You might have heard about 'the science of happiness' or seen books with a big yellow smiley face on the whole cover. I'm not a fan of that yellow smiley so much, because it seems to reduce this important psychology to something simplistic (just smile a lot and you'll be happy as a clam, just … Continue reading Positive Psychology
yipee! The Mighty magazine published my article for their 150 million readers. Thank you, for giving a voice to those with lived experiences, and spreading the word on mental wellness.
Recently, I had an opportunity to hear a Doctor of Psychology speak about Post Traumatic Growth. I had never heard this term and as the scientist explained the phenomenon, I realized that I had experienced that very thing. And it is what my book explains. The term perfectly describes how my experience with clinical depression … Continue reading Post Traumatic Growth (PTG)
Lately I've been thinking about my relationship to food as I find myself carrying a stubborn 20 extra pounds, having had no 'luck' reversing the trend these past several years (when I began taking anti-anxiety medication). Over the past 11 weeks however, I have shed 9 pounds - not a huge number in itself but … Continue reading Cravings
Hey there, Oh oh... I goofed in my earlier blog post - I wasn't supposed to press the 'publish' button just yet! You see, I'm preparing a series of posts on the big lessons I learned from depression; but entry number 1 should really come before 5... Stay tuned, and thanks for your patience 🙂 … Continue reading Sent Prematurely
Learn it. Make it. Love it. Oh boy, it's a BEAUTY! 205 Sherbrooke St. - Unit EAs you can imagine by these front windows, of which there are more on the side of the building, the space has tons of natural light! It is a maker's dream... And YOU are invited! Classes begin in September … Continue reading The Sign is Up!
Zoomer captured me today! I gave this interview some weeks ago and kinda forgot all about it as I got travelling to New Brunswick in mid-May, returning home only yesterday. It's nice to see my story in a general interest publication like Zoomer (the online version). Thanks for checking it out!
June 1st - What a perfect day... as I've been accepted to Yorkville University's Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology!!! At the end of 30 months of study, I will be qualified to guide and counsel people for improved mental health (my area of specialization). And elligible for admitance to professional organizations such as the … Continue reading I pledge to do no harm
It's not every fabric addict that has in her pocession a large enough piece of delectable Harris Tweed with which to make something (70 cm x 140 cm, about 3/4 of a yard); not every addict is fortunate enugh to hold the genuine and authenticated wool fabric in her hands, the one with the distinguished, extra-large … Continue reading Mr/Mrs Harris
You are invited to listen in on a conversation I recently had with Dr. Pamela Brewer. If you have a moment, I would love your thoughts or feedback. Be well,