plot twists

How We Learned to Appreciate the Plot Twists in Life

Life isn’t a fairy tale. It’s a harsh reality, but it’s true. Are there great moments? Of course. But are there downright awful ones? Absolutely. It would be unrealistic to say otherwise. Sometimes life can be cruel and unfair. But even in those moments, we can (and should) learn to appreciate each and every plot twist life grants us.

Why Plot Twist?

A plot twist is about perspective. By looking at the “bad” moments in … Read the rest

Goal settings: New Year resolutions vs. Monthly goals

Goal Setting: New Year Resolutions vs. Monthly Goals

It’s the start of a new year. So it’s the time where we decide what goals to set. Today, we’re discussing two types of goal setting: New Year resolutions and monthly goals.

New Year Resolutions

The intention of New Year resolutions is to make improvements in the upcoming year. Popular ones include losing weight, spend less,  learning a new skill, investing in your health by eating healthier, etc. They reflect our hope in changing each … Read the rest

Why the Most Perfect Moments are the Imperfect Ones

Why the Most Perfect Moments are the Imperfect Ones

When was the last time you spent hours and hours thinking about and planning the perfect moment? I bet in your head it was perfectly rehearsed and, like every good romantic comedy, the perfect blend of humour and heartfelt emotion. Now, when was the last time the moment worked out as perfectly as you had hoped? Follow up question: was the actual moment with all its imperfections better than the “perfect” one you had planned?… Read the rest

4 Self-Care Tips for the Holiday Season

4 Self-Care Tips for the Holiday Season

The holiday season is in full swing. There’s holiday parties, shopping for presents, decorating the house, family commitments etc. It’s certainly a busy time of year… Which makes it easy to neglect ourselves and our well-being. Self-care, especially during the holiday season is incredibly valuable. We list our tips to prioritize yourself this holiday season.

#1: Stay hydrated

It’s important to make sure you’re drinking enough water especially if you live in a cold climate … Read the rest

Why A Low-Key Weekend is Good for Your Mental Health

Why A Low-Key Weekend is Good for Your Mental Health

Weekends are great for spending time with family, going out with friends, running errands, date night, completing household chores, shopping and the list goes on and on. Is it just me or is it exhausting to do so much? When I’ve had a busy weekend, I find that I’m wiped by Sunday night and I’m not refreshed to start a new week. So I’ll make it a point to have the next weekend be a … Read the rest

Toxic relationships lack respect, trust and communication. It can be difficult to recognize the signs. But It’s valuable to know what they are.

Unhealthy Relationships: 8 Signs of a Toxic Relationship

Relationships take work. They aren’t as easy as how they are portrayed in TV shows and movies. But even when it’s hard, it has to include respect. Toxic relationships lack respect, trust, effective communication and possibly, love. In addition, they can emotionally draining. It can be difficult to recognize the signs of a toxic relationship. Sometimes, it’s harder to realize it when you’re in it. But it’s valuable to know the signs in order to … Read the rest

7 Tips for When You Are Experiencing Burnout

7 Tips for When You are Experiencing Burnout

We are all busy. And we all do more than we probably should. Technology has made it hard to completely disconnect. More than ever, people are at risk of burning out because we all feel like we should do more and be more. Having high expectations for oneself is not a bad thing. But working hard without rest can put you at risk of burnout.

What is burnout?

Burnout is a physiological, emotional, and mental … Read the rest

Practicing Mindfulness on Your Commute

Practicing Mindfulness on Your Commute

Many of us commute to work these days. We end up spending a lot of time in our cars on a daily basis. I commute to work. Some days, my commute feels pretty short while other days, I’m driving so slow that I’m barely pressing on the gas pedal. I used to hate being in traffic but over time, I’ve come to view this time as an opportunity to practice mindfulness.

Mindfulness is the act … Read the rest

Invest in your own health

Why Investing in Your Own Health is the Best Investment You Can Make

Make an Investment

You spend money on good shoes. You spend money on a quality jacket. And you spend money on that perfect shade of foundation. Why? Because they are investments. You are investing in things that are of higher quality in hopes that they will last you longer than those of lesser quality. The idea is that these items provide more value to your life. You may not be able to get as high … Read the rest

why gratitude is necessary

Why Gratitude is Necessary

What is Gratitude?

Gratitude is more than just giving thanks. Gratitude is a reciprocal act of kindness. If someone does something nice for you, then you do something nice for them.  An act of gratitude can be big or small. It can be a gift of appreciation, a thank you card, or a heartfelt statement of praise.

Why show Gratitude?

Gratitude is a powerful tool. It not only makes other people feel better about themselves. … Read the rest