Simply put- these books changed my outlook on life, my brain and my perception of absolutely everything. I'll keep this short and sweet. The Desire Map- Danielle LaPorte This book feels like a gift for my soul each time I open it. With words that I believe can ring true to any soul searcher, LaPorte invites… Continue reading Books That Have Recently Changed My Life
Note: I am in no way trying to disrespect Doctors who work in family practice, I appreciate the work they do and believe there are good doctors. I saw a naturopathic doctor for the first time a few days ago. I booked the appointment in hopes that she would be able to help me live… Continue reading My Naturopath Experience
Lately, I've been making some hard decisions. Decisions, I quite frankly, wish I didn't have to make. Decisions that I wish the depression could make for me. I mean it takes up my entire body anyways. Making decisions when you have anxiety and depression is light fighting a fight you aren't even sure you want to… Continue reading How to Make Hard Decisions
Spoken word poetry (specifically by Andrea Gibson) is one of my greatest influences in my writing. I've been a fan of Gibson for years. Gibsons' poems are my number 1 favourite purely because of the emotion, the shaking voice, the honesty of it all. Aside from the spoken part, the writing is absolutely chilling. With… Continue reading Top 3 Spoken Word Poems by Andrea Gibson
I changed my blog name. I hope to not do this too many times. But, I've always had trouble with commitment. My old blog title Mentally Not Quite Well implied that I was sick, and that anyone reading my posts who can relate must also be unwell. While I think it was a clever name, it… Continue reading The Reason For the New Blog Name?
I'm an avid poetry book reader. I have read some that I love, and some that didn't resonate with me. Here are my top 5 poetry books I read when I'm struggling with mental illness (in no particular order.) The Sun and Her Flowers- Rupi Kaur Words cannot express my love for this author. She… Continue reading 5 Poetry Books to Read When You’re Struggling
Taking medication for mental illness has always been a struggle for me. Not because I think it makes me weak, but because I know most of society thinks so. I'd like to raise the argument that taking medication isn't for the weak, but for the fighters, the people ready to battle the side effects, judgement… Continue reading Medication and Mental Illness
When I wrote my first book Waves, a poetry book surrounding my experiences with mental illness, (Purchase here) I found it incredibly hard to stay inspired and motivated. It took me years (more than 5...) to compile all of the poems, edit, format, hire an artist and get the books made. My problem wasn't that I… Continue reading Staying Inspired When Struggling