Keep Talking – Don’t Let The Conversation End Here

This Crazy Thing Called Life Keep Talking Mental Health

It’s #BellLetsTalk Day, but I really believe the conversation surrounding mental health is one that should never stop. We need to continuously talk about it so that those suffering feel less alone. We need to keep the conversation going so that the stigma can be removed – and hopefully then, everyone suffering will finally be able to get the help they so desperately need.

I’m going to share some things I have learned over the years when it comes to mental health.

Whether you yourself are battling mental illness, or you know someone who is – these tips will help.

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Fighting The Ongoing Mental Health Battle

This Crazy Thing Called Life Fighting The Ongoing Mental Health Battle

…just because you see smiles on the outside, doesn’t mean everything is alright in the inside.

Fighting the fight with depression (or any mental illness) is a constant battle.

Trust me, I know.

It’s not always easy, but it’s worth the fight. I promise.

…again, trust me – I know.

If you’re struggling – reach out. Talk to someone, anyone. Be open and honest…as difficult as that may be. It will help. Try to remember – you are not alone.

If you know someone who is fighting the #mentalhealth battle – be proactive. Reach out to them, remind them that you’re there. It’s not easy to reach out for help when in crisis, so by being proactive and simply reaching out to say, “Hey – I just wanted to check in and see how you’re doing.” could be life saving.

So often after we lose someone, we hear, “I can’t believe it – they always seemed so happy.” Life isn’t always the sunny selfies you see online, my friends.

It’s real, and at times – it’s really fucking hard.

Those suffering have often programmed themselves to smile through the pain…and to suffer in silence.

That silence? That’s the killer right there. The conversation needs to keep happening. It needs to not stop. Ever.

If you’re the one suffering, I promise you, it gets better. Again, again – trust me – I know.

It may get rough at times, but that’s life.

Your happiness, your life – it’s worth the fight.

If you’re in Canada and in crisis – here is the contact info for Suicide Prevention:

https://suicideprevention.ca/need-help/

Questions to Ask Potential Wedding Venues

This Crazy Thing Called Life Questions To Ask A Potential Wedding Venue

When I was a little girl, I used to fantasize about my future wedding. I would watch Disney movie after Disney movie, and daydream about finding my Prince Charming and how our happily ever after would play out.

I’d watch Cinderella run down the steps of the castle after her beautiful ceremony filled with candles and flowers, and I’d think to myself, “…one day.”

Fast forward more than I care to admit a few years later and here I am in the midst of planning my very own wedding! After kissing my fair share of frogs, I have found my Prince Charming and my happily ever after has come true!

Now, if only planning a wedding was as easy as the Disney movies made it seem.

*sigh*

I’m not going to sugarcoat it – planning a wedding can be stressful. There are a million and one things to think about and plan for, and to be honest – it can be overwhelming.

One thing I’ve found that helps me with keeping my sanity is to make lists. And I don’t just mean lists of what has to be done. No, no, no. I mean lists of questions to ask possible vendors!

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Day One Of 365 – 2019 Edition

This Crazy Thing Called Life Day One Of 365

I’ve never been one for setting new year resolutions. It’s not really my vibe. I always feel as though I set unrealistic expectations on myself, and feel like an utter failure when I (which I inevitably will) cave and fail within a few days of setting said resolutions.

*sigh*

So instead, I’m going to take this time to look back on some of the amazing things that happened this year, and set some realistic goals for myself for 2019.

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