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Self-Care: Tips, Resources, and Inspiration

I recently found out that it’s highly likely I’ll be working from home until the summer of 2021. That will make it a total of 16 months — and it could be even more! My personal situation aside, I do know that many people have already returned to their physical work locations, with many new…
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The Importance of Breathing and Balance

It took a pandemic to teach many of us about the relevance and importance of work-life balance. Setting healthy boundaries for ourselves became a necessity. Suddenly, our school age children were sharing our workplace and competing for our time and attention. Our social connections were abruptly cut off as the fear of infection became a…
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50+ Helpful, Fun, and Educational Resources For and About Kids

Well-Being Support for Kids and Parents How to give your kid a special birthday while stuck at home (Today’s Parent) Working from home with kids feels unsustainable. Here’s how to ease the burden. (Vox.com) Mental Health and Well-Being Resources (TDSB: Toronto District School Board) Helping Kids in Changing Times  (TDSB: Toronto District School Board) How to support student mental…
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15 Strategies for Coping with COVID-19 Anxiety

These are challenging times. The ongoing sense of uncertainty and insecurity caused by COVID-19 is having a big impact on our mental health, which is an important part of our overall health. I want to help people avoid making things worse for themselves and their families. To that end, I have put together an in-depth resource in…
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Resources to Support Health and Wellness While Working Remotely

The majority of my workdays are spent at Seneca College’s campus in Markham, Ontario. That is, until recently. When we were all notified that we’d be working from home until further notice, my mind immediately flooded with thoughts and a I felt a bit of trepidation. I thought of my home situation, realizing that I’d…
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Book Review: Mindfulness in 8 Weeks

Upon stumbling across an intriguing book called Mindfulness in Eight Weeks by Michael Chaskalson, I became truly convinced of the importance of mindfulness. In my last blog post, I talked about mindfulness as a powerful skill and a transformative way of living. After this read, I realized that mindfulness can be learned and practiced every day,…