Become the Best YOU Possible

How often do you hear people say: “I don’t have time for self-care”, “I’m too busy with my job or my family”, “I’m too tired to do that”. These phrases have become widely normalized and accepted frames of thought in our present society. People try to manage everything in their lives the best they canContinue reading “Become the Best YOU Possible”

Live and Breathe Positivity

It’s no doubt that we all desire to radiate positivity. Encompassing the trait of positivity, in my opinion, is one of the most virtuous and exemplary characteristics one can have. It often signifies good naturedness, friendliness, health in the mind and body, resilience and self-confidence. Being positive is also linked to experiencing greater happiness andContinue reading “Live and Breathe Positivity”

Coping with Stress and Avoiding Burnout

Today’s blog post is written by a featured guest, Ryan McBurney: The phenomenon of ‘burnout’ is a psychological syndrome that results in mental, emotional, and physical exhaustion that deteriorates your work productivity and performance. Burnout is a consequence of a prolonged response to chronic interpersonal stressors on the job. Now, with that said, I amContinue reading “Coping with Stress and Avoiding Burnout”

Regulating Positive and Negative Emotions

When we think of our emotions, they’re generally divided into two states: positive and negative. Of course, negative emotions are those such as fear, anger, and distress which may harm the body in prolonged quantities. However, they have an important survival value if we consider these emotions from an evolutionary perspective. Experiencing these emotions longContinue reading “Regulating Positive and Negative Emotions”

Developing a Mindfulness Practice

There are many different ways to develop a mindfulness practice, depending on what you’d like to focus on and which approach works best for you. See below for a few ideas on how you can get started: Body Mindfulness Find a quiet place, sit tall, and follow your breath. Become aware of your breathing, butContinue reading “Developing a Mindfulness Practice”

Reaching a state of Flow

Have you ever heard of someone being in a state of “flow”? You may have heard it used to describe the state of a professional athlete, or perhaps a dedicated student. But what does it really mean? Flow occurs when a person’s challenges and skills are appropriately matched. It’s linked to an optimal state ofContinue reading “Reaching a state of Flow”

Add some spice to your life…with Turmeric!

This spice has definitely been getting some hype lately! And it’s well deserved. With so many health and nutrition benefits, we all should consider incorporating a little more turmeric into our lives. Turmeric, popularly known for its bright yellow colour, has been a traditional spice used in various cultural cuisines (especially India) for thousands ofContinue reading “Add some spice to your life…with Turmeric!”

The Importance of Mindfulness

If you’ve been keeping up with my posts, you’re likely to have already learned quite a bit about mindful thinking, the practice of gratitude, how to be more optimistic, and so much more. Today, we’ll dive into how important a mindfulness practice truly is. I’ll share some practical mindfulness tips along with evidence from theContinue reading “The Importance of Mindfulness”

Fostering a Meaningful Life

Finding meaningfulness in one’s life is a topic almost every person thinks about at some point in their life. It’s human nature to want to feel important, useful, and have a life purpose. In this post, we’ll explore ways to create meaning in one’s life along with interesting evidence from psychology and mindfulness sources. InContinue reading “Fostering a Meaningful Life”

Exercising for Physical and Mental Health

The COVID pandemic along with its restrictions on social distancing and isolation have had a toll on both our physical and mental health these past few months. We’ve been staying inside more, moving around less, having fewer in person interactions, and perhaps opening the refrigerator a little more often as well. According to previous studiesContinue reading “Exercising for Physical and Mental Health”