The pandemic may have limited our physical social outings, however with online choirs to YouTube exercise groups or CPD forums, there is a plethora of opportunities for everyone to find companionship and connection.  Research has found that online groups can provide an avenue for friendship, that can  alleviate the  loneliness caused by COVID-19 which has increased amongst older […]

Social distancing is at the forefront of discussion across the globe, so what better way to accomplish this feat than grabbing a fly rod, your most enticing flies, and hitting the water? Fly fishing is a typical American outdoor activity, which involves an angling method that uses a light-weight lure—called an artificial fly—to catch fish. […]

Imagine the sunshine on your skin, the cool breeze on your face, and the sound of the birds sing. For me, this describes my favourite place to be, which is outside. Unfortunately, due to a busy schedule of being a full-time Occupational Therapy student and full-time employee as an Occupational Therapy Assistant, it does not […]

“To be listened to is a striking experience, partly because it is so rare” (Co-Active Coaching). I’m sure we’ve all experienced it; going to talk to a friend, family member, therapist etc and feeling this immediate connection, feeling weight lifting off your shoulders… like your feelings are known, understood and valid. This person who makes […]

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For many of us, the idea of self care makes us think instantly of being selfish — of booking a day at a spa, for example, or spending a whole day indulging in things we only want to do. Self care is actually more about doing what we can to tend to ourselves so that […]

Every day of self-isolation, I go for a 30-minute walk around my local lake at noon and 5pm. Everyday, rain or shine. The first few days I was reluctant, nervous, a little uncomfortable with the thoughts of this new norm of physically distancing myself from others. I started slow, I made a plan. I carry […]

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What is meaningful to you? What do you miss from life before COVID-19 or what is “filling you up” in this time?  For a lot of us, we are missing time with family, friends, and co-workers. Each of us has a hobby, a passion, or some activity that “refills our cup.” For some it is […]

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One of our first requests in the ‘What do you want to do’ box came from a reader who expressed having a hard time motivating themselves to get out of bed, have a shower, start their day, and get on with the rest of it.  We’re going to address this question in three blog posts. […]

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One of our first requests in the ‘What do you want to do’ box came from a reader who expressed having a hard time motivating themselves to get out of bed, have a shower, start their day, and get on with the rest of it.  We’re going to address this question in three blog posts. […]

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Well that was fast…. with all the changes afoot due to COVID-19, our healthy routines have gone a bit sideways. We’re a busy family who normally prioritizes well-being and sticks to healthy habits to stay on track. This includes packing balanced lunches the night before, waking early to go to the gym, sitting together for most dinners, […]

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