If you’ve ever loved someone and they’ve died, you know what I’m on about. You know that the pain and suffering you feel long outlasts the patience of the people around you. It’s been a year, isn’t it enough already? They ask you! But the truth is, when it comes to death, the passage of time comes to a stand still and though the years may pass you are forever trapped in the time you had together. The time before death arrived. You think about them and you miss them. And
Empowering women has always been important to me. Perhaps more so in recent years though. For as long as I’ve lived, I’ve been surrounded by people who believe in the power we have as individuals to make a difference. I’ve watched lives being changed because of the opportunities given to them. I’ve seen dreams become realities because someone gave that one person a chance. I was raised to believe that if you’re in a position of privilege in any way, it’s your responsibility to give a hand up to someone else.
So this is a bit of a personal one for me. It’s about taking antidepressants and anti-anxiety meds. A long time ago (11 years to be exact) I was put on antidepressants. I HATED IT! I felt like I had lost myself. I had in fact just lost my father. He died, unexpectedly in a car accident and his death was a HUGE blow to my life. I was 23 years old. I was just starting my life as an adult on my own and I was devastated. My world
At the end of last year, I was hell-bent on the fact that Oden would not be starting school until he was three. Not before, not on my watch, definitely not, nope! Oden going to school was NOwhere on my radar! Then January 2017 started and things kinda went crazy for me. Everything just started happening all at once and I was meeting clients and scheduling Skype calls and quoting for work like crazy and suddenly, I didn’t have the time I had at the end of last year. My
Every now and then, you read something and it gives you chills. The hairs on your arm stand straight up and tears just flow from your eyes. The more you read, the more you can’t stop and the more everything you knew before changes. That’s this post you’re about to read. It’s such a blend of weakness and strength and vulnerability all in one but the message is one of a warrior. Someone who never gives up! I’m honoured that she’s sharing her story on my platform – Even the strongest
Dealing with depression can sometimes leave you feeling like you’re drowning and you’re all alone. If you’re used to pushing through the pain like nothing is wrong, it can be even harder to accept that you’re struggling with your depression. Here’s how I fight off depression temporarily and the quotes that show we are not alone. It happens to so many people and everyone copes in different ways. My temporary solutions for dealing with depression Eat chocolate. Because chocolate is always a good idea “May your life be filled, as
I know you’ve just started out and you’re reading through the masses of information out there on the internet and you’re wondering how the fuck will you ever know it all. I know that when you’re a new blogger everything seems so scary. So here’s a little secret. I don’t think anyone ever knows it all. Sure there are the loud mouths who act like they know everything. They speak in a confident manner and perhaps they know a lot. Perhaps they know so much more than you and I
Learning to trust your intuition means going with your gut feelings about something. It’s that feeling that you get when you’re walking alone at night and you hear a sound but you tell yourself you’re just being paranoid? That the guy that has been walking behind you for the last three blocks is probably just going the same way. Even though every part of you wants to just run? You want to run but you don’t want to offend someone incase you’re wrong. So you keep walking. You’ve got to
A few years back I hated my job. I hated having to go into work every day and sit behind a desk for the most part of my day. Eventually, I decided that the only option I had was to quit my job and figure out a way to do work that made me happy but allowed me to work from home. It was the best decision I could have ever made and I’ve never looked back. Now, I work my own schedule at my own pace and I’m always
Just over a decade ago I spent the year traveling around the world on my own. I went anywhere and everywhere that my heart desired. I had the best freaking time of my life. I did, really I did. That’s how to find yourself isn’t it? By jumping into the deep end and figuring out how to swim! Looking back though, my memories, though mostly happy are littered with sadness. I was traveling to escape my real life problems. I was traveling to figure out how to find myself. My
When did I get here? Here you ask? Well let me tell you, here in Adultville! It’s SCARY! Dealing with the importance of education and choosing a school for our son! I feel like it was just yesterday that I was following the rules of “living under my roof” as my dad always used to say. You know those things parents say when they’re getting you to do the things you need to do as a good responsible child. Yup. I was just coasting along as a child under someone else’s
By Emma Zeta Skinner I want you to cast your mind back to when you were a little kid. What did you want to be when you grew up? A doctor? A space cowboy? A ballerina? A builder? Or just happy? Now I want you to look at your present self. What do you do? Do you have a job? Do you do something you love? Or are you meandering forward with no real direction, but just seeing where life takes you? Did you really dream of being a tax
Welcome to 2017! This year is full of all the things you’ve been waiting for. It’s filled with dreams and goals and working harder and making money and being successful. This year is filled with all the same bullshit that last year was filled with. Yup, I said it. Someone had to! Life doesn’t get better just because the days pass by! You get out what you put in! Making resolutions to be better this year means nothing if you don’t change your actions. So this year I challenge you.
Reflecting on 2016 This year has been long and hard. I had a bunch of surgeries towards the early part of the year and I spent the rest of the year fighting to get back to my old self. I’ve learnt a lot during this year. I’ve learnt about being resilient , I’ve learnt so much about being a mom but I’ve also learnt so much about living with intention and being authentic. It’s hard to focus on yourself and your needs when you have a family and you’re trying to get
I promise you, it gets easier It’s not easy having a colostomy bag. Adapting to new changes. A whole new way of living. No one can tell you that it’s going to be easy. It’s not easy even for the strongest person. But I promise you, it will get easier! You will get used to it and you will be braver as time goes on. People will ask you questions. Lots of them. Some of them will be awkward “but what about your bum, don’t you poo out there anymore?” Others