Unexpected good things during self-isolation

Just to give some context: I have been fortune enough to work from home since March 13th and I have not been sick yet (my workplace announced that everyone within our organization to work from home and Ontario to be in a state of emergency on that date). I am aware that my experience may…

Self-care Products and Tools

Despite winter holidays being the busiest time of the year, with all the demands from family, work and social obligations many of us choose to put ourselves last during this time. This is wrong. More activities and more pressure creates greater need for self-care.Today I want to show you different tools and products you need…

How to know if you are lost in life

There are people who are worried about being lost in life and not doing the right thing and then there are people who are actually off their path but they are off so much they no longer aware of it. Today I am going to explore the second type of people and the symptoms that…

8 Ways to Deal with Stress

As promised, this is the second blog post in Dealing with Stress series. We looked at the ways to identify if it is time to deal with stress in the previous blog post. This blog post will focus on the ways that can help you deal with stress (assuming the stress is not linked to…

When it is time to deal with stress

Almost everyone I talk to recently feels stressed. I get it – busy life, ongoing changes at work, politics, unstable weather, financial troubles, relationship issues. Being stressed becomes a new normal. However, it does not have to be. There are some warning signs when it is time to park everything else you’ve been doing and…

Fighting Fears: Fear of Coming Off as Arrogant

One of the fears that many people have is the fear of coming off as arrogant. In particular, I refer to being able to talk about your achievements, experiences, skills and plans without coming off as arrogant. As a woman, I find it particularly hard to talk about my achievements unless I am at the…

Letting go of negativity

Not many people would admit that they have a negative mindset. I am talking about the negativity that does not only start with a negative view on life, but also with self-doubt, being affected too much by your past. This is the kind of negativity that disempowers you. Even the happiest person has shadows of…

8 Creative Ways for Beating Anxiety or Building Your Resilience

Fear causes anxiety. Fear of unknown, fear of change, fear of negative outcome, fear of upcoming test of your relationships (e.g. serious conversation) or fear of a test that evaluates your skills or performance. There are so many sources of stress in life. There were many times in life when I thought I wouldn’t make…

30 Ways to Feel Good in 5 Minutes

Listen your favourite song Listen positive classical music like Strauss’ Blue Danube or Vivaldi’s Four Seasons Listen to the sounds of nature, music for meditation or birds singing (bonus points if you listen to real birds by going outside) Drink water – you may feel bad because you are dehydrated and water brings more energy…

5 Stages of Happiness

Happiness takes various shapes and forms. Let’s be theoretical for a moment and look at the five stages of happiness or the Big 5: ·         Big happiness (a person is fundamentally happy and while the mood may shift, he/she is usually energized, enjoys the “present moment”, has a purpose in life and knows what it…