Mental Health · Personal

Getting Up Close & Personal With My Cycle

Around 8 months ago, I decided to have my contraceptive implant (the rod) removed. It was something I had thought over for a while and didn’t take lightly, as it had been my favourite form of birth control for around 5 years.  But then I heard about the possible connection between depression and hormonal contraceptives.… Continue reading Getting Up Close & Personal With My Cycle

Books

Book Review: The Taste of Blue Light by Lydia Ruffles

The Taste of Blue Light by Lydia Ruffles Publication Date: September 2017 Buy: Here My Rating: ✹✹✹✹✹ Goodreads Description: “An incandescent, soul-searching story about a broken young woman’s search for a truth buried so deep it threatens to consume her, body and mind. ‘Since I blacked out, the slightest thing seems to aggravate my brain and… Continue reading Book Review: The Taste of Blue Light by Lydia Ruffles

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Book Review: Piecing Me Together by Renee Watson

Piecing Me Together by Renee Watson Publication Date: February 2017 Buy: Here My Rating: ✹✹✹✹✹ Goodreads Description: “Jade believes she must get out of her poor neighbourhood if she’s ever going to succeed. Her mother tells her to take advantage of every opportunity that comes her way. And Jade has: every day she rides the bus away… Continue reading Book Review: Piecing Me Together by Renee Watson

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Book Review: The Inexplicable Logic of My Life by Benjamin Alire Sáenz

The Inexplicable Logic of My Life by Benjamin Alire Sáenz Publication Date: March 2017 Buy: Here My Rating: ✹✹✹✹✹ Goodreads Description: “The first day of senior year: Everything is about to change. Until this moment, Sal has always been certain of his place with his adoptive gay father and their loving Mexican-American family. But now his own history… Continue reading Book Review: The Inexplicable Logic of My Life by Benjamin Alire Sáenz

Environmental · Personal · Veganism

Veganuary #4: For The Planet

I bet you didn’t know that.. “Livestock and their byproducts account for at least 32,000 million tons of carbon dioxide (CO2) per year, or 51% of all worldwide greenhouse gas emissions.” (Goodland, R Anhang, J.). This brings us nicely to another reason why you should go vegan this January. The environment. We all like to think we… Continue reading Veganuary #4: For The Planet