The Connection Between Journaling and Our Wellbeing

Some people may think that journaling couldn’t possibly affect our wellbeing, since it’s just writing down a bunch of words on paper. But on the contrary, journaling actually has many benefits for us, and I’m going to share some of those benefits below. So grab a pen and your journal, it’s time to write! 1. […]

Practicing Mindfulness

Have you ever heard the word “mindful” or “mindfulness” and not really known what it meant? Being mindful means to be fully present with yourself, being aware of what is happening around you, and not having a strong reaction to your surroundings such as feeling overwhelmed. However, the definition of being mindful changes from person […]

Books to Aid in Self-Healing

When we begin the journey of self-healing, often we need a little help in reframing perspective, getting to know and understand more about ourselves, and promoting constructive ways of coping. Self-help books are a good way to start this journey. Here is a brief list of some books to aid in your self-healing. Hardcore Self […]

How Hobbies are Good for Your Health

Hobbies come in a variety of forms, from creative, active, academic, or just relaxing. If you’ve let a hobby drop in the recent months, this is your sign to pick it back up again! Or if your hobby just isn’t doing it for you anymore, then it’s time to try something new. Besides being fun, […]

Recognizing Signs of Burnout

We’ve all experienced burnout, whether we knew it at the time or not. Burnout can be hard to recognize if you’re not familiar with its symptoms, and especially if you have the kind of attitude that says, “I can do everything!” I am one of these people, where I take on project after project because […]

Why Rest is Important

Taking the time to rest, relax, and recharge is incredibly important. No, I don’t necessarily mean getting a good sleep – but that is also very important! What I mean by rest is allowing yourself that down time at the end of the day to unwind, where you can watch your favourite TV show, play […]

Educational Resources for Disability Pride Month

For those who may not know, July is Disability Pride Month! This means that the month of July is a time for people with disabilities to show their pride, celebrate themselves and this incredibly diverse community. It is also a great time for able-bodied people to become allies, become aware of any negative bias they […]

The Bystander Effect: Recognizing When to Help

The Bystander Effect is a theory in social psychology that states people are less likely to help someone in need of aid when there are multiple people present. Why is that? How can you as a bystander snap out of this effect to make sure people receive help? In this article, I explain the factors […]

Positive Self-Talk: Changing Your Narrative

We all have that inner voice inside our heads. Sometimes it joins us in celebrating a goal achieved, sometimes it consoles us when something doesn’t work out, and sometimes – or a lot of times – it criticizes us for the smallest things, like accidentally knocking over a cup of water, and tells us we’re […]

Educational Resources for Pride Month

 For anyone who may not already know, June is Pride Month! It’s a time for members of the LGBTQ+ community to celebrate their identities and commemorate events such as the Stonewall Riots (June 1969) in the United States and the Toronto Bathhouse Raids (Feb. 1981) in Canada, both of which sparked new revolution and resistance […]