Tuesday, January 31, 2012

the best diet advice you will EVER receive

Out there in the big ol world there are literally hundreds upon hundreds of different diets, and hundreds of theories on how to maximize health and nutrition... And so with all that, how do we know what to believe?

Well, there have been so many studies regarding this big question as to which diet is the best diet... low carb vs high protein vs only eating orange food vs grapefruit diet... and according to Michael Pollan, what you will read below is ALL you need to know about healthy eating. This is also what my nutrition professor last semester opened up the year with - so you know it is LEGIT. Get ready, it is pretty revolutionary. Everything that you will ever need to know about food and health and diets are contained in these 7 short words:

"Eat food, not too much, mostly plants."

Think you can handle it?

Sunday, January 29, 2012

It Gets Better

This is my favourite project... and I think the whole world needs to take part it in. Basically, it lets people know that it doesn't matter who you are, or what your sexual orientation is (gay, lesbian, STRAIGHT, bisexual) - no one ever deserves to feel like it will never get better. And you sure as hell don't deserve to have someone make you feel that way. Bullying is bullying, and it ain't coo.

There is a whole world out there, and no one should EVER feel like there is no way out.

It gets better.







do what I just did, and take the "it gets better" pledge.

"Many LGBT youth can't picture what their lives might be like as openly gay adults. They can't imagine a future for themselves. So let's show them what our lives are like, let's show them what the future may hold in store for them."


click here to do so!

ps... i know i spelled canada wrong...

anonymous

Anonymous (adjective)

1. (of a person) Not identified by name; of unknown name.

2. Having no outstanding, individual, or unusual features; unremarkable or impersonal.


Anonymous, for being just another word in the english language, it seems to give people a power and a personality that they never had without it.

Seriously,

I have never had one mean comment on this blog where the person has signed their names afterward. Every mean comment has been from the same person, "Anonymous." and Anonymous is an asshole.

Okay. I am not stupid. I know that it is probably a bunch of people, but each comment might as well be from the same person. Because each person that leaves an anonymous comment like that has the same intention.. to hurt.. and each person who leaves an anonymous comment is too scared to leave their name. Why is that?

If you wouldn't say something in person.. where it is clear who you are.. why would you ever think about saying it anonymously? The words might be the same, but being anonymous hurts even more.. Leaves the person wondering who it is, or what they did to deserve that.

At least when you say something mean person to person, there is room for discussion, room for improvement, room for understanding.

Being anonymous closes the doors for all those opportunities.. It ruins everything good about conversation. It really is just like sneaking up on someone completely defenceless, punching them in the kidneys, and running away. Ouch.

Words hurt. Anonymous or not, they hurt.

Having the internet and being able to connect with people all around the world in just the tap of a few keys is INCREDIBLE. But it also gives us this power that we can say whatever we want, and have no repercussions for the things we do say. You can see how easy it will be for it to get out of hand.

If you would never say it in person to someone, don't say it online either. Or if you can't resist the urge to comment, leave your name. You owe it to others to do that. Bullying is bullying. Nuff said.

Let us close off this blog post with one of my favourite quotes EVER. It is by Taylor Swift, but that doesn't decredit it in anyway. This quote is brilliant, and I think we should try to remember it the next time (anonymous or not) we think about saying something hurtful.

“Words can break someone into a million pieces, but they can also put them back together. I hope you use yours for good, because the only words you'll regret more than the ones left unsaid are the ones you use to intentionally hurt someone.”

- Taylor Swift

Saturday, January 28, 2012

Awake My Soul

How fickle my heart and how woozy my eyes,
I struggle to find any truth in your lies.
And now my heart stumbles on things I don't know,
My weakness I feel I must finally show.


Lend me your hand and we'll conquer them all,
But lend me your heart and I'll just let you fall.
Lend me your eyes I can change what you see,
But your soul you must keep, totally free.

awake my soul...


awake my soul...

In these bodies we will live,
in these bodies we will die.
Where you invest your love,
you invest your life.

awake my soul...
For you were made to meet your maker.



Mindfuck.

When you see it... You'll shit bricks.


(there's an alien in the picture.. could you find it?)

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Make The World Go BOOM (2011 Mash-up)

I have been meaning to post this for a while... 26 days actually... but it is 2011 in popular songs. I am sure you have heard some of the other DJ Earworm mashups.. But I really love them :) This is my 2nd favourite one ever, you just can beat "Blame It On The Pop".

Enjoy, and hopefully this video and mash-up brings back happy memories from 2011.. Seeing as it was just soooo long ago!

Did Someone Say 'Ryan Gosling?'

