Nowadays, it seems as though more of us are short of time than ever before. We wake up and rush to get ready for work; we rush to work; we rush out of work; we rush home from work to get food on the table. You get my point. Because so many of us are … More Check out these self-care practices that take less than 15 minutes to do
The sensations we experience when we are feeling inadequate aren’t exactly pleasant ones. Some that come to mind include inferiority, hopelessness, helplessness, isolation, and sadness, and that’s only naming a few. Feeling as though we are inadequate, or, in simpler terms, not good enough, is truly a debilitating sentiment. It is frustrating because while we … More How to grapple with feelings of inadequacy
I am willing to bet that just about all of us, at some point or another, have seen or heard about blackhead strips. Or, perhaps I should refer to them as blackhead removing strips, seeing as that is what the products aims to do; pull blackheads out of the skin to reveal clear(er) pores. Blackheads … More Are blackhead strips worth the money?
Self-pity, while a rather unattractive practice, is a bit of an inevitable one in this thing we call life. We are human, and therefore act, feel and behave as humans do, so sometimes we succumb to the temptation to feel bad for ourselves regarding a particular unfortunate event. Self-pity is a very normal occurrence from … More Here’s why you need to stop feeling sorry for yourself
Resilience is understood to be the ability to rebound from a difficult situation with perseverance. It is a phenomenal skill to possess in all facets of life, considering life isn’t exactly a walk in the park for most of us, and, in the past year or so, I would argue that more and more of … More The power of resilience
Irritability is something that inevitably affects all of us at times. We all handle our emotions differently, and therefore express them in different manners, meaning some of us may show our irritability more than others, or perhaps to a more evident degree. Something I feel as though a lot of people may be unaware of … More Feeling irritable? It could be anxiety
Having a toxic influence in your life, in any form, can be gruelling. Even worse is when the toxicity comes in the form of a person, and further, when that person happens to be your family. It is certainly easier to cut ties with toxic people who aren’t your own kin, and the prospect of … More Here’s how to deal with a toxic family member
A year ago, I never would have thought that I would still be writing about the coronavirus pandemic and all of its unfortunate and adverse effects. But, here we are, still in the middle of this shit, trying to come to terms with how to grapple so much stress and confusion while juggling daily life … More The importance of recognizing simple joys
Comfort food, as the name suggests, is a dish of any kind or form that brings the consumer joy upon eating it. That’s my own personal definition of the term, anyways. It is rather unfortunate that because comfort is intended to bring comfort, it is normally not the most nutritious item of food we put … More Do you have a go-to comfort food?
I would like to start this post off by stating that the information in this post is subjective and not scientifically-backed. These are my own thoughts, ideas and opinions, and by no means am I trying to imply that I am certified to give concrete advice in the context of mental health; rather, this is … More Here’s how to help someone dealing with a mental health crisis in a pandemic
I’ve been chirped more times than I can count because I am a serial re-watcher. When I say I am a serial re-watcher, I am referring to how many time I re-watch television series as well as movies, and while I personally don’t see anything wrong with this behavior, apparently, others do. I get asked … More Do you re-watch shows? Read this to learn why it is a good practice
Here in Ontario, it’s about that time of year again where winter occurs in the early hours of the morning, spring and then summer arrives around noon or so, autumn make its presence known mid-afternoon, and we are back to winter in the evening in the context of temperature. The weather around this time of … More Feeling down? Try one of these pick-me-ups
Farming, I hope we are all aware, is one of the most significant professions in existence in terms of what it helps to achieve. Without farmers, there wouldn’t be a whole hell of a lot of anything; they produce food and crops to feed the world, to create materials and other resources, and, they’re some … More PSA: farmers need our help
Photography is something I have always had an interest in, and further, have always had a tremendous amount of respect for. Growing up, my dad was an avid amateur photographer; arguably, his skill level was and remains to be higher than that of an amateur considering he took a few courses and lessons when he … More Photography: more than taking pictures
Anxiety, if you’ve ever experienced it yourself, isn’t exactly a joyful thing. It absolutely fucking sucks, and as anyone who has anxiety will tell you, it can be quite difficult to cope with it individually, let alone if you’re dealing with it yourself but are also dealing with someone in your life who is attempting … More How to deal with someone else’s anxiety when you have anxiety yourself
Music is something pretty well all of us enjoy. Regardless of our preferred genre(s), it is relatively safe to say that just about all of us have listened to music at some point in time, and for those of who don’t, I find it a tad weird, but no judgment. While most of us enjoy … More Yes, learning music is good for your brain
Yesterday afternoon, I received a text from Bell reminding me that today is #BellLetsTalkDay. I made a mental note to be sure to use the hashtag across social media platforms as I normally do. Last night, I got to thinking about the matter and realized I should probably put my thoughts onto some virtual paper. … More #BellLetsTalkDay
It’s a question as old as time and one that brings forward all sorts of differing opinions; whether or not ghosts are real, and further, whether or not we believe in their existence. I’m not here to tell you that one response is superior to the other, or that there is a definite answer to … More Do you believe in ghosts?
We live in a very technology-dominant world. This isn’t a new realization by any means, and with each passing day, more advanced technology is developed with innovation beyond comprehension. Communication has become very technology-oriented, and with that, we have been forced to adapt to chatting with others through the internet, email, text messaging, video calls, … More Here’s why standing your ground via e-communication is so important
Blaine and I recently began renovating the house we will (hopefully) be moving into by the end of this year. We haven’t yet lived together, so the prospect of moving in together is an exciting one. We are exceptionally fortunate in the sense that the house we happen to be moving into is owned by … More The reality of renovating a home
I think it may be safe to say that this year is one in which more of us than usual are trying to determine how to stay healthy. I would wager that a lot of us are abiding by practices and routines that we haven’t before in an attempt to stay healthy and dodge COVID, … More Here’s how to stay healthy throughout the holiday season
Today is the day. December 25, Christmas Day, Santa’s Day … it has a few different names, but regardless, its purpose remains constant; it is a day of celebration on a global spectrum. Without beating a dead horse, I suppose I should make mention of the fact that Christmas 2020 is a hell of a … More Merry Christmas
It seems to me as though people in general are excessively miserable as of late. As human beings we are all a little bit miserable from time to time, but recently, it is almost as though all of us had someone shit in our morning coffee. Considering the current circumstances we are finding ourselves in, … More Mind your tongue
I realize that a lot of us are likely going to read the title of this post and think to ourselves, ‘seriously?’ considering how much of a shit show 2020 has been. It is hard to believe that at the beginning of this year we were mourning the loss of Kobe Bryant and fearing murder … More What are your 2020 highlights?
Working out is a beneficial practice for our minds and bodies. This isn’t new knowledge; we are all aware of the advantages that accompany exercise, but for a lot of us, taking time out of our day to go to a gym is an unfeasible thought. I used to attend a gym back when I … More Here is your 2021 workout routine
I would wager that a majority of us have come to the realization that Christmas will look rather different this year compared to past years, thanks to COVID-19. We all celebrate Christmas differently, but this year will be once in which most of us will be celebrating in a similar manner; with far fewer people, … More Cheers to a COVID Christmas
As I mentioned here on my blog a little while ago, our sweet pup Jake was tragically killed back in October. He was a 12-year-old blue heeler and was my best friend, and my family and I miss him and his antics daily. We all still see and hear his presence on the farm from … More Beware of puppy scams
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