News: self-care

Self-care and self-esteem

Various cosmetic products packed in light-pink tubes, boxes, compacts, and bottles spread across a light-pink background.

I’ve recently taken up an interest in skincare. I’m not quite sure what prompted this interest, perhaps it had always been in the back of my mind just waiting for a spark of motivation to take action.

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Being okay in my own company

The back of a woman looking at the sunset over forest trees.

I'm learning to differentiate between being alone and spending time with myself.

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Gratitude and joy

"For many of us, our first waking thought of the day is “I didn’t get enough sleep”. The next one is “I don’t have enough time”.

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Permission to rest

A fox curled atop a log sleeping.

I’ve been trying to catch a break but no matter how long I spend lying in bed, I still feel exhausted.

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October integration

photo of the back of a girl sitting looking at a bridge in a forest landscape

The last several weeks have been exceptionally intense and I found myself teetering on the edge, close to burning out.

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Connection

Someone sitting, looking sad with a large hand offering help

One stigma I easily associate with mental health is the one associated with seeing a counsellor.

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Whale migration

Oh August, I feel like you went by too quickly. The last weeks of winter have always been celebrated with a migration of sorts and this annual retreat has become a tradition. One that always felt like a rebirth, and I will always be grateful to winter’s chill for the darkness that makes fires burn brighter and hotter.

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Common Ph.D. obstacles

The struggle is real, and the long, cold nights are getting to me a bit.

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Un-numbing

This week I realized that I can’t do my dishes or sort my laundry without listening to a podcast or a recorded webinar.

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