Reimagining 500 Days of Women: Digital to Analog

If you follow this blog, you may wonder what has happened with 500 Days of Women (#500DOW)? This post answers that question. First, a brief reminder of the genesis of the idea. I wanted to do something to honour the lives and contributions of women, I needed to learn how to use social media and …

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The Best Advice I Ever Got About Mental Health

Of all the reading I have done about mental health (trust me, it's a lot! I'm working on compiling a list) one book deserves credit as THE most helpful mental health advice I have ever discovered. Before I tell you the title and authors, let me give you the gist of their advice. Breakdown: "A …

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Deep Dive into Benzos | Part 3 of 5 | Short-term Gain, Long-term Pain

This is the 3rd installment in my Deep Dive into Benzos (benzodiazepines). If you notice details, you may note Part 3 was to be the last post; I have decided to expand to 5 parts. There is so much to share on this topic. The more I learn, the more I feel this class of …

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Deep Dive into Benzos | Part 2 of 3 | A Skinless Grape

Today is cloudy and rainy here in South-Central Alberta, Canada. It feels like a day for introspection, so I am going to tell you a story. On Tuesday, I wrote about the class of drugs know as benzos (benzodiazepines). I said the next blog would be about the complex interplay of benzos, anxiety and insomnia, …

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500 Days of Women | Day 16 | Progress, Not Perfection

Happy Friday friends! Progress, not perfection is one of my primary goals for wellness. I've written a blog before about struggling with perfectionism, so when I decided to start a 500 Days of Women personal challenge I purposely decided not to overthink it and to listen to my intuition (another goal of mine). And so I …

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500 Days of Women | Day 14 | Alla Wagner (Write a Letter, Win A House)

Disclosure -- conflict of interest: I am a contest entrant (read my letter 💌). The contest is still open (link below 👇).If you lived in this house would you give it away?Alla Wagner intends to do just that. It is a creative solution to an unfortunate development in her health: Alla found herself unable to continue …

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