In the past month, I’ve gotten several messages asking me for advice regarding how to handle the one-year anniversary of their child’s suicide attempt. My heart breaks for the parents sending the emails – and for the children who went through the experience. I’m not a parent… But I am the person on the other … Continue reading How To Approach The One Year Anniversary Of Your Child’s Suicide Attempt
It’s 7:50pm on a Saturday night. I have 18 tasks on my to-do list for today and seven are overdue. Four of those have been overdue for over a week. I’m overwhelmed. There’s so much to do. I’m a business owner. I love my job. I love my company. I love it all. But I’m … Continue reading “I’m not okay.” [Being a business owner shouldn’t change that.]
Oh, the irony. It’s 12:30am and I’m writing this blog post because it needs to be done before tomorrow morning. I know my calendar is full for the day and I also know that I need to be up in five hours to start that very. Long. Day. But instead of sleeping, I’m writing this … Continue reading Why is Burnout An Epidemic In Today’s Society?
“Do not slouch.” Those were the last words my great grandma said to me before she died. She always told us she loved us in German before we left. “Ich liebe dich,” But this day I was exhausted. We had stopped by to see her after church and although it was wonderful to see her, … Continue reading “Do not slouch.”
I’m laying in bed. I know I need to be getting up. I have meetings. I have things that need to be done around the house. I have laundry that needs to be washed and a pile of work on my desk that needs to be done. But I’m laying in bed. And I’ll stay … Continue reading How to tell the difference between depression and burnout
I’m on a new adventure…. I have been stable for three years. No manic episodes. No manic-depressive episodes. So, we explored the idea of me going off one of the medications that makes me tired and causes me to gain weight. There’s nothing wrong with being on medication. There’s no shame in it. Even once … Continue reading Leaving The Medication Behind.
Canadian Thanksgiving was last week and our American team members will be celebrating next month - but we wanted to take a minute today to celebrate three things that are happening in our lives right now! Nichole: 1. My business growth- my business partnerships and clients! 2. My friends and family... Especially my little nephew … Continue reading Celebrating Three Good Things
I wanted to write a post about my year three. But I didn't know what else to say. Someone in passing said something profound a few weeks ago. "You can spend your whole life analyzing what happened in your past. But then you'll miss out on the life you're having now." So I'm not going … Continue reading Celebrating Three Years Of Life!
Mental illness doesn’t discriminate – anyone can be affected. There are a few celebrities who stand out for me, either they’re my favourite actors or they are an influence based on how they live with their mental illness. Gillian Anderson is best known with her role as Agent Scully on X-Files. What you may not … Continue reading 5 Celebrities & Their Mental Health
Here’s some of the things that having Bipolar Disorder as a business owner has taught me.