Health & Wellbeing


How you feel about your finances and your career has a significant impact on your overall health, often in a negative way. Taking care of your health – mentally, physically, emotionally, and socially – is so important! How can you take care of others without first taking care of yourself? Your health and wellbeing matters!

My Life in 2013

2013 was a crazy year for me to say the least. I started the year working 60+ hours a week between two jobs for a company that I hated (and who I later reported to the labour board). But I was determined to quit – especially after a little incident involving my wisdom teeth caused a coworker to quit. Unfortunately, …

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Becoming Me Again

Today marks my being off work for exactly one month (only two more to go!).  While I still don’t feel quite like “me” again yet, I can say that I am getting closer.  I still have days or moments full of anxiety or where I just can’t peel myself out of bed/off the couch, but those are becoming fewer, and …

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My “Maybe” Life, I Guess…

This is my life: Friend: “Hey Amanda, I’m having a super awesome birthday party this weekend.  Do you wanna come?” Me: “Maybe.” Colleague: “Hey Amanda, volunteering 5 minutes of your time for this cause that you care about will guarantee that bad thing will never happen again. Can you be there?” Me: “Maybe.” Ryan Gosling: “Hey girl… wanna go out …

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I’ve Finally Made My Decision

I finally had the courage to put myself out there (well, here), and admit to the world things that I’m reluctant to accept myself – things with me aren’t going so well. Fortunately, I received a lot of support, encouraging words, and points to consider. Thank you everyone – Liquid Independence, CeCe @ Frugalista Married, Katie, eemusings, Debt and the …

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Stress Leave: Am I Really Sick or Just Looking for an Easy Out? - My Life, I Guess

Stress Leave: Am I Really Sick or Just Looking for an Easy Out?

The stress, anxiety, and depression from being stuck in a toxic work environment is taking its toll on me – physically, mentally, and emotionally. I’m at the point where taking a stress leave feels like my only hope. But I’m also worried that I’m not really “sick”. That I might just be looking for an easy way out of a …

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My $2000 Valentine’s Day “Trip”

Provided the scheduling feature on WordPress is working correctly, as you read this, I am on a Valentine’s Day trip that is costing me about $2000. Ok that’s a lie because I’ll be reimbursed $1500. And because I’m probably at home lying on my couch. So what’s with all the lies and deception??!?!? I’m on drugs. Really. Or at least …

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My Head Hurts

My head hurts. Actually, it’s been hurting for nearly two months now. At first I blamed the kids in the summer camp I was teaching.  Screaming children, in a hot room, for 7 hours a day could definitely do that to a person.  But once camp ended, and my headaches became worse, I knew something more was up. Maybe it …

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