Seeing Allred | Documentary Review

The new Netflix documentary ‘Seeing Allred’ allows for a rare look into the private life of 76-year-old civil rights attorney Gloria Allred. Gloria’s fight for women’s rights paved the way for #MeToo to come to light and public opinion is just now starting to shift. People are finally believing...

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Crushing It | Book Review

For my first six years in sales, I never took a vacation. I loved the grind and the hustle and glory of it all. I didn’t know I had a mental illness at the time, and I mistook the highs and lows as “part of the game” in sales....

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The Boy Who Tried To Kill Trump

With all the media stories going back and forth about Donald Trump, sometimes there are little ones that go unnoticed, and this is one of those stories. It happened on June 18, 2016. A frail and autistic British 18 year old named Michael Sandford tried to steal a police...

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My Crazy Ex-Girlfriend | Review

The Critics have been raving about My Crazy Ex-Girlfriend. It handles the topic of mental health very tastefully, and we’ll be discussing Season 3 in this article. The premise of the show is that Rebecca, a 38-year-old who works at a prestigious law firm in NYC, randomly quits and...

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The End of the Fucking World | Review

The End of the Fucking World is about teens facing realistic challenges while struggling with mental health and trauma. It’s brilliant. BEFORE THIS REVIEW CONTINUES, I’M WARNING YOU THAT THERE ARE SOME SPOILERS. SORRY! The movie is about James, a 17-year-old professing that he’s pretty sure he’s a psychopath. He...

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Mommy Dead & Dearest | Review

HBO’s Mommy Dead and Dearest documentary is one of those unbelievable tales of terror that’s unfortunately true. It’s about Gypsy Rose, who is a frail girl in a wheelchair with a learning disability, and no hair from Leukaemia. And one day her mom and sole caregiver, Dee Dee, is...

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Top 5 Gifts For Someone With Anxiety

Anxiety can be triggered by life, daily stressors or even Holiday Music. If someone you love battles with anxiety, gift them Peace of Mind this Christmas. My anxiety used to be triggered occasionally by daily stressors, but when I started a new job in medical imaging – the symptoms...

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The Art of War by Sun Tzu | Book Review

Conflict is ingrained in our daily lives whether we try to avoid it or not. The options aren’t limited to being aggressive or passive aggression- and that’s why I picked up the book ‘The Art Of War‘ by Sun Tzu. I thought that growing up in an auto city...

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SAD Lamps To Relieve Your Seasonal Affective Disorder

Tis the season to be SAD. Seasonal changes bring in less daylight, colder weather, and life can generally slow down. This can cause low energy and disrupted sleeping and eating patterns- otherwise known as Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) which is a category of depression that is linked to seasonal...

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Frankie and Alice | Movie Review

Frankie and Alice is based on a true story about a stripper with Dissociative Identity Disorder in the 1970’s. It opens with Frankie (Halle Barry) in the strip club covered in men watching her cage dance. She heads back to the change room, and a fellow dancer shows her...

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Ingrid Goes West | Movie Review

The movie Ingrid Goes West was praised as unanimously funny, but the narrative on mental illness was met with extremely mixed reviews, so I found it necessary to check it out for myself. The main character Ingrid Thorburn (Aubrey Plaza) suffers from mental illness. The movie opens with her...

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The Sun and Her Flowers by Rupi Kaur | Review

The Sun and Her Flowers shook me to the Kaur. New York Times best seller Rupi Kaur has written yet another beautiful collection of poetry. The Sun and Her Flowers is a journey of emotions divided into 5 chapters aptly named wilting, falling, rooting, rising and blooming. By page...

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Top Ten Celebrities With ADHD

I grew up with Attention Deficit Hyper Disorder (ADHD) and I was an absolute nightmare for my teachers. I was finally diagnosed and given a Ritalin prescription in grade 11. Unfortunately, my stepmom found the Ritalin, took it away, and lost her mind on my Family Doctor for granting...

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Why We Need To Practice Emotional First Aid: Review

After a full week emotional breakdown, I found myself searching for mental health tools online. THANK GOD I found Guy Winch’s epic Ted Talk. It’s called “Why We Need To Practice Emotional First Aid.” And it was like heaven opened up and dropped this into my lap. Guy Winch explained...

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Top Ten Celebrities With Bipolar Disorder

I have Bipolar disorder. I was searching Ted Talks for presentations on mental illness when I stumbled on a talk by my favorite business guru Tim Ferriss. It was called ‘ Why you should define your fears instead of your goals.‘ I’ve been absorbing his materials since 2007, and it...

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Start With Why by Simon Sinek: Book Review

The first time I heard of the book Start with Why was in eCommerce class in University. We watched Simon Sinek’s ‘Ted Talk’ (with over 34 Million views)- and it was so intriguing that I needed to know more. Simon’s mantra, in a nutshell, is: “People don’t buy what...

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