Move Your Body in Nutritious Ways

Move Your Body in Nutritious Ways

Do you like to move your body? I have never been an athlete and used to rather skillfully avoid sweat at all costs (gym teachers loved the O’Reilly girls). I am still too sedentary, largely due to hibernating much of the winter and have some limitations on my movement due to a hip replacement. But regular, JOYFUL movement is absolutely essential for maintaining my emotional and physical wellbeing. In addition to using a standing desk and incorporating ‘joyful movement’ into my life five times/wk for at least 30 minutes (I sometimes miss the mark), I […]

I Wanted to Die: An Exploration of my Journey Through Depression

I Wanted to Die: An Exploration of my Journey Through Depression

I tried to kill myself three times between the ages of fourteen and eighteen. Nothing horrible had happened to me. My parents loved me and I was safe and provided for. But I didn’t want to exist – I didn’t feel like I was cut out for this world and wanted to escape. One way or another. Suicide is the third leading cause of death among 10-24-year-olds in the United States and in 2009 ranked as the second leading cause of death among 15 to 34-year-old Canadians.   Despite these staggering statistics, it […]