Everyone always talks about the importance of a positive mindset, but when things get hard, it can be an increasingly challenging thing to do. Often, it is easy to slip into a spiral of negativity and focus on what’s wrong in your life, especially when you are facing a hardship. I know I tend to struggle with keeping positive thoughts consistently in my life and I am aware that many others are too. Here are some reasons as to why a positive mindset is so important and some tips that can help you maintain positivity throughout challenges life throws at you.
When people ask me about why I enjoy journaling so much, I can feel the rush of excitement as I begin to explain everything that I love about it and how it continues to help me in so many ways. By journaling, I am talking about specifically bullet journaling, but this can be applied to […]
2020 has just begun. Along with another year, and the new decade comes a whole new set of goals and expectations. We expect everything in our lives to be immediately better. It is not surprising that the diet books, gym memberships and weight-loss programs tend to increase sales in January. As much as we can […]
I wrote this poem about the thoughts that I had and continue to struggle with when I think about getting help for mental illness. I wrote this thinking about all the stories I’ve heard where people don’t think a therapist will help. This poem is a manifestation of my experiences and the testimonies of the […]
What happens when you don’t have instructions of your mental disorder anymore? Perhaps the least talked about part of starting medication treatment and talk therapy, is the way initially one could feel as if it is making things worse than they were before. It’s no secret that mental illnesses are a result of unresolved trauma. […]
Jadyn and Shae – Students at Western Canada High School Recently, I had the opportunity to interview twin sisters, Jadyn and Shae. They are currently in grade ten at Western Canada and are advocates for mental health awareness. There will be a small amount of talk surrounding suicide and a mention of self-harm. If this […]
The winter blues are very common, with many of us experiencing a mood shift during the colder, darker days of winter. You may find yourself feeling more lethargic and down overall. Although you may feel more gloomy than usual, the winter blues typically don’t hinder your ability to enjoy life. But if your winter blues […]