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
It is possible that you read the title of today’s post and experienced perplexity. You may be questioning why I would imply in my title that the concept of resilience can be anything other than good; it is an altruistic notion and implies strength. So why the hell would anyone perceive resilience in a negative … More Resilience: good? Bad? Both?
September is a time of year during which many of us have mixed emotions. Perhaps you’re starting your first year of post-secondary education and you’re feeling rather overwhelmed; maybe you’re a parent sending your child off to junior kindergarten; you may be finishing up a job you thoroughly enjoyed to begin a new one. Whatever … More Embracing change
We’re all familiar with second chances. When someone in our lives hurts us, we may hear from others to give them a second chance as opposed to writing them off for something they have done. And, for the most part, I agree. Second chances can be a fantastic opportunity to demonstrate to someone a change … More Second chances: when to draw the line
“There are some things in life you simply cannot change.” This phrase, and affiliated variations, is something I remind myself of when I am feeling particularly stressed or my anxiety is getting the best of me. I am the type of person who prefers control over spontaneity. Do I perceive this trait as negative? Not … More Stubborn Acceptance
As much as I strive to be the best possible version of myself, I sometimes find it difficult to be an altruistic individual in every aspect of life. I would argue humans have a tendency to focus on the worst in others, and despite making a conscious effort to avoid doing this, I occasionally catch … More Why It Is Important to Refrain From Judging Others