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Blogging

Who I am as a reader

This is a follow-up to a post last weekend about my identity as a writer. Much like I've always like to write, I've always liked to read.  I'm grateful that this was something my parents instilled in me from very early on.  Childhood favourites included Anne of Green Gables and the Little House on the… Continue reading Who I am as a reader

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Writing

Who I Am as a Writer

Image by JL G from Pixabay Here we are on WordPress, all of us as writers.  But what does that writing identity look like?  I thought I'd do this post to take a closer look into my own. I've always liked to write.  When I was young, as in elementary school young I liked to write stories.  One… Continue reading Who I Am as a Writer

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Mental health

Were You Always Depressed or Anxious?

Pexels on Pixabay I ask this question in this post's title because I know for some people their illness struck at a relatively young age, or there were always hints of what was to come even if the full-blown illness didn't hit until later. It wasn't like that for me. My first episode of depression… Continue reading Were You Always Depressed or Anxious?

Language and mental illness stigma
Mental health, Stigma

What’s in a Name? Labelling and Mental Illness

I've written about this a few times before, but the language people use when it comes to mental health is so important that I could probably talk about it ad nauseam.  A lot of words get tossed around to describe who we are and what we experience, and in this post I'll consider some of… Continue reading What’s in a Name? Labelling and Mental Illness

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Book reviews, Health & health care, Mental health

Book Review: Strong at the Broken Places

Strong at the Broken Places: Voices of Illness, a Chorus of Hope is an intimate look at living with chronic illness.  Author Richard M. Cohen, who himself has multiple sclerosis, works with five participants who have various chronic illnesses to capture their stories and help others understand the overwhelming toll that chronic illness can take. … Continue reading Book Review: Strong at the Broken Places