I find it a little disappointing I’m even writing a post on this topic, because, really, to answer the title of this post, you should respect service industry workers because it’s human decency. That’s really all there is to it, but, unfortunately, I’m finding we are collectively needing this reminder because I work in the … More This is why you should respect service industry workers
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
COVID-19 and all of its splendid baggage has, to put it plainly, fucked up a whole lot of different things, in all different contexts. I don’t necessarily know if there is anything that hasn’t somehow been affected by this pandemic, but if you know of something I’m missing, please do let me know. Weddings, and … More The reality of trying to plan a wedding in a pandemic
If you’re a resident of Ontario, then you, like me, are facing lockdown round two. After the first lockdown we experienced and all of the negative effects it had on numerous small businesses, I was sincerely hoping we wouldn’t enter another; alas, here we are. I would just like to say that while it is … More Order takeout – it’s more important than ever
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
It is arguably safe to say that this year, more of us are feeling a bit down than ever before. Cases of mental illnesses such as depression and anxiety are skyrocketing across the globe as a result of the stress and fear induced by COVID-19, and many of us are simply not feeling as happy … More Here are some scientifically proven ways to improve your mood
We are all aware of the numerous changes we have been presented with as a result of the pandemic we are still finding ourselves in. We have experienced alterations to our jobs, school, relationships, recreational activities, and socializing in general, and I wouldn’t be surprised if we continue to be confronted with new and abstract … More Can a pandemic make you healthier?
As someone who is a creature of habit and seriously values routine, I can attest to the ability of change causing feelings of unease and discomfort. Change is inevitable and necessary, but for a lot of us, it has a bit of a negative connotation. When we prefer stability and avoid change, though, we run … More Embracing change through COVID-19
In case you haven’t noticed, COVID-19 is, in a way, here to stay. Since it made its grand entrance earlier this year, we have undoubtedly felt and noticed the lasting effects of its influence, and I’m not exactly sure how we will ever revert to what we once perceived as normal until a reliable and … More Coping with COVID-19 long-term
In case you haven’t noticed, there are a lot of emotions running rather high as of late thanks to us being in a pandemic. Since the coronavirus first broke out, we have been forced to engage in policies many of us are entirely unfamiliar with; the closure of public spaces and businesses, social and physical … More A friendly reminder to be nice
Summer is a bit of a magical season, if you will. At least, I think it is. I’m not exactly sure how to explain it, but there is something so wonderful about casual and carefree summer days and evenings spent with people we love and appreciate. That being said, summer 2020 is looking a little … More Making the most of a COVID summer
Us Ontario residents were pleased to hear that certain regions of our province have been given the go-ahead to enter phase two in terms of re-opening select businesses that have been forced to close due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The news came earlier this week, and as of Friday, several businesses have been permitted to … More The importance of patience in a pandemic
Something that has come to my attention as of late in a rather pronounced manner is evidence supporting the idea that a lot of us are seriously struggling with social isolation. As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, we have been told to collectively abstain from participating in social gatherings and activities to an extent, … More Navigating through a lack of social interaction
The COVID-19 pandemic is a hot topic of conversation right now, quite understandably. After spending weeks in isolation, the re-opening of select businesses, in Ontario, anyways, likely has a lot of us questioning what ‘normal’ will look like after such a lengthy abnormal situation. For the businesses that have been given the green light to … More Post-COVID-19: Will we ever return to normal?
If you’re a resident of Ontario, you’ve likely been paying attention to the recent announcements that have been made by Premier Doug Ford regarding the slow start of lifting the COVID-19 lockdown requirements in the province. Mr. Ford granted us Ontarians some pretty positive news last week with an announcement stating select businesses and outdoor … More Treading carefully with lockdown lifts
The coronavirus outbreak that has plagued the globe throughout 2020 has garnered a lot of anger and hate. Many of us are scared, anxious and concerned about the state of our future considering the damage this virus has done to our world already, and I can’t say that these emotions are unwarranted. Despite the shittiness … More It’s time to seize the day
There has been a tremendous push from the general public to recognize and celebrate individuals on the front lines that continue to work since the COVID-19 outbreak began. Doctors and nurses, factory workers, truckers and grocery store clerks are some of the professions that have been recipients of praise and gratitude throughout the pandemic we … More Why are we forgetting farmers on the frontlines?
I decided a little while ago that I was going to make a conscious effort to cut back on the amount of time I spend using my phone. I’ve been wanting to do so for a little while, and while I’ve managed to come up with excuses to abstain from actually committing to this decision … More Smartphone distancing while social distancing
Since the COVID-19 pandemic broke out, many of us have been spending the vast majority of our time inside our homes. As a result of our limited outings, and based on what I personally have seen across social media platforms, many of us are abstaining from putting our usual effort into our appearances since we … More Has COVID-19 made you feel more comfortable in your own skin?
Many of us have been hopeful as of late that a vaccine or an effective treatment to stop the onslaught of COVID-19 will be developed. And, while we can continue to be hopeful and patient as we await this development, there is some progress developing in this context in the form of a four-legged animal … More Combating COVID-19 with … dogs?
Staying positive and optimistic during a rather strange situation, like a pandemic, can be difficult. Personally, I’ve found myself feeling better certain days and then a little down again the next, and it’s frustrating to try and distinguish how exactly to keep our spirits up during these trying times. An article from The Good News … More Feeling down? Read this to cheer up
The situation many of us are finding ourselves in right now isn’t exactly pleasant. With many businesses and services closed, social interactions being prohibited unless social distancing is being practiced, and an inability to visit with our friends and loved ones, it is easy to understand how and why some of us may be struggling … More It’s okay if your mental health isn’t at its best right now
In addition to trying our best to establish and abide by a routine in an attempt to keep our productivity up, another strategy we can practice that may help is trying to normalize our suddenly new routines. It is highly unlikely that any of us are still following our routines that existed prior to the … More How to maintain productivity during a pandemic: part two
Regardless if you’re working right now, in self-isolation, or in quarantine, I think it is safe to say that we could all use a bit of a pick-me-up in such a desolate time. Many of us are doing everything in our power to stay as positive as possible, but as the days of COVID-19 continue, … More Here are some things you can do to lift your spirits
If I had to pick one word that can be used to semi-accurately describe how a majority of us are feeling right now, I would have to say that word would be fear. Each and every day we wake to new updates and reports regarding the number of cases pertaining to the lethal COVID-19 as … More Navigating the unknown in the COVID-19 outbreak
As of late, we are hearing a lot about a recently-coined term known as social distancing in the wake of COVID-19. Social distancing involves all of us maintaining a safe distance (roughly three feet) from others while out in public areas to slow the spread and potential transmission of the Coronavirus, and it’s something many … More Stop being a selfish idiot and practice social distancing