I guess it’s that time of the year again, where all the traditions and dysfunctions of the “Holiday Season” rear their ugly heads. It is bad enough that we have all these unrealistic expectations that society places on us but we also place them on ourselves. (more…)
I once heard of a study that said something to the effect that for people to be sane they need to have physical contact with other humans every day. I don’t remember the amount of contact involved but I do remember thinking that there was no way I even came close to that. (more…)
I have always marveled at people who kill themselves without leaving a note, I just don’t understand it. I see reports of confused family and friends saying “we don’t know why they did it”, as someone who has thought long and hard more than once about ending it all I always envisioned myself leaving a note detailing exactly why I was done with life. And this is where today’s story begins! (more…)
My mom told me from as early as I can remember that “you aren’t human”. I’ve never quite fit the mold. There seems to be no box that can contain the entirety of the catastrophe that is me! In a world that struggles with identity and wanting to ‘fit in’ or figure out ‘who you are’ we are constantly inventing new labels and names for things. (more…)
Recently I got a fortune cookie and it said simply “be careful what you wish for because you just might get it”, this of course is wise advice that has been given to many people in many forms over the years. What I bring to you today is a conversation I had recently and of course the result of one of those wishes! (more…)
How do you know if your life is real when everything is just so unbelievable?! I’m at a point in my life where lots of very strange things have happened in such a succession that I’ve had moments where I’m pretty sure I’ve crossed through some sort of rip in the space time continuum. (more…)
One of the pieces of advice that I have received numerous times over the years is that a pet will help my mental health. This suggestion was usually met with “uhh I can’t successfully take care of myself so how is it fair to bring some poor innocent animal into this mess?” (more…)
As Canadians we are always apologizing for something, but is it really for the best? Perhaps there is a time when you shouldn’t apologize for something no matter how bad you feel about it! (more…)
So, last week we found out I was allergic to Penicillin. This week finds me on an antibiotic that my doctor describes as effective but “it really messes with your gut”. I figure, hey, my gut is pretty messed up already so what could possibly go wrong?!
It all started when we moved into our house. My mom had the kitchen cabinets torn out so that she could upgrade the kitchen, but as life would have it we had to move in before any upgrades were made. As a temporary solution she installed a counter top to hold up the sink and propped it up with two unsecured boards. As many of you might imagine this was a ticking time bomb of a solution.