Is it strange that all these Ryan Gosling someecards define my life?








Wednesday, January 25, 2012

a new new years resolution

First of all, I don't know how I feel about "new years" resolutions. I do think it is a good thing to make resolutions, as these are promises to yourself - and these promises generally mean some sort of enhancement... but I don't like that everyone just seems to give up on them, because "oh it was just a new years resolution."

I think we should be able to make resolutions whenever we want to (and of course we can, it is a free country...). But not enough people do that. So even though I am calling this a new new years resolution, it really is just a resolution.

I resolve to...

Stop wearing so much make up on a day to day basis.

Ever since grade 11, I became a make-up junkie. Seriously, I wore so much. I was slightly emo FOR SURE in grade 11, and toned it down dramatically since then..

but lololol look at that picture! that was me EVERY SINGLE FREAKING DAY! ahhaha. wow.

but I never got used to seeing myself without makeup. It actually makes me really self-conscious to be sans makeup. I even wear it at home when I just wake up, I was my face and put on mascara and eye-liner without fail. and that was me being modest. Most days I would throw on some eyeshadow too, and maybe a cream eyesicle colour to make my eyes "pop". It sounds ridiculous as I type it out, and I am actually kind of embarrassed by this.

I was addicted.. Still am a bit.. But like, I would NEVER go to campus without makeup on.

This picture here, this is just a few months ago.. And this was taken in the morning before I went to class to hand out some flyers for the student life project. And like, I definitely have COATS of mascara on and definitely some eyeshadow action is happening.

I actually have a really great sister, because I can recall several times over the years where I come downstairs without makeup on, and she comments on how pretty I look. And of course, I used to think she was just making fun of me because OBVIOUSLY I looked like garb.

But she was being honest. This is how I look. This is me.

My mother really set it in stone this weekend. I was being dramatic about how crappy I look without makeup and she just stopped and said "Kelsey. You look stunning with makeup, yes. But you look fresh and beautiful without it."

So. The birth of my resolution.


I kind of like it though... Because people will get used to seeing me without it, and then when I do wear it on nights out - I will look way different than my day to day look! :)

Today I am wearing one coat of mascara (because my eyelashes are blonde and that is way too much of a withdrawal if I just went cold turkey!)

Wish me luck :)

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

best friends

In life we will have a lot of people that will come in an out of our lives. Some people are in for a short period of time, and others stay a long time. Some are friends, and some are just people who pass by. Growing up we feel the pressure to have lots of friends, and mistakenly call a lot of them "best friends"... we all do it.

So... The big question: what makes a friend a best friend?

I honestly do not think it matters whether or not you have been friends for 10 years or for 2 weeks.

Someone who will have your back, even when maaaybe you don't deserve it.

Someone who doesn't give up on you when you might give up on yourself.

A best friend is someone who knows when you are hurting without even having to ask.

Someone that understands you, when the rest of the world is saying "huh"?

A best friend is someone who listens to your side of the story, and is not influenced by what other people are saying.

Someone who you can be completely yourself around, even if that is completely ridiculous and outrageous.

A best friend is someone who doesn't walk out on you just because others are.

A best friend is really hard to find.

But the thing with best friends is that once you have them, they will never leave.


Lots of people want to ride with you in the limo, but what you want is
someone who will take the bus with you when the limo breaks down.

~Oprah Winfrey

Daily LOL: Suspicious Celeb Look-a-Likes

Monday, January 23, 2012

enchanted

There I was again tonight,
forcing laughter.
faking smiles.

Same old, tired place lonely place.
Walls of insincerity, shifting eyes and vacancy
vanished when I saw your face.


All I can say is it was enchanting to meet you.


This night is sparkling, don't you let it go.
I'm wonder-struck,
blushing all the way home.
I'll spend forever wondering if you knew..

This night is flawless, don't you let it go
I'm wonder-struck,
dancing around all alone
I'll spend forever wondering if you knew.

I was enchanted to meet you.

This is me praying that:

This was the very first page, not where the storyline ends. My thoughts will echo your name until I see you again. These are the words I held back as I was leaving too soon..

"I was enchanted to meet you"...


Please don't be in love with someone else
Please don't have somebody waiting on you
Please don't be in love with someone else
Please don't have somebody waiting on you


Sunday, January 22, 2012

A Collection Of Dr. Seuss Quotes

Why fit in when you were born to stand out?

You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose. You're on your own. And you know what you know. And YOU are the one who'll decide where to go...

Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don't matter, and those who matter don't mind.

Live with intention. Walk to the edge. Listen Hard. Practice wellness. Play with abandon. Laugh. Choose with no regrets. Appreciate your friends. Continue to learn. Do what you love. Live as if this is all there is.

