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A woman wearing her dark hair in a up-do and floral bandana. Her eyes are closed as sunshine lightly covers her calm, serene face. Photo by Cesar La Rosa.
Everyday Lifestyle

Distraction Techniques To Ease Anxiety

Whether it's through a diagnosed anxiety disorder or from generalized stress about an upcoming event or temporary apprehension triggered by a situation that will resolve itself over time; anxiety is a common experience that many people will encounter.

A photo by Domenico Loia of a desktop computer with an open laptop in front of it sitting on a light wooden desk. To the right is a medium sized wooden pot with a plant in it. To the left is a white, metal water bottle and a small white plant pot.
Everyday Lifestyle

12 Tips To Help You Blog With Confidence

I've been blogging in one form or another for just over 12 years. I've gone through several platforms, site iterations and changes of direction; which have all supported reaching a point where I can provide some advice based on my own experiences.

A close-up photo by Helena Hertz of a collection/bouquet of various green leaf foliage.
Poetry

Nurtured Through Truth

We have the ability to develop connections to everything around us. Finding ways to relate to each other can represent a significant part of recognizing how we move through the world. All of the things we fill our life with can be something to bond over and discover a sense of contentment.

A Black man sits at a wooden table and writes in a notebook.
Everyday Lifestyle

Writing Prompts For Daily Positive Affirmations

uplifting statements throughout the day, we can refocus and retrain our negative thoughts. They can encourage us to discover what nourishes confidence and releases us from a cycle of self-sabotage.

On a large wooden platter is a breakfast burrito made by Molly from Transatlantic Notes. Cut in half and stacked on top of each other, you can see the delicious contents of crispy shredded potato and thick, fluffy scrambled eggs with cheese, green peppers and tomato.
Recipes

The Ultimate Breakfast Burrito

If you’re looking for a breakfast that keeps you going until lunchtime or you want a special weekend treat to start your day, try out this recipe for the ultimate breakfast burrito!

Photo by Marcus Spiske of a climate action protester holding a sign that reads: Planet Over Profit.
Advocacy & News

The Truth About Individual Accountability & Climate Action

As individuals, we've been urged to do our bit to help combat climate change. By adjusting our everyday habits to use less plastic, reduce food waste and try out cleaner/greener energy, for example; we can become part of the solution. But are these actions enough?

A photo taken by Community Archives shows a window display at Belleville Public Library with ‘Every Child Matters’ written on orange paper surrounded by blue, yellow and red handprints. The display is in recognition and solidarity with First Nations People after the discovery of indigenous children’s mass graves found at Kamloops Residential School.
Advocacy & News

How Non-Indigenous Allies Can Support Residential School Survivors

The search to discover the truth about Indigenous children who never made it home from Indian Residential Schools in Canada continues. As more unmarked graves of their young relatives are discovered, First Nation communities are at the forefront of pushing for accountability and justice.

A photo by Ann Saychenko shows a sunrise over a field of prairie grass signifying a new beginning. The sky and field are bathed in dawn-like pinks and oranges.
Poetry

Boundaries (Poem)

Setting boundaries that help improve our lives by maintaining our mental health and emotional well-being should be seen for what they are; a necessary kindness we show ourselves that nourishes and restores. It's essential we remind ourselves about this every now and then ...