Tag: mental health

How Stress Affects Your Body & Mind

Have you ever been so stressed that your body has just given up on you? There are times when I try to push through discomfort and stress, but sometimes that ends up making me sicker in the end. Trying to pinpoint why I’ve been…

Not sure if you want kids?

I’m a firm believer that if you have already decided if you want kids (or not), you’ve already made up your mind, and it will not change in the future. I had a recent conversation with my sister about this because years ago I…

Advice Column

I’ve been toying with the idea to start up an advice column for those that would like to reach out anonymously. I understand that there is still a huge stigma around mental health, and there are some people who are uncomfortable to reach out…

Standing Up

I live in a townhouse complex that generally gets quarterly newsletters in regards to issues and updates within our community. Yesterday, we received such a newsletter, and I was quite alarmed to see the language that they used within. Generally, I don’t stand up…

World Cancer Day

According to the Canadian Cancer Society, one in two Canadians will get some form of cancer in their lifetime – whether we like it or not. Hearing that statistic makes me think of all the family members/friends that have survived their battle plus the…

Improv for Anxiety

One of the many techniques that I’ve learned over the years from professionals is exposure therapy. The majority of my anxiety comes from large crowds, and my latest therapist told me to overcome the fear and danger I would need to immerse myself in…

The Sun Is Going To Rise Again

My heart breaks. Mental health is not a joke, and we should not look down on it. We need less judgment and more compassion. More check in’s and fewer shares of one meme “suicide hotline.” I urge you to check in on all of…