Anxiety over the Future

I’m starting to sweat.
I can feel a tiny droplet – a moist, salty bead trickling down from my forehead, clinging onto the very tip of my nose, ready to fall. Anytime now.

Truth is, I’m sort of nervous. I’ve not been one to take many chances in life. Mostly everything’s been carefully calculated with the usual analytical questions: should I? How much will it cost? What’s the worst that can happen? Continue reading Anxiety over the Future

Please stop telling me that I have a choice

Choices are made based on the thoughts and feelings we have. These thoughts can sometimes be created by past woes, experiences and triggers. Tuning them out isn’t as simple as saying you have a choice. People who experienced childhood abuse and trauma need to regain a sense of themselves before they can learn to make healthier choices consistently. Continue reading Please stop telling me that I have a choice

Let’s Talk about Your Mental Health

When people live with the pain of depression, anxiety and anger, it’s even more critical to become more self-aware of the ups and downs of the powerful emotions and re-channel them through expressive words. This is especially true for men who struggle at home communicating their wounds to their wives and kids. Men who are unable to recognize the reasons behind their struggles, need to take a deeper dive and explore what could be triggering some of their unwanted feelings. And for men who don’t, may fall into a deep abyss of their depression and anxiety. If improperly managed, it can lead to anger and in many cases emotional, verbal and physical abuse. Continue reading Let’s Talk about Your Mental Health

Why Trauma Survivors Need to be More Mindful.

Last night I went out to dinner with some long time friends. We met at Romer’s which is a trendy burger bar right by the river and it couldn’t have been a more perfect summer evening to be there.

The weather was crazy hot, but I loved it because Vancouver’s notorious for having some wet and miserable months throughout the rest of the year, so I’m not going to complain about having a couple of weeks of pure sunshine. Continue reading “Why Trauma Survivors Need to be More Mindful.”