Valentine’s Day… bouquets of roses, boxes of chocolates, romantic cards….. Love is in the air and happiness seems to be oozing from every place you go and everywhere you look. In reality though, any love that you will find outside of your house is not as important as making sure you have self-love and that you are taking care of yourself. While Valentine’s Day has been commercialized into a day all about couples and gifts from others, don’t forget about the most important gift. The gift you can give yourself that day and every day. All the self-care, love, and attention you deserve.
I want you to answer a question for me, and please give it your honest answer, not for my benefit but for yours. Ok? Here we go. When it comes to picking your career, the profession that will carry you through your life until retirement, have you thought about what […]
“In The AlphaApps, our motto is ‘Reimagine Reality’, we want people to see the world differently.”As a young black child growing up, there were no video game heroes that were people of colour and so when we came up with the idea of a space game, I wanted to make […]
In a world that is always finding new short cuts to do things quicker, I believe it’s important to go back to old practices. It may seem daunting and time consuming, but believe me, learning a new skill is fun and rewarding. It is not only good for your brain […]
I got back into reading a few years ago, and I found that it’s been really effective in helping me with my anxiety. I find that if I’m in an endless anxiety spiral, picking up a book is actually super helpful. It means I have to focus on what I’m […]
Reaching your goals can be the toughest part about a New Year. I found five easy tricks that help you reach the goals you’ve set yourself. “A dream written drown with a date becomes a goal. A goal broken down into steps becomes a plan. A plan backed by actions […]
The year is 2010. Virtue and Moir won gold at the Vancouver Olympics a few months ago. The first I-Pad has just been released. Harry Potter movies were still coming out – I think it was Deathly Hallows? As for me, I was heading into the last year of high […]
sI’m officially half way through my time at uni… like WHAT??? The past year and a half has flown by and it has been an absolutely crazy adventure. It’s got me thinking about my uni journey so far, the lessons I’ve learnt and the memories I’ve made. Here’s a few […]
Have you ever been afraid of something that may change your life for the better in a variety of good ways? That’s where I’m sitting right now, right here in my office chair. An opportunity has arisen that seems pretty exciting. But with every opportunity comes the question, can I […]
As I said in my recent post, summer break is a good time to apply for internships if you want to get some experience before you graduate. Today, I will give you some tips that will help you to write an effective cover letter and therefore to secure an interview. […]
Almost all job seekers recognize the importance of preparing for a job interview. And that means more than just showing up with your resume in hand and a smile on your face. You probably know at least some of the things you should do to get ready. However, have you […]
Building your self-confidence can be difficult when you start university. You are finding your place in a new location with a new group of people. In times of change, self-confidence can drop, leaving us anxious and hesitant, fuelling our inner critic. However, there are ways to counteract this. Step Out […]
It’s important to note that what we deem worthy of worrying about is a decision we each make for ourselves. To me there’s always been three types of worrying: initial worry, productive worrying, and nonproductive worrying. What type of worrier are you?
I was always good at writing in school but once school was over, I quit journaling. Not necessarily for a reason, but I just moved on to other things. Then, I got a chronic illness and I was filled with mixed emotions, grief, and sadness. My solution – sorting it […]
Saying yes can often be one of the easiest answers to a question that comes our way. However saying no, now that’s a whole other story. No comes with fear, worry, and so much more. But why? And can saying no actually be saying yes at times? First, many of […]
Social Media has created a “culture of humiliation” with cyberbullying now a constant in our digital lives. We all make mistakes in our early 20’s, but what happens when those mistakes are broadcast across all social media? Social media has seen an increase in public humiliation, cyber bullying, and trolling, […]
I often look back on my life and think to myself how I have changed over the years, what milestones in my life help create who I am today. Some of those major life events include getting my college degrees, getting married and having my daughter. These were some of […]
There are a few reasons why you should start a mental health blog in college that you should know! I am sure by now you have read a blog that solved a problem for you or informed you of a topic you have little knowledge of. If you believe […]
Essential! To identify them, seek them out, and fully enjoy them. It is imperative to remember the value happiness and these extra sparks of joy can bring to our lives. Many of us know what brings happiness to our lives. It may be time with family and friends, enjoying a new book, or […]
What do you do when the ball drops on your life? When you lose your job? Your significant relationship ends? Your family is going through extremely challenging times? When everything seems to come crashing down on you? Does life halt in those moments for you? Do you stop everything you […]
Hands down, meditation has to be one of the most important habits I have formed. It’s been my savior in times of great stress, my companion for all medical procedures, and my friend in seeking calmness and inner peace. It can be your best friend too! Admittedly, I had a […]
More and more people are talking about mental health which is fantastic, not too long ago we were told to ‘stiffen that upper lip’ or worse yet, ‘man up’. These are two sayings that I despise, thankfully though people are opening up more and talking about their feelings and what […]
Starting a new job and career can be on the most nerve racking experiences one can have in their life no matter how many jobs or career changes you have. For some and even many you may experience what is called as Imposter Syndrome. Don’t worry it’s perfectly curable and […]
Study Abroad – A Personal Experience The idea came to my head a long time ago when I was still a student at a High School. I thought that it will be easy for me. My English is fine and all I wanted was to get out of my hometown, […]
No matter what stage that we are in life, it always seems like we get our paycheck and in no time at all, the money is gone. Here’s some great ideas and strategies to help you manage it all and get more bang for your buck!
Life moves at warp speed these days. But what is the cost of doing this? For every action there is a converse reaction. We know the cost, but what’s the rewards here? Well, let me tell you, they are plentiful! And they are all about YOU!
Quite to the contrary, crying is a sign of strength. Letting ourselves be a little vulnerable and giving ourselves that release is not only a sign of confidence, strength and bravery, it’s also quite healthy. I’ve often heard the phrase real men don’t cry. To me, the better phrase is […]
For some, Facebook has become more than just posting life updates and instead has become selective postings on one’s life. In short, it often is the best of the best of life. Not the reality of life. So, who cares? What’s the big deal? Well, at times that can create […]