self care

You Don’t Have To Be Productive Right Now

You Don’t Have To Be Productive Right Now

Isaac Newton did some of his best work during a plague year, we’re told. Shakespeare may have turned to sonnets when the theatres were closed. And now everyone you know is working on some kind of project while they’re working (or not) from home. But you know what other option…

Plan Your Mental Health Days In Advance

Plan Your Mental Health Days In Advance

Every month, I try to mark off at least one weekend day as a No Plans Day. During that day, I do what might otherwise be considered “nothing;” I read, I nap, maybe I rewatch a favourite movie or TV show, and I spend a lot of time staring into…

How To Love Yourself, With Tara Brach

How To Love Yourself, With Tara Brach

We’re learning how to practice true self-compassion this week with renowned psychotherapist and Buddhist meditation teacher Tara Brach. Tara is the author of Radical Acceptance: Embracing Your Life With the Heart of a Buddha, and most recently Radical Compassion: Learning to Love Yourself and Your World with the Practice of…