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!

Top 10 Effective Strategies to Deal With Work Stress - My Life, I Guess

Top 10 Effective (and Doable) Strategies To Deal With Work Stress

A Guest Post By Shiuan Butler Aloha! My name is Shiuan and I am the Creator of Journaling Sisters, a safe, supportive, nurturing community of heart-centred women who love connection, creativity, and journaling. I came across Amanda’s blog, My Life, I Guess… recently and loved how open she was on the topic of mental health. I decided to reach out …

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Having a Cold Is Expensive - My Life, I Guess

Having a Cold is Expensive

I spent the first 2 weeks in June with the worst cold I’ve ever had. Worse then when I was working at the drop-in daycare and was basically sick the whole time. At least that cold was manageable with over the counter medication. Medication, however, did nothing to tame this latest cold. I was lucky to get maybe 20 minutes …

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Our $5 Trip to the ER

[Caution: this post may not be for the faint of heart – like me.]   It all started Sunday night, just before 8pm. I was in the other room when R came rushing in with blood all over his hand. He had sliced his index finger open on a glass. Now, I do not do well with all things medical. …

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Lessons from a Counsellor

Six months ago, I decided that I needed to talk to someone, professionally speaking. I had seen a counsellor a few times before, as there was a counsellor available right on my university’s campus, that was included in our student health plan. But when it came to finding someone to talk to in a new city, I had no idea …

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It’s All Your Fault, August!

It’s all August’s fault. August means that 8 weeks of my medical leave have passed and I still haven’t landed an interview or made any progress on finding a new job at all. August means I have less than 4 weeks to decide what the hell I’m going to do. August means I’m running out of time and options. I …

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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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