A Chat With My Daughter

Today I recorded a podcast with my daughter. We talked about her mental illness and her journey. She did great, and I was happy she was so willing to share that with me and so many others. As a parent, you always worry that you are doing things right. As a parent with mental illness, …

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Brains of a Feather

We've had a rough couple of months. My Buggie was just not feeling herself, no matter what we tried. She was struggling a lot, and had a hard time getting out of bed. She physically hurt, and had no motivation (she loves to clean, for real, and she has not had the urge to clean …

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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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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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Clearing Out The Cobwebs

There comes a time, when I am "better", that I reevaluate a lot of things in my life: Why am I holding onto so many things? What purpose do they serve? Why am I holding onto this anger from 10 years ago? Lately, I have been pulling down those cobwebs that I have been looking …

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Amy, TeenThing and The Flies

WARNING:  This post is about flies and larvae.  If you are grossed out by either or both...RUN AWAY NOW!!!  I can't run away because it's my story, so apologies for what you are about to read. So, we've a hot and humid summer here on the East Coast of Canada.  This means windows, and sometimes …

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A Booster for My Brain

Today was my six week check in with my doc to see where my anxiety was at. We sat down and talked about how things were, and how the additional methods I have been using to keep my anxiety under control have not been working like they have in the past. My depression has gotten …

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