Music Therapy

I’m bad at music. I have no rhythm, could barely play Hot Cross Buns on the recorder, and can absolutely not carry a tune. My brain just doesn’t seem to process and remember music information. Ask me about a book I read when I was eleven, and I could give you the entire plot with […]

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Self-Care: More Than Candles and Naps

Self-care is something I think about a lot. Therapy did wonders for helping me unpack how I feel about things, which means I’m constantly evaluating what I need to help me get through tough moments. When my anxiety is acting up, I have to consider whether I should take a break from work or push […]

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Atrociously Fun: My Favourite Bad Movie is….

I love movies. My friends and I would catch a late night movie every Sunday, watching whatever new blockbuster came out that week. Not surprisingly, 10 pm on a Sunday is not a super popular time to head to a movie theatre, and we would usually have the place to ourselves. Which, great for everyone […]

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Stop Asking Me Why I Don’t Want Kids

“Why don’t you want kids?” If only I had a nickel for the amount of times I’ve been asked that in the last month. Maybe it’s my age (a ripe ol’ 27) or not having seen people in a year, but conversations have been migrating towards settling down and having children more and more lately. […]

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Anxious About the Return to Normal

I’ve talked on this blog about how the pandemic has been difficult as an extrovert. Before, I would get a lot of my energy from seeing my friends and a busy calendar; social things fed my battery and supported my mental health. But now, after over a year of limited in-person interactions, I have social […]

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Nonna’s Classic Pancake Recipe

Pancakes are the perfect weekend brunch food! I have been craving pancakes for almost a year and decided, gosh darn it, I’m going to make them. If you’re looking for the perfect pancake recipe, well, you’ve come to a place that has a pancake recipe. When I was little and spent the night at my […]

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Sneezing Season

“You’re allergic to trees?!” they say incredulously. “And grass. And dust. And flowers. And just nature in general. I need a bubble,” I joke, trying to play it off. Because it does sound ridiculous and a little wimpy and like I’m just trying to make excuses to get out of camping. Which, yes, I am […]

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Know Thy Tropes

Let’s talk about tropes. We love them. We hate them. Whether the author sticks to them or subverts them, they are the foundation of every bestseller. Tropes are common (potentially cliche) plot or rhetorical devices in books or television. Examples include, but are not limited to, enemies to lovers, the chosen one, girl/boy next door, […]

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A Not-So-Friendly Guide to Group Photos

So I was zoomin’ with some friends the other night, and I wanted to take a picture to prove to the world that I still have friends (I swear I do). I asked them to smile, snapped the picture, then promptly uploaded it to my Insta story, tagging each of my friends. As they each […]

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It’s the Little Things

It’s been a stressful few weeks. Ontario has entered its third wave and millionth shut-down (or “emergency brake,” if you’re trying to be pedantic), vaccine estimates are sporadic, and it’s currently final paper season. I’m tired, a bit overworked, and definitely overwhelmed. It’s easy to get bogged down by all the anxiety and bad news, […]

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