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My 46th birthday week

On June 7, I celebrated my 46th birthday  In my 30’s I didn’t do much to celebrate my birthday. My mom, my brother and friends would tell me that I have to do something. Quite often I’d do nothing, or

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My 5th manic episode?

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“24hrs of Tunnel” announcement

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My 2nd depressive episode

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6 Peaks Lake Louise – event recap

Media coverage Radio interview with Rob Murray from MountainFM in Canmore (2min40sec) Radio interview with Ryan Jespersen from 630AM CHED in Edmonton (listen from 4:03 to 13:33) Thank you Tyler Williams – Tyler has participated in each bipolar disorder and

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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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Embrace Your Passion – mental health awareness event

This event is open to all and no charge What are you passionate about? Some people with mental illnesses forget this question. They can go for periods of time without engaging in their passion(s). Once they remember and start to

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Posted in Depression, Events, Support

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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Posted in Depression, Tools, Video

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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Posted in Depression, Tools, Video

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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