Major tragedies like the Florida shooting can bring on feelings of despair and helplessness. No matter how many inspirational stories you read trying to shift your mindset, the helpless feeling won’t go away. Whether it’s an event like the mass shooting, a natural disaster, an illness, or a major life change, feeling helpless is difficult … Continue reading What to do when you feel helpless
This Family Day weekend I was grateful to be able to experience some much needed down time “unplugging”. During this time, I realized how long it had been since I had given myself permission to take care of myself. Then I realized that every time I have “relaxed” lately, it wasn’t actually quality time. As somebody … Continue reading Embrace Self-Care
This post was a difficult one for me to write because I didn’t want to write about gun control, or mental health; however, I felt it was a topic that deserved attention after last week. On a day dedicated to celebrating love, the United States experienced another devastating tragedy and lost 17 lives to a … Continue reading Human Violence Needs to Be Condemned – This is Not Just a US Problem
Every February 14th we celebrate a dedicated to love. This serves as a great opportunity to reframe how we think about this day, as a day to instill love for others into ourselves. So often we get caught up in the societal pressures of Valentine’s Day and gift giving, we forget that we need to … Continue reading Spread some love this Valentine’s Day
“Belonging is being accepted for you. Fitting in is being accepted for being like everyone else. If I get to be me, I belong. If I have to be like you, I fit in.” The pressure to fit in and ‘belong’ is nothing new. It is often what drives a lot of our behaviours without … Continue reading Belonging & Fitting In – Aren’t they the same?