“Stop shoulding on yourself.” ~Albert Ellis I was buried under a pile of shoulds for the first thirty-two years of my life. Some of those shoulds were put on me by the adults in my life, some were heaped on because I am a middle child, but most were self-imposed thanks to cultural and peer influence.
Jim Rohn – Life Lessons From The Great Motivational Speaker “Formal education will make you a living; self-education will make you a fortune.” – Jim Rohn Formal education is standard, structured and systematic education. It is what you learn in schools and colleges. There’s nothing wrong with formal education but it is designed to get
Sometimes parents know you better than you know yourself. This is exactly what Nicole Richie experienced when she was spiraling toward severe drug addiction in her early twenties. She’d been muddling through as Paris Hilton’s best friend and was following her through the same path of debauchery and recklessness. When your entire identity hinges on
How do you know that you are worthy? What makes you feel worthy? Is it the attention or admiration that you get from others? The likes, the DMs, or people telling you you’re attractive. Or is it having a significant other that validates that someone finally wants to be with you. The elation that someone has finally
With the sun shining and temperatures creeping upward, it’s time to adjust our skincare routines for summer. Toronto beauty expert Shakereen Chowdhury says going into the summer months, our bodies sweat more, which leads to skin naturally producing more oil. She says there needs to be a balance of hydration and oil production because with
One outspoken influencer found herself on the receiving end of outrage when she fat-shamed a body positivity advocate. Online assault La’Shaunae Steward’s rise as a plus-sized Instagram model (@lushawanay) is best described as a triumph against trolls. “I joined Instagram in 2012, which was my freshman year of high school,” La’Shaunae told Metro. “I was
Haven’t you ever wondered why every thought comes crashing down when you’re trying to sleep? You know the drill—almost half of us have been troubled by our mind shifting to overdrive as soon as our head meets the pillow. Experts opine that the mind’s tendency to get tampered with in thoughts is the strongest during
“You don’t have to rebuild a relationship with everyone you’ve forgiven.” ~Unknown It’s natural, when you’re hurting and lonely, to want to reach out to people you’ve been close to in the past. Especially if there’s unfinished business with someone. And especially given the added isolation that comes with a global pandemic. Whether or not
To the piece of clothing that provided us with comfort while we were unable to get a hug from friends and family this past year, we offer our thanks, sweatpants, for the companionship. But as the summer heat swiftly approaches in Canada, our relationship with our sweatpants must draw to a close. Well, kind of.
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In life we make commitments. Most often when people think about the concept of commitments they think of relationships or even marriage. But there are tons of commitments that can be made over the course of a lifetime. It can be a commitment to your career, to travel, to your family, etc. But most importantly,
There is always fear before the fall. Fear of the unknown, potential failure, and disappointment. There is fear in the pain, the emotional highs and lows, the commitment. There is always fear before the fall. But fear, like every negative emotion, creates the optimal contrast needed in order for us to see beauty as beauty,
“As you grow older, you will discover that you have two hands, one for helping yourself, the other for helping others.” ~Maya Angelou Growing up in Africa, I was told that the virtue and worth of a woman lies in her ability to take care of everyone around her; that a woman was considered good
The recent discovery of 215 Indigenous children buried on the grounds of a former Kamloops residential school has prompted memorials across the country. Canada has been reckoning with its past while looking for answers on how to move forward. Father and daughter Paul and Raven Lacerte from the Moose Hide Campaign, a grassroots movement aimed
Have you ever been angry or perhaps frustrated with someone for not fulfilling an expectation you may not have clearly or even fully communicated? If so, it’s okay. It happens sometimes. But before you get upset, you need to check yourself and take some responsibility for where you might have gone wrong in this scenario.
Let me ask you this: Do things usually go to plan in your life? Or do you often find yourself adapting to a tornado of changes you didn’t choose or think to expect? That’s how I’ve felt recently, as I’ve been dealing with placenta previa at the end of my “geriatric” pregnancy, which required my
As COVID-19 vaccinations roll out across Canada and case counts are waning in many parts of the country, businesses and their employees are cautiously poking their heads out of work-from-home setups and wondering what kinds of offices — if any — are waiting for them after the pandemic. A number of major companies have made
When it comes to sharing the details of your mental health with the world, often there are few things that you want to do less. On the one hand, you want to keep what happened to you so incredibly private because it is no one’s business. On the other hand, once you’ve been through it,
Confidence is everything. It’s so much more than just feeling good about yourself. It’s the measure of what you project onto others, it’s the tool that enables you to actively work towards what you want, and it’s the voice you use to talk to yourself and others. And when it comes down to it, confidence
“Shame derives its power from being unspeakable.” ~ Brené Brown I felt like a hypocrite. I would tell my nutrition clients to eat a salad with vegetables, then I’d go home and scarf down an entire pizza. After guilt and shame set in, I would purge and throw it up. I think I became a