Mental health, while it has always been of utmost importance, has certainly been the recipient of some positive recognition as of late. By positive recognition I am referring to the fact that mental health is very much becoming a de-stigmatized topic, and personally, I find this advancement towards the topic to be truly wonderful in … More Designating mental health services for high-stress jobs
The week of February 22-28 marks the 2021 National Eating Disorder Awareness Week. This initiative has always been near and dear to my heart as a result of my own personal experience with an eating disorder, but I firmly believe it should have more relevance to many more people, regardless or not if they have … More Bringing recognition to National Eating Disorder Awareness Week
I’ve come to the conclusion that hardships and struggles are an inevitable component of life. Assuming someone lives to be 80, that is a lot of time to spend on this Earth, and going so long without encountering any sort of challenge is highly improbable, and furthermore is highly unrealistic. Life is unexpected, unpredictable, stressful … More The importance of perseverance
If you’re a resident of Ontario, you’re likely aware that as of this past Tuesday, February 16, re-openings of non-essential businesses and other services were given the green light to open their doors once again to the public, abiding by COVID-19 protocols, depending where exactly you’re located in the province. Here in Brant County, we … More Don’t jump the gun with Ontario’s re-opening this week
I think it is relatively safe to say that being a figure in the public eye comes with the knowledge and understanding that you will be subjected to public commentary. Whether you’re involved in politics, Hollywood, social media or really anything that involves publicizing your identity, it is no secret that your life is no … More This is why we need to stop commenting on the bodies of public figures
The sensation of loneliness or isolation is not a pleasant one. Depending on the circumstances that may provoke it, feeling as though we are alone without resources to connect with can be suffocating. We feel overwhelmed, unsure of where to go or who to reach out to, and often times we unfortunately tend to withdraw … More Feeling lonely? Consider broadening your knowledge in something, it may help
‘Carpe diem’ is arguably a phrase that your ears have heard at some point in life. Meaning seize the day, this Latin ideology emphasizes the concept that life is short and therefore should be enjoyed while we have access to it. Although a little stereotypical when referred to as a life motto, according to an … More Is ‘carpe diem’ your new life motto? For a lot of Americans, it is
The concept of treating oneself is one that can easily be misinterpreted. For some of us, the idea of spoiling ourselves or indulging in something lavish from time to time, whether it be a purchase, food, or travel, is second-nature; on the other end of the spectrum, some of us believe that treating ourselves can … More Yes, you do need to splurge from time to time
Acceptance is a skill that is acquired over the duration of our lives, and is one that offers utmost importance in terms of the meaning behind the word. It’s far more than tolerating someone or something; it is the ability to recognize flaws and tendencies associated with a person or a thing, but being able … More The importance of accepting people as they are
Yesterday afternoon, I received a text from Bell reminding me that today is #BellLetsTalkDay. I made a mental note to be sure to use the hashtag across social media platforms as I normally do. Last night, I got to thinking about the matter and realized I should probably put my thoughts onto some virtual paper. … More #BellLetsTalkDay
If I had to name a form of exercise I don’t actually mind engaging in, it would be walking. It isn’t overly strenuous nor is it harsh on joints and muscles, and I find going for walks presents me with an opportunity to do some serious pondering, which is also beneficial for my mental health. … More Take a hike (for your health)
I doubt the likeliness of coming across anyone who isn’t a fan of massages. I don’t really understand how someone couldn’t enjoy having a professional relieving knotted, tight and twisted muscles that are causing discomfort, but no judgment if you aren’t a fan. Personally, I never really realized the importance of getting a massage until … More Should you be getting more massages?
I feel like a broken record in saying this, but as we are all more than aware of, 2020 wasn’t exactly our best year. A shit storm descended upon us from the early months of last year and continued to batter us with shit right up until the end, and so far, 2021 hasn’t been … More Recognizing goodness in 2020
Pain management isn’t exactly a straightforward concept. Considering we all have different pain tolerances, it makes sense as to why we manage and experience pain differently, making it difficult to distinguish one objective way to manage pain effectively. All of us arguably have methods we rely on to best control pain when it occurs, but … More Check out this new way to manage pain
Bad habits are easy enough to unconsciously undertake. Small, irregular behaviours, in time, become more prominent and repetitive, unfortunately resulting in, often times, a habit we wish we hadn’t picked up. Poor habits are understandably something all of us have some experience with, and I would wager that more of us dabbled in shitty habits … More Did 2020 prompt you to start a bad habit?
