My Body is Changing and I Need a Support Group

I'll be 47 in a few months. My body is starting to work against me now. No matter what I do, it's like I am moving through molasses. My days are already a battle with my brain. Now it's a battle with my body. I am still running. Still physically active. My body is in …

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Bluenose 15k

I received a fantastic pep talk close to the end of my 15km race on June 9th. It reminded me that even though I thought I had given up, that I could push through that last little bit and cross the finish line. Running is a coping skill for me. I can hash things out …

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A Day of Hope, Healing, Health, Happiness

Friday, May 31, 2019. The inaugural Worth Living Mental Health Conference in Halifax, Nova Scotia. It was a day centred around hope, healing, health, and happiness. There were speakers (Keith Anderson, the founder of Worth Living; Ashely Quackenbush (DJ Scratchly Q); Ben Meisner; Kim Bolton Lamontagne; Shannon Leleivre; and a panel discussion). There was a …

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I’m Pretty Sure My Fingers Are F@&ED

I've talked about this before. How I chew on my fingers when I am super stressed or full of life cramping anxiety. Well, GUESS WHAT. My new meds have evened me out with my anxiety, but I still chew my fingers like my life is going to end, goddammit. I also had to cut my …

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Mental Illness is NOT Cool

It's just not. If I HAD a choice, I would choose not to have it. These are the cards I was dealt. I will always have this illness. It is not a bandwagon you can jump on, nor is it fashionable. I talk about it because I decided to be open about my journey, not …

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Life as a Depression Ninja

Depression Ninja? Yes. I've talked about how great of an actress I am. 99% of the time, you would never know that I suffer from a mental illness. I'm good at hiding it, and it can take it's toll. Not only on me, but on those around me. That 1% of the time when I …

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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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