Monthly Archives: July 2017

Keeping the light despite Seasonal Affective Disorder

People in the Lower Mainland are soaking up the sun this summer, but those with Seasonal Affective Disorder are already dreading the winter months. Once the longest day of the year has passed in June, those suffering from SAD keep watch as the night comes earlier and earlier. It isn’t something most of us consider… Read more »

Birthday Milestones

My second baby turns one today and it’s a big deal. First birthdays carry so much weight. With my son, whose first birthday feels like aeons ago, I was coming face to face with the anniversary of becoming a mother. With him, I always commemorate the biggest of transformations–his birth made me a mother, and… Read more »

Vacationing with postpartum depression

It’s definitely not the travel companion you want. It drains your energy, gets in the way, and makes you miserable. But still, it happens – some of us are bringing postpartum depression and anxiety on our family vacation. It’s not like we have a choice. Depression and anxiety do not know how to take the… Read more »

Summer Survival

I’m not going to lie–I’m in a pretty big panic right now. I feel worse than I have at any time since my daughter was born. For the most part I’ve avoided postpartum depression and anxiety since my second child was born, but now as summer sets in and everyone is supposed to be relaxing… Read more »