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Staying Calm Through a Storm

I’ve been reading the book ‘Happy for No Reason’ by Marci Shimoff and came across a really interesting topic that I really wanted to write a blog about, and that is the impact of believing that things happen for a reason on one’s happiness. In her book (which is great and I highly recommend checking […]

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My YWN Introduction

Hey Everyone! My name is Kevin. I just recently started helping out with the Youth Wellness Network and wanted to give myself a bit of an introduction. I’m going to be doing some blogging for this site so I wanted to give an overview of what brought me here. I was drawn to the Youth […]

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Focus – Customizing Your Own Sense of Strength

I lost touch with my true potential in the middle of high school. Other things began to replace positive releases I once knew. My attention span, direction and grades also slipped through the cracks. The Jess I once knew began to drift away. Meditation was an important part of my life, but it slowly stopped. In […]

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The Doctor Prescribed a Daily Dose of Laughter

So they say, “laughter is the best medicine.” Well, “they” were right. The healing power of laughter is amazing. Having a good laugh brightens up the mood and overall happiness. This weekend I went to a friend’s gathering. Oddly enough I was hesitant about going. I was glad I did because it’s been a while […]

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Self-Acceptance…Why Is It So Hard?

Planning is always a hassle. You have to find something to do that everyone will like. You have to find a perfect date so all your friends can make it. And finally, you’re responsible if the plan isn’t successful or fun. I could understand if this was done for a trip or an important event […]

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“We Can’t Plan Life, All We Can Do is Be Available For it”

Planning is always a hassle. You have to find something to do that everyone will like. You have to find a perfect date so all your friends can make it. And finally, you’re responsible if the plan isn’t successful or fun. I could understand if this was done for a trip or an important event […]

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Who knew that optimism could be an excuse for my ADD?

What is perspective, really? What tangible effect does it have on our day-to-day lives…if any? Read on to find some answers from an interesting University of Toronto study. Our outlooks may have a lot more influence than we think! Take care, Raha Francis http://www.news.utoronto.ca/lead-stories/people-who-wear-rosecoloured-glasses-see-more-university-of-toronto-study-s.html People who wear rose-coloured glasses see more, University of Toronto study shows […]

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Reflecting

A long time ago I read that reflection was an important component in understanding ourselves and our world. There are many forms of reflective activities, 2 of which are prayer and meditation. I am not religious nor am I advocating for or against religious practices, but I found this piece of information interesting. Reflecting, through […]

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A Special Interview with Meghan Telpner to talk Undiet!

I sat down recently with the amazing Meghan Telpner to discuss her new book Undiet and how it can impact the youth of our world! You do not want to miss this as it is jammed pack with relevant and inspiring information for youth and anyone who has a youth in their lives! If you […]