Self-Care Tips after the Toronto Shooting

Terror struck Toronto last night when a gunman opened fire leaving three dead and several more injured. A lot of people tend to draw lines back to where they were that night and if they had ever been in the area. I personally used to live in Toronto and although I...

The Happiness Detox

The happiness detox is a challenge I created after watching Hungry For Change and Fat, Sick, and Nearly Dead. I combined my knowledge of Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) and it’s four modules of Mindfulness, Interpersonal Effectiveness, Crisis Intervention, and...

One-Mindfulness

I always emphasize how important mindfulness is in your treatment because it is a necessary tool for your recovery. Today, I want to talk about one-mindfulness. I'm a little new to this type of mindfulness/DBT coping strategy because the past nine years of...

The Top 10 Coping Skills

Coping is extremely individual and everyone has different skills that work the best for them. This post is based on the Top 10 coping skills that are taught and emphasized throughout most therapy practices. Click here to read about the different coping...

Self-Care

Today we come to the end of mindfulness week! I’m so proud of all of you for taking this week to start a mindfulness practice. I hope I’ve been able to share some recourses and education to help you along your journey. I challenge you to take today to perform some...

Rating Meditation Podcasts

Meditation is one of the top mindfulness practices. I have been following meditation podcasts and iTunes albums for several years and these are the top three I have personally found to be most effective. Meditation can be difficult to begin and hard to stick to but...

The Top 5 Yoga Poses for Mental Wellbeing

I’ve been teaching yoga for around five years now and throughout this time I’ve noticed the yoga poses people seem to love. When you find your centre in the middle of a crowded and sweaty class or in a peaceful quiet room, the world suddenly...

Best Healing Crystals for Mental Health & Wellbeing

About two years ago I found the magical ability of crystals, I’m not a religious person but these crystals almost instantly made me feel better once they were cleansed and used properly. It gave me multiple mindfulness activities to do. The properties of these...

Mindfulness Week

Welcome to mindfulness week #MWeek! From November 6-10 I will be challenging you to do something mindful every day and each day I will be posting education and reviews of some of the best mindfulness practices I’ve tried. I am a certified yoga instructor with over 200...

The Coping Box Challenge

31 October, 2017 Last week we talked about several different types of coping skills including Distraction, Emotional Awareness, Self-Soothing, Mindfulness, Opposite Action, and Crisis Intervention.  Good work if you looked into any of these skills or tried any of the...