Being able to figure out what foods are not suitable for vegans or vegetarians, at first glance, may seem really easy. We often assume that certain foods, snacks, cereals, ingredients or drinks are free from animal products or are entirely plant-based, which can lead to some unintended surprises …
Let’s face it, saying that life has its ups and downs is putting it mildly. A more accurate descriptor would be that there are cycles of advancement and regression, reworking and awakening, unpleasantness and pleasure, even chaos and calm -- with many other experiences in-between -- that may make it difficult, at times, to show ourselves some kindness and understanding.
Success should be defined by a set of self-identified goals that help us create our own, individual growth and forward momentum. If we measure our life's accomplishments against those of other people, not only do we set ourselves up for failure, we rob ourselves of the ability to understand our own value.
Now that we can connect with people across the world via social media more easily than ever before, and country wide or overseas study/work/careers are becoming more common, long-distance relationships (LDRs) can be an option many of us explore. But do they work?
We've all had those moments where we struggle to think of the right thing to say that offers comfort or support to someone facing a crisis. And if that crisis is a recent cancer diagnosis, it can be very hard to navigate between what is, and is not, helpful.
When you're waiting for what you suspect is a cancer diagnosis, and it's someone you love more than you could ever adequately express, time slows down to a torturously heavy march where your mind plays out every possible scenario of what your loved one may have to face and the changes ahead.
Advice comes in many forms. Some of it will be sought after and welcomed, while at other times it will be unsolicited and nonsensical. We can choose whether we implement this shared wisdom or whether we ignore it — but there will be a few times in our lives when the advice we receive becomes integral to how we live.