Blog Index

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“Recovery Resources” Series

1 – Recovery Resources 1: “You Can’t Heal What you Can’t Feel”

2 – Recovery Resources 2: “Distress Tolerance” – Short-term strategies for safely coping with intense emotions

3  – Recovery Resources 38 Tips for Managing Social Anxiety 

4 – Recovery Resources 4: Remembering your WHY: Coping with Triggers in Recovery 

5 – 9 Questions to Ask of Your Automatic Negative Thoughts

 

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“Bettering Body Image” Series

1 – “Your Body is Not the Problem” – Disentangling body image from your body. 

2 –  “I Feel Fat Translation Wheel” – Because “fat” is not a feeling

3 – 9 Strategies for Coping with Weight Gain in Recovery 

4 – (Guest Post) The New Hotness 

5 – We Need A Different Teacher 

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“CBT Basics” Series 

1 – Recognizing Cognitive Distortions

2 – Thought Records

3 – Exposure Hierarchies for Anxiety Treatment

 

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“Readiness for Change” Series

1 – Readiness for Change 1 – Friend vs Foe

 


#Food

1 – Taint by Numbers (Op-ed intuitive eating)

2 – No-Bake Caramel Date Slices (Recipe)

3 – Cheap & Easy Snickerdoodles (Recipe)

4  – Seasonal Fudgey Pepermint Brownies (Recipe)

5 – OREO Peppermint Cheesecake Truffles (Recipe)

6 – The Simplest Shortbread Cookie Recipe Ever (Recipe)

7 – Soft Cranberry Bliss Bars (Recipe)

8 – Canada’s Food Guide (Op-ed)

 

#Feelings

Depression

1 – Exploring & Recognizing Shame (w/ Brené Brown)

2 – Small Things you Can do When Stagnation Hits (Listicle)

3 – Untitled / “Why I Stuck Around” (Personal/Poem)

4 – Windows (Poem/Personal)

5 – What the Darkness Taught Me (Personal/Poem?)

6 – A Note for When you Find it Hard to Embrace Happiness

 

Eating Disorders

1 – Exercise in Eating Disorder Recovery (Op-ed)

2 – Reflection on Social Media – Unfollowing Diet Culture (Op-ed)

3 – Why I don’t like “Before and After” Photos (Op-ed)

4 – Misery is MiseryWeight Stigma in Eating Disorder Treatment 

5 – A Tough Week in Recovery (Personal)

6 – “The Recovery Fallacy” (Personal)

7 – Cake (Personal)

8 – Structural Oppression Contributes to Eating Disorders  (Guest Post)

9 – The New Hotness  (Guest Post)

10 – Untitled (Personal – poetry)

11 – Reasons to Choose Recovery (Listicle)

12 – A Note for When you Don’t Feel “Sick Enough”  (Personal)

13 – “Frantic” (Personal/Poem)

14 – For When I Feel like Giving Up (Personal)

15 – There’s More

16 – Throwback Thursday Thoughts  (Personal)

17 – Triggers in Recovery (Personal/Op-Ed)

18 – Not All Discomfort was Created Equal (Personal)

19 – Haul (Personal/Poem)

20 – Discovery AKA Recovery  (Guest Post)

21 – Disappear (Personal/Poem)

22 – Russian Roulette (Personal/Poem?)

23 – To Those I Met In Therapy (Poem?)

24 – Hindsight (“Poem”)

 

General Mental Health

1 – Diagnostic Labels (Op-Ed)

2 – Trigger Warnings (Op-Ed)

3 – Balance (Op-Ed)

4 – Medication for Mental Illness (Op-Ed)

5 – Quit Romanticizing the Tortured Artist (Guest)

6 – The Extraordinary Moments in Between Mental Illness  (Guest)

7 – (The Globe & Mail) In Praise of Punctuation, and my Mental Illness 

8 – 17 Physical Symptoms of Mental Illness (Listicle)

9 – 10 Activities to Help you Relax (Listicle)

10 – A Note for When you Find it Hard to Embrace Happiness

11 – To Those I Met In Therapy  (Poem?)

