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Gratitude Journal

Scheduling fail: I definitely should have written and posted this in time to go up last Wednesday, so that it would go live right before American Thanksgiving. In my defense, we Canadians celebrated our Thanksgiving back in October, so I kind of forgot about the American one (sorry Americans, I still love you!). Anyway, scheduling ...

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1,000 Words, None of Them Particularly Kind

I plan out, schedule, and write my blog posts ahead of time (and actually, one of my upcoming posts is about the tools I use to do that). Hilariously, one of the posts that I had scheduled to write today was about self esteem. That's... not going to happen today. Not only would it be ...

Favourite Christmas Movies

A few years ago, when I was still living in Waterloo, I had a multi-weekend Christmas movie marathon with two of my best friends. We each took a turn hosting and providing delicious treats. The tradition grew over the next few years, to the point where we watched at least one movie per week from ...

Prozac Update

For today's Wellness Wednesday, I thought I'd post an update on how I'm doing sans Prozac. It's been about a month since I took my last dose, and I'm feeling pretty great. However, coming off the medication wasn't without its challenges... My doctor had prepared me for the emotional symptoms I might experience, including some ...

My Halls Are Officially Decked

I'm all decorated for Christmas, and my place is looking festive and cozy AF.

Sticks and Stones May Break My Bones…

...and names will also hurt me A couple weeks ago, I posted some diary entries from my middle school years. Looking back at those posts was really hard; not only were most of them cringe-worthy, but my heart broke reading some of the ones I didn't post. Grade 7 was a hard time for me. ...

Book Review: Women, Food, and God

(or Women, Food, and a Side of Goop) Welcome to the first edition of Wellness Wednesday! Today, I'm reviewing Geneen Roth's book Women, Food, and God, which is about our relationship with food, and how the endless cycle of bingeing and dieting is just a way to fill the parts of our lives that feel empty ...

2017 Holiday Decor Trends

(or My Christmas Starts... NOW!) Everyone has a different measure for when it's socially acceptable to start celebrating the holidays, whether it's after Remembrance Day, after US Thanksgiving, or not until December 1. For me, the holidays really start the day of the Jolly Holly Festive Tour in my home town. The tour always runs ...

GET EXCITED: Sephora VIB Sale!

Editor's note: This is not sponsored content. I'm just addicted to Sephora. If you're even half as obsessed with Sephora as I am, you're probably already well aware of Sephora's semi-annual sale that gets VIB and Rouge members 20% off. But, even if you're just getting started in your Sephora journey, fear not! You can ...

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Introducing: Wellness Wednesdays

(or Look, Ma! A Weekly Series!) A few weeks ago, I asked one of my best friends for ideas of what I could blog about. She suggested I do a weekly series. I loved the idea, but was having trouble thinking of a topic that I could make into a series. I let the idea ...