mental health and cancer

for today’s “frozen pea friday” post on cancer, and because it’s national mental health week, i’ve interviewed someone on how she deals with the emotional effects of cancer. here’s what she says: i have 100% permission to have all the meltdowns i need to have (i.e. anger, crying spells) have a relationship with a psychotherapist… Continue reading mental health and cancer

mental health week: empowerment in the workplace

yesterday i had a wonderful conversation with dr. matthew b. james about the hawaiian spiritual system of huna. since this is national mental health week and the focus of this year’s mental health week is workplace mental health, i asked him about huna in the workplace. what is huna? first of all, what is huna?… Continue reading mental health week: empowerment in the workplace

wordless wednesday: mental health through photography

the image is by jackal, who says “i struggle with mental illness (borderline personality disorder) and i explore and express my world through photography and writing in which i believe there is no reality – only perception.”

mental health week: alcohol and epilepsy

today for my post on mental health, i’d like to share with you a letter i received a few days ago from a fellow canadian. while it is about the mental illness of addiction, i’d also like to think about it as a move towards mental wellness; wellness achieved by sharing our stories with others.… Continue reading mental health week: alcohol and epilepsy

vancouver events at this year’s mental health week

this week is national mental health week in canada. like last year, i’ll dedicate all my posts this week to mental health. (in a way, all my posts are about mental health but this week we’ll just be a bit more explicit, ok?) today a roundup of mental health events happening in and around vancouver… Continue reading vancouver events at this year’s mental health week

frozen pea post: a beltane blessing

yesterday was beltane, one of the two most important holidays in pagan traditions.just as hallowe’en marks the time when we slip into the darkness of winter, on beltane we celebrate opening the door to the joys and exuberance of summer. i’d like to dedicate this beltane to all women with breast cancer. i imagine an… Continue reading frozen pea post: a beltane blessing