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”

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”

Reflections from a distance

Amidst the recent COVID-19 pandemic, the world seems to be rapidly changing with many facility closures, event cancellations, and shifts in economy. While being encouraged to practice good hand-washing and keep social distancing, I can’t help but notice anxiety and unrest brewing among society. It’s crazy to think that something like this is actually happening,Continue reading “Reflections from a distance”