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I Have No Idea How To Talk About Mental Health Right Now

I Have No Idea How To Talk …

I have been starting and stopping this post since the end of March. And it’s now June, in case that I hit trash again before publishing this. And when I started writing it, it had no mention of COVID but the more I think, the more that feels like ignoring the elephant in the room. [Note: it is now the end of July – let’s see how this goes.] I have, over the last year or so, found a sense of pride (if that’s…

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From Dungeon to Modern: A Room Makeover for Under $200

From Dungeon to Modern: A Room Makeover for Under $200

I didn’t really want to leave Toronto, and I really didn’t want to move into the one bedroom in the house that’s in the basement and looked like a dungeon, but add some floral. And then my sister and I binged a lot of HGTV and a room makeover sounded great – especially with her taking the lead. See I’ve been living in this room since mid-March but it didn’t feel like mine. It was the dumping ground for the whole family (mostly dad…

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I Lost My Shine & Here’s How I’m Getting it Back

I Lost My Shine & Here’s How I’m Getting it Back

You’ve heard me say it time and time again, 2019 sucked. Major. And it wiped my shine way. What does that mean? Going off of my beloved Grey’s, I file myself under dark and twisty, and bright and shiny. And a lot of the times, I’m bright and shiny. I like to shine, I’m meant to shine, and I want to show the world my shine. And 2019 tarnished me. I mean if we want to get very specific, the end of 2018 sucked…

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How To Get Back into the Dating Scene

How To Get Back into the Dating Scene

Society seems to be dominated by those people who are in dating and in committed relationships, but the adverts and movies and so on don’t really paint an honest picture (about this or anything else). In fact, somewhere in the region of 1 in 2 people are single — and that’s a rate that has increased significantly when compared to decades past. Sometimes, a person is single through choice. At others, it’s because they’ve been single for so long, and don’t know how to…

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High Beauty: Launches in Canada + First Impressions

High Beauty: Launches in Canada + First Impressions

You know I haven’t been too into the beauty blogging as of last year, but when a really innovative and interesting line makes an appearance, I’m in. And that’s exactly what caught my eye with High Beauty. I had never tried products that used cannabis seed oil! I am a cannabis kinda gal (both because of my anxiety, and because it’s fun) and combining it with skincare? So cool. Why use it? It’s incredibly nutrient dense, contains all twenty amino acids, and is a…

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Creating Your Perfect Wedding Day

Creating Your Perfect Wedding Day

Everyone loves a good wedding and it’s one of the most important days of your life, so they say.  As soon as the sound of wedding bells start to jangle in your head, it’s all systems go! The first word that springs instantly into your head is –  planning. There’s so much to think about and to arrange that your thoughts can often spin wildly out of control. But, after the initial reaction of panic usually comes the calm phase where you sit down…

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The Letter Series: An Apology to My Body

The Letter Series: An Apology to My Body

Dear you, 2019 was a year that I watched you too closely, filtered through a lens of discontent and judgement. And it made the year a rough one. 2019 was the year I was violated in broad daylight, and in that moment you became my enemy. Bundled up in my winter coat, completely exposed. 2019 was the year I started a new job that went toxic quickly, and those late hours turned very quickly into late-night meals fueled by what was close and cheap.…

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What It Was Like To Walk A Runway For Nike As A Plus-Sized Model

What It Was Like To Walk A Runway For Nike As A Plus-Sized Model

Before this weekend, I had never worn anything from Nike before. Okay, shoes, but never their clothing. And when they launched their plus-sizes I was stoked — but they can be hard to find in-store so I took it as a small victory for the plus-sized community and moved on. And now I can say I walked a runway dressed by Nike, which is truly surreal. So how did this happen? I swear, and I’ve said this before, that joining Sarah Taylor’s gym has…

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Being Fat, Loving Sex and Dealing with Body Confidence

Being Fat, Loving Sex and Dealing with Body Confidence

Disclosure: This post is sponsored by K-Y. In exchange for this post, I have received perks in the form of compensation and products. All opinions on this blog are my own.  Let’s talk about sex, baby.  Sorry, I really needed to get that out of the way and now that I have that out of my system we can get down to the nitty-gritty and that headline was not clickbait my friends: we’re going to chat about sex, body confidence, mental health, and being fat.…

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Saje Natural Wellness: The Brand That Can’t Do Me Wrong

Saje Natural Wellness: The Brand That Can’t Do Me Wrong

Let is be known that I once thought essential oils were a load of BS. And that I refused to venture into any Saje location basically just because I’m stubborn. And I wish I could tell you what made me change my mind, but suddenly I was a Saje diehard and I don’t think that will ever change. (Note: As I was writing this I remembered my first Saje encounter! It was was when I was visiting my former work’s London office and was…

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