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Posts Tagged ‘Mental Health’

My Weekend Yoga Retreat at Rio Chirripó Lodge

Tree pose on the rocks of Rio Chirripo river.

Most things worth seeing in Costa Rica are nestled at the top of a winding mountain road. Natural wonders and relaxing escapes are always calling you to pack up the car and make the slow and steady climb into one of the many green mountains of Costa Rica. Your reward for your efforts? Replacing the…

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Find Your Fearless Sidekick

Find Your Fearless Sidekick.

I’m the kind of person who has always followed signs. I’m not talking about signs from the Universe. I’m talking about literal, physical signage. “Do Not Cross”, “Private”, “Use Other Sidewalk”, I take these things seriously and I follow them to the letter. I walk on designated paths, rarely deviating, wandering off, or (gasp) going…

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The Simple Walking Meditation You Have To Try

Simple Meditation Walk You Need to Try

If you’ve been following the blog from the beginning, you know I’ve already written a few posts about guided meditation, meditation apps, and mindfulness over the past few months. In this post, I am continuing to share the winding, unpaved road that is my mindfulness journey. There is one meditation that really changed how I…

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My Favourite Self-Care Apps

My Favourite Self-Care Apps

The Project of “Me” Go on social media and you’ll find the term self-care all over the place. Mental health discussions are becoming more commonplace and people are talking about their feelings and their mental health in new and more honest ways, sharing stories and struggles. Brands are following suit and bringing these topics into…

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I Meditated Every Day for 30 Days and This is What Happened

I Meditated Every Day for 30 Days and This is What Happened

I have always struggled with anxiety, but it had gotten worse last winter, a lot worse. In December of 2017, I went to the doctor after having a series of anxiety attacks. Cancelling on social events, unable to complete basic tasks outside of the home, and really feeling a deep unshakable sadness was what I described…

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Staying Present While Travelling

Staying Present While Traveling - The Hesitant Adventurer.

The Art of Being in the Moment It can be easy, whether travelling or not, to think ten steps ahead and not be grounded in the present moment. I am guilty of this all the time. Being fully present is nothing short of an art in my eyes, and it’s something I have to consistently…

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The Hesitant Adventurer’s Guide to Hiking in The Swiss Alps

Hiking in the Swiss Alps at Lac Moiry.

Nervous Is An Understatement The thought of hiking in the Swiss Alps was absolutely intimidating to me. As an inexperienced hiker on the flattest terrain, I would definitely say I was a teeny bit nervous about hiking in one of the most impressive and dangerous mountain ranges in the world. Here are a few takeaways…

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Essentials for Stress Relief That Fit in Your Carry-On

Taking in the sights in London, England.

Traveling with anxiety isn’t always easy. There are challenges and unknowns around every corner, stress and new situations that put your nerves to the test. To top it all off, if you’re like me, you are living out of a small carry on bag. Sounds like a recipe for a miserable trip doesn’t it? Traveling…

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Stop Waiting for Perfection

On the banks of Lake Ontario, Prince Edward County.

This past week I spent a day in Prince Edward County with some good friends, Melissa Eapen of Adventure Deficit Disorder and Maggie Zatterberg of The Waiting Stories. We started chatting blogs while driving to lunch and I explained all of the things that had to happen before my blog could launch.   The list…

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