life, mental health

Learning to Be

The world has stopped. The unthinkable has happened and we’re in crisis mode, trying to get our heads around this ‘new normal’. I’ve been here before. No, not exactly like this, obviously. But almost five years ago, my world stopped when I finally admitted I couldn’t teach anymore. I’ve been adapting to my new normal… Continue reading Learning to Be

Health, life, mental health

Love. Not Fear.

https://medium.com/the-mission/why-coronavirus-should-be-the-least-of-your-worries-d6ed6abe75bc It has been far too long since I’ve published anything but this article is important enough to share. If you allow your fear to spiral out of control, that lowers your immunity and makes you more susceptible to getting sick. Stay informed, but focus on connection and gratitude. Turn off the screens and get… Continue reading Love. Not Fear.

chronic illness, life, mental health

Milestones and Reflections

At the beginning of June, I celebrated the first year of my blog. It was a huge step for uber-private me last year but the response once I finally faced my fear and hit publish was unreal. I can't believe I have over 500 followers. More importantly, I can't believe the support I've received and… Continue reading Milestones and Reflections

life, writing

A new career – finally believing

The questions never stop Can I teach again? Should I try it? Am I just giving up? The best days are the worst The doubts eat me alive Two years I've pretended Waiting to get busted Who gets to call themselves a writer? Not me. And yet, the shift has happened The genes have shifted… Continue reading A new career – finally believing

life

I Remember

An early post this week, in honour of Remembrance Day. Thank you to all veterans and current military trying to protect freedom and human rights around the world. I remember. It's important to recognize that Remembrance Day is not only about veterans that have lost their lives. Many soldiers return home with more than just… Continue reading I Remember