Surviving a friendship breakup (and why you should actually take it in stride).

A few years ago I had a friend who became increasingly flaky. She was (or so I thought) part of my close-knit-friends-forever circle. Eventually, said circle of friends directly called her out on her behaviour one day, and politely asked her what was up. The response we got was surprisingly blunt. She told us that … Continue reading Surviving a friendship breakup (and why you should actually take it in stride).

Read this before complimenting someone on their weight loss…

About 15 years ago I lost a significant amount of weight. Nothing worth writing a motivational book about, or anything, but it was still the the head-turning, life-altering, question-provoking kind of weight loss. Most people didn't realize that I wasn't particularly kind to myself throughout my weight-loss journey. It wasn't fun. Actually, it was a … Continue reading Read this before complimenting someone on their weight loss…

Accepting That You Have To Take Care of Yourself Sometimes (Because Other People Might Let You Down…)

I’ve done therapy off and on for a few years now, hoping to self-improve and learn some better coping mechanisms. Sometimes, I honestly didn’t feel like I was getting much bang for my buck in my steeply-priced sessions. But over the years I’ve still accumulated a few gems of wisdom, that I feel the need … Continue reading Accepting That You Have To Take Care of Yourself Sometimes (Because Other People Might Let You Down…)

Why I think there might be a window for marriage, and why I think I’ve possibly missed mine.

Before anyone gears up to tear me a new one, you should understand that when I refer to a “window”, I am in no way referring to a person’s age. I don’t care if you get married at 25 or 65 (or maybe marriage isn’t your thing – that’s cool too!). But I’m starting to … Continue reading Why I think there might be a window for marriage, and why I think I’ve possibly missed mine.

It’s been years since my dad died…and I still wish I had handled it differently.

I was on the cusp of my 30th birthday when I lost my dad. Amidst all the chaos of grief, and some of the typical challenges people experience, I found that my age made me feel almost uncertain of how I was “supposed” to behave (I’ve unfortunately always cared way too much about what other … Continue reading It’s been years since my dad died…and I still wish I had handled it differently.