Feature Friday: Heather

Meet Heather…I met Heather this past September in graduate school at Wilfrid Laurier University. She is kind, thoughtful, funny and a great friend. Heather has been very open to having conversations about her personal experiences of struggling with mental health, and through that I’ve found her very relatable and very inspiring. I’m very excited for you to learn more about Heather for this week’s #featurefriday … Continue reading Feature Friday: Heather

Love Yourself #3: Do What You Love

I am here to talk to you today about having fun! It seems pretty simple right? But as a graduate student I find that sometimes the concept of fun can be hidden by my every day tasks that need to get completed. Sometimes we can get too caught up in our busy schedules which leads us to often forget to participate in activities that we love. Does … Continue reading Love Yourself #3: Do What You Love

Little Minds See Many Things

I work at the YMCA in my city as an After-School Program Leader. The children that I work with have such an enthusiastic energy about them. They each have their own spark that they bring to the program. (They also bring sticky fingers, pokemon cards, and don’t even get me started about those fidget spinners). About 20-30 boys and girls, grades 1 to 8, gather … Continue reading Little Minds See Many Things

How to Live a Happy Life

How do you live a happy life? Everyone chooses different activities, events, or things that make them feel happy. For some people, happiness is experienced through physical or tangible things. For other people happiness may be felt through emotions or a psychological aspect. Happiness is an emotion that is experienced globally and on a variety of different levels. Science has proven that certain activities can … Continue reading How to Live a Happy Life

Take Your Own Advice

The other day I called home to talk to my mom. I was having a bad day, and I needed someone to vent to. After talking back and forth for about twenty minutes my mom said to me, “you need to start to take your own advice.” And in that moment I realized that she was absolutely right. In my blog posts I write about the inspiration and … Continue reading Take Your Own Advice

The Essence of You

“Never forget the essence of your spark.” That is my favourite quote of all time. Back in high school I was watching a Taylor Swift interview on YouTube and she explained that before each show during her Speak Now Tour, herself, her bandmates and her crew would put their hands in the middle of their circle and shout “never forget the essence of your spark” at the … Continue reading The Essence of You

Make Someone Else’s Day

New day. Stronger me. My 8am alarm goes off. I click snooze (don’t we all?) 5 minutes later I immediately pop up from my warm bed because I now only have 40 minutes to get ready, pack my bag for school, make a lunch, and look above average because it’s my graduation photo day. After 40 minutes of frantically getting myself together, I walk out … Continue reading Make Someone Else’s Day