ABC’s of Active Listening: What Are They And How Can We Use Them?

Anxiety Bear

Have you ever been having a conversation with someone about something you considered important, and you could just tell that they weren’t paying attention/interested? I’m sure we’ve all experienced this at some point or another in our lives, and it can leave us feeling ignored, invalid and invisible.

I for one have experienced this many times throughout my life, and it is never something I seek to experience again. These encounters have left me with a personal motivation to try and treat others how I would like to be treated. For those of you who are new to this blog, I am studying to become a counsellor, and it was actually a recent lesson that inspired this post. During this lesson I realised just how important active listening skills were to me achieving my aforementioned goal, and believe they would be an asset to anyone who finds themselves pondering the…

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The 3 A’s of Coping: How to Deal with Change and Grow From It – Anxiety Bear

Anxiety Bear

“Know what’s weird? Day by day nothing seems to change, but pretty soon, everything is different.”

– Bill Watterson

You and I both know that change is a constant and inevitable thing in life. That being said, it doesn’t make it any less difficult at times. Whether it’s small day to day changes or more intense events such as bereavement, I imagine it would be impossible to find someone who hasn’t been upset or frustrated when things go differently than planned or ‘how they used to’. This is especially difficult if you struggle from a mental health condition such as depression, anxiety or obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD).

The thing is, whilst change is unavoidable and can be very irritating, there are ways we can cope and grow from it. Before we get to this though, I would like to discuss with you the most common forms of change and how they…

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8 Ways to Stay Mentally Healthy During Lockdown and Self-Isolation — Anxiety Bear

It’s strange to think that this time last year Covid-19, lockdown and self-isolation were words/phrases that didn’t overly exist in our vocabularies like they do today. It’s almost funny in a ‘if I don’t laugh I’ll cry’ kind of way. Regardless of your situation, you’ve most likely felt the impact of one or all of […]

8 Ways to Stay Mentally Healthy During Lockdown and Self-Isolation — Anxiety Bear

Burns Night 2021 – The US Sun

THE life and work of poet Robert Burns – officially voted the “greatest ever Scotsman” – is celebrated around the globe each year in January. The tradition began after the Scottish bard’s death in 1796, when his friends decided they needed to celebrate his career. But who was Burns and what was his life like? Robert Burns was […]

Who was Robert Burns and where did he live? — The US Sun

15 Ways To Simplify Your Life in 2021

Mind. Beauty. Simplicity

Resolutions are a funny thing. We set these “goals” before the start of the new year to become a better version of ourselves. And I’m all for setting goals & improving one’s self, but can someone just wake up an entirely new person? I don’t think so. I think it takes time & with a set of changes put in place. When I started on the journey of minimalism, I didn’t just wake up & say “I’m getting rid of everything I own!” It took time & reflection to get where I am today. And I’m here to let you in on some of the secrets to simplify your life this coming new year.

  1. SET SMALLER GOALS
Wholistic Health YYC | goal setting

Instead of choosing one main goal for the entire year, why not break them down into smaller ones each month or even each day. In the past, I talk about the importance of

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Power of forgiveness — Xtechworld

Forgive & forget Bitterness can stop you from living the best life you possibly can. It has the power of keeping you where you are but making you feel you don’t deserve the life you desire to live. Being bitter or harboring feelings of resentment toward others can harm your overall health and work. It […]

Power of forgiveness — Xtechworld

Choosing Joy Over Despair — WILDLY FREE ELDER

“Yet, within the wounds, rather like the tree in the image above, there is new growth and opportunities to re-frame our perspective and turn our attention to moments of joy and small pleasures. New growth that finds its compost from what has died or changed, and leaves us with clarity, a new found direction and hope. A perspective coming from interconnection – not separation. “

Choosing Joy Over Despair — WILDLY FREE ELDER

A few things I’ll tell myself the next time I feel down — The Good Vibes Revolution

If at one point all your achievements seem to be purposeless, remember that everything you have lived, went through, and learned, makes you a stronger person. Those experiences are part of your growing process.

A few things I’ll tell myself the next time I feel down — The Good Vibes Revolution

5 Steps To Overcoming Uncertainty — The Student Nurse Guide

I thought all this would be over by now. Autumn is my favourite time of year. It’s a new season & a new term, a fresh start for everyone just beginning their degree. I’m sure you were all looking forward to “getting back to normal” after this year. But of course 2020 still has other […]

5 Steps To Overcoming Uncertainty — The Student Nurse Guide

4 Advantages Of Taking A Blogging Break — Olivia Lucie Blake

Even the most successful people in the world need a break sometimes, and I’m here to tell you it’s okay to take a break. When I first started blogging again at the beginning of July 2020 I didn’t really give myself any break. I was publishing a new blog post every single day. Thats 7 […]

4 Advantages Of Taking A Blogging Break — Olivia Lucie Blake

My Top 5 Stress Management Tips

Olivia Lucie Blake

It’s no secret that 2020 has been a very stress filled year which has had such an effect on us not only physically but mentally too. I call it Coronavirus stress. It got me thinking, can stress kill you? So naturally I googled it and apparently it can lead to some pretty shocking effects on the body. We often forget how powerful the mind really is on our bodies. I think Stress management should be one of our top priorities to maintain good mental health. There are tonnes of articles on stress management online but I thought I’d put together some of the tips I use myself to help reduce my coronavirus stress.

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Is It Your Fantasy Self Talking? — Mind. Beauty. Simplicity

A little below 30 degrees, wind & snow hitting my bare face as I look down the snowy mountain. Gripping my poles, I give myself a push & glide down effortlessly from side to side. I can barely see what’s in front of me. A white dusting is all that is visible. I close my […]

Is It Your Fantasy Self Talking? — Mind. Beauty. Simplicity