Being in a Bad Mood – Bipolar Edition

Being in a Bad Mood – Bipolar Edition

Everyone has their bad days from time to time. You might snip at your partner, or seclude yourself in a room for a day. You might swear at a co-worker, or flip a driver off. Whatever it may be, there’s plenty of times where people might have bad day. For people diagnosed as Bipolar, it’s…

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How I Changed My Personality to Be a Better Person

How I Changed My Personality to Be a Better Person

There are two kinds of people in this life: people who believe personalities can change, and those who do not believe they can change. There’s also one good piece of advice: never marry the latter. This is because personalities should change over a lifetime. Being a workaholic in your thirties represses free-spiritedness and spontaneity that…

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Dealing with Anger as a Christian During a Pandemic

Dealing with Anger as a Christian During a Pandemic

I have to admit, and I am sure it is true for many others, but I have been struggling with anger and losing my sense of control over my environment. When something doesn’t go exactly my way, I get frustrated, bitter, irritable, and annoyed. When I perceive that I have been treated unfairly or unjustly,…

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The Do’s and Dont’s for 2021

The Do’s and Dont’s for 2021

We are at the tail end of the pandemic, so things are looking up this year. I can’t imagine this year being much worse than last year… but I could be surprised. We’ve gone through some ups and downs, but in order for 2021 to be better we will have to make some important choices.…

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How to Get Through Work Week (Mom Edition) with Bipolar Disorder

How to Get Through Work Week (Mom Edition) with Bipolar Disorder

Unless you are part of the lucky few who absolutely love their jobs, working is hard. Especially as a bipolar mom. Let me explain. Bipolar mothers are very sensitive emotionally as it is, and especially so towards their little children. Leaving them makes you question your ability to parent, makes you question whether they will…

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Nothing Is As Easy As It Seems…

Nothing Is As Easy As It Seems…

Looking back at how I felt in September (feeling irritable, depressed, tired, etc), going to work has basically only made me have more responsibility. I have to be on call and prepared to leave at a moment’s notice at any given moment. And when I do have the call, I need to prepare Elizabeth’s lunch…

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Accepted for Canada Post as a Delivery Agent!

Accepted for Canada Post as a Delivery Agent!

FINALLY, I got a job! I am officially a delivery agent for Canada Post (formerly letter carrier). I am excited! It was a long process of hiring, with several interviews, tests, background checks and so forth. It isn’t in my hometown, however, it is in Cambridge, which means I will have a commute (about 30…

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Bipolar Parenting During the Pandemic

Bipolar Parenting During the Pandemic

Parenting is tough – being a bipolar parent is even tougher. I have noticed during the pandemic that I have been more irritable; everyday seems to be a struggle. When my baby spills food, I get frustrated because its justĀ one other thing I have to clean (it seems like all I do is clean nowadays).…

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I Was Accepted Into Teacher’s College!

I Was Accepted Into Teacher’s College!

I got in! I received an email from Redeemer’s College that I was accepted! How awesome is that??? I couldn’t get a job, but I got offered admission to a prestigious school! But after talking about it with my husband, since we have so little money, it looks like we are unable to make it…

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Being a Parent with Mental Illness

Being a Parent with Mental Illness

Being a parent with mental illness has its drawbacks, to be sure; however, like any other disability, mental illness can be managed, and managed well. A combination of therapy, medication, and social/family supports all help with setting up the parent for success. Not only that, but being insightful about your illness, knowing when an episode…

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3 Reasons to Go Back to School

3 Reasons to Go Back to School

I am currently in the midst of applying to school. I have applied to a Masters of Divinity at McMaster, teacher’s college at Redeemer University, and at Conestoga College for Medication Administration, Early Childhood Education, and Interior Decorating. I have various reasons for applying to these programs. I wanted to lay them out below to…

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I am relentless!

I am relentless!

I have been told that I have a strong will, and that I am a survivor. I believe it is true, because no matter how hard life gets, even when I am in my mind’s hell, I somehow find a way out. I am relentless. How did I get to be that way? There is…

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To Go or Not Go Back to School…

To Go or Not Go Back to School…

One of the main reasons why I am applying to school is so that I can be the role model my dear Elizabeth needs. She deserves a mother who follows her dreams and never gives up. But there have been a few dreams that I have put on the back burner… When I first met…

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Defining a Few Terms

Defining a Few Terms

I have a hard time figuring out what word to use to describe my experiences. Sometimes I use psychic, other times I use synchronicities, others, prophetic. In this article, I am going to flush out how I use and don’t use the terms. Psychic You see things in advance before they happen Examples for me…

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Delicious Chickpea and Parsley Salad

Delicious Chickpea and Parsley Salad

I love chickpeas. They are so versatile. They can be used as part of a salad, as a dip, as an alternative meat patty for a burger, and so much more. They have a nice texture, and a subtle flavour. It is common in Mediterranean cuisine, where I also made a Fruity Lamb Tagine using…

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Dream Decor for Our Dream Home

Dream Decor for Our Dream Home

So my husband and I are in the process of purchasing a new house. We’re living in a condo now; we love it, but there’s now a lack of space with our daughter being here. So we have been looking into combining two households; my mother-in-law and her friend Cheryl will be moving in to…

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Conversations with the Ob/Gyn

Conversations with the Ob/Gyn

I have lost weight! It is only a pound, and could just be water weight but I don’t think so. I have been careful to eat less and move more this week, and so I think I am well on my way to starting new routines, new habits, and a better way of life. But…

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I broke my cleanse fast

I broke my cleanse fast

Soo…. I broke my fast yesterday. I ate two meals, at lunch and at dinner. But to give myself some slack, we’ve also been taking care of a deal to buy a home and sell ours and it’s been particularly intense lately. But still, I did manage to skip breakfast, which is a feat on…

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