Feature Friday: Heather

Meet Heather…I met Heather this past September in graduate school at Wilfrid Laurier University. She is kind, thoughtful, funny and a great friend. Heather has been very open to having conversations about her personal experiences of struggling with mental health, and through that I’ve found her very relatable and very inspiring. I’m very excited for you to learn more about Heather for this week’s #featurefriday … Continue reading Feature Friday: Heather

Little Minds See Many Things

I work at the YMCA in my city as an After-School Program Leader. The children that I work with have such an enthusiastic energy about them. They each have their own spark that they bring to the program. (They also bring sticky fingers, pokemon cards, and don’t even get me started about those fidget spinners). About 20-30 boys and girls, grades 1 to 8, gather … Continue reading Little Minds See Many Things

How to Live a Happy Life

How do you live a happy life? Everyone chooses different activities, events, or things that make them feel happy. For some people, happiness is experienced through physical or tangible things. For other people happiness may be felt through emotions or a psychological aspect. Happiness is an emotion that is experienced globally and on a variety of different levels. Science has proven that certain activities can … Continue reading How to Live a Happy Life

The Essence of You

“Never forget the essence of your spark.” That is my favourite quote of all time. Back in high school I was watching a Taylor Swift interview on YouTube and she explained that before each show during her Speak Now Tour, herself, her bandmates and her crew would put their hands in the middle of their circle and shout “never forget the essence of your spark” at the … Continue reading The Essence of You

Make Someone Else’s Day

New day. Stronger me. My 8am alarm goes off. I click snooze (don’t we all?) 5 minutes later I immediately pop up from my warm bed because I now only have 40 minutes to get ready, pack my bag for school, make a lunch, and look above average because it’s my graduation photo day. After 40 minutes of frantically getting myself together, I walk out … Continue reading Make Someone Else’s Day

Airbrush

Currently, I am working on an assignment about images present in social media. The purpose of the assignment is to note the reactions/comments from people when comparing the before and after images of the photoshopped photo. I used a photo that I took after my shower the other day. I put on minor foundation (because of my acne insecurities), but my hair was still wet. Then … Continue reading Airbrush

Happy Thanksgiving!

What are you thankful for? What does Thanksgiving mean to you? On this crisp fall Thanksgiving morning I sit on the couch in the house I grew up in. I began to daydream out the window while looking at the autumn coloured leaves. In that moment I was inspired to write today’s blog post. In Canada today is Thanksgiving Monday, but throughout the entire weekend families have come … Continue reading Happy Thanksgiving!