Self-Care Posts

October 18, 2019

Break-ups are hard.

When it comes to down to it, you can turn into a better version of yourself - a version that can help us realize we are better off without having that pressure 24/7. Yes - it will hurt!

A breakup is a like a  fresh wound: it will hurt at first, but through the healing process, it gets better. When you're going through a tough time, you want to scream, cry and eat as much ice cream as you can. You may even sit...

August 14, 2019

Emotional exhaustion is something I never really expected to find in myself. Looking over everything that I had experienced in the last few years of my life, I realized just how strong I was to be knocked down time and time again but to stand up after. This summer, however, I’ve shifted my views on my resilience. 

I never found myself emotionally exhausted before, because I was never really allowing myself to be in touch with m...

August 5, 2019

I never experienced loneliness for very long as a child, teenager, or even a young adult, until this past year. Sure, there were a few times at recess or the first day of a new school, but those lasted days or hours.

Having grown up, and having the most life experience yet, I definitely feel that I should have the most friends I’ve ever had. Then I wonder “more friends isn’t necessarily going to make me less lonely.” I could ha...

August 1, 2019

Bloating, cupping your sore boobs in hopes that they will feel better, cramps or debilitating headaches that make you want to curl up on the couch, fatigue, and mood swings – do you get hit by any of these symptoms once a month right before you’re about to get your period? What do you do to take care of yourself?

Here are some of my favourite go-to self-care tips for fighting PMS:

1. Hot bath with a bath bomb or epsom salts

This...

July 22, 2019

As self-care becomes more popularized on social media, we’re seeing more and more ideas of what self-care means for different people. Pictures of matcha lattes, bubble baths, and candles fill our feeds. But as Kendra’s post highlighted, this consumerist view on self-care may not be completely filling its purpose. 

Self-care can be defined as “the practice of taking action to preserve or improve one’s own health.” It’s going to...

July 20, 2019

As many of you know, mornings suck! You have to get up from sleep (or get up from no sleep) to rush around and go to your boring job or sit through classes you don’t really care about.

What if there were a way to make mornings an amazing part of the day? Well, I have some great news for you –there is! From personal experience, getting up in the morning was really hard when my bed was so warm and cozy, or when I was just simply...

July 15, 2019

It was the spring of 2017 and I had just lost 55lbs. I figured once I lost the weight, the self loathing and sabotage would fall right off too. 

Right around that time, a friend and I had a falling out, and I realized that even with the weight loss, my mental health needed some adjusting too. I have struggled with anxiety and depression for years, but the fallout brought me to one of my all-time lows. I remember reading somewhe...

May 6, 2019

When I was in university I used to write out my responsibilities in order to prioritize what needed to be taken care of first. Recently, I found some of these lists in agendas and journals. My time was booked so tightly with so many different things and I remember how stressed I was while trying to complete each task. I would lose sleep, I ate less frequently, and I found that I wasn’t as present in conversations as my thought...

September 27, 2018

I had my first date when I was about 19-20 years old. I was so anxious that I didn’t even drive; I asked my brother to drop me off. I didn’t have the appetite to eat before, so I went on an empty stomach. I thought about cancelling many times before I found myself in my brother’s car. I got to the tiny venue to see one of my favorite bands, Broods. I walked inside and found a spot right in front of the stage. As I waited for B...

September 19, 2018

Self care. That’s the buzzword that seems to be everywhere nowadays. You’ll find it trending on social media, emblazoned on t-shirts, praised alongside photos of bath bombs and “treat yo’self” attitudes.  All of that is wonderful – I mean, who doesn’t like to indulge in something that makes them feel good once in a while? But in the thicket of hashtags and filters, we lose the plot of what self-care actually represents and how...

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