Don't cry because it's over, smile because it happened.

I like nonsense, it wakes up the brain cells. Fantasy is a necessary ingredient in living, It's a way of looking at life through the wrong end of a telescope. Which is what I do, And that enables you to laugh at life's realities.

Today you are You, that is truer than true. There is no one alive who is Youer than You.

and the best for last....

In my world, everyone's a pony and they all eat rainbows and poop butterflies.

- Dr. Seuss

Saturday, January 21, 2012

I'm still alive but I'm barely breathing.

I'm still alive but I'm barely breathing.

I think there is a huge problem in terms of public health, in a disorder that goes seriously under-treated and is not given the attention it needs. Depression.

It is so much more than having a bad day.

Admit it. Most of us have had shitty days. Or maybe a shitty week, or a shitty month.. Where things just don't seem to go your way. And that makes us feel pretty crappy. It really does. But we have a reason to feel this way. We are sad, but we can explain it. We can see hope and we know that things will get better - that this shit is just temporary.

But depression is something totally different. Depression is something where sometimes you just feel like you are falling apart, and you can't attribute it to a bad day or a mean comment or a heartbreak. You just feel like you are falling apart... and that there is nothing you can do to make it better. It completely debilitates you.. I think the best way to describe what is feels like, is to call it an emptiness that just won't go away.

And the worst part is, is that people don't get it.

"But your life is great." "You are doing so well in school!" "You have nothing to complain about."

So a lot of people go on thinking that this is just who they are. About 25% with depression get help, the others just go on ... and suffer. Truly, suffer. Relationships fall apart. Grades can drop. You can gain or lose weight. Then they start to feel trapped, like there is no way out.

But I mean, there is a way out. You can get help. And help IS there. But the problem isn't the lack of help, it is the lack of common understanding what depression is. And now we live in a world where it is common to COMPLAIN COMPLAIN COMPLAIN. Making it even harder to notice the signs.

Depression can affect you, and it does not discriminate. You can be poor, rich, ugly, pretty, popular, smart, young, old... It can happen. And just because you have it good in life does not give you a reason to not get help. Because you can lose all the goodness in life and slip away from everything you know.

Describing depression as a black cloud, to me, is a really good way to explain the way it can take over. At first, it really isn't there. It just peeks in and out. And slowly it creeps its way into your life. Taking over slowly enough that it is hard to notice the effects. And somedays, you get a little sunshine through the clouds. But the cloud never really goes away.. And soon, the sun, even though it is trying really hard, just CAN'T break through the clouds. But usually, at this point, you are so used to the clouds being there that you don't even realize the sunshine is gone.

But the great thing is, what most people don't understand, is that life doesn't have to be like this. There are ways to find the sunshine, and with time... and bravery, you can find your rainbow. Maybe that sounds cliche.. But who cares?

Depression happens. I know this on a personal level. It really really really sucks, and it really really really sucks even more that people DO NOT get it. And they do not respect how hard it is to live with.

I just hope that a blog like this can raise SOME awareness. Because in today's society, I think all the complaints we see on a day to day basis on facebook or twitter or bbm make us think that everyone is "depressed" or whatever. But like I said, there is a difference between complaining and having a shitty day/week/month and being depressed.

There is no shame in getting help. None.

And if someone judges you, screw em. They have no idea and they might never understand it. And that is fine, they are LUCKY they don't understand. Feel sorry that they do not have empathy, but do not let it stop you from thinking something is wrong. Society is so messed up. We are all expected to be so happy and perfect and smiling all the time, and sometimes, it is just impossible. It doesn't matter how great things are. It happens.

It's okay not to be okay.

Life is pretty great, and I want everyone who is suffering to have those dark clouds cleared from their lives. Because no one deserves to be depressed. Everyone deserves a way out.

epic meal time: TACO VERSION

The only thing I like better than the idea of taco night, is the idea of

CANDY TACO NIGHT!



and here is a taco video that actually looks fairly delicious, if you aren't feelin' the sweets:

Friday, January 20, 2012

HILARIOUS JOKE I MADE UP!!!!!!!!!!!!

Hey guys, I know you know that I know that I am hilarious.. so I want to share this joke that I made up with you guys! Give me feedback (I know it will all be positive because this joke is the real deal).

Okay... so this is the official start of my career as a comedian... here goes nothing...

Why did the chicken cross the road??


Because Billy was running late for school.. and crossing the road not at a crosswalk was a short cut for Billy so he could get to school on time.


(The chicken is Billy's lunch)


YUK YUK YUK!!!!!!