App Appreciation: Be Focused

I feel like just yesterday I was preparing for first semesters finals. Yet here I am, planted at my desk, staring wide-eyed at the calendar reminding me that midterms are fast approaching. The app, Be Focused, is one that I have found incredibly useful this past year. It is free for Apple and Android and…

December/January Favourites

I was planning on doing a general “Winter Favourites” post at the end of the season, but quickly found favourites adding up, especially in terms of entertainment. So, here it is: a  compilation of everything that has consumed my life for the past two months organized into six categories. MUSIC AND PODCASTS Transitioning from Spotify’s Christmas…

25 MORE Self-Care Strategies

Over a year ago, I posted a list of 25 Self-Care Strategies. With us students returning back to school, I thought now would be a good time to list even more ways to show yourself some love. Be sure to check out my previous post for more ideas and leave a comment below telling me…

5 Journal Prompts to Start the Year

I love journalling. For me, it is a self-care practice. I cannot put into words the importance of journaling in my life; it honestly saved me. Whether you simply need to brain-dump or are exploring a deep topic, you will never regret documenting your innermost thoughts. Rereading your words, you might see it as an…

Christmas Morning Playlist

The title says “Christmas Morning Playlist”, but we all know that is code for “All Day Every Day From November 12th to December 25th Playlist” to my Canadian readers. The latter is a bit of a mouthful, though… Regardless, with five days until Christmas, I thought it appropriate to share my playlist. Run Rudolph Run…

F-All Time Favourites

It’s been a hot second since I’ve posted a monthly favourites. School got crazy and I got stressed. So, it goes; I had little new favourites to share, so I thought I’d wait until the end of the season and compile them all into one post. Since December is rolling in and, though it’s technically…

Study Tips

With finals approaching, it is hard to ignore the tense and anxious energy engulfing the entire campus. Turning pages in planners and anticipating the next calendar month can be daunting in November, but it is possible to turn this nervous anticipation into a good thing! Use it as motivation to start early. You don’t have…

Note Taking: A Guide

I love writing notes out by hand. It helps me retain the information and, by personalizing the pages, makes it more interesting to study. Here are some general tips to writing out fun, but effective notes. SUPPLIES: black pen highlighter coloured pen marker (a FTP looks a lot nicer, but you certainly pay for it)…

#FrugalFallFun

Despite the first day of fall being nearly a month ago, the weather is finally in line with the season. The mornings are crisp, the days are gloomy, and the nights are early. Fall is certainly my favourite season, but it can be tough battling the first bouts of seasonal affective disorder. This can be…

App Appreciation: Flipp

A month into the school year and all you students who are no longer living under your parents roof might have realized how expensive it is to live. Rent, food, toilet paper… why is it all so expensive? Flipp is an app that I’ve been using for a while now and it is so handy. It provides…

September Favourites

September was overwhelming to say the least. Going back to school is an adjustment for everyone, but after last year, I felt extra anxious and misplaced. I certainly felt the consequences of the valuable time I lost that could have been spent furthering my relationships. To keep me busy, I put my whole self into…

August Favourites

My last month before school is brought to you by shows to binge-watch, music to be made into killer playlists, and books to read before delving into academic textbooks. This month flew by in a whirl of new media. Black Mirror: This show is about testing the limits of technology. I watched it on Netflix…