Take Your Pills

*Disclaimer: I am not a doctor – what has worked for me does not work for everyone.  Every person and diagnosis is different and individualized.  This is my own personal journey and experience.* I’ve been taking prescription drugs consistently for three years.  During that time I’ve made sure to check in with my GP and […]

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Introspection

My week began with me unable to get out of bed. I was once again struck with the weight of a depressive episode which paralyzed me and kept me from participating in life.  I couldn’t shower, I couldn’t eat, all I could do was try to exist. I called in sick to work and made up an […]

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I Thought About Killing You

 Kanye West’s new album Ye has dropped and already the internet is talking up a storm.  Two of the most notable songs are “Ghost Town” – i’m going to go ahead and say it’s the best song on the album, and coincidentally the best song to slow dance to with someone in your kitchen.  The other song – that […]

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How I Deal With Work Anxiety

                                             Anxiety + Depression Necklaces: Bando     Fuck Off Necklace: Bunnies in LA As someone who works in a supporting role there are times I find myself in situations where co-workers use my desk […]

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This is my Mental Health Story

May is Mental Health Month and I’m at a place in my mental health journey where I feel comfortable sharing my story with you.  When I was 14 years old, I was tested for ADD, I was put on medication until my doctor lost his license for prescribing non-regulated drugs to his patients. In high school I […]

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Bipolar 2

When I was 25  I was diagnosed with Bipolar 2 – which was a relief for me.  I was someone who had spent my entire life being misdiagnosed, and who had spent years taking the wrong medication; I spent a long time wanting to understand myself and believe that with the right lifestyle and proper […]

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How to Become a Morning Person

Working at League is awesome for many reasons – one being the weekly corporate wellness services provided to all employees. Yoga, boot camp, massage, and last week – Productivity Coaching with Clare Kumar. I sat down with Clare and asked her if she had any advice on how I can become a morning person.  I wake up every day […]

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Loving Ourselves Through Hibernation Season.

Short days, turn into below freezing weeks, stretching out into frost-bitten months, leaving Canadians anxious to bid adieu to the Polar Vortex, and (impatiently) wait for Spring to arrive.  I have some winter blue deterrents hidden up my cable knit sweater sleeve for you to try that will help us all survive the Winter season. Hydration and moisturizing are a must for […]

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Don’t Be a Dick

Last week was a challenge.  Getting out of bed, finding a fuck to give about my unruly hair, battling the crowded Toronto commute (how is the insanely overcrowded TTC a legit safe form of transportation?) smiling at reception for 8 hours, to then head home with another heard of cattle er people. I know I […]

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Heavy Meditation

May is Mental Health Awareness Month.  If you are like me, and have been diagnosed with a mental “illness”, this month is for you.  For people to understand your battle, for you to share your story, and to help one another find ways to manage day to day. I’m fortunate enough to work for a company who […]

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Toronto Yoga Conference & Show

After a 15 hour migraine, I woke up today with a clear head and a free pass to the Toronto Yoga Conference & Show – an annual conference that takes place at the Convention Centre.  I went with little to no expectations or knowledge of the conference.  The layout was what one would expect – […]

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Mental Health Matters

It’s Friday night, and she’s just arrived home to realize she has forgotten to pick up her monthly prescription.  It might not have been such an issue if she had enough to get her through the last day and a half, but now she would be bordering on taking only 20% of her prescribed dose within the last […]

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Rise Up: Goddess Group

 Every Monday at 11:00am I participate in a guided meditation lead by the wonderful Catie Fenn.  Catie is a Toronto Lawyer, turned Spiritual Coach who provides coaching and meditation, and is pure magic. A few weeks ago at the end of meditation Catie invited the women from the group to an event she was having called Rise Up: […]

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Sleep Easy, Be Well.

I love sleep, I love going to bed early, sleeping peacefully wrapped up in my fluffy duvet, dreaming vividly, and waking up refreshed with a clear head to a new day.  Sleep is good for my mind, body and soul. After 11:00pm, my brain shuts off entirely and literally anything can happen.  My behaviour is […]

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Not Myself Today

Walking through the office today I noticed a pile of colourful buttons, each labeled with a different emotion, under each feeling was a link NotMyselfToday.ca – I was intrigued. Naturally, I asked my colleague what the buttons were for and she told me NotMyselfToday is a mental health initiative created by an organization called Partners for Mental Health.  NotMyselfToday has […]

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