Life, Mental Health

I’M ANXIOUS AND MAYBE YOU ARE TOO

I have had Anxiety all of my life, from my early childhood until now - though I didn't have a name for that feeling, or a formal diagnosis until several years ago. Anxiety is one hell of a thing, it's an incredibly isolating, and often times indescribable feeling. It can make moments that should be… Continue reading I’M ANXIOUS AND MAYBE YOU ARE TOO

Life, Mental Health

What if I don’t look like “that” girl on Instagram?

I wake up in the morning, I look in the mirror, and I feel pretty good about what I see. I go on Instagram, I see Instagram "models" and beautiful women everywhere, and instantly I start to doubt myself. They're thinner than me, taller than me, more tanned than me, they have smaller noses, more… Continue reading What if I don’t look like “that” girl on Instagram?

Life, Mental Health

LET’S TALK ABOUT THERAPY: HOW DOES THAT MAKE YOU FEEL?

Therapy is one of the most widely misunderstood and misinterpreted practices, and yet, it has the power to be life changing, and absolutely instrumental for growth and healing. I don't know when it happened or why it happened, but somewhere along the way we started to think of therapy in the most stereotypical (and utterly… Continue reading LET’S TALK ABOUT THERAPY: HOW DOES THAT MAKE YOU FEEL?

Life, Mental Health

An Open Letter to the Professor at the University of Guelph

To the professor at the University of Guelph, I woke up this morning, jumped on Twitter, and immediately felt a pit in my stomach. There it was, a story by CTV News, "Students walk out after prof allegedly mocks classmate with anxiety." "A Guelph University professor referred to a student's aid worker as his 'handler.'"… Continue reading An Open Letter to the Professor at the University of Guelph

Fitness, Mental Health

Working Out with Depression

If you've ever spoken to a doctor about feelings of depression (or anxiety,) one of the very first things they will suggest you try is exercise - which is an absolute nightmare for someone with depression. If you can barely get yourself out of bed, how are you supposed to go to the gym? It's… Continue reading Working Out with Depression