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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Let’s Accomplish Everything in 2 Months

First of all, how is it November already? Second, how is everyone doing these days?  I had high hopes to have accomplished a lot by this time of the year, like completing (or almost completing) my 2021 Reading Challenge (I’m 28 books behind) and watching 31 days of horror flicks (again, I barely made it […]

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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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How to be a Tourist in Your Own City

As things begin to open up and I start to leave my house more, I figured this would be a great time to explore my city. Honestly, when you think of Winnipeg, what’s the first thing that comes to mind? Usually, it’s a friggin’ cold place to live, and there’s not much else going on […]

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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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We Forgot to Move to the Suburbs

“It’s a great location for a young couple, walking distance to downtown, to bus routes, bars and restaurants. The perfect STARTER home” That was how our house was sold to us as a newlywed couple in their twenties. 18 years and 2 kids later, we’re still here and not planning on moving any time soon. […]

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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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