New Years resolutions are a concept we are all familiar with. With the beginning of a New Year, many of us designate some goals we would like to achieve in the turning of the calendar year, some common examples being to eat healthier, exercise more, giving up something unhealthy or trying to kick a bad … More This is why you shouldn’t make New Years resolutions
I think it may be safe to say that this year is one in which more of us than usual are trying to determine how to stay healthy. I would wager that a lot of us are abiding by practices and routines that we haven’t before in an attempt to stay healthy and dodge COVID, … More Here’s how to stay healthy throughout the holiday season
Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) is something that unfortunately has relevance to a lot of us, especially those of us who live in four-season climates. Here in Canada, SAD is nothing new, and I know quite a few people personally who are seriously burdened by this condition. In case you’re unaware of what SAD is, it … More Struggling with Seasonal Affective Disorder? Read this
I think it is safe to say that there isn’t much regarding COVID-19 itself that is worthy of appreciation. This virus has beat the hell out of 2020, and it’s still lingering. While this year hasn’t exactly been our best, I have made note a couple of different times in various posts of the positives … More Gaining appreciation via COVID-19
I realize that a lot of us are likely going to read the title of this post and think to ourselves, ‘seriously?’ considering how much of a shit show 2020 has been. It is hard to believe that at the beginning of this year we were mourning the loss of Kobe Bryant and fearing murder … More What are your 2020 highlights?
Working out is a beneficial practice for our minds and bodies. This isn’t new knowledge; we are all aware of the advantages that accompany exercise, but for a lot of us, taking time out of our day to go to a gym is an unfeasible thought. I used to attend a gym back when I … More Here is your 2021 workout routine
It is arguably safe to say that this year, more of us are feeling a bit down than ever before. Cases of mental illnesses such as depression and anxiety are skyrocketing across the globe as a result of the stress and fear induced by COVID-19, and many of us are simply not feeling as happy … More Here are some scientifically proven ways to improve your mood
The sensations of feeling saddened or overwhelmed aren’t exactly the most desirable ways to categorize our feelings, normally speaking. We typically associate the concept of feeling lost with negativity and therefore don’t try to make ourselves feel such a way, but according to an article from The Good News Network, “If You Feel Like Things … More Feeling lost? It could be a good thing
When majority of us are asked by someone how we are doing, some common terms used to respond often include fine, good, or not bad. Unless someone is willing to be brutally honest and admit they’re not, in actuality, fine, most of us answer with optimistic words, and the person asking the question doesn’t think … More How are you really doing?
The concept of sleep is one that offers quite a bit of significance to us as human beings. Considering we spend roughly one third of our lives asleep, it makes sense why sleep, and getting enough of it, is so important to our overall mental and physical wellbeing. While we are aware that sleep is … More Are you getting the right amount of sleep?
It is arguable that a lot of us have heard of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) at some point in life. Perhaps you know of someone who has this condition, or perhaps you have been diagnosed with it yourself. And while it is beneficial that many of us are somewhat familiar with OCD, I question how … More Understanding Obsessive Compulsive Personality Disorder
I would wager that most of us, at some point in our lives, have tuned into a video of some sort of cute animal doing some sort of cute activity. It’s a guilty pleasure for some of us, and perhaps for others it is something we are reluctant to admit. If you can relate to … More PSA: Watching cute animal videos is a healthy practice
Participating in social activities isn’t exactly the easiest thing to do right now. Thanks to COVID-19, a lot of the things we typically partake in recreationally have been kiboshed, therefore most of us aren’t as socially active as we likely normally would be if we weren’t in a pandemic. Personally, I haven’t don’t a whole … More The significance of socializing
I’ve made mention of my experience with an eating disorder here on my blog before, and today, we are going to sort of revisit the topic. Rather than discussing the details of my disordered eating, I wanted to share with you something that happened a few days ago that truly demonstrates how much it pays … More It pays to communicate
The temptation affiliated with the concept of perfectionism is a very strong force. With perfectionism comes expectations, hence why the influence of perfectionism in itself is so powerful; it stems from a fear of letting others down. I myself am a perfectionist. Not willingly as it is associated with my anxiety, like many others who … More Pushing away perfectionism