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
As I talked about in my recent post on struggle I've been going through a tough time. I've been wrestling with some big questions that don't come with easy answers. Not so much a few blue days where I'm feeling down, but I'm in a season of my life where I need to ask myself … Continue reading 5 Ways to Help Get Through Hard Times
I'm not going to lie, its been rough lately. There's a lot going on in the world right now, and there's also a lot going on for me in my personal life. It's been overwhelming. It's a lot. I'm okay, but I'm struggling. I'm not really ready or sure that I want to go into … Continue reading I’m Struggling, Isn’t That Enough?
I think most of us have heard it by now that self-care is really important. Taking time away for yourself to rest, recharge, and show yourself some love is very important for our emotional well-being, health, and happiness. I would like to say self-care can help us with our emotional well-being, can help to foster … Continue reading 5 Affordable Ways for Self-Care at Home
The other night while my husband and I were finishing up a movie we were reading through someone's comments on Facebook who was talking about reopening and how we had to reopen because “isolation hurts people's mental health”. I proceeded to get pretty fired up because I'm getting really tired of these kinds of discussions. … Continue reading Why I Hate the Discourse around Mental Health and Covid-19