The significance of compromise

As I’ve already mentioned a few times in various posts, Blaine, who is now my husband, and I are in the process of getting settled in our new home. Things are certainly better now than they were about a week ago; all of our possessions are now in the home, so it is a matter … More The significance of compromise

Read this before approaching someone about their mental health

Mental health is a stigmatized topic of conversation. More specifically, mental illness. This isn’t anything new, and while the topic has gained ground in terms of being more socially accepted, and further, discussed, mental health conversations aren’t anywhere near where they should be regarding advocacy and awareness. We’re certainly moving in the right direction, but … More Read this before approaching someone about their mental health

Embracing change

September is a time of year during which many of us have mixed emotions. Perhaps you’re starting your first year of post-secondary education and you’re feeling rather overwhelmed; maybe you’re a parent sending your child off to junior kindergarten; you may be finishing up a job you thoroughly enjoyed to begin a new one. Whatever … More Embracing change

Stubborn Acceptance

“There are some things in life you simply cannot change.” This phrase, and affiliated variations, is something I remind myself of when I am feeling particularly stressed or my anxiety is getting the best of me. I am the type of person who prefers control over spontaneity. Do I perceive this trait as negative? Not … More Stubborn Acceptance