Rachel Dodds is a certified advisor in Psychological Health & Safety in the Workplace with the Canadian Mental Health Association. In 2019, Rachel earned her certification in mindfulness instruction and facilitation from Mindfulness Without Borders. Her passions include practicing mindfulness as an effective approach to optimal mental health.

The Burden of Secrets

It’s been almost six years since the lead singer of American rock band Linkin Park died, allegedly at his own hand by hanging.  Chester Bennington was 41 and the father of six children when he died.  “I tried so hard and got so far…But in the end it doesn’t even matter.” Linkin Park’s song In the End is …

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Detachment; Cold-Hearted or Self Love?

How is it possible that all my problems are because of attachment? As I scrutinized my life, I realized it was true. My arguments with others emanated from attachment to my opinions. My anger was because of attachment to particular results that didn’t manifest the way I expected.

Shaking off the shame of yesterday

It doesn’t make any sense at all to attach a negative emotion to a past experience. The situation happened exactly the way it was supposed to for all the souls involved to learn and grow.

One Pill to Kill

Jesse was 24 when he died on New Years Day of 2016 in Nova Scotia, Canada. His death was determined to be a heroin overdose.

The Ugly Truth About Gossip

Have you ever noticed the correlation between being unhappy and how much we participate in gossip? Do you know people who thrive in creating drama and conflict? Are they happy people in general?  Or is there something under the surface that they can’t bear to face? Gossip is a defense mechanism.    It feels good …

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Modern Day Slavery

It was just coming up to midnight on a Thursday night. We were driving from the Orlando airport on a major route out of the city. In broad daylight I’m sure this road looked pretty innocuous and unspectacular. But on this particular evening, what stood out to me were the seemingly endless amount of windowless …

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