Let’s Talk … About Acute Stress Disorder

Ah stress. Everyone at some point in their life has experienced it - multiple times even. And if someone tells you they haven't, they're either lying or they don't know what stress is (and it's probably the first one.) Moooovvving onnnn - according to Psychcentral.com, acute stress disorder, or ASD for short, is "characterized by the … Continue reading Let’s Talk … About Acute Stress Disorder

The Importance of Children’s Nutrition

While studying nursing in uni, one of the mandatory courses that we had to take was nutrition. One of the sections that we focused on in our course was the different populations (ie. the elderly) and the different health needs that they require (due to the changes going on within their body). As we all … Continue reading The Importance of Children’s Nutrition

Why It’s Okay to Distance Yourself from Toxic People…Even If They’re Family

I was asked to write about this topic at my own blog and here at Defying Shadows where I regularly contribute. It's a touchy topic, isn't it? When you read the title, it may have scared you because it's such a tender subject. But it also may have made you want to click on this fast … Continue reading Why It’s Okay to Distance Yourself from Toxic People…Even If They’re Family

How to get outta a rut – stopping the endless day to day cycle and enjoying life again.

Hellooooooooooo world! And happy Thursday! As I saw the topic of this post, I knew that I would be able to write a lot about it because it perfectly sums up how I've been feeling this last week and a half. And as I've come out of my rut (slowly but surely), I figured this … Continue reading How to get outta a rut – stopping the endless day to day cycle and enjoying life again.

TBD | My advice to someone who has just been diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder

Before I begin sharing my advice, I just want to say to anyone reading this that has been diagnosed with bipolar disorder, or any other mental illness, continue your fight and stay strong. Take it one day at a time. I've written about my experience with being diagnosed with bipolar disorder (which you can read here.) … Continue reading TBD | My advice to someone who has just been diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder