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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Moving away from home can be the biggest adventure of your life. Exploring a new city. Making new friends. Settling into a new routine. Everything about the new can be exciting. However, there’s another side of moving away that doesn’t get spoken about quite so much. I’m talking about homesickness. […]
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 […]
The word clutter what does that word recall, if anything in my mind it brings other words like mess, trash and hording for some reason. I must admit ever since a young age I have always been a saver of almost everything from books, school papers, report cards, Birthday cards, […]
Depression is one of those terms that can mean a lot to different people as there several severities of depression. For someone like myself who has suffered in the past especially during my University years it was particularly difficult. Being that may students will soon be coming back from Holiday […]
Christmas and new year can lead to some heavy celebrations. Whilst I’m sure we all have no regrets, sometimes it’s true that you can have too much of a good thing. So whether you’re doing Dry January, or whether you’re simply trying to restore balance after an indulgent December, you […]
There’s lots of debate around whether new year’s resolutions are a waste of time or the best way to revolutionise the coming year. But I have to admit, they’re not for me. The inevitable failure, the guilt, the compulsion to just say ‘screw it!’ and go completely the other way […]
I’m writing this letter sat at my desk while you watch your dad cook our usual Sunday roast. Sebastian you are 3, Ophelia you are 2 and Rosalie you are 1. Life for us, right now, is good. It’s by no means perfect and there’s lots of changes in the […]
The holidays are over and it’s time to get back to work on a full-time basis. Does anyone else in part feel a little bummed but also a little excited to get back into a routine? I’m feeling such mixed emotions about it all. On one hand, I’ve REALLY enjoyed my time off and having my days to myself. On the other hand, part of me misses the routine of having a regular schedule, even if it is filled with work activities. In the end… it comes down to this… It’s 2020 – let’s make the most of it!! Let’s just run wildly into it, putting the past luxuries behind us and bolding stepping into the new opportunities of 2020. We’ve sooo got this!