Posts by Theme

Mental Health

Pain and Pleasure

Exploring why I often chose to go it alone, the benefits of a retreat experience, and my ongoing practice of leaning into pain and pleasure.

Privilege and Disability

The process of obtaining disability status, the shame that comes with feeling “othered”, and using my privilege to forge a path towards societal change

My 2-year Kenora Retreat

A reflection on my time in Northwestern Ontario, the importance of cycles and returning to ourselves, over and over again.

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Nursing

Wandering at 30

Exploring my excitement and insecurities as I embark on a new leg of my journey, especially battling with the societal norms of where one should be in life at 30.

The risks of blogging

Blogging and sharing my story and my self online are not things I had entirely thought through when I launched this blog in June 2019. It really was something I did on a whim, almost out of intuition or from a visceral place, without much cognitive or rational assessment of the possible short and long […]

Broken

On feeling broken, working with a somatic therapist, being upset with a presentation on obesity “management “, living in broken systems and waking up from a nightmare

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Psychedelics

The meaning in my head

Exploring the needs blogging used to fulfill, the ways in which I am finding other ways to meet these needs, and where my blogging goes from here.

Psychedelics and Me part 3: Trailblazing

Writing about my discovery of the potential benefits of psychedelics, and how this fits in with my many years of struggles and constant attempts at trying to heal

Healing Orgasms

A deeply personal account of realizations I’ve had through orgasms

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Sexuality

The War on Her

Healing and recovering from hurtful messaging about the worth of our bodies

Breaking The Rules

Breaking free from the shackles of my subconscious rules!

Relationships

Uprooted

Feeling uprooted as I enter a new relationship, mistakes at work and choosing courage over comfort.

The Breakup – Reexamined

A deeply vulnerable account of how I have come to have a new perspective on my last relationship and my self

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Body Image

The mind won’t grow and flex like glutes

Longing for the days when I could post about my hard earned progress on social media, learning to find validation in healthier ways, and weaning myself off social media ✌🏻

An ode to my small boobs

The story of learning to embrace my small boobs and other perceived imperfections

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Addiction

Psychedelics and Me – Part 2: Drugs

In part 2, I talk about my relationship to drugs over the years and bring you to the brink of the moment when my psychedelic journey began

Psychedelics and Me – Part 1: Stigma.

The first in a blog series on psychedelics: Exploring my frustration with the medicalization of mental health conditions, the prevalence of numbing and how stigma underpins all of it.

Dark Seasons

Depression, the stories we tell ourselves and how we can begin to re-write them

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