Step 2 to Conquer SAD This Winter: Routine

It’s time to spring out of bed – Say hello to routine and bye bye winter blues! Um… as if. Bad days come and go with the cold gloomy weather but the winter blues buries you into the snow until spring comes to melt it all. It disables you from being able to do all…

Bell Let’s Honestly Talk

Bell Let’s Talk mental health campaign takes place all over the interwebs on January 25th. I had to maintain a level of namaste when I scrolled by #BellLetsTalk. For a girl with little patience, I got through it by casually humming to the beat of my own voice chanting, “If you don’t have anything nice to…

Ignorance is bliss

I preach education all the time. I  believe that educating others about mental health, bipolar disorder, and suicide can greatly reduce suicide rates. AND YES, let’s never forget how important this is. But I’m talking about being hypervigilant about our own signs and symptoms. We’re often told, “You’re over thinking it.” right? … So are…

My problem with this new Facebook trend

J.K. Rowling is known for her brilliance in writing fantasy. Through her beautiful words, she has also precisely summarized my feelings in this simple line: It’s so difficult to describe depression to someone who’s never been there, because it’s not sadness. It made me question why I pound in the meaning of depression and other…

Accessing therapy

Can I hear an AMEN if you’ve ever had the most difficult time trying to find a specialist, then book an appointment with them? I love being Canadian and Medicare is one of the first reasons why, but the system can be cruel. I’ve come across a lot of people who don’t even know where…

My dirty little secrets

SAD is not fun but it’s manageable with the the right tools. I’ll be sharing some of my tried and true secrets that I use to kick your depression and anxiety to the curb. The secret is to help yourself first because your family and friends can’t always be around to pull you up. One word: Try….

SAD Kick Off: What is it?

Welcome to my SAD Month Party, AKA my Seasonal Affective Disorder Month Party. As the name implies, SAD is not a celebratory occasion but I want us to acknowledge, accept, and salute the fact that things are about to get real craptacular this winter before they actually do! This October, I will be sharing some…