New Doctor, New Diagnosis?

How to make sure your Therapist or Psychiatrist is a right fit for you I recently went to see a new psychiatrist. I’m not always keen on seeing someone new, as it usually takes a lot out of me going over what has happened in my past. Even though I don’t feel those emotions today,Continue reading “New Doctor, New Diagnosis?”

Holy Sh*t I’m a Mom

This has been one hell of a week for me, and even though I mentioned this would not be a mom-centred blog, I am breaking my rule this one time to go over how my anxiety shaped my experience of labour and bringing home my baby. On Wednesday early morning (12:40 am to be exact),Continue reading “Holy Sh*t I’m a Mom”

Albatross

I want to apologize to my readers for being so distant these last few weeks; I’ve been working tirelessly on getting my first novel out before my daughter makes her grand entrance. Keeping busy has distracted me from my depression, and I’m thankful for that small amount of effort. I still anxiously debate if makingContinue reading “Albatross”

Battling Prenatal Depression

It’s been hard for me to write this article for the past couple of weeks, for two reasons I have lost the motivation to do what I generally love, including writing I’ve been debating whether or not I should share this The truth is, I’ve been dealing with prenatal depression during my third trimester, andContinue reading “Battling Prenatal Depression”

Handling Finances with Depression

When you’re fighting off depression, it’s hard to get a grasp on even the basic things that you need. When I go through my depressive states, the thing that I struggle with the most is fighting an impulse to overspend. It’s easy to look for material things to fill a void, however, even in myContinue reading “Handling Finances with Depression”

Burn Out

It’s official! Burnout is now a legitimate medical diagnosis. You have no idea how happy I am that this has been recognized by WHO – I experienced this first hand back in 2013/2014, I’m not ashamed to admit it. I was working long hours at a job for a boss who didn’t understand personal boundaries,Continue reading “Burn Out”

Power of Music

Music has surrounded me in every aspect of life ever since I was a baby. To my mother’s singing, to our car radio tuned into trans-am Radio, to my music players over the years plugged into my ears. I could go on, but you get the point. I always listened for fun, but when myContinue reading “Power of Music”

Standing Up

I live in a townhouse complex that generally gets quarterly newsletters in regards to issues and updates within our community. Yesterday, we received such a newsletter, and I was quite alarmed to see the language that they used within. Generally, I don’t stand up to these things and would let it slide, but after theyContinue reading “Standing Up”

It’s completely fine to cut out family members from your life

Ever since my last therapy session, I took a lot of things into consideration when it came to my relationships with those surrounding me. I had a hard time struggling with the fact that I had to distance myself from certain people because it wasn’t benefiting my health. I already deal with a bout ofContinue reading “It’s completely fine to cut out family members from your life”