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How To Deal With Grief After The Loss Of A Loved One

Grief is a profound and overwhelming feeling of loss which happens after the death of a loved one, but can also be the result of a life-altering event such as a divorce, break-up, or even losing a job. If you’re looking for help on how to deal with grief, we have a few tips in […]

How to Talk with Your Parent about Their Health 

As our parents grow older, it’s common for health problems to appear and naturally, we want to support them every step of the way. However, a person’s health can be a sensitive topic. It can be challenging to approach this conversation with care — especially if they don’t want to discuss it. There’s no need […]

Silence can be Deafening

In 2015, one of my worst nightmares became a reality when my ears started ringing. And I instantly wished for a volume button to turn it off. Unfortunately, it’s not that simple. As a professional working in the music industry, hearing damage, or worse, hearing loss, causes a lot of anxiety, which is all too […]

How to Warmly Connect with Older People

Loneliness is seen by many as one of the largest health concerns we face in the UK — it affects roughly nine million people, with half a million older people going at least five or six days a week without seeing or speaking to anyone at all. Older people are especially vulnerable to loneliness and […]

How Effective Is Aromatherapy for Managing Depression

Organic compounds found in essential oils are used in the process of aromatherapy as the scents emitted from those compounds seem to have a certain effect on a person’s mood and mental/emotional well-being. There are various methods for using essential oils for aromatherapy as well. The important thing is to find the scent or the […]

Staring Death in the Eyes, Mindfully

Written March 2019 If you’ve read any of my (many) articles posted to Daily Zen, you’ll know how passionate I am about living and teaching mindfulness and meditation as a foundation for our individual and collective well-being. My own journey of over ten years has taught me many principles and truths, and provided me with […]

9 Ways to Reduce Stress While Being a Student

No one said being a student at university would be easy, but surely you shouldn’t be under this much stress? As your stress grows, your performance drops, and that’s no good if you want to graduate with top marks. Take a look at the 9 ways you can reduce stress during your studies and you’ll […]

Tips for Staying Healthy & Happy as You Age

As we grow older, our bodies gradually deteriorate. This downtrend triggers negative emotions and throws us off balance mentally. Well, one cannot prevent the wheel of time from spinning, but it is certainly possible to slow down this imminent process. The thing is: we have to fight harder in order to preserve your health, boost […]

Say ‘Yes’ to What Is

“Be where you are; otherwise you will miss your life.” Buddha Just when you think life can’t get any more chaotic, challenging or seemingly ridiculous, it does. Life’s like that! Where I live in Canada, tornadoes are rare. Recently, though, and all at once, six tornados sliced devastating paths of destruction through our tiny rural […]

Ways To Relieve Stress Quickly and Effectively At Home

Ways To Relieve Stress Quickly and Effectively At Home

With all the deadlines and assignments that you have to do, we need ways to relieve stress. With either your boss hovering somewhere over your head or your co-workers depending on how fast you do something, your workdays can cause so much stress, that it seems years, rather than hours, before you can finally go […]

5 Simple Ways to Avoid Stress on Your Wedding Day

Weddings are undoubtedly, one of the most special affairs in one’s life but like every good thing in life, the excitement and elation come with their own share of stress and anxiety. Since it is one of the most significant days of your life you want everything to be perfect and flawless on your wedding day. […]

Forget Hope

What if we forget hope? Does that seem cynical? It’s not. Allow me to explain. Often, we react to life’s difficulties or disappointments by throwing up our arms and exclaiming, “I give up!” But, when I suggest that we “forget hope”, giving up is not what I mean. Our physical brain is hard-wired to continuously […]