Category: Wellness

Ten Minutes A Day For A Better Life

In my last year of high school (back when Ontario still had OAC, aka Grade 13), I dated a guy who was a bit of a nouveau-hippie. He was super into yoga, drum circles, and meditation. I was decidedly... not. I remember feeling annoyed one night near the end of our short-lived relationship when he ...

Self Esteem: A Work In Progress

Late last year, I wrote about seeing myself in an unflattering photo and realizing how much work I still need to do on my self esteem. Since then, I've been working hard with my therapist to build myself up a bit. As with everything in life, it's a work in progress. I have my good ...

Resolution Help

For years, I didn't make resolutions. I was tired of making them only to ditch them after about a week, so I just decided to forget the whole thing. But this year, I'm determined that my resolutions are going to stick. I think my problem in past years was a lack of tools to support me. ...

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Inspiration on YouTube

Before last year, my YouTube usage was pretty much limited to occasional cat videos, tutorials for something specific, and old favourites like Potter Puppet Pals and Kittens Inspired By Kittens. Then I got hooked on beauty gurus like Allana Davison and KathleenLights, who in turn introduced me to others. In addition to being entertaining, I ...

GTD + Asana = My Sanity

I first read Getting Things Done (also called "GTD") earlier this year, after seeing it mentioned in many a blog post and Youtube video. Although I loved the basic tenets of David Allen's system, I had a really hard time with how much of it was done on paper. Not only did this approach feel ...

Book Review: The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F–k

For the longest time, whenever anyone mentioned The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck, I always replied, "Oh, I loved that book and the one it's based on." I couldn't figure out why everyone always looked at me like I was nuts when I brought up a book about cleaning in the same conversation. ...

Gratitude Journal

Scheduling fail: I definitely should have written and posted this in time to go up last Wednesday, so that it would go live right before American Thanksgiving. In my defense, we Canadians celebrated our Thanksgiving back in October, so I kind of forgot about the American one (sorry Americans, I still love you!). Anyway, scheduling ...