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Mental Health

  • Why It’s Important to Celebrate the Small Things

    The Internet is filled with wellness tips and self-care advice these days. Don’t get me wrong, it’s fantastic that people are starting to talk more and more about mental wellbeing. But what happens when those wellness tips like “go to yoga” or “meditate for half…

  • For When You’re Feeling Happy

    I wake up a lot of days and feel overwhelmed, whether with life in general or with the stuff on my to-do list for the day. Sometimes, however, I wake up feeling happy. Inexplicably filled with something resembling confidence or pride or determination. Ready to…

  • For When You’re Feeling Down

    Life has been pretty good lately, but I’m not going to pretend that every day is great. Many days I wake up feeling down, caught up in a storm of thoughts that can’t seem to slow themselves down. Feeling overwhelmed with the basic tasks or…

  • What you should know on World Mental Health Day

    10 October is marked as World Mental Health Day by the World Health Organization, so I thought I’d take some time to write yet another post about mental health! Many people I talk to about my mental health are generally well-meaning. But it’s just hard…

  • Mental Health: Anxiety Tips

    Anxiety and stress are hard enough to control in private, but even harder when you feel you’re in a place where you need to remain composed. My anxiety often comes out of nowhere, and I can feel it coming, most of the time—my mind starts…

  • Stress Dreams

    It’s that time of year again. Back to school. But for the first time in over 16 years, I’m not at school. Instead, I’m having stress dreams about school. I’m sitting for an exam. It’s American history. I write beautiful answers for the first three…

  • Finding Strength Through My Favourite Poem

    When asked what my favourite quote is, one poem always comes to mind: Invictus by William Ernest Henley. I know it’s not a single quote, but it holds so much power in its entirety that I find it hard to chop up, even though I…

  • My Struggle With Anxiety

    It’s Mental Health Awareness Week so I thought I’d write about something I’ve been struggling with for awhile now for Day 16 of Blog Everyday in May: Anxiety.…