how to fill our days

This short piece was written in a heat-of-the-moment realization that hit me at 6:00am while drinking a Blonde Vanilla Almond Milk Latte (so good!) at Starbucks (I'm still *internally* boycotting them) and musing over this article  before heading to work. It's part critical self-awareness, and part caffeine-induced rant.  Busyness has become a badge of honor in our … Continue reading how to fill our days

7 tools for mental wellness

1. Practice breathing exercise 2. Practice voluntary discomfort. Sleep on the floor for a night. Fast for a day. Or, two. Go outside wearing a t-shirt when it's below freezing. Here's why. 3. A 5-minute journalling technique to banish anxiety 4. Download SelfControl In my previous post, Mental health and social media, I discussed the negative impact … Continue reading 7 tools for mental wellness

Mental health and social media

By now, it is very evident that we can no longer talk about mental health without also mentioning how our increasing addiction to technology, our digital devices, and various online platforms, can negatively impact our mental well-being. Increasingly, studies are showing the negative effects of social media on our mental health and mental well-being [1].  According … Continue reading Mental health and social media