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Connecting with Your Values (Part 3)

This article goes into practical ways we can start living by our personal values. If you have not clarified your own values yet, check out part two of this article series here. Flavour and Savour Any given value has an infinite number of possible actions. Take kindness for example. This could include complimenting a friend, …

Connecting with Your Values (Part 2)

This article contains 3 written exercises that are designed to help clarify your own personal values. To get some background on what I mean by values, check out part one of this article here. I highly suggest taking out a pen and paper to write these answers down. It is way more helpful then just …

Connecting with Your Values (Part 1)

The word ‘values’ can trigger different meanings for different people. Some people will instantly think of valuing their family or their relationship. When I speak of ‘values’, I mean something much more specific. I mean deep down how do you most want to treat yourself, others, and the world? How do you want to treat …

Self-Care: Why we all struggle with it

Self-care simply means doing things to look after your own health and well-being. It’s very broad and can include anything from sleep to hobbies to going to a doctor’s appointment to taking on new challenges. It’s no surprise that caring for yourself provides the basis for good mental health. It sounds simple yet so many …

What if anxiety was not the problem?

Anxiety, it’s painful, it’s annoying, it’s inconvenient, sometimes it can feel downright unbearable. But what if anxiety itself was not the issue? Anxiety is there to protect us Anxiety is an emotion that we all get to experience. It shows up to protect us from some type of danger. This could be a physical threat …

Self-Compassion

Self-compassion has received a lot of research recently (over 1,000 published studies)! Psychologist Dr. Kristen Neff was the first to come up with a formal definition of self-compassion, and use it as a measure in psychological research. Her definition of self-compassion is made up of 3 components. 1.) Mindfulness In order to give ourselves compassion …