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CBD: 3 Products I Reach For When I Need a Dose of Calm

CBD: 3 Products I Reach For When I …

Okay, all my mental health stuff aside, I think everyone on this planet could use some calm right now. Like you could be living your best life and be thrilled about EVERYTHING but a calm moment is never a bad thing!!! There are a ton of ways that I make a calm moment happen but CBD helps the process along. Now I’m not saying this will work for everyone, I’m not prescribing anything but as I always do, I’m just sharing what I’m doing…

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#StillTalking Medication: It’s Okay to Change Your Mind

#StillTalking Medication: It’s Okay to Change Your Mind

Making the decision around medication is complicated, to say the least. And making the decision to stop (safely, of course) and try life without something that’s been a part of your life for a few years can be even more so. While I’ve been thinking about this, I quickly realized I didn’t have a lot of people in the same boat to chat with. I can vividly remember (mostly) every detail of the appointment I had with my doctor when I approached the subject…

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Home By Nine: Helping Provide Therapy and Fighting Mental Health Stigma

Home By Nine: Helping Provide Therapy and Fighting Mental Health Stigma

There are, for better or for worse I can never decide, a lot of brands around these days that throw ‘anxiety’ on a t-shirt as a way to fight mental health stigma and carry on. So it was refreshing, to say the least, to happen upon Home By Nine because they’re doing a lot more than most. More Than Just a Trend I’ve talked about this time and time again – anxiety isn’t a trend. Depression isn’t. You don’t have OCD because you love…

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Rare Beauty: What I Loved and Returned + Swatches

Rare Beauty: What I Loved and Returned + Swatches

This year, I have been resisting all the new beauty launches. And then Rare Beauty happened. I’m not even a huge Selena fan or anything, but the branding and packaging hooked me and the mental health initiative sold me. I went down a rabbit hole of reviews on YouTube, and everyone was LOVING this new line! Seriously, it was hard to find anything but amazing reviews of anything Rare Beauty and so I turned to Reddit. People were in loooooove. And still, I resisted.…

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The 30 Before 30 Update: One Year to Go!

The 30 Before 30 Update: One Year to Go!

Way back in the day when I launched this blog, I also launched my 30 Before 30 bucket list – an idea from the lovely Joëlle. Thinking back, it’s also kind of wild that I’ve now met her! Because at that time I was sliding into her DMs (I think on Twitter?) to ask if it was okay to do my own list. I was a baby blogger, and had absolutely no idea what I was doing. Okay well I still mostly have no…

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6 Style Secrets to Wearing Glasses on Your Wedding Day

6 Style Secrets to Wearing Glasses on Your Wedding Day

If you wear glasses then you already know they can be a fabulous accessory. You can always match a pair to any occasion and really top off your outfit. Why should your wedding day be any different? Seen as you’re getting a new dress on the day you could treat yourself to some new matching frames for the wedding as well. You could even save money by using your old lenses. With the right style tips, you can actually highlight your features and your…

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

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

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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