Toxic Positivity has been a bit of a buzzword lately, and I think a really helpful one. Basically, toxic positivity is when you always try to be positive, happy, or have a smiley-attitude, despite experiencing negative feelings. It's called toxic positivity because this kind of positivity, that fails to acknowledge, dismisses, or attempts to erase … Continue reading Rewriting Toxic Positivity Expressions
It is a difficult time for so many. The world is hurting. Everywhere I look there seem to be people struggling, huge systemic problems, and injustices. Today it is Thanksgiving in Canada, even if it doesn't feel or look like it. And I'm not going to lie this year it is much harder and more … Continue reading Thanksgiving in Times of Adversity
Pain is human, it's normal, and it's okay. There is something profoundly alive about feeling pain, loss, and grief.