We all need a break sometimes, and the holidays are the perfect time for rest, relaxation, and recalibration.
This week my quotes have to do with persevering even when you feel inadequate or not ready or filled with anxiety (the latter is me … Read more
When people talk about reducing the stigma around mental illness, they often liken it to having a broken leg – except it’s your mind that’s broken. But does this analogy really help?
Note: Edited 22 Jul 2017 to add comment from Alex Riley. I’ve had some conversations about mental health lately that have made me think a … Read more
It’s been a tough week. I’ve had to spend more days in bed than I’d like to, and am feeling the gloomy fingers of depression … Read more
In the last weekend of April I went to the Nanaimo Spring Writes Festival to attend a creative nonfiction workshop by Angie Abdou (Between, The … Read more
Lately I’ve been doing Too Much. What tipped me off? Because last week I slept for almost 29 hours straight, with a couple of breaks … Read more
I have a three inch scar on my left forearm, winding thin and white across my yellow-brown skin. The pup who gave it to me, … Read more
In a previous post, I mentioned a Guardian article that deemed nature writing little more than “bourgeois escapism” that romanticized the natural world. It’s made me … Read more
Note: A companion piece to this one was posted on DoubleXScience on 26 July, 2013. I’ve been on medical leave for almost a year now, … Read more