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4-Mindful Morning Rituals To Start Now

4-Mindful Morning Rituals To Start Now

The way we start off our mornings can really affect how we take in the rest of our day. It can be really easy to get into a morning routine that feels like we’re on auto-pilot. Practicing mindfulness has been shown to decrease anxiety over time, so adding some sort of mindfulness practice to the mornings can have a positive effect on the rest of our day.

Mindful Aging: Don't Let Depression Get You Down

Mindful Aging: Don't Let Depression Get You Down

 If you’re 65 or older and feeling depressed, you are not alone. Statistically, one out of every 17 people in your age group is suffering from depression right now. Plus, social isolation appears to be a growing health threat for older adults.

5 Simple Habits To Improve Your Mood

5 Simple Habits To Improve Your Mood

Life can be stressful! Learn a few simple habits that you can develop that can have tremendous impacts on your daily mood and overall sense of well-being. Let’s take a look at a few mood-boosting hacks to incorporate into your routine! 

Pre-Grieving: A Terminally-Ill Loved One 

Pre-Grieving: A Terminally-Ill Loved One 

Dealing with a loved one’s terminal illness can be overwhelming and exhausting. Many people experience a sense of pre-grieving, an emotion similar to but separate from bereavement, in the lead-up to a loved one’s death, which can be as difficult to process as grief itself.

2018 The Year Of Women: Starts With Men

2018 The Year Of Women: Starts With Men

It is undeniable that 2018 is going to be a year that brings a lot of change, hopefully for the better. It will be full of difficult conversations, hard truths, and unlikely heroes finally finding their voices. This is our year. The year for women to speak up, rise and finally fight for equality. However, the year of women- starts with men. It starts with creating the space for men to accept their vulnerability, understand and own their feelings and value relationships more. 

The Golden Years: Making The Good Times Count

The Golden Years: Making The Good Times Count

More than any other age group, seniors could perhaps benefit the most from regularly participating in a favorite hobby. As it turns out, research has shown a correlation between hobbies, life’s purpose, and a longer lifespan - particularly in individuals over the age of 65 years.

The Holiday Blues: When Thing's Don't Feel Merry

The Holiday Blues: When Thing's Don't Feel Merry

The holiday season is upon us! With all of the festivities, family time and traveling it's easy to get caught up in the moment and lose sight of all the emotional toll that this time of year can carry for many of us.It's important to acknowledge that despite all the holiday parties, joy and quality time that we get to spend with the people who we love, this time of year can also bring up feelings of loss, loneliness, depression and painful memories of people no longer in our lives.

Why It's Ok To Get Hurt: Life's Greatest Lessons

Why It's Ok To Get Hurt: Life's Greatest Lessons

Our greatest growth often comes from the most difficult times in our life. Getting hurt is inevitable in life, especially when it comes to relationships. It's hard to always know how to cope and process everything when you are in the trenches of pain and darkness.

Coping With A Loss: What To Expect And How To Recover

Coping With A Loss: What To Expect And How To Recover

Going through the stages of grief can be one of the most mentally, spiritually and physically draining emotional experiences we go through as humans.  The loss of a person, relationship or a significant aspect of your life can trigger feelings that are so powerful and overwhelming, you may not know how to cope with them. 

Let's Get Real: Why It's Important To Talk About The Hard Stuff

Let's Get Real: Why It's Important To Talk About The Hard Stuff

Life is beautiful, there is so much to celebrate, be grateful for and share with others. 

Yet, life is life.

There are always going to be inevitable moments of pain and unimaginable suffering, for all of us. It's the beauty of the highest of the highs and the lessons hidden in the lowest of the lows which give us meaning and slowly shape us into the people we are supposed to become.