Christmas is around the corner and for many of us, this can be a stressful time! The holiday season is about finding the right gifts and spending buttloads of money on them, attending Christmas party after Christmas party, traveling to visit family, and of course dealing with family drama. But sometimes it’s just a matter … More Tips to Ease Stress During Xmas
Flu shot season is here! However, before you run to the pharmacy consider these reasons to make your own from juice 🙂 Flu shots are not vegan and the medical industry does test on animals. The specific flu strain in the shot is based off of a guess; the flu mutates quickly so the vaccine … More A Flu Shot You Can MAKE Yourself
BUY A HIMALAYAN SALT LAMP! They are truly the best. Period. I came across an article about them on Facebook and realized, oh this would make an excellent “Compassion Heals” post! I have one myself and not only is it a wonderful mood light, but the salt lamp makes me feel happy and relaxed. Definitely … More Salt Lamps ROCK
Welcome to the new year!!! I want to briefly talk about disintegrating the illusion of time and instead use our perspective of it to our advantage. The new year is an excellent time to create reachable goals and start fresh as almost as if you’re a new person. I love this idea, however, even though … More Happy New Year 2016: Accomplish Your Goals With Time
A safety space is a designated place that you feel you can go to when you’re feeling unsafe and/or having destructive thoughts. These thoughts could be from depression, anxiety, or even general stress. Everyone should designate a safety space in the chance there might be future suicidal or self harm inflicting thoughts. The safety space could … More A Safety Place is a MUST for Anyone!
Hi, everyone! I would to share a good technique that could help you pull out of an anxiety attack or panic attack. This technique is great if you simply want to distress or relax. The technique is called “Rhythmic Breathing,” and it serves as a loose meditation to help heal your mind in the moment … More Rhythmic Breathing for Panicking, Anxiety, Stress, Relaxation, etc.
I finished my Philosophy paper on Animal Ethics and decided I really needed to relax. Luckily, massage therapy is covered under my university insurance so I called every place underneath the Vancouver sun that used it. BUT NOBODY PICKED THE PHONE SO I COULD MAKE AN APPOINTMENT (I was quite upset haha). Instead, I restored … More I’m BACK! And I Tried Flotation Therapy for the First Time!
Recently, I came across an article on Community Care UK about mental health stigma. On a more closer reading of this article, I realized it discussed the rampant stigma and discrimination of the National Health Service, the national health care provider which is funded by the government. This is appalling that citizens who suffer from … More Teaching the Professionals: Stigma to Compassion
I’ve been living with depression for seven years of my life. During the early parts, I frequented the counseling office in my hometown. My therapist gave me a key piece of advice that has helped me in many situations. I had a “negative thought loop” and the tools she gave me to manage this pattern … More Overcoming the Depression Based Negative Thought Loop
I just discovered a creative way to defeat mental illness! The other day I watched a TED Talk on how one can overcome any mental challenge from playing this video game. A video game? That’s right, you heard me correctly! I was a bit skeptically about it at first, but I signed up myself after … More Get SuperBetter with a Video Game!