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Health + Wellness

Health and Wellness Practices To Support

Over time there's been an increase in awareness and acceptance of how health and wellness practices are an integral part of our mental, emotional and physical well-being. Advocating for taking charge of our needs has gradually become a welcomed (even celebrated) social norm; with discussions and actions around health being more openly explored than ever before. 

Poetry

Voyager: Navigating Essential Life Advice (A Poem)

The ups and downs of our existence can sometimes leave us feeling a little lost; searching for something that encourages us to make sense of all the challenges, changes and emotional complexities that we experience.

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Health + Wellness

Ways To Focus On Relaxation Throughout Your Day

Finding time to fully relax can be problematic if we're busy, overwhelmed or feel as if we don't need/deserve this type of self-care. Make no mistake; being able to unwind — even if it's for a handful of minutes at a time — can be an effective way to avoid burnout or show ourselves a little self-compassion.

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Affirmations & Journaling

Affirmations That Can Improve Your Mindset

Our mindset consists of a set of established attitudes and beliefs that we use to make sense of the world around us; often helping to determine our place within it. What we internalize and allow to be reflected back is connected to how we deal with the ups and downs of life; which in turn is both influenced by, and dependent on how we perceive ourselves. In short, how we talk to ourselves matters.

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Affirmations & Journaling, Health + Wellness

Using Journaling Prompts to Maintain Your Well-Being

For many of us, journaling represents a way to help organize our thoughts, recognize and celebrate gratitude and/or work through any challenges currently being faced. By expressing ourselves openly in this way, journaling can help relieve stress and anxiety; becoming a valuable tool to monitor our general health and well-being.

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News + Advocacy

Supporting Black Health and Wellness Organizations

As Black History Month in the U.S. continues throughout February; we've had the opportunity to celebrate the essential health and wellness contributions that Black Americans have made (this year's theme). Progress and change wouldn't be possible without the pioneers of the past and the innovators of today who are working to define the future.

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News + Advocacy

Black History Month: Words of Wellness

The theme of Black History Month in the U.S. this year focuses on 'health and wellness'; a chance to celebrate and educate about the sacrifices, innovations and contributions of those who have made a difference in all our lives. This includes the writers, poets and storytellers who share their words of truth, guidance and love with the world.

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News + Advocacy

Black History Month: Honouring Trailblazers In Healthcare

Black History Month in the U.S. is well under way with the legacy of health and wellness change-makers and risk-takers being celebrated. Their far-reaching contributions and transformational innovations reverberate throughout history and into modern day.