Below are a sample of some quotes I find inspiring. Having these quotes on hand has helped through many a difficult time. I encourage you to compile quotes you find guidance, inspiration or strength from, whatever your belief system is. If you feel moved to share your favorite quotes, pleaseContinue Reading

Mindfulness is a Buddhist practice of meditation, and for a few decades, has been used alone or in combination with other therapies, to promote mental health. I learned about mindfulness from listening to an interview of Jon Kabat-Zinn on CBC’s Tapestry radio show. He was a doctor at a cancerContinue Reading

I was under the impression that the Covid problem is going away, probably because of the media, the people I am in contact with, and in my country of Canada things seem to be slowly returning back to “normal”. I was startled into reality when I looked at John HopkinsContinue Reading

End of times, also referred to as Armageddon, is a belief common among many religions, as explained in this Wikipedia article. The Bible Gateway website has many translation versions of the verse below, including many other languages. Christians often check various translations of a verse, and this website makes thatContinue Reading

Knowing yourself has many benefits, which I will be blogging about in the near future, including making wiser big-life decisions like career choice, partner, where to live, whether to have children, and so on. The first personality test, Myers-Briggs, is the most popular, and has been around for decades. ItContinue Reading

I got the idea of keeping a list of my favorite songs from the Dialectical Behavior Therapy Workbook. Dialectical Behavior Therapy, or DBT, was developed by Marsha Lineham for people with Borderline Personality Disorder. A characteristic of BPD is excessive and often painful emotions. DBT can be helpful for anyContinue Reading

The Canadian government has launched online support for those struggling with mental health challenges during these Covid-19 times. This website is available in French also. If I find any similar online resources like this, I will add them to this blog.Continue Reading

A few recent comments I received were from aspiring bloggers wanting advice. Since my response became longer than I expected, I decided to make it a blog instead. I am going to write from my experience only, which is limited because this is the only blog I have. I suspectContinue Reading

Here are some tools to help you bring you closer to people you can’t visit in person, like the elderly, because of the COVID-19 crisis. Zoom: Zoom free account has a 40-minute time limit. You can get around this, by clicking on the original meeting web link to start aContinue Reading

I am an empath, so I naturally and often unknowingly sense the energy and emotions of other people and think it is my energy or emotions – weird eh?. I can absorb this energy and emotion as though it is my own. Using rattles every morning helps me clear myselfContinue Reading