About a month ago, I broke up with my first boyfriend. I was only with him for two weeks, but it was hard. He didn’t make it easy on me, either. He harassed me over text and tried to manipulate me into staying with him. Looking back, I think he was a little manipulative during […]
I recently learned about the Sober Curious Movement. It is a movement where people choose to eliminate (or significantly reduce) alcohol from their lives, not because they’re addicted but because they want to be healthier and reduce the anxiety that often comes with drinking. It has been gradually growing over the past year. I was […]
Mild trigger warning. It’s been over four years since I was last in the hospital for suicidal thoughts. It was a horrible experience, but that’s not what this post is about (I’ll link it below if anyone wants to read about it). I want to talk about what my life has been like since […]
Lately, I’ve been trying to meet more people, whether it’s to date or just to make friends. I notice that my anxiety impacts this a lot. I also know that it’s a little hard for other people to sometimes understand, and that’s okay. So I decided to put together a list about what I want […]
Exercising is my favourite self-care activity, because it’s great for your mind and body in so many different ways. Everyone knows that physical activity can make you stronger and help you lose weight. According to an article on MedlinePlus, it can also reduce your risk of falls, heart disease and some cancers, as well as […]
For me, some weeks are busier than others. This week is definitely one of them. This week I have all my weekly tasks, plus my team and I have to make final changes to my book and make sure it’s perfect (or almost perfect because striving for perfection makes me crazy) by Friday so that […]
I have high-functioning anxiety and mild depression, which means that it’s not as debilitating as the low-functioning type. Although, I do know how hard it can be, because I do have days once in a while when it is debilitating. So, this post is in no way discounting how hard it can be. Rather, it’s […]
Bell Let’s Day was a few weeks ago. I have mixed feelings about the day. While it’s good to raise awareness, it should be happening everyday. We do not need a day dedicated to talking about mental health. I used to like the day and used to participate, but then I learned that Bell is […]
One of the most common discussions – between experts and researchers, as well as the general public – surrounding addiction is whether addiction is a disease or a choice.
I’ve been working on a special project…A five-part video series that includes five people with five different stories.