Goals – October 2015

Come on October I am ready for ya! I have been in a non-motivational coma, sick with strep throat for 3 days, locked away watching re-runs of House on Netflix and feeling completely uninspired to blog. But today I am pulling myself out of this flu induced depression and writing a positive future-oriented blog post. Centered around… October Goals! Yay! But first, let me take a look back on my September Goals. I am left feeling like I have successfully made the most of it and I had a blast. So let’s check out…

5 Reasons to Laugh More

Oh, laughter, a charmingly silly act. An act that transforms feelings into an outward display of happiness. Within laughter there is a closeness created between people, barriers can be broken and the potential of comfort created. Have you ever met someone who is always laughing? Someone who always has a joke to tell? Someone who seems to make light out of every situation? My grandmother was that kind of person. She always told jokes, the cheesy short knock knock kind. She would be prepared with the same joke almost every time I saw her. “How do you catch a…

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…

Thoughts on Overthinking

I am currently over thinking about over thinking. I think it is safe to say I am an over thinker. Hmm… What does one do when faced with this strange reality? Well for starters I am going to take some advice from the quote seen above It is time to occupy the mind and overcome negative thoughts, a process I have been rigorously attempting to make happen for myself. I am in the beginning stages of realization in regards to my overthinking tendencies. It has been quite recently since I began to notice just how much my thoughts are…

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…

3 Reasons to Visit, Notre Dame, Paris

Before traveling to Paris I had a list of many majestic and exciting places that I wished to visit, and Notre Dame was patiently waiting on the top of that list. When I finally found myself climbing out of the underground train station into the hustle and bustle of a Sunday morning in the heart of Paris, many feelings began to wash over me. My head was in a whirl, unable to consume all of the new sights, sounds, and smells. I wanted to plant my feet right there on the cobblestone street and attempt to let everything soak in…

Goals – September 2015

Its official Summer is just about at an end. But I refuse to mourn the Summers pass, but I will embrace the new month and season ahead! I have noticed some beautiful bloggers creating goals for the month ahead. Which I love as I am also an avid list and goals creator! So I have decided to set some goals to help motivate me for the month of September. Yay! September Goals Schedule a dentist appointment – My personal health insurance has just kicked in. Hooray! So it is time for me to adult and makes a dentist appointment, one…

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…

3 Book Recommendations

  Due to the unnatural state of rain, drizzle, and fog that I have found myself hidden under this summer, I have taken my rather resourceful and introverted self to the book store. Well, not just one bookstore. I actually found myself buying books on my lunch break, buying e-books on my I-Pad and reaching out to friends and family requesting to borrow books they have read. I then consequently found myself in the position of having many a book to read. Success! So here I am, 2 months into summer, successfully reading, reading, reading. So what has…