12 – 10 Truths About my Dermatillomania (Listicle)

13 – Hopeful Habit Changing (Personal)

14 – 10 Free Mental Health Apps (Listicle)

 

Gratitude

1 – Little Things (Personal)

2 – It’s the Thought That Counts (Anecdote)

 

Healing/Hope

1 – It Gets Better

2 – An Important Conversation (Personal)

3 – There’s More

4 – Learning to Trust Myself Again (Personal)

5 – Healing is a lot of Work

6 – Healing Doesn’t Mean the Damage Never Existed

7 – Signs of my Healing  (Personal)

8 – The Ride (Personal)

9 – Steady as She Goes (Personal)

10 – A Binder Full of Homework and a Life Full of Mistakes (Personal/Poem)

11 – Weekend Wrap-Up  (Personal)

12 – Catharsis (Guest Re: writing)

13 – Colour (Micro-Poem)

14 – A Note for When you Find it Hard to Embrace Happiness

15 – Nevertheless She Persisted (Poem?)

16 – Confront (Poem?)

17 – Ignite (Micro-poem)

 

How to Help

1 – (Guest Post) How To Validate Someone’s Feelings 

2 – Helping a Loved One with Mental Illness

3 – How to Love a Porcupine 

4 – Answers to Eating Disorder Questions 

5 – Supporting Someone you Love (Poem?)

 

Identity

1 – You Are Not The Flu (Personal/Op-ed)

2 – What Lies Ahead (Personal)

3 – Fear, the Future, and an Identity Crisis (Personal)

4 – Airport Homework (Poem?)

5 – To Those I Met In Therapy  (Poem?)

 

Love & Relationships

1 – You Can(t) Love Somebody else until you Love Yourself? (Op-ed)

2 – How to Navigate Anxiety in Your Relationship  (Guest Post)

 

Mindfulness & Self-Awareness

1 – Reconnecting to You (Thrive Global – Guest post)

2 – Unhappy Thoughts, Happy Life? (Op-ed)

3 – Radical Acceptance 

4 – Why we Should Say No to Positivity and Yes to Our Negative Emotions (TedX – Guest Post)

5 – The Discomfort of Life (Personal)

6 – If Only it Were Simple (Personal)

 

Me

1 – My Life and my Blog So Far

2 – Free From Shame 

3 – 22 Things I’ve Learned About Myself in 22 Years

4 – 18 Things I Learned in 2018

5 – Social Media & My Mental Health (Personal)

 

Music

1 – 36 Happy/Upbeat Songs that put me in a Good Mood 

2 – 21 Songs that Make me Feel Less Alone

3 – Monthly Mixtape 1 – 8 Songs to Relax To

 

Self-Care & Self-Compassion

1 – The Self-Care Spectrum (Op-ed)

2 – Self-Care: The Good, The Bad, and the Insta-Worthy (Op-ed)

3 – Self-Compassion: “I’m Just Getting Started” (Personal)

4 – Recognizing Our Vulnerabilities with Compassion

5 – 6 Simple Ways to Practice Self-Care Over the Holidays (Listicle)

6 – My Go-To Self-Compassion Practice 

7 – The Sofa Revolution  (Personal)

 

Social Media

1 – “Warning” – Social Media Tips (Op-Ed)

 

Suicide

1 – Suicide Alertness (Info piece)

2 – How to Talk About Suicide (Guest Post)

 

Self-Harm

1 – 32 Alternatives to Self-Harm (Listicle)

2 – Distraction Activities (DBT – Listicle)

 

Social Anxiety

1 – Recovery Resources: 8 Tips for Managing Social Anxiety 

#Freedom

My Sort of “Artsier” Personal Writing

1 – “Betrayed“, Poem

2 – “Toxic

3 – Gambling

4 – Commitment

5 – Healing

6 – (Untitled)

7 – Blogging

8 – Untitled 2

 

 

 

 

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