Author: Tara Richardson

Productivity 101

posted Thursday, January 11, 2018

by: in Mental Health / Self-Help

I have to admit, I am obsessed with being my most productive self all the time. So much so, in fact, that I had to schedule relaxation time into my day…which ironically enough helps my productivity level even more. There are many books and concepts out there on productivity and how to maximize your energy […]

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New Year = New You? My favourite self-help books for flourishing in 2018

posted Friday, December 29, 2017

by: in Mental Health / Self-Help

Stop Saying You’re Fine by Mel Robbins A no BS way to approach life. Robbins makes an important point: it’s easiest to say “I’m fine” instead of making changes, even when things are definitely not fine. This is a kick you in the butt type of book so be prepared to give up all of […]

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Habits: How to master the good ones and kick the bad ones

posted Monday, December 4, 2017

by: in Mental Health / Self-Help

Did you know that 40% of your day is habitual? That means that nearly half of the time we’re not making conscious decisions in our day. This is okay- if you have good habits, of course! We all have good and bad habits. It’s natural to have a couple bad habits…it’s just when we get […]

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The No-Spend Challenge: Save your $$ for things that matter

posted Monday, November 13, 2017

by: in Mental Health / Self-Help

Are you trying to get out of debt or have suddenly realized it’s the holiday season? Me too. One great opportunity I have recently discovered is the no-spend challenge. I recently tested it out and I will tell you the number one secret you need to do to make it work and be worthwhile. But […]

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Spirituality and You

posted Tuesday, September 26, 2017

by: in Mental Health / Self-Help

I’ve never considered myself religious, albeit the fact that I went to church with my great aunt until age 12. I think I was more excited to discover a brand new pack of pink bubble gum in the glove box of her car each week than actually attending and participating in church activities. Until recently, […]

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My Top 7 Psychological Thrillers to rent this summer

posted Wednesday, June 28, 2017

by: in Mental Health / Self-Help

Who doesn’t love being absorbed into a fantastic psychological thriller? I certainly do! Today I’ve decided to share with you my favourite movies. I’m sure there are some great newer thrillers to share with you, but since I live under a rock (hello, 1997!) you’ll just have to watch these classics until I catch up […]

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4 Reasons to start art journaling

posted Thursday, May 11, 2017

by: in Mental Health / Self-Help

Don’t let the word ‘art’ deter you from reading this blog! I am not what I consider to be artistic but I love art journaling. (In fact, I was so absolutely not artistic that my 4th grade teacher actually encouraged me to skip art class and write instead.) It sounds contradictory- art journaling not being […]

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Spring cleaning for your mind

posted Tuesday, April 18, 2017

by: in Mental Health / Self-Help

It’s almost spring again. I personally love spring cleaning, but that’s because I’m a super organized neat freak who loves cleaning regardless of the season. However, this blog is about a different type of spring cleaning. It’s for your mind. We get bogged down so easily, especially with the winter blahs; plus why not free […]

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Have bad moments, not bad days

posted Sunday, March 19, 2017

by: in Mental Health / Self-Help

We all have what we deem “bad days”. Even that cheery, smiley secretary at the doctor’s office who is always doing “just super” and you wonder who spiked her Cheerios. Sometimes we have even worse days. Have you heard of Murphy’s Law? It is based on the premise that anything that can go wrong, will […]

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Finding help for mental health on the internet

posted Monday, February 27, 2017

by: in Mental Health / Self-Help

In my opinion, there is nothing better than real life, in person help for mental health concerns. But the reality is that there are so many barriers to these types of interactions: rural locations, stigma, finances, social and cultural norms, internal pressure…the list is (unfortunately) endless. The good news is that we live in an […]

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