Real Sh*t To Promise Yourself In 2017

So let’s be real… I’m tired of false promises and fake resolutions (where I tell myself I’m going to go to the gym 4 times a week and stop eating cheese). Instead, I’d like to offer up some very realistic “self-promise” ideas that will help enrich our twenty-seven-teens. Note: No, you don’t need to promise…

How To Be Charitable This Christmas Without Going Broke

Christmas… the time of year where every charity is competing to receive your hard earned extra cash…. oh, and all of them are standing in front of your grocery store. You don’t want to ignore them… to walk right past… but you’ve got 5 minutes to grab bread, and no cash on you. So, you…

My Life-Long Battle With High Functioning Depression & Anxiety

“Do you think if I died, my parents would get back together”. I was roughly 5 years old when I first showed signs of being “off” or “different”. My parents had broken the news to my brother and I while the four of us sat in a circle on their King bed. They assured us…

The Tinder Photo Point System

When I can’t sleep late at night, I often play around on my phone… candy crush, Instagram and sometimes even on Tinder. And I’m not one to knock Tinder – I met my last boyfriend on there. However, whenever I spend sometime surfing “the tinder sea”, I’m always left wondering…. how the hell have so many…

What Happens After The Good Die Young?

When the young die suddenly… grief ripples unlike that of when an elderly person, who has lived a full life, passes. Yes, all grief is grief. It is hard, painful, and raw – but the death of a young person, a person taken far, far, far too soon, and so very fast… before they graduated…

I Might Be Canadian, But I Am Grieving For America

Just a few short days ago I forced my eyes open until 3am – impatiently waiting for the heart-wrenching confirmation: “Donald Trump will be the next President of the United States of America”. I began live-blogging the election at 6pm that evening, chronicling every major announcement, as well as my own reactions – as a…

Live American Election Play By Play

All coverage based on CNN LIVE UPDATES. 6:00PM Trump wins Kentucky and Indiana. [“Wait what, this guy has a chance?”] [“People are voting for him? I’m confused.”] 6:30PM Clinton wins Vermont. [“Okay, I can take a little breather”.] 7:00PM Trump wins West Virgina [*my anxiety skyrockets and I grab my own pussy in disgust*] 7:30PM…

Becoming The Writer I Was Meant To Be

The first step is admitting you have a problem. So it’s official – I’ve been diagnosed… (by myself)… with writers block. Writers block symptoms include: 1. Not being able to think of something to write. 2. Not having the patience to sit down to write. 3. Not being able to execute any story/article ideas to…

The Worst Of The Worst In Offensive Halloween Costumes

Mocking this Hurricane Katrina looter + to make things EVEN WORSE, this guy is in blackface. Kim Kardashian robbery…. This Cecil The Lion Killer costume… still not over this. This is so not ok. Pregnant Nuns?… come on. Is this still happening? Seriously? “Twin Towers” This Ahmed Mohamed costume… I don’t even have words for…

Q&A With An Aspiring Young Real Estate Agent

Meet Steevie Soucie – an aspiring, young, real estate agent with a confidence you cannot deny. Steevie is the first participant in a series pale jacket hopes to conduct – showcasing passionate young women and the leadership they have taken in achieving their own personal goals. Steevie just passed her 2nd real estate exam with an incredible 86% and is now onto…

It’s Been Two Years Since I Last Wanted To Die

It’s been almost two years since I last wanted to die, and in honour of World Mental Health Day, this accomplishment deserves a post. Sure we all joke like, “omg I want to die” or sigh with a “kill me” on our Monday mornings back to work…. but I’m not talking about that kind of…

Why I Sympathize With Amanda Knox

I recently just watched the new Neftlix documentary on Amanda Knox, a young American woman accused of murdering her roommate while studying abroad in Italy. While the documentary doesn’t take any clear bias, I couldn’t help be feel sorry for this young woman. When I first heard about this story years ago, I will freely…