Can Testosterone Be Used to Treat Depression?

When my partner casually mentioned to me the other night that he’d heard of instances where testosterone has been used, successfully, to treat depression, my ears perked up. Depression is a pretty sneaky demon. Did you know: scientists haven’t actually yet nailed down why people get depressed. I’ve always been one to believe that depression […]

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Warrior Wednesday: Me

Hey Strong Babes! In honour of May being Mental Health Awareness month, I’m doing a new series each Wednesday in May called “Warrior Wednesday”. I am going to be sharing the “war stories” of mental health struggles – funny, sad, serious, embarrassing as hell, and everything in between. Talking about mental health is so important […]

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Why are you Depressed? 

Like many other things in mental health, depression is multifaceted – there are many signs, symptoms, explanations, and origins behind depression. It cannot be explained simply. It can’t be encompassed simply, and it shouldn’t be treated simply. So why are you depressed? A lot of the stigma that still has a stronghold on mental health […]

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Chasing the High 

It’s okay; we’re all doing it. You know, looking for that feeling. The rush, the euphoria – that feeling… like you’re invincible. Chasing the high. So how do you chase yours? Many people turn to alcohol to chase the feeling. Other’s indulge in various types of drugs. Some even get that high off of manipulating […]

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Is Gluten Making You Moody? 

I decided to give up gluten last year during my elimination diet to figure out what was making me so sick. Turns out, it was dairy. But just for a second, let me turn this car around. Because guess what? Even though I didn’t feel the same severity of effects with gluten, it never made […]

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Feeling SAD?

I look outside today and all I see is a blanket of white fluff covering everything in sight. But this is Calgary, what else could I expect? You see, in my eyes, we really only have two seasons: summer and winter. That’s because in the spring, it typically snows, and fall only lasts about 3 […]

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Mental Struggles : Blessing or Curse?

I’m not sure if I’ve mentioned this on my blog before, but I volunteer for a crisis line. I essentially listen to and support people who are having a difficult time, whatever that may mean for them. Over the past ten months, I have had the honor of hearing the stories of people from all […]

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Speaking out about Depression

This video really touched my heart and absolutely hit home for me – the more afraid we are to talk about mental health, the more stigmatized it remains.    

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The Monster

We all have a dark side. To deny that is to deny our very existence. Most of us are very well-rounded beings. That means that each and every one of us represents both sides of the coin; the good and the bad, the light and the dark, the right and the left. I do believe […]

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How to keep going when you kinda sorta want to die. 

If you’ve ever struggled with mental  illness, you know what I’m talking about. I’m talking about the painful reality of the incredible indifference some experience about the idea of their own death. Could step out into traffic, could not. Not caring is the worst. There is nothing quite like experiencing apathy over your own life […]

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