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
It is disheartening to acknowledge that, as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, mental health and wellness, for many of us, has taken a beating. Perhaps you have been struggling with a condition that has been intensified as of late; maybe you’re experiencing the onset of a type of mental illness because of the pandemic … More The importance of mental health check-ins
I’m willing to bet that a lot of us are seeing or hearing about Adele’s weight loss as of late. After posting an image to her Instagram account to celebrate her 30th birthday, there was a social media frenzy regarding the singers appearance in the photo. Her photo prompted an outpouring of comments, posts and … More Stop making someone else’s weight your business
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
I was chatting with a good friend of mine recently about ways to keep our spirits up in such an unsettling time. Both she and I are a fan of Morgan Harper Nichols as we both follow her on Instagram, and we were talking about how so many of her posts as of late have … More Staying positive thanks to Morgan Harper Nichols
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
Planning a wedding is no simple task. As exciting and wonderful as weddings are, they’re also simultaneously challenging to organize, and if you’ve been involved with wedding planning in any regard you’re arguably aware of the stress that can present itself in trying to keep things under control. Mine and my fiance’s wedding isn’t until … More Planning a wedding? Use Pinterest
We live in a world that is very exterior-focused. By that, I’m referring to how socially constructed standards of appearances have pushed themselves so strongly into our consciousnesses that how we look and act has become integral components of how we live our daily lives. To be frank, I find this social pressure to be … More Just be yourself
I’m really not a big fan of Dr. Phil, but if there’s nothing else remotely appealing on television, I’ll tune in to the show from time to time. I was watching an episode the other day, and the young girl it focused on really got me thinking about relationships in today’s day and age. The … More This is why mobile phones are ruining relationships
A few nights ago, my sister and I engaged in a little experiment. We were chatting about how relatively anything is available via a simple Google search nowadays, and I wondered whether or not something inappropriate would appear if I attempted to search for it through my phones internet application. Sure enough, a quick search … More The dangers of internet accessibility
My love for Pinterest is no secret. I’ve been using it for a few years now, and although I initially used to to pass time in my three hour English lectures in university, I’ve come to realize just how handy this website/app can be in a variety of ways. Pinterest, in case you’re unfamiliar with … More Redecorating a space? Consider using Pinterest
I made mention of Morgan Harper Nichols, a wonderfully talented woman, not too long ago in a post. Because she is a poetic genius, I thought I would compose another post with some more of her work. Depending on the reception I get from these posts, this could become a regular occurrence, so let me … More Words of wisdom from Morgan Harper Nichols
A couple of evenings ago, the Brant County Federation of Agriculture held its annual meeting at my family’s farm. It was a pretty neat experience considering it was the first agricultural meeting I’ve ever attended, and I was able to meet some new people involved in the industry that I hadn’t been familiar with prior. … More Are you an agvocate?
If I had to choose a social media platform I favour over others, it would be Instagram. I’m not sure if this preference stems from my love for photography, or the fact that I’ve always appreciated visuals, but either way, Instagram is pretty neat. I was browsing through the Explore section on Instagram about a … More Here’s why you need to follow Morgan Harper Nichols on Instagram
Mobile phones often get a bad wrap. Contemporary society places emphasis on the use of technology and innovation, and these innovations can contribute to separation issues when it comes to our phones. While the issue of addiction in the context of mobile phones is a prominent one, we’ll save that topic for another day. Yes, … More Boost your brain with these apps
Social media, as wonderful as it can be, can simultaneously be destructive towards those who make use of it. And by destructive, I’m referring to the inevitable occurrence of comparison that comes with social media. It’s extremely difficult to avoid comparing ourselves to others when we’re scrolling through our social media timelines. We compare ourselves … More Stop comparing and start celebrating
A few days ago, my boyfriend and I were conversing about all of the social media postings as of late regarding changes to abortion laws in the U.S. If you use social media, you’ve likely noticed the onslaught of individuals advocating their stance on abortion across all platforms. I said to my boyfriend that while … More Social media: communication channels or argumentative platforms?
Cyber bullying is a topic we’re all familiar with. We’ve either been subjected to it ourselves, or we know someone else who has. I find it somewhat surprising that despite the frequency of cyber bullying cases in today’s day and age, no one really seems to be addressing it. I realize it’s an incredibly complex … More It’s time to address cyber bullying
Setting aside time to do things for ourselves is something I firmly support. Life can get chaotic, and the importance of taking some ‘me time’ has never been so valuable. Unfortunately, ‘me time’ may be something that commonly gets axed in our lives. We get caught up in other duties and responsibilities, and before we … More How to make more time for yourself
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
I imagine you’ve likely heard about the outrage sparked by an Amber Alert, issued in Canada, on Valentine’s Day. The Alert was sent to a majority of Canadians who own a cellphone within Ontario to alert them of an 11-year-old girl from Brampton who was reported missing. Unfortunately, the girl, Riya Rajkumar, was found dead at … More How privileged are we as a society to complain about an Amber Alert?
A new commercial from Gillette, a well-known men’s hygiene company, is creating quite a stir across social media platforms as of late. The advertisement, titled “We Believe: The Best Men Can Be” is a short-film style commercial that makes reference to patriarchy, toxic masculinity, and the #MeToo movement regarding non-consensual sexual harassment, assault, and violence. … More Way to go, Gillette
Watching television with my parents the other night, I was pretty taken aback, in a good way, with an advertisement from Bell Canada for their #BellLetsTalk campaign. I tried to find the commercial we saw on Youtube but wasn’t able to. Hopefully, my brief description will help you to visualize what we saw. The ad … More Prioritizing mental health
Body shaming is, unfortunately, a rather integral component of social media today. Just the other evening, I was watching a video posted to Instagram, by a male, scrutinizing a woman for her physical appearance. The comment section was absolutely topic, and reading such hurtful, awful words encouraged me to recognize how sad it is that … More Why are we still body shaming?
In this day and age, you’re arguably overly familiar with the infamous phrase, “I am entitled to my own opinion.” Yes, we are all entitled to our own opinions, thanks to the tremendous sacrifices that were made for us by those who fought and gave their lives for our freedom. But, as of late, I … More A right to an opinion?
The relationship between social media and body image is one I have revisited on several occasions, on here, on a project I did for university, and for one I completed in college. Despite my frequency in dabbling with this topic, it continues to spark conversation. And not in a good way. An article from York … More Social media impacts how we see our bodies, but not in a good way
I’m assuming you’ve already heard the news, but in case you haven’t, Nike caused quite the stir when they debuted Colin Kaepernick’s face as the lead of their 30th anniversary “Just Do It” campaign. Kaepernick’s personal slogan for the campaign reads “Believe in something. Even if it means sacrificing everything.” Kaepernick is best known as … More Nike’s sales are only going up
I’m not one to share my political views and opinions via social media, specifically Facebook. Personally, I don’t see the point, because my views are my own and don’t require approval or criticism from others, and further, I’m not one to enjoy arguments with others through social media. It’s easy to spew facts and insults … More Politics and Social Media
An article by The Globe and Mail discussing how social media has potentially devastated the Bogle sunflower farm in Ontario has myself and many other individuals reeling. The Bogles’ family farm consists of breath-taking fields of colourful and vibrant sunflowers which, prior to now, was open to tourists to enter and take photos in. The Bogles’ … More Here’s How Social Media Destroyed this Local Farm
Chances are if you’re between the ages of 12 and 70, you likely have at least one account with a social media platform, if not more. For most of us, Twitter, Facebook and Instagram are the three major social media platforms we check in with daily, but there are many others that people frequently make … More Is Social Media Making You Depressed?