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, Nutrition

Setting the Record Straight: The Answers to your Weight Loss Questions

When it comes to weight loss, there is so much confusion about how to eat, how to train, and what will best help you to reach your fat loss goals. I've tried to (hopefully) clear some of that up for you. Here we go: WHAT IS THE BEST DIET FOR WEIGHT LOSS? The best diet… Continue reading Setting the Record Straight: The Answers to your Weight Loss Questions

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