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Mental health and overall health during COVID-19

What are you proactively doing for both your mental health and your overall health right now? One of my Facebook friends termed COVID-19 a “mental health crisis”. I agree. There is a TON of fear, anxiety and depression being expressed

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Posted in Depression, Manic episode, Mindset, Personal, Support, Tools, Vulnerability

You Are Not Alone – FREE depression awareness event

December is a depressive time of year for some people. They may feel truly alone…sometimes telling themselves that nobody knows what being depressed feels like. You are not alone! Logistics Where: Modern Wellness – #215 – 826 Main St, Canmore,

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My 5th manic episode?

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You Are Not Alone – event recap

Media coverage Radio interview with Rob Murray at MountainFM (2min 43sec) Newspaper article written by Marie Conboy in Banff’s Crag and Canyon Thank you Andrea Butler – for so many things! She was there with me the entire day. We

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Christmas mood vampires

Christmas can be a VERY difficult time for many people. Especially for those of us with a diagnosed mental illness. These 5 “mood vampires” are directly from an excellent blog post written by Graeme Cowan in Australia. The mood vampires

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Lift Me Up Toolkit

Have you thought lately “Life sucks!” or “Why is my life so hard?” Have you noticed that basic tasks such as doing the dishes, laundry or taking a shower feel really hard to do? If you feel that way, I

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Andrea talks about decluttering

When people are feeling low or depressed, clutter tends to happen more and more. Both in their physical space and in their mental space. Here Andrea shares her experiences with decluttering in her bipolar disorder journey. This video was shot

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Bright Futures

“Bright Future” is a term that I learned while taking various Higher Laws courses. They are experiences that you desire to have in your life. Places to go, people to see, certain targets….the possibilities are truly endless. Bright Futures are

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How Do I Start To Feel Better When I’m Feeling Down?

In my experience, it’s best to be proactive with my mood when I’m feeling down. I’m not talking about full-on depression. I’m talking about when I’ve had something bad happen, an unexpected negative event, or the like. This video shares

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