Sticking Head In The Sand

Dear Cup of Coffee.       I had big ideal today of eating meatless or low meat. Things just didn't work out. I finish up at Carrie.Head over to Regis to finish up my paper work. Well Patsy was over visiting her brother in law. And she offered me some wine. Those out of the box and of course I had a cup. First time having box wine.Lawalla was cleaning the windows and slip and bonk her head and knot started to form and I took her in to our local hospital....more

The Characters of My True Story.

January Speaks The Truth.Names have been changed. Everything else is 100% true....more

How to Get Through Postpartum Anxiety

I was "ready" for postpartum issues. I was prepared. I had my placenta encapsulated. I told myself I would ask for help (and I did). I was determined to breastfeed, even if it was hard. Since I have had anxiety issues since I was 23 years old, I knew it was a possibility that I could have them while my body sorted through the muck of my hormonal roller coaster after birth. And despite the steps I took at preventing a postpartum anxiety issue, it came anyway, right on schedule at the six week mark. ...more
Realizing in hindsight how bad it had gotten was not something I expected. But maybe it was ...more

3 Things I Wish My Company Did to Support Mental Health

While I am a Human Resources professional,  I am not an expert on every area of employment and I can’t speak from every employee’s perspective, I am honored to speak with other professionals who have something to share with a savvy audience.  I am honored to introduce Christina Lattimore, founder of Speak Away the Stigma to discuss mental health in the workplace....more

The Child You Left Behind

Suicide. The word alone is enough to send chills down your spine. Unfortunately it affects at least 3700 Canadians a year. On March 6th 2006, I became a part of those statistics....more

How What I Learned from My Friend's Suicide is Helping Me Cope with the Death of Robin Williams

It's so ironic to me that my last post was about a definitive movie from my daughters' childhood and how that movie helped me decide to peel back my layers and write about things that really matter to me.  I mentioned that one of my upcoming posts would be about my friend's suicide.  All day today another quote from a different movie from girls' childhood resonated in my head: "Genie! Of! The Lamp!" ...more

I Am Stronger Than My Anxiety

I've been wanting to write something about my own struggle with anxiety. I've seen many bloggers out there telling their stories (check out Lindsay Weighs In and Kaila at Healthy Helper for their stories) and I wanted to find a way to do the same. I couldn't decide if I wanted to do a series of posts, a short post, or something a little more in-depth. So what you see below is what I decided on it....more

The Perfectly Hidden Depressed Person : How You Got There And The First Step Out

It is a little ironic.Going viral with a post about hidden depression.I both was and wasn't surprised.Weeks ago, I wrote the Perfectly Hidden Depressed Person post (PHDP).  There was an extraordinary response.  I thought my laptop had some sort of strange illness.It was a little nuts.The post ended with a little over 1.3k Facebook likes.  Over 100 shares.  Thank you for that.I wasn't surprised by the private messages I started receiving."This is me"....more

Running Away From My Anxiety

This was great! Entertaining and insightful. Thanks for the good read.  - Erinmore

Pushing Publish On This Was One of the Hardest Things I've Ever Done.

 Thousands of individuals suffer silently each day struggling to cope with mental illness.I am one of them....more