Mental Health Monday, Motivation

Navigating Failures

Hello and happy Monday! The idea of "Monday" has brought about the idea of failure. Failing to wake up on time, failing to get to work on time, failing to finish something by a deadline, etc. All these failures come in with the work week. But we know about these. We're familiar with the small… Continue reading Navigating Failures

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Mental Health Monday

Non-Religious Words Of Comfort

There are a lot of different people out there, religious and not. There are those who believe in prayer but many who don't. Sometimes, the "I'm praying for you" is meant as a kind gesture but I've found that it's a religious write-off. It's the "I'm helping you without helping you" approach. But it's not… Continue reading Non-Religious Words Of Comfort

Mental Health Monday, Motivation

Add Self-Care To Your Routine

Hello! I've returned from my break. Yes, I know I harp on self-care. But what advice blog doesn't? Today though, we're going to look at why you should add self-care practices into your routine and how you can go about it in a healthy, sustainable way. And we're going to start with this: junk food and sitting on the couch isn't self-care. It's… Continue reading Add Self-Care To Your Routine

Mental Health Monday

Respecting Boundaries

I might not want a hug today. But I might want one tomorrow. I might not want to talk about one thing, but am eager to talk about something else. I might not want to visit every week, or call every day, or even hear about certain things. And that's okay, those are my boundaries… Continue reading Respecting Boundaries

Mental Health Monday

Be Gentle

With your significant other, with others, with yourself. Be gentle. With Valentine's Day approaching, it's a perfect time to talk abut love. Last Friday I talked about the word "love". Today I'm talking about what it means to love someone and how we can cultivate more love in our lives. First things first, be gentle.… Continue reading Be Gentle

Mental Health Monday, Motivation

Wake Up

To your life, to your decisions, to your attitudes. Wake up. Do you think that you have endless time to be miserable? To putz around doing nothing at all? Do you think that you have time let goal after goal slip away? Do you think you can get away with putting no effort into your… Continue reading Wake Up

Mental Health Monday, Motivation

Dealing With Winter

Mm, this comes at the perfect time, doesn't it? I plan out all my articles at the beginning of the month so I promise, I didn't know that it would snow another six inches. Or get down to a high of -17 in the next two days. I know, winter can be tough. And yes,… Continue reading Dealing With Winter

Mental Health Monday

Toxic Relationships

They exist. We know it. But we might not always realize we are in one. It could be our boyfriend/girlfriend, husband/wife, or it could be our siblings, parents, friends. That's where we get into trouble. We very rarely consider toxic relationships between our friends or family because they're supposed to be our support network. Where we learn… Continue reading Toxic Relationships

Mental Health Monday, Motivation

Appreciating Life

...is something we don't do. Be honest. You don't appreciate the life in your veins the way you should. It's because you're probably healthy. Happy (ish). Able to do day to day activities. You can eat. Go to the bathroom. Sleep. Breathe. And it's because we are functional that we don't appreciate our life. We… Continue reading Appreciating Life

Mental Health Monday

Working Out Sucks

And somehow I love it? I've been hinting at this blog post for the last week or so. I've been subtly talking about how, hey working out won't always feel great and that in fact, it'll be really hard to start. But now, I finally get to say it... Working out sucks! And it doesn't get… Continue reading Working Out Sucks