Speaking in Public: Oh My Nerves

This year I have two speaking engagements. My first one is at the end of this month, at Podcamp Halifax (held at Dalhousie University) and the other in May at the Worth Living Mental Health Conference here in Halifax (at the Atlanica Hotel. I have spoken in public before, and was a bundle of anxiety. …

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Rearranging My Room, The Head Cold, and Why is My Cat Being an Asshole?

I decided (on Boxing Day) that I needed to rearrange my room. It is only the second time I've done this since living in this apartment because my room is an L shaped room. It stresses me out to rearrange it. I really wanted to move my stuff from one end to the other, but …

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It’s Almost Winter

Yes, I know in a lot of places there is snow and it's cold (both here right now), but the calendar says: not yet. I both love and hate this time of year. I love the coziness of winter. The sweaters and blankets, the hot chocolate (and other toasty warm beverages), and the holidays. I …

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Where My Depression Lives

I know what you're thinking. Amy, your depression lives in your brain.Yes, yes it does. But it is, at this very moment, living in my kitchen. It is also living in my bedroom. These two places are usually the most disorganized spots in my apartment. If it migrates to my dining room, I'm in a …

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I’m a Great Actress

If you were to meet me without knowing me from social media, you would probably see me as a pretty happy, and fun, person. I am. I am a happy person with depression. I can hide my mental illness extremely well. Most people have no idea that I may be having a bad day. It's …

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The Finger Saga Continues

In case you are wondering, the glue on nails I used to try and save the skin around my fingernails could have been successful, had they been a little bit shorter. I spend all day on a computer at work and typing was a little bit cumbersome with the "real short" (not really) nails that …

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Laugh, If You Can

Life can be a big jerk. Something our family is good at is finding the humour in adverse situations. This past week has been rough with a family member's surgery, but we've been able to have a laugh (Thanks Snapchat). Laughing has gotten me through some pretty rough times. Example: When I was first diagnosed …

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