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Coping Skills
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As a lifestyle blogger I find I can write in three styles: something I have gone through, something I am going through, and something that I know I have to prepare for in the future. Today I am going to share with you what I am going through: learning coping skills. The first two years of my illness people kept telling me to “just use your coping skills” or “just... Read More

Jumping the Cliffs of Fear
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I’ve been thinking a lot about fear the past couple of days and how drastically it controls the human spirit when we let it. There are two very special people in my life right now who have really inspired me to think in more depth about this sometimes ugly thing called fear. One of them is struggling to figure out what to do with his life while trying hard not... Read More

From Bipolar Disorder to Bipolar In Order
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Minimalism – A lifestyle choice and a tool to rid yourself of life’s excess in favour of focussing on what’s truly important to you. Sounds good right?! Especially for those of us who may carry a lot of mental clutter. You’re not alone if you’ve never heard of minimalism before – it’s only now just catching on. So let me bring you right up to speed by telling you... Read More

#BreakTheStigma
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As you all probably know by now, May is Mental Health Month and Mental Health America (MHA) is celebrating 65 years of Mental Health Month observances with the launch of their B4Stage4 campaign. It’s urging the public to address the first signs of mental illness rather than waiting until “Stage 4,” when symptoms are more severe. In support of MHA’s initiative, Northwestern University based in Chicago, IL is running... Read More

Finding Beauty in Our Pain
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I was sitting on my bed watching Criminal Minds and a song came on in the background that I had to instantly look up the lyrics from the song “Broken” by Lifehouse and the course says: “I’m falling apart, I’m barely breathing With a broken heart that’s still beating In the pain, there is healing In your name I find meaning So I’m holdin’ on, I’m holdin’ on, I’m... Read More

The Digital Life – Part 3
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This is part 3 in The Digital Life series. Be sure to check out Part 1 and Part 2 for the whole story! It’s not all bad… Over the past half a century, life has become much easier due to advancements in technology and while some people might find themselves over reliant on these nifty little things, like with most things, there are benefits and drawbacks. People are quick to... Read More

The Digital Life – Part 2
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This is part 2 in The Digital Life series. Be sure to check out part 1 and part 3 for the whole story! Take a step back Are you one of the people (many people, it is worth pointing out) who is surrounded by people and things to look at and yet you are talking to nobody and looking at a small screen? If you have taken the time to take... Read More

The Digital Life – Part 1
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Is technology consuming our every waking moment? Years ago, people would look out the window, greet their loved ones or consider what they would do for the day before they get out of bed – nowadays, they check Facebook, post on Twitter and read the newspapers before they have even put on their slippers.  Over the next few days, I’ll be running a four part series on technology, digital addiction and... Read More