3 Best Ways for Beating Sleep Problems

3 Best Ways for Beating Sleep Problems - My Life, I Guess

The following is a guest post by freelance blogger Sarah. We all know how great a good night’s sleep can be. Some mornings we just wake up feeling invincible, like we can take on the entire world and win. Study after study is now confirming just how important sleep is for both our physical and mental health. We all know the immediate effects of a bad night’s rest – the...

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

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

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 to her about possibly guest blogging on mental health and...

How Working for Minimum Wage Affected My Mental Health

How Working for Minimum Wage Affected My Mental Health - My Life, I Guess

Last updated: May 3, 2018 As a university educated woman in her 30s, with a post-graduate degree and over 10 years of professional working experience, having to accept a minimum wage job felt like a slap in the face. I’ve spent most of my life getting a quality education, working hard, and gaining tons of experience in order to avoid being stuck in a low paying, no-room-to-advance type job. I...

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 where to start. My health plan would cover a certain...

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 less intense. Earlier this week, my one co-worker emailed me...