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Anxiety

Pull back the curtain

In considering what I wanted to say and, more importantly, how… I’ve run through more edits and rewrites than I care to admit.  No matter which approach I tried,...

Sep 19, 2017

Personality chameleon

I’ve become so seasoned at camouflaging myself over the years. I am a personality chameleon. I will wave and smile at you, even if we’ve never met. I smile to...

Sep 12, 2017

Healthy boundaries

The month of June is often a very busy and stressful time of year for many of us, not necessarily all in a bad way though. For me June...

Sep 5, 2017

Mental Illness is not a character flaw

My story begins when I was about 6 years old. This is the first time I have a memory of feeling “ anxiety." I had...

Aug 8, 2017

Changing the medication conversation

Over a year ago I was a person existing in a constant state of fear; I was literally a person who was living...

Jul 26, 2017

Coming out of the ‘M.I.’ Closet

“M.I.” mental illness or mission impossible? Admitting you suffer from mental illness is more like mission impossible. I was diagnosed with anxiety and...

Jun 13, 2017

How I Crushed Anxiety Twice

Black? Brown? White? Mixed? Afro-Caribbean? What the fuck was I supposed to be? How was I supposed to act? What was I supposed...

May 4, 2017

Bettering your self worth

I have been diagnosed of my anxiety/depression for about three years now. But my story begins much earlier than that. Ever since I...

Feb 9, 2017

Anxious Screams

So here I lay staring at the ceiling completely still. Sounds of hatred pound my brain reminding me that loneliness loves me. Because it loves the sounds of a dreadful scream. I am one...

Feb 2, 2017

Listen to yourself

“What is required is the capacity to recognize the many voices of sickness – in their contradiction, their secrecy, and their exposure of the self.” ~Rita Charon, Narrative Medicine....

Jan 17, 2017

Release the guilt

My daughter was born three months early. The doctors had no idea why. I just went into spontaneous labour. I took an adventurous helicopter ride to the nearest high...

Jan 12, 2017

At the top of the hill

My alarm jars me awake. Love grows where my rosemary goes by Edison Lighthouse - one of my favourite songs. But not today. It’s loud and abrasive after my...

Jan 10, 2017