The seasons they are a changin’

I had a great summer, probably the best summer I’ve had in years. We had a wonderful family trip, I took an extra week off for back to school which was probably the best decision I’ve made in a long time and I got to do a photo shoot for Wheelhouse, a place I love.Continue reading “The seasons they are a changin’”

Recovery takes time

When I think about taking time to recover from depression/anxiety, I realize that the feeling of wanting to rush through it was so powerful. I wanted the whole thing to be over. I wanted to be well. I wanted to stop feeling like a major inconvenience. I wanted to stop feeling ashamed of being broken.Continue reading “Recovery takes time”

Dropping out of my Ph.D. saved my life

I like to say on this blog that my midlife crisis started three years ago, which is essentially true, but the fact of the matter is, I’ve been in crisis most of my life. The the real flame out started in 2001 when I started a Ph.D. program. I went back to Vancouver after veryContinue reading “Dropping out of my Ph.D. saved my life”

When anger and frustration is your emotional default setting

I’m back! I missed writing this blog but having a two week vacation was amazing, what a great break. We went on our first family road trip with two kids and went so far we almost ended up in New Brunswick – from where we are, that’s about a seven hour drive. We made aContinue reading “When anger and frustration is your emotional default setting”

New resource on the blog: Janet’s quick tips on how to deal with work stress

Ok so I can’t help myself even though I’m on vacation. I started thinking about how I could offer some tips that I use many times at work to manage my stress. They’re short but hopefully you find them helpful! Xo Janet