Adapting a Past, Present, and Future Mindset

Many of us have been informed of the importance to live in the present moment, to forget the past, and to stop worrying about the future. While these suggestions are usually met with good intention and considered to be fairly good advice, this type of thinking is actually only relevant during certain circumstances. In aContinue reading “Adapting a Past, Present, and Future Mindset”

Cultivating Optimism

Featuring a special guest on the blog today! He has a honours degree in life sciences with a double minor in psychology and kinesiology, is an avid athlete, a healthy living enthusiast, and happens to be the love of my life. Can you guess who? Read on for Ryan’s tips on cultivating optimism: Considering theContinue reading “Cultivating Optimism”

Let’s Practice Mindfulness

Since we’re all spending a little bit more time indoors these days, what better thing to do than practice some self care? Many people are now becoming interested in mindfulness, and perhaps you have some unanswered questions about what mindfulness actually is, and how to make it part of your daily routine. Mindfulness is definedContinue reading “Let’s Practice Mindfulness”

Building Resilience

What does “resilience” mean to you? Oxford dictionary defines resilience as the capacity to recover quickly from difficulties. Psychology further defines it as the process of adapting well in the face of adversity or a significant source of stress. Essentially, it’s our ability to “bounce back” from difficult situations, and can also result in profoundContinue reading “Building Resilience”

How to Generate Happiness

Let me start by asking you this, are you having a good day or a bad day? Why? Take a moment to think about it. Whether we have a good day or a bad day depends on our “why”. What is happiness? Most scientists agree it’s our life satisfaction and positive affect, together known asContinue reading “How to Generate Happiness”

Life beyond the surface

Lately I’ve been thinking…there’s got to be more to life than hustling towards a successful job, rushing around trying to get our to-do lists done, and trying to keep up with the expectations of society. Much focus of our current reality seems to be heavily placed on striving to get that perfect job, that perfectContinue reading “Life beyond the surface”

Gratitude Journaling 101

You might have heard me talk about gratitude journaling a couple of times already, but what really is it and how do you do it? Gratitude journaling is a form of mindfulness practice that centres on acknowledging the wonderful, positive things in your life. It can help retrain and reprogram any negative thoughts and emotions.Continue reading “Gratitude Journaling 101”

Mid-week Motivation

We’re halfway through the week! Who else is feeling like time is passing by much too slow? 🙋‍♀️ While we often complain about how we don’t have time for a lot of things, for many people now, life in quarantine most definitely allows for a much needed slowdown from our busy on-the-go life. Use thisContinue reading “Mid-week Motivation”

Creating a Life you Desire

Do any of you ever dread waking up to that jolting alarm clock in the morning? Then hit snooze just a few more times before convincing yourself to get up? I’ve definitely had my share of those days. Even though I know how important it is to be productive and get an early start toContinue reading “Creating a Life you Desire”

Staying Active while Social Distancing

The current COVID-19 pandemic seems to be quickly turning our lives upside down, especially with government authorities encouraging social distancing and social isolation. While we are all obliged to do our part in ‘flattening the curve’ of disease spread, it can take a toll on our mental and physical health staying inside all day andContinue reading “Staying Active while Social Distancing”