PART 3: HEALING

In part one I shared my story. In part two, I discussed anxiety. Part three is for healing. It’s clear to me that I have a great deal of resentment and anger toward my father for the unfortunate events that occurred in my childhood.  I have struggled with these deep feelings for years; I don't want … Continue reading PART 3: HEALING

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PART 2: DEALING WITH ANXIETY

I recently read an article about how anxiety can prolong stress, lead to COPD (chronic respiratory disease), and make you feel physically ill all the time. It can even lead to the development of IBS (Irritable bowel syndrome) or OCD (obsessive compulsive disorder). Anxiety crushes your voice, creating panic or procrastination. Someone with anxiety tends … Continue reading PART 2: DEALING WITH ANXIETY

PART 1: CHILD ABUSE – A SURVIVOR’S STORY

My childhood is filled with so many memories. There are the normal memories of playing with my cousins, going to the movies, laughing, and hanging out with friends. Some of my memories however are of a loud and angry household. After years of therapy and hushing up; I believe it’s time I finally share my story. … Continue reading PART 1: CHILD ABUSE – A SURVIVOR’S STORY

Open Letter to the Liberal Members of Parliament

Subject: Liberal's Tax Planning Proposals September 8th, 2017 Good evening, This is the first letter I have ever written to a Member of Parliament, and I am sorry it is not propitious. I am very concerned about the Liberal’s tax planning proposals using private corporations. My boyfriend and I are hardworking Canadians who currently live … Continue reading Open Letter to the Liberal Members of Parliament

To The Doormat In Me

You have the right to say no. Never apologize for your decisions. Explain yourself only at your discretion. Never feel pressure to defend your choice. You do not need a reason to put yourself first. Do not starve yourself to feed others. Do not fear loneliness. Serve you every day. Say “no” today. Say it … Continue reading To The Doormat In Me

Social Media Problems Over Benefits: The Addiction

My faith in humanity has decreased over the way people act, and react, on social media. The constant cynicism, the rants, the over-opinionated and nagging comments, the narcissistic posts, the illusion of perfectionism—it’s all too much. We have forgotten ourselves due to the fact that we are vastly over driven. We have forgotten compassion, courtesy, … Continue reading Social Media Problems Over Benefits: The Addiction

Embrace The Crazy

"She's crazy. And just when you think you've reached the bottom of her craziness, there's a  crazy underground garage." I recently wrote an article titled “The Cure for Crazy.” I wrote it as a random spoof, but truth is many people judge “crazy” negatively—I know I have. In today’s critical society, we label anyone with a bit … Continue reading Embrace The Crazy

The Cure for Crazy

So I’ve been acting especially crazy lately and I’m not sure why. I’ve been monitoring my sugar intake, eating healthy, exercising regularly; but nothing seems to calm my inner-hyper-weird. My co-worker predicts it’s the moon. So I double checked, and it is in fact a full moon tonight. Coincidence? I think not! According to ancient philosophers, … Continue reading The Cure for Crazy

Maple Leaf Tulip – FAIL

Ottawa’s Tulip Festival highlighted the new “maple leaf” tulip over the weekend. In my opinion this new attraction is an enormous nosedive flop of a miscarriage. It was designed by The National Capital Commission and the Kingdom of the Netherlands; intended to mimic the Canadian Flag.  This is a picture of a Canadian flag: This … Continue reading Maple Leaf Tulip – FAIL