Part 2 of the What Does This Have To Do With Wellness? series Self-care is the buzzword of the wellness world, and lately it has become the hot-topic that everyone is talking about. I have both positive and negative opinions about self-care and want to share with you what I think self-care reveals to us … Continue reading What Self-Care Reveals About Our Wellness
Part 1 of the What Does This Have To Do With Wellness? series. Some of you might be wondering, why do I write so much about negative emotions? What do unhappy feelings have to do with wellness? I have received some criticism as well as some honest questioning as to why I often write about … Continue reading Why Negative Emotions are Important for Wellness
How to help refill your creative well and come back from burn-out. If you follow my Covid Chronicles series you know that I hit a really low point before the holidays. A big part of that was feeling very stressed, overwhelmed, and creatively burnt out, and in general just burnt-out. I was feeling directionless, uninspired, … Continue reading Refilling Your Creative Well: Recovering from Burn-Out
How we can still find Christmas magic even during a global pandemic. Forward: In this post I will talk a lot about Christmas, as this is how I celebrate at this time of year. However, much of what I am saying could also be applied to non-religious celebrations or celebrations of other religious holidays during … Continue reading Celebrating A Covid Christmas
If you follow the blog regularly, you may have noticed I've been writing and thinking a lot about grief, especially in the last few months. And outside the blog, if you know me personally, the last few years. I've gone through a ton of grief and loss in the last 6 years of my life. … Continue reading What the Hell is Grief Anyway?
Toxic Positivity has been a bit of a buzzword lately, and I think a really helpful one. Basically, toxic positivity is when you always try to be positive, happy, or have a smiley-attitude, despite experiencing negative feelings. It's called toxic positivity because this kind of positivity, that fails to acknowledge, dismisses, or attempts to erase … Continue reading Rewriting Toxic Positivity Expressions
The word meditation has often been misunderstood, narrowly stereotyped, and the people who practice or promote it ridiculed. These stereotypes and misunderstandings often stem from prejudice and limited understandings of many eastern philosophies. Not all meditation looks alike and so if crossed-legged stillness is what you picture, or the perfect serenity of the Buddha, and … Continue reading 5 Ways to Meditate at Home
Fall is such a beautiful time of the year. The leaves are changing and showing their magnificent colors. The temperature drops a little and we enjoy cozy-er nights, not to mention fall fashion. Overall, I love the fall it's one of my favourite times of the year. But there is one thing that I don't … Continue reading Let’s Talk About Feeling S.A.D
Pain is human, it's normal, and it's okay. There is something profoundly alive about feeling pain, loss, and grief.
I have been writing up a storm lately. Its been awesome. I've been inspired by the recent growth of the blog and Instagram and also generally inspired by a lot of things around me. But I find the more I write the more I feel the pressure to keep it up, to continue to be … Continue reading The Pressure to Produce: Talking About Productivity