We need to talk about Pokémon Go

  So, I had a whole other post written up, but taking the lead from Pat Thompson, I’m going to, instead, “go where the energy is.” We need to talk about Pokémon Go. Yes, this post is about Pokémon Go, because Pokémon Go has become a cultural phenomenon, and like any cultural phenomenon it is…

The black dog, the blue period (Part II): Coping with Anxiety

In the first part of this series, I detailed my experiences with clinical depression in high school and early university. I had the second post completed and ready to go but the response I got from the first post was nothing short of overwhelming. I received messages from approximately 40 different people over text, e-mail, and…

The Black Dog, the Blue Period: My Experience with Clinical Depression (Part 1)

Image: 1902–03, Femme assise (Melancholy Woman), by Pablo Picasso from his blue period, so called as he sunk into a deep depression and only produced monochromatic works, primarily in the color blue during this time. To me, they are a brilliant representation of life in depression. Ever since I can remember, I have felt different,…

Learning to Say to No to the Noise & Yes to My Self

Over the past several years, ever since starting University, I’ve had the great fortune of meeting some of the most amazing, inspiring people in my life, and I’m blessed to be able to call them my friends. Through classes, student groups and working for several administrative departments, my network of friends and acquaintances has grown…