Canada is called the “mosaic,” including diverse cultures and identities, yet, this mosaic eerily resembles the United States melting pot. Contrary to national narratives on multiculturalism in Canada, one of the most successful tactics in succeeding personally and professionally is to assimilate. But assimilate into what?
Can we agree that the thought of renovating or relocating is likely one of the most stressful life events? But consider if living ‘in a construction zone (or a life of uncertainty, disorganization, and disappointment) is any easier.
Therefore, in either situation, you have a choice: Renovate or Relocate.
Mental health or well-being is not just a ‘white thing’ or ‘rich people thing.’ The painful side of the mental health continuum is affecting black communities, especially black youth, at an alarming rate.
When you are on an airplane and dangers hit. The airbags will drop down. The very first thing you HAVE to do is grab it and secure yourself, then only can you assist others. It’s the enforced law on the airplane.
The reason is that you cannot help someone if you cannot help and secure yourself first.
This is a very empowering and true story.
You need to take care of yourself first, put yourself first, heal yourself and empower yourself. Do not feel guilty about it. Mental health is a real situation. We are made up of a body, soul, and mind.