A Glimpse Into My Anxiety

I thought my mental state was climbing upwards the past month. Until last week. Last week, anxiety revisited me and culminated in a full-blown panic attack that resulted in me pulling over on the side…

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The Gym and I: Are We On (Again) or Off (Again)?

Everyone knows that exercise is good for you. But does it feel good? The answer is supposed to be yes. Upon experiencing the physical stress of working out, your brain releases neurochemicals (eg. endorphins) that…

Thought Point: On Finding Meaning through Chronic Illness

When you have a chronic illness, you’ll inevitably hit a point where your mental health starts to suffer. No one likes to be limited by factors outside of their control, and living with ongoing health…

Thought point: On Coming Out With Tickborne Illness to Healthcare Professionals

As I drove to my dental cleaning appointment earlier this week, I thought ahead to the questions that I knew would be coming from the dental hygienist: Any changes to your health? Are you on…

Overwhelmed on the last day of the long weekend

I’m sitting here right now in a Second Cup (Canadian coffee chain) just feeling dumpy and frustrated with myself. The intention today was to come here and work on my blog (revamping the look, writing…