Ankylosing Spondylitis Journey, Happiness, Mental health, Nature, Spirituality

How to Release the Grip of Grief and Sadness and Elbow Falls After the Flood

On the weekend my husband, kids and I took a family friend out to see Bragg Creek and Elbow Falls.  It was a brilliant day out, filled with nature exploring and the joy inherent in watching people experience Kananaskis country for the first time. With tired toddlers and growling stomachs, we decided to make one… Continue reading How to Release the Grip of Grief and Sadness and Elbow Falls After the Flood

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Happiness

Taking Anti-Depressants on Maternity Leave

So I was browsing the interwebs for information on anti-depressant medications from a student services point of view (I work as an advisor and many of my students take medications in the SSRI and SNRI categories.) I came across a Duke University Psychological Services Page that goes through Anti-Depressant Medication Questions & Answers.  I thought it… Continue reading Taking Anti-Depressants on Maternity Leave

Essays, Happiness

What The Grief of Losing Your Mum is Like – 2.5 Years Down the Road

You probably read the title of this post and thought "oh my gosh, that is tragic."  If you yourself are in the journey, please know that I am approaching this post with a sense of gentleness & deep empathy, as well as authenticity. I believe in adding another voice to the dialogue out there &… Continue reading What The Grief of Losing Your Mum is Like – 2.5 Years Down the Road