I Am Removing My Email Address to Protect Myself from Triggers

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I’m receiving a number of emails from new readers who, after reading my story, feel prompted to tell me their stories. It’s a natural instinct of ours, to share when others share with us. It’s what makes storytelling so healing. When you feel prompted to tell me your story, I feel your gratitude and yearnings for connection. I must, however, … Read More

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Happy Holidays from Daisies and Bruises

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Depression is with me every holiday season, but this year I feel lighter than I have for over a decade, thanks to all of you. Your support and generosity this year has just confirmed every fibre of my being. I have new readers, subscribers, friends, and happy moments that made 2014 an incredible year. Jackie and everyone at HealthiNation gave … Read More

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Welcome New Readers and a Giveaway For You

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HI NEW READERS!!! Today a teacher showed her Grade Twelve class one of my depression videos on HealthiNation and the class voted unanimously to watch the other four videos. That’s the biggest compliment to me in the whole world because that’s exactly who I’m writing for. I struggled with my depression the most during my high school years. I felt … Read More

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Our New Blog Layout is Live

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The new Daisies and Bruises layout is live! If you aren’t reading via the homepage, come check it out. I forgot how much I love web design; I poured far more time into this new design than I ever anticipated. The homepage is pretty much complete but I still plan on tinkering with it, and then updating the various pages … Read More

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Exciting Blog Changes

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Hi lovely readers! I just wanted to put a quick post up to let you know that you’re going to find some layout changes on the blog for the next little while. I’ve recently moved Daisies and Bruises from WordPress.com to WordPress.org, allowing me to really get my hands into the structure of the website. Hosting my own site is … Read More

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Daisies and Bruises Named a Top Depression Blog of 2014

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Healthline has chosen Daisies and Bruises as one of the Best Depression Blogs of 2014! They’ve also chosen my other blog, HealthyPlace’s Coping With Depression blog as a contender in the top 11. Win win! Check out their rotation of the other winners here. If you can’t see it (I couldn’t at first), turn off your ad blocker temporarily. Healthline is … Read More

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Our 200th Post and an Invitation From Me

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Welcome to post 200! Yay! If I could do cartwheels I’d totally do one right now. This blog means the world to me and it’s so exciting to reach our 200th post! This post is a celebration and a request, because this blog helps both you and me simultaneously. As with any blogging milestone we reach, I have a million … Read More

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2014: The Year of Daisies and Bruises

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My sister says that however you spend your New Year’s Eve determines how the rest of the year will go. I don’t know if it’s a result of high expectations, but I usually have a terrible time on New Year’s. This year I’ve opted to stay in and devote my evening to my one hope, goal, and mission for 2014: … Read More

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Daisies and Bruises Wins 3rd Place!

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I received some exciting news yesterday: Daisies and Bruises won third place in the 2013 Canadian Weblog Awards, in the Disability category. Yay! If you’re new to the Canadian Weblog Awards, here’s a quote from their site describing what they’re all about: “The Canadian Weblog Awards promote good weblogs of all genres from across Canada year round through regular interviews, … Read More

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Why I Cannot Give Personal Advice Over Email

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I WANT TO HELP YOU. Every single one of you. I want to help every person on the planet because every person on the planet deserves help. And this world, it’s a giant ball of pain. And I am so fortunate. I’ve had access to many forms of mental health treatment. I’ve always had a doctor (if not the best … Read More

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