Unpopular opinions: cancel culture

The following are snippets of conversations I’ve had online in the past few days or with friends and family. I think I’m sick. My head feels fuzzy. My nose has been running. I’m sneezing like crazy. My throat is dry. I’m whiny. Incredibly whiny. So, here goes nothing. Do with them what you will. Truth…

Self-Help: what is passive aggressive behaviour

Something I’ve been thinking a lot about lately is what is known as passive aggressive behaviour. It’s something I have wanted to write about for a long time but had troubles coming up with examples of how passive aggression has affected my relationships. In order to share my own personal experiences with passive aggression, I…

What is self-worth and how can we build on it?

I was doing some research this afternoon to look up some popular trends in blog topics that I could write about. I realized I have written a lot about self-care and the importance of caring for ourselves during challenging times – but I haven’t touched on the importance of self-worth. This is something that I…

How to tell if a person is a narcissist

A discussion popped up on Reddit today and it got me thinking about my most recent ex-love Trigger. That’s not my nickname for him. That’s what he called himself online if you can believe that. The discussion was about a certain politician that many of us in Alberta have come to loathe. On the day…

How to recognize emotional abuse

Emotional abuse comes in many forms and isn’t always easy to recognize. Sometimes abuse is subtle while in other cases, emotional abuse can leave lasting scars that never fully heal. I speak here, from personal experience and I am going to share some warning signs to look out for. Unfortunately, I’ve been in my fair…