Mental Health and Wellness

Why getting let go is the best thing that could have happened to me (a.k.a getting real, folks)

Time and again I have considered sitting down and writing this out--not only to finally put people in the know, but for myself, and my sanity. But each and every time, I stopped myself for one reason or another. Either I was feeling too emotional or confused, or I just couldn't find the words. To… Continue reading Why getting let go is the best thing that could have happened to me (a.k.a getting real, folks)

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Mental Health and Wellness

7 Signs your Work Environment might be Toxic (and why you need to get out)

Many of us have been there, at one point or another. There was that terrible summer job that left you too exhausted to do anything for yourself during your down time. Or that part-time position you took as a cashier during your post-secondary years, which earned you just enough not to get evicted from your apartment… Continue reading 7 Signs your Work Environment might be Toxic (and why you need to get out)

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5 Things that Empaths want You to Know (a.k.a explaining our weirdness)

I didn't come across the word 'empath' until I was in my 20s, and at the time, I didn't think much of it. I equated it with something ephemeral and over-the-top, like psychic or fairy god mother, and hardly considered it real, let alone a descriptor. And not once did I think it could apply to me.… Continue reading 5 Things that Empaths want You to Know (a.k.a explaining our weirdness)

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Anxiety and Sensory Deprivation (a.k.a how floating saved me)

Back in February, I experienced my anxiety at its absolute worst it has been since I was first diagnosed, almost ten years ago. I  felt as though I was about to fall apart, and afraid that I wouldn't be able to pick myself up again.   It was a miserable winter, and my partner and… Continue reading Anxiety and Sensory Deprivation (a.k.a how floating saved me)

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When it’s not “Just You” (a.k.a gaslighting vs. anxiety)

Something that many people don't consider about those who suffer from anxiety is just how hyper-aware we are that the majority of our anxious thoughts are irrational. When I was in university, deep down I knew that my success going forward in life would likely not be affected by a low mark on an exam. When… Continue reading When it’s not “Just You” (a.k.a gaslighting vs. anxiety)

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Anxiety: 5 Ways to Snap Out of Anxious Moments (a.k.a Strategies for those of us who suck at meditation)

Anyone who suffers from anxiety can relate to these tumultuous moments, and knows that the momentary onset of internal panic can be the catalyst for spiraling into your own personal doomsday . One minute, you're going about your day like a functional human being, the sun is shining, and all is well. And then, all… Continue reading Anxiety: 5 Ways to Snap Out of Anxious Moments (a.k.a Strategies for those of us who suck at meditation)