Why Travelling is good for your Mental Health.

I have never been the " travel type". Throughout my early 20's I used to secretly judge "those people" who were constantly jetting off somewhere new and blasting it all over their social media, genuinely perplexed as to why they felt the need to constantly "escape" their regular life (while I myself continued to tolerate... Continue Reading →

How do our Health Care systems really view addiction?

  In my personal experiences with helping my sister navigate the system, and professional experience of working on the front-lines, I have witnessed the ways in which our health care system fails to support those seeking addiction treatment, and the ways that bureaucratic processes create barriers that indirectly allow this epidemic to perpetuate. From long... Continue Reading →

It’s not our fault.

For this post, I wanted to share my experience with self-blame as it relates to loving someone who struggles with addiction. Self-blame has become a theme in my life these past 5 years, ever since my sister's addiction started. For me self-blame are the constant nagging questions buzzing around in my mind, sometimes just white... Continue Reading →

“Trigger Warning”

What does it mean to be triggered? The word has become so commonplace and gets thrown around so loosely now - synonymous with cry-baby millennial "snowflakes" who can't seem to be able to deal with life's stressors. I'll admit that even to me the word conjured up images of "soft" individuals, far too sensitive, reacting... Continue Reading →


Forgiveness is one of those things that you practice - whether consciously or inadvertently - almost on a daily basis. I will be the first to admit that for a very long time it was difficult for me to forgive. I felt such intense emotions and took things very personally. I attached meaning where there... Continue Reading →

A Step-by-Step Guide to BOUNDARIES

Boundaries. What are they? I guess it would be appropriate to start off with a definition: Personal boundaries are guidelines, rules or limits that a person creates to identify reasonable, safe and permissible ways for other people to behave towards them and how they will respond when someone passes those limits.  This year, more-so than in any... Continue Reading →

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