Relationships as a concept are a highly subjective one. No two relationships look the same considering no two people are exactly the same, so approaching a relationship with an objective mindset isn’t going to work out well. While relationships are subjective in terms of their composition, there are things within relationships that are, in fact, … More The significance of understanding boundaries in relationships
Allow me to stipulate that if you read the word ‘catastrophizing’ in the title and thought to yourself ‘the fuck?’ please don’t worry. It’s a rather grand and intimidating word, but I assure you it looks a hell of a lot more complicated than it really is. Catastrophizing, in my own words, is the act … More Are you guilty of catastrophizing?
Self-affirmations, for anyone who may not be entirely familiar with the topic, are, in my own words, phrases we say aloud and direct towards ourselves that aim to manifest positivity. In simple terms, self-affirmations are vocalized statements that affirm, or warrant, our existence. Self-affirmations are a beneficial thing for just about everyone. They’re a means … More Recognizing the power of positive self-affirmations
Mental health is a stigmatized topic of conversation. More specifically, mental illness. This isn’t anything new, and while the topic has gained ground in terms of being more socially accepted, and further, discussed, mental health conversations aren’t anywhere near where they should be regarding advocacy and awareness. We’re certainly moving in the right direction, but … More Read this before approaching someone about their mental health
Ahhhh, anxiety. We go way back, us two. It isn’t a secret that I have anxiety. I’ve made mention of it here on my blog numerous times, and I probably will again in the near future. It is a form of mental illness that affects a hell of a lot of us, and if I’m … More The uncomfortable reality of reducing anxiety
Ahhh, cannabis. I like to refer to this stuff as the Advil of the drug realm; it’s strong enough to take the edge off, but won’t have you seeing demons in your bedroom corner, which is something I imagine most of us can appreciate. That is, unless you find joy in hallucinating and convincing yourself … More Can cannabis help with anxiety?
Emotions are something that all of us have, but they aren’t something all of can say we have tremendous and rigorous control over. Some of us fare better than others in this department, which is understandable considering we as people all have varying levels of sensitivity, but I thought it might be useful to discuss … More Here’s how to better manage emotions
Allow me to begin this post by stating that I am not, in any way, a mental health professional. I do not wish for this post to suggest otherwise, and, as always, please consult with your physician prior to making any major decisions regarding mental or physical health. Anyone who deals with anxiety themselves is … More Here’s how to help someone dealing with anxiety
Anxiety, unfortunately, is something that has relevance to a lot of us. I would wager that more of us in today’s world have anxiety than not, and while this realization is disturbing to some extent, it’s also logical; it makes sense so many of us are dealing with this specific form of mental illness considering … More Navigating how to challenge anxiety
As of late, I’ve come to a startling realization regarding certain things in my life. To be more specific, I’ve been fortunate enough to acknowledge the happiness that can present itself when we let go of or remove negative influences and forces in our lives, and I wanted to discuss this epiphany with all of … More Finding happiness in letting go
Mushrooms aren’t something I would consider to be one of my preferred foods. I have to be in the mood to eat mushrooms, and when I am in said mood, the way in which the mushrooms are prepared makes a difference. I’ll eat mushrooms if they’re in a pasta dish or on top of pizza, … More Feeling down? Mushrooms could help
Negativity is one of those things that has the ability to consequentially affect just about each and every one of us. You could live a relatively perfect life and still find places for negativity to form and flourish, regardless of your best attempts at optimism. I would imagine a lot of us are feeling more … More Feeling like a negative Nancy? Read this
Meditation, in the context of wellness and mindfulness, is something a lot of us are familiar with in terms of its advantages. It can help us to achieve inner peace, relax, and take a moment to pause and breathe in the midst of the craziness of life. While many of us are familiar with these … More Here’s how meditating can help you avoid making errors
To find something in life that we are truly passionate about is a wonderful thing. Discovering something that brings us utmost joy and happiness is one of the beauties of life itself, and going throughout life without a passion is something I can’t imagine to be overly pleasant. Sometimes I wonder whether or not we … More The importance of finding our passions
If you’ve been following my blog to any degree, you are likely aware of that fact that I have anxiety. I’m rather open about it, in addition to the other forms of mental illness I have been diagnosed with, I am always more than willing to be candid when it comes to discussing the topic. … More Need some anxiety coping skills? Look no further
I would like to start this post off by stating that the information in this post is subjective and not scientifically-backed. These are my own thoughts, ideas and opinions, and by no means am I trying to imply that I am certified to give concrete advice in the context of mental health; rather, this is … More Here’s how to help someone dealing with a mental health crisis in a pandemic
Anxiety, if you’ve ever experienced it yourself, isn’t exactly a joyful thing. It absolutely fucking sucks, and as anyone who has anxiety will tell you, it can be quite difficult to cope with it individually, let alone if you’re dealing with it yourself but are also dealing with someone in your life who is attempting … More How to deal with someone else’s anxiety when you have anxiety yourself
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 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
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?
