building a sustainable life.

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When I was going through burnout, I felt so stuck and tired and got to the point where I just couldn’t keep going. I needed rest… lots of it. I took time off work to refuel and replenish, but eventually, I needed to begin my own restoration. Rest is necessary when we are pushed to our limits, but I wanted

Moving Beyond Rest to Restoration

April 29, 2021
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How do I handle life’s difficulties? Do I face them head-on or do I tend to procrastinate or simply ignore them? Do challenges make me feel anxious? Depressed? Exhilarated? Angry? We all handle hardships in different ways. Sometimes, we might leap towards challenges, looking forward to the chance to prove ourselves as strong or capable. Sometimes, we approach more cautiously,

Where can I grow my resilience?

April 22, 2021
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Everyone faces hardships. No matter who you are, or what kind of life you live, you will face hardships. We all face failure, grief and disappointment over and over. As we go about our lives, we usually try our best to avoid these moments… for obvious reasons. Sometimes, we even avoid good things out of fear of these things… of

The Key to Amplifying Resilience

April 15, 2021
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At some point, we have all felt trapped by the circumstances of life. We’ve been stuck in a low-paying job or a boss we can’t tolerate, we’re been in bad relationships we can’t see a way out of or struggled to achieve a goal that feels out of our reach. The good news is there is almost always a way

Stuck in the circumstances of life?

April 8, 2021
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The Elijah Syndrome When do you feel the most alone? Think about these two scenarios; a Saturday afternoon after a normal but decent and productive week of work. You take a walk, work in your garden, read an interesting book and have a good meal. Or a Saturday afternoon after a long, hard week filled with conflict and you’re heading

The key barrier to taking responsibility—Self-isolation

April 1, 2021
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Why we need agency Agency is the capacity of individuals to act independently and to make their own free choices. Showing agency is a cornerstone of mature adults and a way to take responsibility for yourself. There are a lot of ways we can show agency (or lack agency). Our finances, for example, are something in which we all can

Showing Agency – (taking responsibility)

March 25, 2021
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The two most common stressors There are many roads in our life that lead to stress. Work, relationships, personal goals… all of these things naturally come with some road bumps and road bumps usually lead to some stress. We often can’t control when stress comes into our lives, but it’s normal to experience stress now and then and there are

Two big stressors you need to know about

March 18, 2021
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Stress and sleep There are lots of reasons that you might not be sleeping; lack of exercise, irregular schedules, too much screen time or too much caffeine…all of these things can all affect your sleep. But nothing keeps you up when you should be sleeping like stress. One of the symptoms I listed in my first visit to the doctor

Is stress affecting my sleep?

March 11, 2021
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Self-care can mitigate stress You wake up from another night of tossing and turning, your shoulders are tight, your jaw aches from grinding your teeth in your sleep. For a few minutes too long you lay in your bed contemplating the day ahead of you and your long to-do list makes you want to go right back to sleep. You

Practising self-care to mitigate stress

March 4, 2021