The Pros & Cons of Anosmia {lack of smell}

You know how we all have those quirky things about us? Mine is that I can’t smell.

Ever since I was little, scent has never bothered me. I figured it was because I’d never experienced anything too potent enough to offend me. But the older I got, the more I realized I didn’t know any scents. You could stick a toilet brush under my nose and I’d grin, saying, “Smells great!” because I cannot smell – at all.

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After doing research about exactly what could cause my anosmia {the lack of sense of smell} I’ve come to two conclusions about what it could be.

  1. Despite the sense of smell being early developed in a fetus, the eight weeks I was born prematurely clearly were defining weeks in developing my nose.
  2. Someone stuck something up my nose before my cognitive memory came about and it feels so natural I have no clue, similar to 30 Rock’s Tracy Jordan.

No matter what the problem is, I have survived nearly 22 years on this planet without being able to tell the difference between a rose and garbage truck and I thought I would share the pros and cons of only have four senses. Continue reading

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Favourites Friday #64: That {lactose} Intolerant Life

One of the worst things that ever happened to me was finding out that I am lactose intolerant. No, not because I could no longer chug 2% milk, but I found out because my stomach had horrible grumbling fits during my 5th period chemistry class where I sat right behind my crush.

Yes, milk was the cause of my tragic lack of love.

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But six years later I have learned to deal with leaving lactose out of my diet. No, it’s not quite as fun as eating whatever you want, but adopting a more dairy-free diet has definitely improved my health and made eating with friends with an actual allergy not as bad.

Below are five amazing tricks to eating lactose-free in the last few years (and some in the last week) that I think everyone should try because they taste just as good as the lactose! Continue reading

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Enthusiastic Eats: Lemon Garlic Shrimp Pasta

Who’s ready for another very easy, very affordable meal by someone who loves cooking, but has very little patience.

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Today’s recipe comes from all of my favourite things to eat (lemon, garlic, shrimp, pasta) and the fact that one pot meals are the only meals I am interested in making. I love being in the kitchen, but not while doing the dishes. This pasta dish is perfect for comfort night, but healthy enough to not feel guilty for having a second helping. And there’s tons to share with that special someone!

Bon appetit! Continue reading

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10 Habits to Adopt for a More Fulfilling Life

At the end of the day, we all want a more fulfilling life. Isn’t that why we make so many New Year’s resolutions? It’s about gaining a better life than we already have, and often we want that with the least amount of effort possible.

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I want to live a life that every day I can wake up and feel great. Fulfillment for me means that my health, wealth, relationships, and charity are covered.

  • Health = How I feel physically, my mental stability, and general wellness
  • Wealth = My financial status, being able to afford small/big luxuries
  • Relationships = Family, friends, and dating are providing happiness
  • Charity = Kindness to others and being globally conscience of other’s suffering

Those are the parts of my life that I want to thrive. One could say that a fulfilling life is borderline being a well-rounded person, and I agree. When you have a little bit of everything what more do you need?

Below are 10 habits that I believe can give your life a little bit of everything. Continue reading

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Favourites Friday #63: The Colour Wheel

It’s Friday again! This week I am all TGIF after a long week full of way too many projects and marketing proposals. I am looking forward to much needed bestie time and the rest of my Thai food.

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But until I can fully enjoy all of those perks, it’s time to reflect on this past week. While not too many exciting things happened, I did notice that I had some fun with my wardrobe. I played up some wardrobe/beauty decisions that will definitely making more comebacks in the next few weeks. Continue reading

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