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More than half of Canadians surveyed want a holiday gift this year that helps alleviate stress and anxiety

The Human Being Journal - By Mahara Mindfulness

More than half of Canadians surveyed want a holiday gift this year that helps alleviate stress and anxiety

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As mental health concerns spike amidst pandemic reality, The Human Being Journal, developed by Canadian entrepreneurs, is a timely, cost-effective and meaningful gift to give this holiday season

TORONTO, November 10, 2020 – New survey results commissioned by Mahara Mindfulness using Angus Reid’s online panel finds that three quarters (74%) of Canadians would be open to receiving a gift this holiday season that helps alleviate stress and anxiety. Journaling is one of the easiest and most cost-effective mindfulness practices to help manage mental health, and The Human Being Journal aims to do just that. Developed as a direct response to the global pandemic by two Canadian female entrepreneurs, The Human Being Journal is a meaningful gift to add to your holiday shopping list this year – perfect for a loved one, co-worker, entrepreneur or friend looking to live their best life. 

With the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) finding one in five Canadians experiencing moderate to severe anxiety during the pandemic, improving mental health needs to be a top priority in the coming months. 

“Our shared belief in the power of mindfulness to unleash the human potential and improve mental health inspired us to create The Human Being Journal. We believe the simple act of journaling can transform lives by providing perspective and direction – which is needed now more than ever,” say Sheba Zaidi and Genevive Savundranayagam, co-founders of Mahara Mindfulness. “We know it’s hard to find down time, so we created a simple, guided monthly journal that can be seamlessly integrated into busy schedules but still offers immense mental health benefits now and in years to come.”  

Recent studies show that Canadians will face a potentially explosive increase in mental health even years after the pandemic is over. Estimates say that 6.3 million to 10.7 million Canadians will visit a doctor for stress and anxiety-related disorders which is a 54 to 163 per cent increase over pre-pandemic levels.

Why Canadians will love The Human Being Journal?

  1. Cultivates mindfulness and reduces stress and anxiety. Scientific research shows the positive impact that mindfulness can have on your physical and mental well-being. Journaling is a practice that has been shown to enhance your quality of life by providing perspective and helping you focus on the present moment—allowing past frustrations and future anxieties to lose their edge.
  2. Easiest and most important thing you can do to live a life with no regrets. Most journals are solely focused on productivity or zeroing in on hacking gratefulness. The Human Being Journal helps you reflect on your life holistically and challenges you to dive deeper to uncover your truth with unique questions and inspirational mindfulness resources. 
  3. Easy-to-use, guided monthly format requires minimal time commitment for maximum benefit. Unlike daily journals (that even with the best intentions people often fail to complete), the monthly framework is not overwhelming and easily integrated into your lifestyle.  
  4. Beautifully designed, affordable and a gift that gives back. The journal is available in three gorgeous colors (midnight blue, cobblestone and mahogany), retails at $48 CAD and is available for purchase at maharamindfulness.com. It’s also a gift that gives back with a percentage of each sale going to support global mental health organizations, including the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH).

“The Human Being Journal is a gift that will transform lives this holiday season,” say Sheba and Genevive. “We know our time is limited, but we also believe you can’t hack your way to a dream life. Ending up somewhere beautiful requires thoughtful examination. And this journal invites you to do just that.”

The Human Being Journal was inspired by the co-founders’ life experiences and the spiritual teachings of Eckhart Tolle. For more information, visit www.maharamindfulness.com.   

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About the Angus Reid Survey: Findings in this release are from a survey conducted by Mahara Mindfulness from September 17-18, 2020 with a nationally representative sample of 1,504 Canadians who are members of the Angus Reid Forum, balanced and weighted on age, gender, region and education. The precision of Angus Reid Forum online polls is measured using a credibility interval. In this case, the poll is accurate within +/- 2.52 percentage points, 19 times out of 20, had all Canadians been polled. All sample surveys and polls may be subject to other sources of error, including, but not limited to coverage error, and measurement error. 

About Mahara Mindfulness: Founded by Sheba Zaidi and Genevive Savundranayagam, Toronto based female entrepreneurs, Mahara’s vision is to help humanity live more mindfully. After leaving their decade-long corporate careers, Genevive and Sheba started Mahara in early 2020 – never anticipating a global pandemic to hit just weeks later. Mahara is a contemporary lifestyle brand with a mission to create products and experiences that offer people a stepping-stone into a world of mindful practices and personal transformation. Mahara’s latest product, The Human Being Journal, was created as a direct response to the global pandemic to help people alleviate stress and anxiety and reflect holistically on their life. For more information visit maharamindfulness.com.