Life

Facing change head on

Last week, I read a post by a dear young lady I’ve known for a while about some of the change she is facing in her life. As I am about to face a large change in my own life, it made me quite introspective about it all. I am the kind of person who is terrified of change. For …

It’s 4am, and I can’t sleep

It’s 4am, and despite everything, sleep has eluded me tonight. I’ve spent the day trying to write articles, to no avail. My brain has refused to shut off, while also refusing to turn on. It’s an odd place to be in mentally. I had thought by this point I would be back full-fledged into blogging, finding a healthy work/life balance, …

Give me hope because it’s fading fast

After the launch of my blog, I spent weeks carefully crafting what was to be my first post. Then the last few days happened, and I realized, it needed to wait. It needed to wait because there are things that need to be said, because there are emotions that need to be processed, and because it’s hard to write about the …

Expectation vs Reality

I turned 30 almost two months ago now, a birthday that became a milestone for many more reasons than I ever could have predicted. There were the usual ones: it was my Champagne Birthday (30 on the 30th), it was 30 (holy poop, I can no longer qualify as a ‘young adult’), and you know, adulty-stuff (what exactly is adulty-stuff …

It’s time to have another conversation – #BellLetsTalk

Since 2012,  I have sat down every year to speak about the importance of #BellLetsTalk, an annual event designed to break the stigma surrounding mental health and access to mental health care in Canada. My having Bi-Polar and two anxiety disorders is no longer a secret, and part of that is in thanks to #BellLetsTalk. Through meeting one of their …

There is nothing ‘insane’ about mourning someone you never knew

Today, I saw someone online literally freak out over people grieving the deaths of the celebrities we lost this week. A person whose profile highlights them as a therapist, tore into people about grieving a celebrity instead of focusing on more important issues. We’ve seen the same when it comes to the refugee situation. I’ve said it before, and I’ll …

Selective compassion is a growing problem

I have not said much beyond my expression of shock at Paris over the last couple of days, and have stayed away from Social Media for multiple reasons. I haven’t been able to say what I am feeling, because in part, I don’t know how to describe it, and the other part feels like it will fall on deaf ears. …

Finding my faith revolution

Two weeks ago, I sat on my couch sobbing in my husband’s arms as I realized that the faith I had been raised in and the faith I connected with were not entirely one and the same. I had known something was different about the way I viewed faith for most of my life, but I’ve often kept quiet about …

Lest We Forget; An Important Symbolic Gesture

Remembrance Day 2015 is fast approaching, and Canadians across the country will soon begin to don their bright red poppies in remembrance of those who died fighting for our freedom. Unfortunately, it seems that the further in the past the wars drift, the fewer people, particularly youth, understand the significance of this symbolic gesture. Falling away from understanding isn’t a …

I don’t support the Pro-Life movement, but I’m not pro-abortion

Earlier this year, I wrote for the first time about abortion and some of the thoughts I was developing about it. Since then, I’ve struggled with where I stand on the issue, and tried to figure out ways to express it. Thankfully, I have a friend who is great at tagging me on posts with articles all about these kinds …