To the best of my recollection, I believe I have had my blog going strong for at least five years now. There is a solid chance I’ve been blogging longer than five years, but I don’t really feel like scrolling all the way back to my very first post – this would take hours and … More The beauty of blogging
I’ll be entirely transparent and admit that the topic of today’s post is not one I came up with independently. I use WordPress for my blog, and while I usually don’t enjoy the changes made to my site every time it undergoes an unprecedented upgrade, I can appreciate one element of the new system which … More What are some things you’re good at?
Within the past couple of months, I’ve been dabbling in tutoring. More specifically, I’m tutoring folks who are looking for some assistance pertaining to the English language, and I’ve been enjoying it so far. Because I haven’t exactly applied my English learnings to a more detailed degree since coming back to work full-time on the … More What in the homonym?
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
Similar to my post the other day listing what Rotten Tomatoes deemed as the best flicks of the former year, I thought I would write a post regarding the best books of 2019. Books, to me, are even more subjective than movies are, so as I stated in the best movies post, keep in mind … More The best books of 2019
I don’t purchase books too often, but when I do, it’s typically because I have a hunch that the book in question will be one that endures several re-reads from me, based on what I can pull from the synopsis. And that’s exactly what’s happened with a book I recently snagged from Indigo’s titled ‘The … More This is why you need to add ‘The Turn of the Key’ to your winter reading list
There’s something unexplainable about holding and reading a book. I can’t exactly pinpoint what it is that gives me such joy, but having an actual text in my hands and turning its pages as I immerse myself deeper and deeper in its plot is a sensation like no other. My mom gave me an article … More The beauty of books
When I first started blogging in my second year of university, the thought of posting daily, still, this many years later, was the furthest thing from my mind. Yet here we are. Daily posts to my blog are something I take a lot of pride in doing. I’m not familiar with any other blogs that … More The reality of being a daily blogger
Reading can be a truly incredible experience. Depending on the text you’re reading, and further, your level of interest in said text, reading can be an experience that isn’t easily forgotten. On the other hand, it can also be a nightmare if you’re reading a book that fails to peak your interest. Reading is something … More Three signs that book you’re reading is a keeper
In regard to my post a few days ago about self-care, I thought it might useful to brainstorm the ways in which we can practice self-care without blowing our budget. I think many of us automatically associate self-care practices with a high price tag, but it certainly doesn’t have to cost you an arm or … More Practicing affordable self-care
Winter can be a tough time of year for a lot of us. The weather is cold and dreary, many of us are confined to the indoors, and there isn’t a whole lot to look at outside in terms of greenery. My mom was telling me that she was recently speaking with a nurse practitioner … More Feeling the winter blues?
Sleep is important. Everyone knows that. What some of us may not be aware of, however, is sleep hygiene. And, as it turns out, sleep hygiene is pretty important, too. So, what exactly is sleep hygiene then? Does it involve washing sheets, blankets and pillowcases regularly? Not quite. Sleep hygiene refers to “a series of routines, … More How to practice better sleep hygiene
Being happy is important. A rather simple statement, yes, though one that runs deep with legitimacy and significance. If you aren’t happy, it’s difficult to designate reasoning to continue to move forward and progress in this crazy thing we call life. As I mentioned in a previous post, I haven’t really been feeling like myself … More 13 things you need to start doing to be a happier person
Reading can be such an incredible experience. If you’re an avid reader, chances are you’ve come across a handful of books in your life that impacted you more tremendously than others, for whatever reason. Perhaps the characters were immensely relatable and encouraged you to feel as though you’ve known them for several years; perhaps the … More The Pleasure of Re-Reading Novels