Why Watching YouTube Videos Don’t Work for Your Mental Health, but THIS Will.

But then, something struck me after I digested this inspiring quote about trauma survivors. It also made me think back to all the videos I’ve watched on personal development and mental health. All of them carry a voice of empathy. They understand the challenges and pain for people who struggle with their mental health and personal development.
But something was missing I felt in almost all the messages…what was missing? Continue reading Why Watching YouTube Videos Don’t Work for Your Mental Health, but THIS Will.

Why Trauma Survivors Need to be More Mindful.

Last night I went out to dinner with some long time friends. We met at Romer’s which is a trendy burger bar right by the river and it couldn’t have been a more perfect summer evening to be there.

The weather was crazy hot, but I loved it because Vancouver’s notorious for having some wet and miserable months throughout the rest of the year, so I’m not going to complain about having a couple of weeks of pure sunshine. Continue reading “Why Trauma Survivors Need to be More Mindful.”

Anthony Bourdain’s Death: The Ongoing Fight Against Suicide and Depression (sometimes it’s not about the stigma)

Tea? Or Coffee? That was this morning’s dilemma after my routine 6 am workout at the gym. I pulled into the local Starbucks on Queen’s street in Port Moody and must have spent nearly 5 minutes out of my morning wrestling in my mind what beverage I wanted to start my work day with. Did I want something lighter and refreshing, like a green tea that’s chock full of antioxidants? Or did I want something with more body and boldness like a good old fashioned cup of Joe?

Tea? Or Coffee?

Continue reading “Anthony Bourdain’s Death: The Ongoing Fight Against Suicide and Depression (sometimes it’s not about the stigma)”

On Personal Growth and Lifelong Learnings

We are constantly learning new things whether or not we are consciously aware of it. It’s all part of personal growth and development that makes each of us unique. Now in my forties, I’ve realized how much my perspective on life has changed over the years. Once feeling invincible, I now feel a sense of humility. Continue reading On Personal Growth and Lifelong Learnings