Self Development & Personal Growth

How Acknowledging Your Mistakes Improves Your Life

Acknowledging your mistakes is often a scary and nerve wracking thought.  And you might be thinking “OMG, if I have to do that I’m going to have a panick attack”. I hear ya, I totally get it.  But stick with me for a minute here. Not that long ago I made a big mistake at … Read more

How your Cell Phone use affects your Mental Health

If you are like me it seems that being attached to your cell phone in a permanent way is common these days.  It’s almost like our phones have become an extra appendage.  And when statistics state that over 90% of North American’s are purported to own cell phone, and over 75% of those are smartphones.  … Read more

A Mother’s Moments . . . learning from my kiddo

These days I live for that moment when I get to pick up my little boy from daycare.  There is that quick happy shout of “Mom” in the most adorable voice I’ve ever heard.  Followed by the pitter patter of little feet racing to meet me. Sometimes he has to be restrained from leaping down … Read more

Finding your voice … Learning to Speak up after being Marginalized.

during my time dealing with abuse I learned that my voice didn’t matter. I’m sure some of the message was given to me by media … But it was driven home by a relationship that said “I love you, but you really shouldn’t be yourself”. Maybe not in those words, but in a tone of little ways and actions and events.

How to define your dreams after the world has beaten them out of you.

If you’ve given up on your childhood dreams you may not remember what they are now. Or they may have grown up into something new you hadn’t thought of yet.

Most of of us are taught to conform to other people’s expectations, often we are molded and shaped to to pursue something that leaves us cold and empty inside.

Hiding the Truth with Camouflage

I’ve been trying to write this post for a while now.  The words just are not wanting to come out in the way they normally do so stay with me, I promise this will be worth the read. For most of my life I’ve used something called “social camouflage”.  Meaning I’ve learned many ways to … Read more

How to Re-define your Core Values

Core Values also know as your belief system are integral to how we see the world around us and influence many if not all our choices.  They are the heart of who we are. I’m not talking about ethics or morals here, nor am I talking about a specific religion or formalized belief system.  I’m … Read more

I've asked myself many questions trying to figure out what I want in life. These are my favourite ones to ask again and again

What do you want out of life?

The question gets asked regularly in my head, “What do you want from life?”.  It’s been bouncing around from my earliest memory right through to a few seconds ago. For a time I gave up pursuing figuring out what I want, I had learned to adapt and be someone my partner needed, or my employer … Read more

Dealing with life when you are Overwhelmed and Mentally Exhausted

What do you do when you’re mentally overwhelmed and exhausted? It feels like you are drowning in your own head, or like hiding out under the bed covers is a feasible option. But we all have responsibilities, so in the midst of a busy life here is how to break free of the overwhelm and mental exhaustion.