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9 Ways to Love yourself this Valentine’s Day

The official day of love is rounding the corner, rushing towards us full steam ahead. Valentine’s day, the slightly out of control, emotionally unstable little sister of the Calendar. Either you embrace this obnoxious holiday with open arms giving into all things red, pink and heart-shaped, or you cringe at the entire concept. Many people see it as a Valentine’s day, the slightly out of control, emotionally unstable little sister of the Calendar. Either you embrace this obnoxious holiday with open arms giving into all things red, pink and heart-shaped, or you cringe at the entire…

5 Reasons you Should Start Napping

Sometimes I wish I had a cats life. Not because I am particularly interested in chasing mice, or coughing up hairballs, or because I like the taste of fish. No, it is this soft critters ability to nap that I am envious of. These furry friends are the boss when it comes to napping. And I love a good nap! I used to work with this guy who would arrive at work looking like he literally just crawled out of bed or from under a rock, poor fella. He constantly had bags under his eyes, his clothes were disheveled as…

9 Reasons Why you should be Kinder

Have you ever had an off day? You know the type of day where everything seems to go wrong, where it seems like every person you interact with has a personal vendetta against you? Like all the people and things you deal with are completely against you? I am not even being dramatic here because we have all been there, it’s like you just can’t seem to catch a break. Think about the last day you felt like that. Work, family, friends, finances any number of things can add to the stress, shaping a day that…

3 Quotes to Help Overcome Stress

When I become frustrated by a situation I often turn to a friend to bitch to and let off some steam. Most times this tactic saves me some sanity. Other times I end up working myself up into a stressed induced madness. When thinking about life issues sometimes I feel paralyzed by circumstance, overwhelmed by decision and on occasion even more frustrated than when I began. I’m not even being dramatic, stress is a real thing I swear it! Maybe when I get little older things like work, bills, friends, and society won’t bother me so…

10 Rainy Day Activites

For many people when the fall weather rolls in it are associated with colorful leaves, pumpkin flavored drinks and pretty wool scarfs. For me and many other people who live on the east coast of Canada fall means rain, and lots of it. When factoring in that I live in the foggiest city in Canada it’s no wonder that I have become resourceful when it comes to rainy days. There is almost a comfort that comes from a rainy day, a relaxing coziness, a day made for rest and slowness. Of course, I wish for sunny fall days…

3 Powerful Life Lessons from The Dalai Lama

I first stumbled onto the Buddhist concepts a few years back when going through a particularly difficult time in my life. I was faced with some new life changes and the challenges I now had to push through were like nothing I had encountered before. My network of friends had shifted, I had gone through a breakup, I lost my job and my father’s health was worrisome. All the pieces of my life seemed to be in the air, leaving me feeling lonely with little stability or support. So I had no choice but to start a solo…

9 Sleep Remedies to Help you Get the Best Night’s Rest

There is no better feeling than waking after a perfect night’s sleep.  Feeling refreshed and ready to tackle your day, it’s what people dream of. (No pun intended) Having suffered from multiple sleeping disorders throughout my life sleep has always been a battle for me. As a child the thought of going to sleep filled me with anxiety. Like many children, I feared the bogeyman, but my parents soon realized it was much more than a child’s fear of what lurked under the bed. I suffered from extremely vivid nightmares, and sleepwalking sometimes even…

10 Pick me up Tricks to Improve a Bad Day

Sometimes life sucks, and some days are harder than others. That’s why we all have our go-to comfort activities that we turn to lift our moods on those darker days. It’s essential to keeping sane when circumstances seem heavy. If you are looking for some new ideas on how to lift your mood on a bad day then check out my very own list. I hope you enjoy! 1. Look Good = Feel Good I know this is tough when you’re feeling low the last thing you want to do is rummage through your…