Falling Slowly

It’s already May 10th and I’m not even sure where to start with what’s been going on this month. There’s been a lot. The past two weeks have flown right by. April ended on a lousy note with a week long migraine and sinus infection which is nothing new. The insomnia got pretty bad too….

Self-loathing and cathartic release through writing

It’s Monday afternoon as I type this and today, I’m feeling a little muted and tired. I’ve been writing a lot this past week and am almost finished part three of my series. It’s getting to the fun part now. The hard parts of the trauma dumping have been written. Now I just write complete…

Still chasing for that feeling, was it worth it?

It’s Monday morning as I type this. Another snowy and dark morning here in Edmonton. I’ve been awake since before five am and am sipping a cup of coffee. It’s cold in my condo and I’ve got the fireplace going, listening to acoustic folk music and love songs. The past month has been a whirlwind…

Forgiveness and healing from childhood trauma (trigger warning)

The word forgiveness is defined as the process of forgiving, or being forgiven. But what does it mean exactly? What does that process look like? And more importantly, what’s the point of it? Forgiveness is accepting your decisions or your actions. Recognizing the trauma that hurt you or caused emotional damage. Learning to let go…

Finding love again after forty. Is it possible in today’s world?

It’s late as I sit down to write this post. It’s been an eventful couple of weeks and I haven’t written much in the blog. That’s being done on purpose. I’ve found that when I post daily, people don’t engage. If I post every few days, I’ll get more interaction. And so, I’m trying to…

Mindfulness vs. Mindlessness

This is a repost from 2020 – rewritten and updated This morning I decided to do a search for trending health topics to write about this week and came across this headline: Mindfulness vs. Mindlessness. Given my history working in addictions and mental health, I thought this would be a good topic to cover today….

Wednesday Wisdom: unsolicited relationship advice

This was a question that popped up on Reddit and I thought I would share my response with you here – in case you needed some support. Take it with a grain of salt. I’m obviously not married. But I’ve had my fair share of long-term relationships. I also learn from others – friends and…

A simple request: why I use aliases online

This morning I was woken up rudely by the sound of my heater acting up. I thought for a split second that it had just exploded. I wasn’t ready to get out of bed, had a bad night, so I decided to check my social media accounts. Made the mistake of going onto Twitter. That’s…

Unpopular opinions: cancel culture

The following are snippets of conversations I’ve had online in the past few days or with friends and family. I think I’m sick. My head feels fuzzy. My nose has been running. I’m sneezing like crazy. My throat is dry. I’m whiny. Incredibly whiny. So, here goes nothing. Do with them what you will. Truth…

Love is a complicated thing – the story of us

I woke up this morning around 9:30 am after a restless night of sleep. It’s a cool day outside, cloudy, with spurts of rain. I’ve already had a disagreement with someone on Twitter when I said, “I hope it rains all weekend.” The smoke is still bad here, and I won’t be able to go…