The Pending Legalization Laws in Canada – Just Another Opinion Piece

Scrolling through my facebook newsfeed as of late I can’t help but notice that many of my friends and acquaintances have posted something pertaining to my nation’s pending legalization of marijuana, and their opinion of the proposed laws that would be put in place to govern said legalization and distribution.  The overall opinion has not been a highly favorable one.  In a surprise twist of events, the outrage has not, as you would have believed, been coming from those opposed to the substance’s legalization, but from those in favour of it. Continue reading “The Pending Legalization Laws in Canada – Just Another Opinion Piece”

Stop Telling Me I Need To Travel

180644_10150373635175254_3188581_nI am a huge proponent of the staycation and advocate strongly for living someplace you love and learning where you live.  Why bother?  Because you spend the majority of your waking hours and life there.  Why would you not want to?  There is always something new to be discovered, something beautiful to be found, something unique to do, a special tradition or culture in which to immerse yourself, and a history all it’s own just waiting to be discovered no matter where you live. Continue reading “Stop Telling Me I Need To Travel”

Tales From My Couch: Rainy Day Musings on Pop Culture and Blogging

Well, it’s raining today – of course.  So my eagerly anticipated departure back out on to the lake has been delayed a bit.  Not that like papyrus I will dissolve and disappear into the ether at the slightest touch of rain Continue reading “Tales From My Couch: Rainy Day Musings on Pop Culture and Blogging”

Who Doesn’t Like a Good Pet Peeve List? My Top 20.

My pet peeve list.  Yes, it’s random.  Because?  Why not.  I apologize in advance for the attitude – I have my moments!

Some you may agree with, some you may disagree with, some you may find funny or weird, some you may find appalling or offensive.  Feel free to agree, disagree and add away with yours in the comments! Continue reading “Who Doesn’t Like a Good Pet Peeve List? My Top 20.”

Dear Girls (from one to another):

I know a lot of you have issues with your self esteem.  I used to as well.  I know a lot of you are insecure and feel you have to be a certain way or look a certain way because you’re worried that’s what other people expect of you.  I used to feel the exact same way. Continue reading “Dear Girls (from one to another):”

Thoughts on Self Acceptance, Self Improvement and ‘Faking It’

I was about to hit publish on this, but thought before doing so I would add in a little foreword.  I am still recovering from the excruciating sciatica and the little accident I had this weekend, sitting still in my favourite spot (my couch), and going to work at some drafts that I’ve had waiting in the queue to fill my time.  I admit, there was a brief time over the weekend where I was probably more highly medicated than I ought to have been, and did a little writing during that time, that I did not fully recall (oops!).  I quizzically opened up this one from my drafts this evening and read through it with some amusement.  With that in mind, I thought for kicks, since I put a fair deal of effort into, that I may as well hit the publish button!  It’s a tad on the convoluted side, to say the least!  And a bit nonsensical.  But there may be a point or two in it somewhere that you might enjoy stumbling across – just as I did, just a few moments ago! Continue reading “Thoughts on Self Acceptance, Self Improvement and ‘Faking It’”

Life Advice To Myself

I have spent countless hours poring through websites, magazines, self help books, guide books, talking to others, talking to professionals, looking for ways to be and do things better, to gain new perspective on things, basically in search of advice that I can apply to my own life and issues.  And I’ve learned from a lot of it.  But I’ve come across so much that is so situational that you have to put your own spin on, and therein lies the reason why so often you can go searching for advice on your problem and follow it to the T, and find it still does not work out for you as you had hoped. Continue reading “Life Advice To Myself”

Tales From My Couch: A Whole Lot of Nothing

A whole lot of nothing.

Is exactly what I’ve been up to as of late.

I’ve been spending a lot of my spare time lately working on things, contemplating life and strategizing from the comfort of my favourite couch (aka sitting and being lazy). Continue reading “Tales From My Couch: A Whole Lot of Nothing”