Author: Tara Richardson

The Mindfulness Craze

posted Sunday, June 10, 2018

by: in Mental Health / Self-Help

A quick search of ‘mindfulness’ on www.indigo.ca provided me with over 1000 books on this subject. Mindfulness is not a new concept, but it is now a hot topic that many people are buying into – and they should! Mindfulness has been associated with benefits in various health domains, such as mood and anxiety, cancer, […]

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Supporting a friend with an eating disorder

posted Monday, February 26, 2018

by: in Mental Health / Self-Help

  This week (Feb 26- Mar 4) is National Eating Disorder Awareness Week. Despite popular belief, an eating disorder is not always easy to spot. There is a misconception that only thin people have eating disorders, but the truth is that you can have an eating disorder at any weight. In fact, people with bulimia […]

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A happy valentine’s day: Learning your partner’s “love language”

posted Wednesday, February 14, 2018

by: in Mental Health / Self-Help

Valentine’s Day often becomes more of an “analyze your relationship” day, rather than its main purpose of “show love to your partner” day. Stop analyzing and start loving! I recently read an edition of Gary Chapman’s ‘The Five Love Languages’. Through years of research, Chapman has identified five distinct ways to show love to your […]

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Mind Mapping: The best way to organize your ideas

posted Friday, February 2, 2018

by: in Mental Health / Self-Help

Mind Mapping is both a visual and written depiction of your thoughts and ideas. The practice was developed in the 1960’s by Tony Buzan, an avid researcher of the brain. In 2006, Buzan created the iMindMap– a software dedicated to capturing your mind maps electronically. Mind mapping is a form of self-expression, and although there […]

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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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