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December 31, 2018

“Don’t think that”

“You’re ok”

“You’re safe”

“Everything will be ok”

These are just a few of the phrases that are part of my daily repertoire in the midst of some of the hardest times and struggles I’ve had to date.

This post comes as 2018 comes to a close, and the start o...

May 1, 2018

Those who mind don't matter, and those who matter don't mind.

March 25, 2018

Exploitation of the Mentally Ill? Are we all just pawns in their money-making game? this is my real and raw experience.

March 6, 2018

“I don’t know what it’s like to not have deep emotions. Even when I feel nothing, I feel it completely” - A.R Asher

Somehow recently, time has been flying by, but at the same time almost not moving at all. 

Sometimes I feel as though I’m stuck, with an empty abyss in fro...

January 1, 2018

I find end of year posts have a tendency to be a bit cliche. For example “New year new me” and “This last year was shit because of X, Y, Z.”

It’s an opportunity to get some weight off your chest, but also an opportunity to strive for change: for hope. A chance to leave...

October 9, 2017

October as arrived in all her glory, frosted mornings and falling leaves, extra blankets on the bed and hot tea.

In Canada this means that thanksgiving is just around the corner, and although I grew up in England where thanksgiving doesn't exist, I have come to really u...

September 6, 2017

I went to a naturopath recently. 

This is my most recent endeavour in hopes of finding out some reasons for the struggles I have everyday. It's overwhelming, and exhausting, when you never seem to get any answers. 

Another rushed appointment, another scribbled prescript...

July 1, 2017

I feel like it's been forever since I was able to sit and write, or sit still at all for that matter... 6 months to be exact.

I don't have a real reason for not writing. I guess whenever I thought about it, I found it difficult to think of something to write about. Sure...

February 8, 2017

Kaylyn and I first connected well over a year ago,

way back when I was still living in England and making all necessary arrangements to move to Canada. I saw a competition McLachlan Studios was running to win an engagement shoot. You had to share your love story and the...

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