Tag Archives: mental health

The joys of being a minnow

For the longest time, I haven’t written in this space. First because I didn’t want to write over Belinda’s obituary, then because I wasn’t sure how to handle writing about my departure from Winnipeg. I avoided writing about Winnipeg at … Continue reading

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Mental health and language learning in The Guardian

Originally posted on The Compassionate Language Learner:
… I can’t believe I can even write this sentence, but: my article, “Learning a language helps me talk back to the voice of depression”, is now live on the Guardian’s language-learning site!…

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Different neighbours than you might expect

I was shooting photos for a story just now, and as I was leaving I realized that the project which the shoot was for (don’t worry, I will post it here in good time 😉 ) was in no ordinary … Continue reading

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Robin Williams

Every time I hear about someone who dies from the consequences of mental illness, who was smart and funny and seemingly had a lot to live for, I think of the same quote from a New York Times article I … Continue reading

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Words

To give something a name is to give it power. That’s a concept that I came upon years and years ago, when I was 14, experimenting with Wiccan religious beliefs. (I’m an atheist now, in case anyone was wondering. I … Continue reading

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Stop Apologizing and Start Living

Better Not Broken is a very good mental health blog written by a domestic abuse survivor. If you too say “I’m sorry” way too damn often* this post is for you. (*when what you mean is, ‘I think you’re wrong … Continue reading

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Guts

The conventional wisdom goes that for any given thing you do or quality you possess, you will always find people who are better than you at it, and people who are worse than you at it. I like to think … Continue reading

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