Wysa, my new favourite app

I have to tell you about this new app that is changing my life. I know that sounds like hyperbole, but bear with me here. Ever since I got my new phone, I’ve been trying out all kinds of apps. That’s how I stumbled upon a little AI chatbot called Wysa. A little backstory first: […]

Learn to Play Ukulele in a Weekend

Learning a new skill is the best, but maybe you don’t have a ton of time to dedicate to taking a class or working diligently for weeks on end. Well, fear not! The humble ukulele is here to help. I taught myself to play the ukulele back in my undergrad years (yes, that may be […]

15 Ways To Use Essential Oils At Home

I got into essential oils as a byproduct of making my own skincare products a few years ago. I ended up collecting a pretty large number of those tiny glass bottles without much regard for their properties aside from their scent. But then, my doctor (who is also a naturopath, and is the best) recommended […]

Essential Oils for Anxiety Aromatherapy

It’s never been a secret that I struggle with anxiety! It’s something I’m happy to openly discuss and I’m always on the lookout for new strategies or techniques for dealing with it. When my doctor told me to look into essential oils as a new tool for helping with anxiety (especially with sleep, which is […]

Decanting Essential Oils + Fixing Broken Bottles

If you collect a lot of different essential oils from a lot of different brands, chances are you’ve learned that not all bottles are created equal. They might look the same, but some of them totally suck. The oil either comes out super slowly or not at all. I got a really awesome set of […]

How to Buy Products for Sensitive Skin

Do you find that some cosmetics leave your eyes red and irritated? Do some moisturizers actually dry out your skin instead of hydrate? Are you all too familiar with blotchy rashes left on your legs after a bubble bath? Then you, my lucky friend, are part of the sensitive skin club. But Rebecca, you’re saying, […]

5 Exercises to Destroy Impostor Syndrome

Impostor syndrome. Doesn’t matter what field you’re in — everyone seems to have some experience with it, especially if you’re young or new to an industry. What is impostor syndrome? It’s basically a deeply ingrained self-doubt and belief that every one has more experience than you. That for some reason, even though you’re qualified and […]

Breathing Exercises for Travel Anxiety (And Other Anxiety, Too!)

A breath of fresh air — the phrase means something new, something needed, and something unexpected. Those are also three words I would use to describe my experience with travel anxiety. It plagued me as a teenager. I passed up going on a trip to Spain in high school over nerves for the flight. Now, […]