What’s Up in the AIR

Inspiration is where we will share stories for reflection and motivation.

Mental Fitness Minute: Control

  Being in control matters. Believing you are capable of having an impact contributes to positive feelings and increases life satisfaction. Knowing what you have control over matters. You have the ability to influence your health, well being and surroundings....

Mental Fitness Minute: Burnout

Sometimes it’s hard to remember to slow down. Demands from your personal and work life can be consuming. Rarely do we think to take time for ourselves and reflect. Burnout is emotional and mental exhaustion. But… how do I avoid burnouts? Take some time to reflect on...

Mental Fitness Minute: Self-Compassion

Being successful requires having your own back. Practicing self-compassion on a regular basis helps you persevere through difficult times. Be there to stand up for yourself when you need it! You need to love yourself unconditionally. That means despite mistakes and...

Mental Fitness Minute: Assertiveness

There will be times when you have to speak up for yourself and others. Avoiding conflict is unrealistic; it leads to resentment, bitterness and passive aggressive behaviour. This can cause a tremendous amount of undue stress, anxiety and interpersonal discomfort....

Mental Fitness Minute: Emotion is Fuel

Sometimes it’s easier to think that the glass is half empty than half full. Harnessing positive energy is a quick and easy way to feel optimistic and energized! Positive emotions include love, joy and gratitude. Having gratitude involves being thankful for people,...

Mental Fitness Minute: Managing Conflict

Conflict is natural. Knowing how to communicate your thoughts and feelings with people who have different points of view is important! Every opinion adds value and offers different perspectives. When dealing with conflict, ask yourself the following questions: What is...

Discovering Self-Compassion

A few months ago, I wrote a piece on compassion and reflected that we as a society are not compassionate 100% of the time, nor should we be, however we should be more often than we are. In the further discovery of compassion it is important to realize that...

Active Listening

Listening matters. It is a topic that has sparked many debates, and has influenced decades of research, as it is one of the most important tools that we have at our disposal. To hear someone speak is entirely different than to actively listen to them. This...

Exercise and Stress Management

Stress is prevalent. Unhealthy amounts of stress may lead to many negative side effects including aches and pains, insomnia, illness, burnout, decreased motivation, and many other symptoms that get in the way of enjoying life. Cortisol is the stress...

Making Time

With only 24 hours in a day, it can appear difficult to get everything done. An overwhelming list of “to do’s” raise our stress levels, often to an extent that surpasses healthy amounts, leading to illness, fatigue, and burnout. Often times we look back...
Mental Fitness Minute: Control

Mental Fitness Minute: Control

  Being in control matters. Believing you are capable of having an impact contributes to positive feelings and increases life satisfaction. Knowing what you have control over matters. You have the ability to influence your health, well being and surroundings....

read more
Mental Fitness Minute: Burnout

Mental Fitness Minute: Burnout

Sometimes it’s hard to remember to slow down. Demands from your personal and work life can be consuming. Rarely do we think to take time for ourselves and reflect. Burnout is emotional and mental exhaustion. But… how do I avoid burnouts? Take some time to reflect on...

read more
Discovering Self-Compassion

Discovering Self-Compassion

A few months ago, I wrote a piece on compassion and reflected that we as a society are not compassionate 100% of the time, nor should we be, however we should be more often than we are. In the further discovery of compassion it is important to realize that...

read more
Active Listening

Active Listening

Listening matters. It is a topic that has sparked many debates, and has influenced decades of research, as it is one of the most important tools that we have at our disposal. To hear someone speak is entirely different than to actively listen to them. This...

read more
Making Time

Making Time

With only 24 hours in a day, it can appear difficult to get everything done. An overwhelming list of “to do’s” raise our stress levels, often to an extent that surpasses healthy amounts, leading to illness, fatigue, and burnout. Often times we look back...

read more

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