Happiness Toolkit

My Mindful Morning Routine

My Mindful Morning Routine

It was the lack of awareness and calmness in my mornings that really used to bother me during my years working in the child welfare field. I remember rushing from the moment I was up to the moment I arrived at the office and somehow, always making it a few minutes...

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Waiting is an opportunity for growth.

Waiting is an opportunity for growth.

“I love waiting” said no one EVER!! I remember the days when a short wait would make me feel impatient like nothing else. Whether it was a bit of traffic or, waiting for mail to arrive. I confess, waiting was one of my biggest annoyances, I disliked it very much. My...

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5 Tips to stop overthinking

5 Tips to stop overthinking

A fast pace world that access technology on a 24/7 basis and that values and encourages over-doing, it is not surprisingly a world of high anxieties and over-worriers. Overthinking is a natural response to being exhausted mentally and physically. It is a side effect...

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The gifts of infertility

The gifts of infertility

Although I didn’t always see it this way, today I can honestly say that my struggle with infertility has become a shower of gifts. Some get to have baby showers, others get to have showers of emotional gifts because there is no baby. That was definitely the case for me.

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3 Reasons I Love Counselling

3 Reasons I Love Counselling

I have always been a big advocator for counselling. I personally believe that it is a healthy habit for individuals to have (me included), as it allows for an opportunity to reflect, grow, and work through emotional pain. I know there are many stereotypes and...

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Mindfulness for Everyday

Mindfulness for Everyday

Nearly twelve years ago, I attended a program on mindfulness that was based on the first book written by Jon Kabat-Zinn, PhD. I initially took this course as part of a professional training, striving to provide the same program to my clients at The Ottawa Mission...

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5 Ways to Cultivate Love

5 Ways to Cultivate Love

Would you be my Valentine? When February comes around, most of us have no option but to think of our love life. The multiple red hearts at every store, the specials in restaurants, the roses everywhere, the delicious chocolates at every cash register, etc. Let’s face...

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