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How to Tarot Read for Mental Health

As someone who has had her fair share of mental health struggles, I know how hard it can be to feel like you can't get in touch with your own emotions, thoughts, or intuition when you have a problem that needs solving. Feeling stuck and helpless in the face of a problem is so discouraging, and it can take an even greater toll on your life than the problem itself would otherwise. This mind-body disconnect can happen to anyone, so if it's happening to you, just know that you're not "weird," and you're not alone. For most people, it's something that ebbs and flows as we go through stages in life, and it's understandably most noticeable when we're facing stressful situations or serious life choices. One unconventional...

4 Supplements for Sleep

By now, most of us know how important getting a good night’s sleep is. The downsides of being sleep deprived (especially if you are constantly sleep-deprived) are numerous. Poor focus Fat gain may go up Your risk of injury goes up Inflammation can increase Immune function can be depressed Long-term heart health can be negatively affected We could go on! From a habit’s standpoint, you should try to get enough sleep, create a bedtime routine, and avoid computer, TV, and phone screens at least 20 minutes before bed (but preferably an hour). Sometimes, taking a supplement can help nudge your sleep habits or quality in the right direction. They aren’t a substitute for good sleep hygiene, but they can play a supporting role. But with so many...

Welcome to the World of Tarot: Tarot Cards for Beginners

If you had told me five years ago that I would love tarot, I would have laughed. I've always been a practical, data-driven person, and to me, tarot was a bit too esoteric and "out there" to be useful. Tarot can indeed be an intensely spiritual and even mystical ritual for some people, but it can be so much more than that! For me, tarot is a wonderful tool that I can use to better understand myself, just like taking the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator or the Enneagram test. Our minds are always looking for a way to tell a story or communicate a feeling, and it's often the case that words and data just won't cut it. Tarot is full of archetypes that our minds can...

Reframing Your New Year’s Resolutions

By now, we've made it safely through the first month of 2021. We still may not be totally sure what our new normal will look like moving forward, but we're all trying our hardest to be our best selves. For many, that effort to do better and be better often comes in the form of New Year's resolutions. Unfortunately, it can be incredibly difficult to stick with your resolutions, no matter how much you want to. This means that, if you've already broken one (or maybe all!) of your resolutions, you're far from alone. In fact, researchers have noted that at least 85 percent of people who made New Year's resolutions have broken them by now. Personally, I've never been a fan of making specific resolutions for...

Sleep Hygiene: Tips For a Better Night’s Rest

Sleep hygiene is a term that doctors and wellness experts use to refer to a collection of good nighttime habits that typically lead to better, more restful sleep.   If you suffer from insomnia or other sleep troubles, you've likely read all of the more popular tricks like, "no screens after 9 p.m.," or "only use your bedroom for sleep." I've read dozens of "sleep hygiene" articles, and almost all of them rehash the same tips with one or two new things thrown in.   My goal is always to offer you the best, most useful information possible, so I won't be putting a new spin on old tricks. While my tips aren't totally novel, I don't see them talked about very often, so I think they're worth sharing!   I...

Winter Pandemic Wellbeing Tips

Winter is fast approaching and, as the year comes to a close, I think many of us will be contemplating what this winter will be like, and how we can get through it amidst the continued challenges of Covid. I do have some friends and family that love the winter season, they love to get warm and cozy by the fire, wearing nice, thick winter jumpers and even thicker socks. However, not all of us share this love of the cold season and the dark days that it brings with it, so I thought I could sprinkle a few suggestions out there to try and keep any winter blues away and to keep our wellbeing at the top of the priority list.   Create your own support...

Teas for Mental and Physical Health

Did you know that certain teas offer additional benefits beyond the comfort of a warm, relaxing drink? While tea alone isn't a replacement for medicine, therapy or a generally healthy lifestyle, choosing the right tea to sip can boost your mental health and improve your overall sense of well-being.   Matcha Green Tea   Most of us have enjoyed a cup of green tea at some point in our lives, but matcha is not as well-known despite its rich flavor and long list of health benefits.   Matcha is a powdered form of green tea leaves, and it is packed with an important compound known as theanine. Theanine, which may also be referred to as "l-theanine," is an amino acid that helps to boost your natural levels of calming neurotransmitters. It's...

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4 Steps to Better Understand and Improve Your Own Wellness

We are heading towards the end of what has been a tough year for everyone, and one thing that this year has taught me is how important it is to keep my wellness a top priority. Understanding your own wellness and what it really means is the starting point for then learning how to improve it. So firstly, let’s define wellness;   “ the active pursuit of activities, choices and lifestyles that lead to a state of holistic health .”- The Global Wellness Institute   This means your wellness is not just about how well you feel physically or health-wise, it is a whole combination of all areas of your life. We can break this up into 8 subcategories: finance, social, intellect, emotion, occupation, environment, spirit, and physical.   Your wellness...

Covid-19 Travel Tips: How to Ensure Your Hotel Room is Clean

I’ve worked in the hotel industry for nearly a decade and I’ve seen first hand what goes into cleaning a hotel room. If you have to travel during this pandemic, here are a few tips to make sure your room is extra clean and sanitary.   Wipe down the room yourself: Housekeeping has certainly given your room a thorough cleaning, however for extra peace of mind and because you can never be too sure, wipe down the room yourself again. TV remotes and telephones are two items that harbor the most germs in a hotel room. Make sure to get into every crack and crevice. Wipe down anywhere that hands might have touched including door handles, shower knobs, toilet seat and handle, chords to open and close blinds,...

8 Books & Podcasts to Help Your Personal Growth 



Life is a never-ending journey of self-discovery. If you find yourself needing help with personal growth, check out the below podcasts and books for your professional, spiritual, and emotional needs. With time, patience and courage, you can start to see the years getting better as you go along.   Podcasts: How I Built This - This podcast is great for people who are trying to start a business and who are experiencing all of the challenges that come along with entrepreneurship. It tells of stories of struggle that eventually turn into successful empires. This podcast is perfect when you need a reminder that no matter how many times you fail, success can still be in your future. The Rise Podcast - Rachel Hollis, Author of “Girl, Wash Your Face”...