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5 Daily Activities to Reset Yourself

February 29, 2020, marks a leap year, a day which only comes every 4 years. A leap year occurs every four years to help synchronize the calendar year with the solar year. Or, the length of time it takes the earth to complete its orbit around the sun, which is about 365¼ days. Essentially, it is a special day to…

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The Importance of Understanding Self-Talk

The term self-talk is thrown around a lot, and I would like to take some time to unpack it. Self-talk simply means the things you tell yourself whether they be words, thoughts or conversation you have with yourself.  There are several forms, including:  Positive Self–Talk  These are positive statements you tell yourself; for example, “I deserve the promotion because I am good…

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The Power of Habit

By now, it is likely many New Year’s resolutions have been broken. I say this not to shame people, but to start a dialogue. In fact, the phenomena of a failed resolution are so prevalent in our culture we see jokes about it on TV, memes and from our own friends. While I appreciate a good joke, I wish we…

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Four Acts of Self-Love to Practice this Valentine’s Day

Whether you have a date this Valentine’s Day or not, there is something important to discuss this time of year, and that is self-love. In case you have forgotten, or are constantly being told otherwise, you are worthy of love! Let’s talk about some ways you can love yourself.  Forgiveness  There is a proverb that says holding onto…

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Listen Up: Six Tips to Become an Effective Listener

It’s easy to talk. However, listening can be more of a challenge. So, how do you become a good listener, or improve your listening skills? Here are some tips to consider in order to develop strong connections with others and create meaningful conversations. When it comes to having a meaningful conversation, it is a two-way…

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How to Prioritize Your Emotional Health

It’s no secret that our physical health is important. But, although often overlooked, so is our emotional health. When our emotional health suffers, we may experience high blood pressure, chest pain or other physical symptoms that leave us feeling overwhelmed and unwell. However, with the busy lives we lead, emotional health often takes a backseat.…

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14 Happiness Quotes To Brighten Your Day

Happiness can mean different things to different people. Our tastes, personalities, circumstances, and experiences all influence our level of happiness. Therefore, it is important to find things and people that bring you excitement and fulfillment. By surrounding yourself with people who love and support you, and by partaking in activities that lift you up, you…

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Twenty Things to Try in 2020

With a new decade upon us, the year is full of opportunities and fresh beginnings. This may mean making a drastic change in your lifestyle, or it could mean setting small goals for the year. Sometimes it just means the changing of the calendar. However, since it is not only a new year but an…

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Five Tips To Set Successful Resolutions

Happy New Year! Can you hardly believe it’s a new decade? With 2020 here, many of us have made resolutions we hope to reach this year. The problem is that when it comes to resolutions, we often make our list with the best of intentions, but then life gets busy and we forget about them.…

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Five Books to Read on Christmas Eve

You’ve likely spent the last several weeks (or longer!) preparing for Christmas Day. Hopefully your presents are wrapped, groceries are bought, and the excitement is bubbling around you. With so much magic and excitement in the air, it’s hard to sit still; especially for little ones. But, a wonderful tradition to start, if you haven’t…

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Nine Movies to Bring You Christmas Cheer

With a week until Christmas, there is still plenty of time to watch some holiday classics by the glow of your Christmas tree. Watching your favourite film on your own or with your friends and loved ones is a fantastic way to spend some down time during the hectic season. And, it’s nearly impossible to…

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Holiday Self Care Tips

With the holiday season in full swing, it’s important to remember to make yourself a priority. Self care is extremely important, especially as the hustle and bustle builds up. While it can be challenging to make time for yourself, make sure to carve out some time occasionally to regroup and recharge. That way, you will…