This week the final episode of This Is Us will air. For those who watched the series, we learned about love, loss, parenting, grief, shame, trauma, and how to deal with losing a loved one, among many other invaluable lessons.
It was sometimes hard to watch, and often heavy, but in the end This Is Us is all of us. Continue reading
In honour of Bell Let’s Talk Day, here is an excerpt from my book, The Treasure You Seek.
January 27, 2016
“There is a crack in everything; that’s how the light gets in.”
One in five Canadians suffers from mental illness. Although the topic is being discussed more and more, there is still a stigma attached to it whether it is at work, as a parent, or among friends. Continue reading
In honour of #BellLetsTalk Day 2018, here’s an excerpt from my book, The Treasure You Seek, available at Indigo, Amazon and Barnes & Noble.
January 27, 2016
“There is a crack in everything; that’s how the light gets in.” Continue reading
I saw a quote today from writer Anita Krizzan. She said, “We are mosaics — pieces of light, love, history, stars — glued together with magic, and music and words.” Continue reading
We each have a definition in our minds of what is normal. And if we don’t fit that description, we judge ourselves. But there are so many normals. Each person is different. And when it comes to mental health, we are all on a spectrum. We are one tragedy or trauma away from a breakdown.
But there is still so much stigma attached to mental illness. As American non-fiction writer and mental health advocate Andy Behrman once said, “The guilt I felt for having a mental illness was horrible. I prayed for a broken bone that would heal in six weeks. But that never happened. I was cursed with an illness that nobody could see and nobody knew much about.” Continue reading