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Health + Wellness

Self-Care: How To Get Sh*t Done In A Healthier Way

In terms of your mental, emotional or physical well-being; if I was to ask you what you need right now, what would your answer be? Sometimes self-care involves implementing practices that allow us to withstand (and then recover) from issues and challenges that come our way; every so often, self-care is survival.

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Affirmations & Journaling

Daily Focus: Uplifting Affirmations and Journal Prompts

Finding ways to introduce reminders about what is going well in life is far more important than we may realize. It's all too easy to get caught up in perceived failures, challenges and mistakes; it turns out our brains are hardwired towards a negativity bias. The good news is there are some simple and beneficial things we can do ...

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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Health + Wellness

How To Create and Build Healthy Habits

Any behaviour that benefits our emotional, physical and mental well-being is something that can be turned into a healthy habit. There’s no doubt that maintaining a set of practices that achieve this can improve our mood, enhance energy and provide a sense of purpose.

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Poetry

Mental Health Matters: Listen When You Need It Most

When we experience anxiety, stress, depression or grief; we can often feel weighed down by what we're struggling to work through; it can seem like we will break if we dare to release what sits so heavy on our soul.

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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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Health + Wellness

Why Challenging Your Negative Thoughts Is Important

Having occasional negative thoughts about ourselves is completely normal; being stressed, tired, frustrated or experiencing challenges and changes, etc. can contribute to developing a nitpicking and overly critical inner voice. Often a collective reflection of our feelings, negative thinking can reveal what aspects of emotional self-care we need to work on.