I’ve written a few different posts here on my blog discussing the long-term implications of eating disorders and the physical havoc they wreak on a body. The lasting effects of an eating disorder and undeniable for its victims, making it difficult to forget enduring such a debilitating condition. I would argue many of us are … More Finding hope in eating disorder recovery
The agricultural industry is a tough one. Farming consists of a significant amount of time, work and effort, and is unfortunately often times at the mercy of Mother Nature. This year has been exceptionally tough for members of the ag industry. Between COVID-19 and the setbacks and complications caused by it and a tremendously dry … More Have you thanked a farmer recently?
If you’re someone who deals with anxiety on a daily basis, at any level, you’re arguably aware of how frustrating, debilitating, and stressful its influence can be. It’s sort of like hearing a constant nagging voice in the back of your mind that causes you to feel doubt and insecurity about anything and everything, so … More The significance of challenging anxious thoughts
I firmly believe that, in a way, a lot of us are wired to be too hard on ourselves. I would say I think the tendency to be especially critical towards ourselves is innate, or even an element of human nature, but I won’t as not all of us fall into this categorization. I sure … More PSA: Stop being so hard on yourself
Calorie restriction is a pretty popular component of a lot of diet plans around today. In fact, calorie restriction has been associated with the concept of dieting for a loooong time; too long, in my opinion. For whatever reason, a lot of diet plans somewhat orientate themselves around the idea of not only cutting, but … More This is why counting calories is so toxic
The idea of reaching out to someone and asking for help in a mental health context isn’t an easy one. In fact, for many of us, it’s daunting, terrifying, and relatively undesirable, hence why so many of us choose to remain silent in our fight with mental health, I believe. For a very long time, … More This is why we need to normalize asking for help
In somewhat of a continuation of yesterday’s post and my discussion of the hellish temperatures we have been enduring in Ontario as of late, I thought it might be worthwhile to chat about recognizing our bodies’ needs. As I stated in my post yesterday, working outdoors in the extreme heat we have been experiencing has … More How well do you know your body?
I would argue that a majority of us underestimate ourselves. This isn’t necessarily a bad thing, as this mindset can often lead to moments in which we happily surprise and prove ourselves wrong, but it can be a hindering practice as it somewhat works against the concept of knowing our worth, which is of tremendous … More This is why it’s so important to know our worth
This year really has been one for the books. We’ve seen a pandemic, murder hornets, a massive civil rights movement and more, and it’s only June. We still have another six months before 2020 has concluded, and I think a lot of us are cautiously curious to see what else this year has in store. … More Making time for mindfulness
Relationships are something a majority of us are affiliated with. Because there are so many forms of relationships, for example, romantic, familial, and friendship (to name a few), we don’t always dedicate a tremendous level of consciousness to the fact that relationships, in all forms, are subjective and personal. Everyone experiences relationships differently, and ultimately, … More Why do we make other people’s relationships our business?