My Mother’s Favourite Word

My mother is always talking about sympathy, it’s her favourite word, she often says she “needs sympathy”. The problem is; I have exhausted myself giving her sympathy, empathy and support and it still does not quite meet her needs. At one point, she phoned me three times a day (when I was on my way […]

Reader’s Question

As of late, I’ve felt a bit flat. Uninspired, unmotivated and fatigued. I’ve tried a few things that have helped a bit, affirmations, journaling and eating healthier. There hasn’t been a major shift but it’s helpful to have a few strategies that help a little. I’m curious to know… What do you do to elevate […]

Healing: A Marathon Not a Sprint

When I fist began this journey of healing from my trauma, I was 24 years old. I wound up in a therapist’s office explaining how both of my parents were alcoholics, I was a codependent to them, I had trauma from my childhood and I expected to be in therapy for three months while I […]

The Story Pours Out

I’ve had a really rough few weeks. My mental well-being has plummeted and I have felt flat, anxious and generally fatigued. Out of desperation, I looked to alleviate my symptoms and booked a reiki session with a reiki healer whom had several 5 star Google and facebook reviews. I didn’t really expect it to work […]

Dazed and Confused

I feel as though I’m in a trance. Muddling through each day, smiling at all the right times, wearing the right thing at the right time, saying the right things at the right times, looking “fine” on the outside. Inside, feeling lost and confused, sad and lethargic, apathetic and alone. Appetite has gone, sex drive […]