First off, I would like to apologize for dropping off the radar for a bit. I was surprised by a bit of good news when I was offered the chance to be interviewed for the position of Assistant Manager. I spent a whole week in preparation for that. Immediately after […]
After the recent tragic news of Caroline Flack sadly taking her own life, I think as a society we need to take action against the kind of social media abuse she received over the upcoming court case. I will not go into details about the case. Firstly, it’s not […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
What do you do when things go wrong? 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 are doing and […]
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 […]
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 […]
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!
“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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
In today’s modern world, it is so easy to do everything from just one handheld device. As good as it is, I feel that we are slipping away from the past and from things that helped define our culture. Let me help you with some ways you can reconnect with […]
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 […]
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 […]