia. If you’re unfamiliar with Aritzia, it is a pricy women’s clothing brand that originated in Vancouver, BC in the 80s and has grown into an incredibly successful and highly-recognized name in the fashion world. I was rather surprised to see this … More Why do we pay so much for a brand name?
Autumn is hands down my favourite season for a variety of reasons. I love seeing the leaves on the trees transform into a colourful medley of beauty; I look forward to changing from shorts and sandals to cozy sweaters and boots; and I have a definite appreciation for Halloween and all things spooky. Because Fall … More Here are some things to do this Fall
When it comes to confrontation, standing your ground can be challenging. Depending on who you are engaged in confrontation with, it can be difficult to be firm in your beliefs and argue on your own behalf, specifically if, for example, the person you’re addressing conflict with is your superior or boss at a job. But, … More Why are we afraid to stand up for ourselves?
The temptation affiliated with the concept of perfectionism is a very strong force. With perfectionism comes expectations, hence why the influence of perfectionism in itself is so powerful; it stems from a fear of letting others down. I myself am a perfectionist. Not willingly as it is associated with my anxiety, like many others who … More Pushing away perfectionism
There seems to be an unspoken rule pertaining to hair washing. While I’ve never heard a professional hairstylist outright say that holding out for as long as possible between washes is beneficial for hair, I know a lot of people that firmly believe this. And, really, the mentality makes sense; anything that undergoes excessive or … More Hair washing: good or bad?
I’m not one to really incorporate religious themes and elements into my blog posts, but for this particular topic, I think it would be appropriate to cite The Serenity Prayer, which I am sure a lot of us are familiar with: “God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change; courage to … More The power of acceptance
I apologize if it seems as though I’m giving an awful lot of television series/film reviews as of late, but I ask you to hang in for one more. I’ve been watching some interesting things lately, and I figure someone on the internet will appreciate my thoughts and opinions towards them. I hope so, anyway. … More Have you seen ‘Girls Incarcerated’?
Relaxation is a concept most of us are familiar with, but I question how many of us truly practice the meaning of the word, especially in the current state of the world we are living in. With so much negativity and cause for concern inundating our lives via media day after day, it’s easy to … More Reinstating relaxation
Artificial intelligence-based technology has somewhat inundated our lives since products like Alexa and Google Home have been released. For many of us, these devices are integral components of daily life, while for others they remain a foreign and arguably somewhat intimidating concept. When these types of products first hit the market, I recall being intrigued … More Thinking about purchasing a Google Nest? Read this
I’ve made mention of my love for fragrance here on my blog before, and shockingly enough, it’s time to revisit the topic. I really am a scents person, and I have a serious appreciation for all things smelly (in a good way). Whether it be candles, room and/or body sprays, or perfume, if I find … More Have you ordered from Charmed Aroma?
Crime-based shows and television series hold a special place in my heart. That may sound a little odd, and there is a chance you’re questioning who exactly I am as a person based on this statement, but I genuinely find criminology-themed shows to be absolutely fascinating, assuming they’re well made. I’ve watched Netflix’s I Am … More Have you seen ‘I Am A Killer: Released’ ?