Breaking Free from the Chains of Repetition

In our journey towards personal growth and self-discovery, we often find ourselves entangled in the web of repetition. While routines can offer comfort and stability, it's important to recognize the negative side effects that excessive repetition can bring into our lives. Repetition, when unchecked, can lead to stagnation, decreased creativity, and heightened stress levels. Embracing routine is natural and can...[ read more ]

Overcoming Travel Anxiety: Tips and Strategies for a Smooth Journey

Traveling is supposed to be a fun and exciting experience, but for many people, it can be a source of anxiety and stress. Whether it's the fear of flying, the stress of navigating unfamiliar places, or worries about safety, travel anxiety can put a damper on even the most well-planned vacation. However, there are many strategies and techniques that can...[ read more ]

Coping with Jet Lag: Tips for a Smooth Transition

Jet lag is a common condition that affects many travelers, especially those who cross time zones. It occurs when your internal clock, or circadian rhythm, is disrupted by the change in daylight hours. Symptoms may include fatigue, insomnia, headache, and difficulty concentrating. Fortunately, there are several ways to minimize the effects of jet lag and help your body adjust to...[ read more ]

The Challenges of Masking: Understanding and Coping with Hidden Emotions

Masking is a term used to describe the behavior of hiding one's true thoughts or feelings behind a façade or persona. It's something that many people do, often without realizing it. Masking can be a coping mechanism that helps people navigate social situations, but it can also be a source of stress and anxiety. For individuals on the autism spectrum,...[ read more ]

Understanding Autism: Early Diagnosis and Intervention for Better Outcomes

Autism is a neurodevelopmental disorder that affects many young children. Early diagnosis and intervention can make a big difference in a child's development and quality of life. As a parent or caregiver, it's important to know the signs of autism and seek help if you have concerns. Some common signs of autism in young children include delayed speech or language...[ read more ]

The Benefits of Mindfulness Meditation for Anxiety Management

Anxiety is a common mental health condition that affects millions of people worldwide. While there are various treatment options available for anxiety, mindfulness meditation has become increasingly popular in recent years. Mindfulness meditation is a form of meditation that involves focusing on the present moment and accepting one's thoughts and feelings without judgment. In this blog post, we'll explore the...[ read more ]

Understanding Mindfulness

In this last blog post I wanted to highlight some videos I personally have greatly benefited from on the topic of mindfulness. The first Ted Talk I’m going to share is by Richard J.Davidson. Dr. Davidson focuses a lot on how our brain function can be changed through mindfulness and gives a beginner's exercise on how to practice mindfulness.[ read more ]

A how to on practicing mindfulness

Time Setting aside time is key to practicing and maintaining mindfulness. Many of us make goals that we strive for, but then we will fail to create a designated moment of time in the day to actually practice this. I find creating two 5 min spaces of time in your day is the best way to start off. I personally...[ read more ]

What is Mindfulness?

Mindfulness is all about living in the present. Mindfulness is usually seen as a state one can be in when we focus our energy on the present moment. However, unlike what people think meditation and mindfulness is, we should not try to push away unwanted thoughts but acknowledge them and continue to let our minds flow. Mindfulness and meditation are...[ read more ]

How to Prevent Burnout (3 Part Series)

This is the second part of a three-part series about Burnout. In this action, you will read about my own tips on how I'm able to prevent burnout in my own life whilst also juggling being a full-time student, a part-time intern, and a part time assistant researcher. With multiple stressors that come with the closing of the year, it...[ read more ]

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