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News + Advocacy

How To Support Someone Who Comes Out As LGBTQ+

This coming June is a wonderful chance to celebrate lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning, intersex, asexual, Two-Spirit, and all other orientations, identities and expressions — it's Pride Month! Which is the perfect reminder to celebrate and support all the LGBTQ+ people in our lives. While the support we give as an ally should be… Continue reading How To Support Someone Who Comes Out As LGBTQ+

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Health + Wellness

How To Be Assertive to Deal With Toxic People

Unfortunately, we are all likely to encounter toxic people at some point in life; learning how to deal with them can minimise ongoing and future disagreements and difficulties. Assertiveness and setting boundaries can help maintain our well-being while navigating different scenarios and relationships with others.

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Blogging Tips

Simple Ways to Maintain Focus When Writing a Blog Post

Writing a blog post can be a daunting task, especially when there is a struggle to maintain focus. Staying on track periodically requires use of a few strategies that reinforce the ability to produce consistent, high-quality content. Whether a seasoned blogger or just starting out, everyone can improve their writing process.

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Climate Action

Greener Living Made Easy: The Best Homemade Cleaners

Many of us are seeking out different ways to make our everyday lives more environmentally friendly. What we purchase and use at home is typically where we can begin to implement sustainable changes and encourage effective climate action. Replacing harmful or toxic cleaning products with greener, homemade alternatives is one meaningful way we can achieve this.

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Becoming: Transforming Pain Into Something Beautiful (A Poem)

When we experience events or situations that cause emotional pain and mental distress, our whole world may become overturned. Unpleasant emotions can disrupt our daily life in a way that interferes with our familiar routines and/or triggers changes in our ability to function in a healthful way. It might seem like an impossible task, but finding how to move forward and/or begin to heal is possible.

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Transatlantic Life

5 Questions You Should Never Ask a Natural Redhead

Making up roughly one to two percent of the world's population, natural redheads are a rarety that seem to have many myths and misconceptions that follow us around (yes, I'm one of them). The fact that we're uncommon means that people often want to ask questions — which most of the time is an enjoyable experience. However, all too frequently, our unusualness can lead some people to believe that their curiosity excuses inappropriate or offensive behaviour.

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Health + Wellness

Important Conversations: What You Need To Understand About Consent

Giving or receiving consent to sexual activity involves much more than a verbal or non-verbal cue; the circumstances leading up to how and why consent is being provided, as well as what is being done to maintain it, are hugely significant — and it needs to be discussed more openly.

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Health + Wellness

Practical Tips to Help Overcome Lack of Motivation

It's common for everyone to experience a lack of motivation from time to time. Identifying its source can occasionally be difficult as many factors influence its onset, such as stress, fatigue and changes in daily routine. No matter what may trigger these bouts of discouragement, being kind to ourselves as we take steps to re-energize and refocus is essential.