Merry Christmas and Happy New Year everyone! (Are you all hungover?) Well, we made it to Day 1 of a new year and I'm so happy to be posting here. It is around this time that I enjoy making lists of ideas, goals and things I want to accomplish for the year ahead. Considering the fact that 2020 was a complete dumpster fire of sorts for so many people, I'm doing things a little differently this time around. I'm leaning into hope. Hope has allowed me to weather life's storms and . . .
World Mental Health Day
In Canada, Mental Illness Awareness Week (MIAW) is from October 4-10 and today is World Mental Health Day. According to the Canadian Mental Health Association, in any given year, one in five Canadians will personally experience a mental health problem or illness. If you are a regular follower of my content, I am very open about my depression and anxiety. There are people in my life who have a hard time understanding why I choose to be so open. What I've come to realize in sharing my . . .
Bell Let’s Talk Day 2019
Tomorrow is Bell Let's Talk Day, an annual initiative that seeks to end the stigma surrounding mental health. Over the years, I've had mixed feelings about this campaign. I know just as well as you that one day won't solve or cure anything. I've seen first hand the state of mental health funding in this country. The long waiting lists, limited access and constant hoop jumping. Six months ago, I experienced a major depressive episode. With the help of my doctor, we tried to get . . .
My SAD Coping Strategies
Happy New Year! My first post of 2019 and we're already halfway through the month. Womp Womp. In my last post, I shared my 19 goals for 2019. I'll admit, it was a pretty ambitious list. And while it's been keeping me accountable and providing inspiration to go after the things I want in my life, there have been a few setbacks. I shared this raw and personal moment on my instagram last week. Not one of my finest or proudest memories but I have no regrets. It is no . . .
My End of Summer Gratitude List
Last week’s Weight Watchers meeting talked about gratitude and whenever I’m going through a hard time, I try and remember all the good things in my life. And with summer finally drawing to a close, I wanted to share with you a list of some of the things I am most grateful for. Adam. For as much as he loves being behind the scenes, I’m putting him at number one because he is my number one. This summer hasn’t been easy but he has stepped up, often taking on more than his share while I . . .