CBD: 3 Products I Reach For When I Need a Dose of Calm

CBD: 3 Products I Reach For When I …

Okay, all my mental health stuff aside, I think everyone on this planet could use some calm right now. Like you could be living your best life and be thrilled about EVERYTHING but a calm moment is never a bad thing!!! There are a ton of ways that I make a calm moment happen but CBD helps the process along. Now I’m not saying this will work for everyone, I’m not prescribing anything but as I always do, I’m just sharing what I’m doing…

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#StillTalking Medication: It’s Okay to Change Your Mind

#StillTalking Medication: It’s Okay to Change …

Making the decision around medication is complicated, to say the least. And making the decision to stop (safely, of course) and try life without something that’s been a part of your life for a few years can be even more so. While I’ve been thinking about this, I quickly realized I didn’t have a lot of people in the same boat to chat with. I can vividly remember (mostly) every detail of the appointment I had with my doctor when I approached the subject…

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Home By Nine: Helping Provide Therapy and Fighting Mental Health Stigma

Home By Nine: Helping Provide Therapy and …

There are, for better or for worse I can never decide, a lot of brands around these days that throw ‘anxiety’ on a t-shirt as a way to fight mental health stigma and carry on. So it was refreshing, to say the least, to happen upon Home By Nine because they’re doing a lot more than most. More Than Just a Trend I’ve talked about this time and time again – anxiety isn’t a trend. Depression isn’t. You don’t have OCD because you love…

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I Have No Idea How To Talk About Mental Health Right Now

I Have No Idea How To Talk …

I have been starting and stopping this post since the end of March. And it’s now June, in case that I hit trash again before publishing this. And when I started writing it, it had no mention of COVID but the more I think, the more that feels like ignoring the elephant in the room. [Note: it is now the end of July – let’s see how this goes.] I have, over the last year or so, found a sense of pride (if that’s…

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I Lost My Shine & Here’s How I’m Getting it Back

I Lost My Shine & Here’s How …

You’ve heard me say it time and time again, 2019 sucked. Major. And it wiped my shine way. What does that mean? Going off of my beloved Grey’s, I file myself under dark and twisty, and bright and shiny. And a lot of the times, I’m bright and shiny. I like to shine, I’m meant to shine, and I want to show the world my shine. And 2019 tarnished me. I mean if we want to get very specific, the end of 2018 sucked…

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The Letter Series: An Apology to My Body

The Letter Series: An Apology to My …

Dear you, 2019 was a year that I watched you too closely, filtered through a lens of discontent and judgement. And it made the year a rough one. 2019 was the year I was violated in broad daylight, and in that moment you became my enemy. Bundled up in my winter coat, completely exposed. 2019 was the year I started a new job that went toxic quickly, and those late hours turned very quickly into late-night meals fueled by what was close and cheap.…

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What It Was Like To Walk A Runway For Nike As A Plus-Sized Model

What It Was Like To Walk A …

Before this weekend, I had never worn anything from Nike before. Okay, shoes, but never their clothing. And when they launched their plus-sizes I was stoked — but they can be hard to find in-store so I took it as a small victory for the plus-sized community and moved on. And now I can say I walked a runway dressed by Nike, which is truly surreal. So how did this happen? I swear, and I’ve said this before, that joining Sarah Taylor’s gym has…

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Being Fat, Loving Sex and Dealing with Body Confidence

Being Fat, Loving Sex and Dealing with …

Disclosure: This post is sponsored by K-Y. In exchange for this post, I have received perks in the form of compensation and products. All opinions on this blog are my own.  Let’s talk about sex, baby.  Sorry, I really needed to get that out of the way and now that I have that out of my system we can get down to the nitty-gritty and that headline was not clickbait my friends: we’re going to chat about sex, body confidence, mental health, and being fat.…

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Saje Natural Wellness: The Brand That Can’t Do Me Wrong

Saje Natural Wellness: The Brand That Can’…

Let is be known that I once thought essential oils were a load of BS. And that I refused to venture into any Saje location basically just because I’m stubborn. And I wish I could tell you what made me change my mind, but suddenly I was a Saje diehard and I don’t think that will ever change. (Note: As I was writing this I remembered my first Saje encounter! It was was when I was visiting my former work’s London office and was…

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Taking Back My Love Of Restaurants + Fall OOTD

Taking Back My Love Of Restaurants + Fall …

I love food, always and forever. But up until recently eating out at a restaurant wasn’t an option. Okay, if it was an option it was one that I met with heavy resistance and avoided at all costs. And when events had food? Pass, always. Maybe nibble on a veggie or two, but a polite decline to every passed plate that came my way. Toronto has a lot of restaurants to offer, and here I was always going to the same chain locations over…

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