@michael_landsberg remember that one time? Thanks for continuing to champion the ring 🙌🏼 @sicknotweak saves lives // if you have never checked out this incredible Mental Health Organization, well, what are you living under a rock? Jks. 🙏🏼 Here is a friendly reminder to seriously go check out their Facebook, Instagram or Twitter. •this is not an ad•
With #BellLetsTalk coming up, and our vital day to day battles in between this one day, remember to be kind to yourself. Try not to judge yourself, rather celebrate yourself, whatever it is you do. This journey is one day a time🎈
Find joy in the simple things, things for yourself, self care every day, know it’s ok to say “no” and it’s ok not to be ok.
Pick up that phone and message a friend, a loving human. Look for the compassion and throw out the judgement ✌🏻we’ve got this ♥️
#TheBraveAlchemist#SickNotWeak#speakup#throwbackthursday#mentalhealth#mentalillness#recovery#toronto#canada#Landsburglar#samemedications ! #depression#anxiety#wegotthis
Had a blast visiting #edmonton for #pdw2018 ! Tropical gala night, ventured to #uofa for compounding competition, and went to many other events! Heard Michael Landsberg speak #sicknotweak and even though I was sick, made it to many interesting speakers and dinner with Dalhousie peeps :D
💭I awoke this morning to a headline that read “Students walk out after prof allegedly mocks classmate with anxiety...a professor referred to a student's aid as his 'handler.'” I felt sick, I felt sad, and I was immediately reminded of how much further we still have to go when it comes to ending the stigma surrounding mental health. As our silence persists, so too does the stigma, and for that reason I've chosen to speak out not only about this particular incident, but about mental illness in general. I've written an open letter to the professor at the University of Guelph, the 🔗is in my bio if you'd like to read it.
I’ve said a couple times that I wasn’t going to bring back the #coachbradpodcast again. But well I guess I lied. January 31st is a very important day here in Canada for Mental Health so I decided to do a podcast about this very subject. I hope you enjoy the listen for those who do download. (Link in bio) Mental Health and Mental Wellness hits close to home for a lot of us and the more we can talk about it the better. •
The gym has been a great place for me to kick some anxiety and depression symptoms. I’m feeling fine today but the day has just sucked. So later on I’ll be nixing rest day and working some back and biceps. #sicknotweak#depression#anxiety#fuckdepression
It's interesting to see the main themes that come out from this music to grieve to playlist - certainly there's death and loss, there's depression and mental illness, there's the whole relationship breakup genre and there's family and friend trauma, although strangely enough, not many songs about moving house (which often makes the top 5 lists of "most stressful things that can happen to you!") What's also interesting is that most tracks are written from the perspective of the protagonist - the person who has experienced the loss, the heartbreak, the depression - rarely do we see the perspective of those people that love the protagonist - and think about it - there's a lot of them!
Husbands of wives who have just lost their mother, sisters of brothers who have just got divorced, the BFF who holds you while you hold your pet as the vet sends them to sleep. And we don't really think of them - well - we do - but, most of the time we're so focused on our own grief that it's hard to think of how we're affecting the people we love. And sure - that's probably how it should be - if the relationship is solid then hopefully you'll be there for them when they need it.
But what do you do when the person you love is disappearing, not growing away, but shrinking, falling into themselves and leaving you behind? What do you do when the black cloud descends and wraps itself too tightly around your love and you don't know how to free them?
This song has always made me wonder just how tough it must be to be on the other side. I imagine it must be hell - I imagine that there's little you can do except - as Thom Yorke sings - "Blame it on the black star, blame it on the falling sky..." seems as good a strategy as anything else.
One thing to remember though - particularly if you are dealing with this kind of situation - there are trained grief professionals who do know how to help you - who have dealt with this before and who can make a huge difference to your lives. http://www.griefdirectory.org/ #musicto#radiohead#blackstar#depression#breakups#sad#playlist#grief#partner#mentalhealth#mentalillness#sicknotweak
Yesterday, after work, I wanted a good soak. I filled my nice bathtub and took a bath; I even shaved! It was a nice form of self care. I always love how I feel after a nice long bath and shave. ·
What is your favorite form of self care?
A visit with this cutie-pie & her sissy today reminded me that there’s nothing a smiling little baby can’t fix.🎀💞
Tomorrow is clinic for me; my 6 years post-transplant follow up combined with my 20 month wait list appointment.♻️
Knowing what the doctors will say, because they’ve said it a hundred times before. Knowing that there isn’t much else anyone can be doing for me. Knowing that my lungs still suck, my weight is not ideal, my fatigue won’t improve, my pain will only continue to worsen, my motivation will continue to slip away, and I’ll continue to “keep on keeping on” because what other choice do I have? It’s all just too much to handle some days and I wish sometimes that I could just be sedated to be ignorant of it all.💤
I really hate this time of year for many reasons, because on almost an annual basis, there is always failing health, complications & an overall doom / gloom feeling.⛈
One minute I’m fine, the next I’m lost in a trance of remembering horrible hospital stays, failing lungs, dropping out of school, leaving behind friends, moving away from home, living in hospitals, missing loved ones and the list goes on.🌪
Keeping the unwavering happiness & awe of life that all of “my babies” show me in the forefront of my mind, and hoping to learn from them to calm my own mind.✨
Although at the end of the day, I still have much to be thankful for as I get by with a little help from my friends.💖
D A Y T H I R T E E N of #SelfLoveBootcamp 🎈🎉(I’m inverting day 12&13 because I got them mixed up🤷🏼♀️) I was originally trying to figure out how to pose to best show my #cellulite (gasp!😱). So I took a series of differently posed photos, and Google assistant surprised me by making this wonderful gif of me 😊 so here is me, doing #cellulitesaturday on a Tuesday evening (cause eff calendars?🤷🏼♀️) and enjoying the heck outta it! Be YOU! You are beYOUtiful! Cellulite and all. This is how real bodies look. They aren’t perfect and airbrushed like you see on Instagram and in the media. Don’t let social media fool you, or make you think any less of yourself! Let’s #celebratecellulite y’all! 🎉 😬
🎉Great big HUGE news🎉
Our pilot episode officially drops:
SUNDAY FEBRUARY 4TH
Mark your calendars! 🗓
Our premiere will be followed by a week of voting with @storyhive from:
In order to win funding to complete It's My Anxiety we will need all of you wonderful people to vote everyday. GET READY! ✅
Join me on the blog today *link in bio*
Late post today due to some techical difficulties but I really wanted to share some of my thoughts on meeting Michael Landsberg of #sicknotweak
Suicide is the one if the leading causes of death in Canada, 2nd only to car accidents yet so much is still not known. The stigma suggesting that #Depression is a weakness instead of a sickness needs to go away. We need to keep talking, keep having hard conversations so that our loved ones don't feel they need to suffer in silence.
Forever blurting out hints that I’m hanging by a thread because my EUPD ass deep down is desperate for someone to just hold me tight and reassure me of all the things I fear isn’t true—that not everyone hates me, that my loved ones don’t secretly think I’m nothing but a burden, that my friends won’t all abandon me, that there are people who care about me, that I would be missed if I died, and so on—and not let go until I feel safe and I can breathe again.
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Yeeeah. I’ve been diagnosed with SAD and take issue with this. I work in a windowless box five out of seven days a week, and I wake up in the dark and then go home from work in the dark. The time change really affects me each year.
On the weekends it’s often either too cold/wet/icy to go far and our city barely clears roads so guess what state sidewalks are in! Imagine what it’s like for individuals with multiple kids, physical aids like walkers or wheelchairs, elderly, pregnant women, etc.
I’m a mom with you kids so we do try to go out sliding, skating, the park, playing in the snow, etc. But it’s a huge struggle to get everyone ready and then get everyone stripped down afterwards (usually multiple times for potty breaks). Exhausting.
I use a “happy lamp” and try my best to get some sun most days. And I’ve been advised to take vitamin D supplements daily. But it’s hard, especially for some people, and it doesn’t have an easy fix like ‘just go outside’. How about a story (with more than one source) about changing workplace culture, appropriate snow clearing, inclusive communities instead of isolating people, tips for parents, places to go when the weather is bad, etc.
And the hardest thing to do when you’re feeling sick is to ‘just get outside’!! Didn’t mean to rant but this touched a nerve.
This is a jam-packed one, folks. Last week, I was joined by Dr. Margaret Rutherford: author, podcast host, blogger, and psychotherapist. We cover a ton of topics including Seasonal Affective Disorder, Perfectly Hidden Depression, perfectionism, and more!
It’s our 3rd Monday of 2018 and I’m already balancing SO much on my plate on more than a few aspects of my life. I’m definitely going to have a busy, and hopefully, also rewarding year. As far as posting more often, I’m going to get there, I promise. You see, while most people had time to pre-plan what they wanted to do in 2018 the last few months of 2017, I didn’t even know that I was even going to be able to physically make it into this year. That being said, I’ve been SO stressed out about posting more frequently that I learned and realized it’s not fair to put myself under such pressure in circumstances like this one. So I’m using January as my month to finish wrapping my head around this entire lifestyle change I’ve been planning for. In a sense, you can kind of say my actual New Year is beginning February 1st. I’m going to take these next couple weeks of January to really buckle down and finish working up plans on how I’m going to achieve my goals this year. I’m not giving up. I’m simply doing things at my own pace, which I’ve learned is a form of self-love all in itself and that is 100% okay. Slowly, but surely, like everything else I’ve ever worked on, I will get to where I want/need to be in all aspects of my life. I am learning to be patient with and truly give myself my all after all these years of neglect and self-destruction. I’m ready to begin nourishing and flourishing like I should have done so long ago. May all your Monday’s in 2018 be filled with the best insight and all the things you need to become the best version of you. Sending you all love and light always.♥️ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
— D E B