Wellness Activity – Regain perspective

Pleasant memories can be a source of personal strength; but to anchor yourself too much in the past, especially when your mood is anxious or regretful, can hold you back from achieving your goals. Try this exercise to help you put your worries behind you. Find a quiet place to sit comfortably, eyes closed. Imagine […]

Creating a retreat from home

It’s not easy for many caregivers to be away from home to attend a carer retreat, so let’s explore ways to bring the retreat experience into your home environment. Think of it like a ‘staycation’. Instead of going elsewhere for the experience, you bring the feelings associated with a vacation (aka. holiday) to the place […]

Living by your Values

To live a valued life is to act in the service of what you value. You might ‘think’ you know what you value, but it’s your actions that demonstrate what really matters. Consider the phrase, ‘talk is cheap’. The meaning of this suggests that people can say they’ll do or value something, but if it’s […]

“Sometimes love says no”

I’ve been reflecting on what it means to have a healthy, intimate relationship versus a toxic one. Not just the romantic kind, but also with family members and friends. The foundation of a healthy relationship entails an establishment of trust and freedom for effective communication. Without this an individual is likely to withhold from vulnerability […]