Approaching the Big Taboo- Mental Illness

As someone who lives with depression, I’ve heard most of clinical talk that comes with the illness. Stepping in and out of therapy for over a decade, depression and anxiety are something that I have carried all through my teenage years and into early adulthood. The result is that I have become acutely aware of […]

We Did It

We did it friends. You did it. You made it through the year. You chose to wake up each morning and get out of bed. You faced the tough days and embraced the good. You waited out the difficult moments and believed they would pass. You chose to believe that life is worth living. This […]

One Step Forward

In the past, I thought recovery from depression and anxiety was a definitive place. I thought that after a certain period of time, with hours and hours spent in counselling, I would be ‘cured’ and wouldn’t go back to that dark and scary space I had lived in for so long. I didn’t realise that […]

Do Not Settle

  Do not settle for less than you deserve. Do not settle for a life lived halfheartedly. Do not settle for a moment that strips away your hope. We all feel pain. Sometimes, we feel it so deeply we forget that there is light peeking through the cracks. Do not settle for a life lived […]

5 Ways to Say No

It is far easier to agree with someone than say no. Maybe it’s because we fear conflict, are scared of disappointing the other person or don’t feel we have the right to disagree. Often, a person will ask us what they believe to be a perfectly reasonable request. It may demand our time, or finances, […]