Stories

Stories. Our community is built on stories. Our identity, it's built on stories. Some stories are funny, awe inspiring, easy to share. Others we try to hide, they're harder to tell, and we keep them bottled up. Sometimes the best stories ever told are about our worst moments, we always forget this. Sometimes what helps... Continue Reading →

One Word

This week on my social media I posted a chain post. Not something I normally do, but I did it mostly in jest because I expected maybe some silly joke replies. It went along the lines of: Share this and let your followers describe you in one word. It really was just a silly post,... Continue Reading →

The Off Switch

Anxiety is everywhere at the moment. It's the most common mental illness. The question is why? What are we so anxious about? What's causing it? Why can't we stop it? Why is it so hard to prevent? The best way to find out the root of the problem is to look at the treatments and... Continue Reading →

Cult of Personality

We live in a world filled with knowledge at our fingertips. It's common practice now for people to search for answers online; all sorts of answers. From recipes to medical journals. I see online everyday people searching for themselves. Looking for answers to their mistakes, their dreams, their purpose in life. I too have looked,... Continue Reading →

The Sincerest of Prayers

If I'm brutally honest with myself, my most sincere prayer isn't one I'm proud of. It's not part of an inspirational tale of hope, passion and fervour with a dash of redemption. It's a tale of desperation. Of being beyond worldly help. It's a tale of being well past the point of giving up. It's... Continue Reading →

Hope That Holds Strong

We all have a story to share. Stories of happiness, stories of pain, stories of hope. Hope comes in all shapes and sizes. It comes in all different packages. Hope sometimes comes in the form of a helping hand. Sometimes hope is sharing something you love with someone you know. Sometimes hope is seeing a... Continue Reading →

To the parent with mental illness:

Imagine this: you're playing with two of the most important people in your world. The two year old is giggling his head off as he and his 4yo sister try to 'boop' your nose. You too are having fun. Suddenly, you're under attack. You're pinned down, suffocating under the pressure on your chest. You go... Continue Reading →

Stigma in the Church

It's hard for us to face stigma toward our mental health. It's even harder when it's somewhere close to home. As a Christian I've noticed some of the worst stigma comes from church. This isn't because church isn't understanding enough or doesn't care, it's mostly due to an inexperience with something none of us want... Continue Reading →

Mirrors

'You know, I looked at my face in the mirror this morning, and I like being old. My face has more content and when I train in the gym now, I am not training to be strong or handsome - just better than I was yesterday. These days the race is just against myself.' Jean-Claude... Continue Reading →

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