I’ll be at Glen Oaks College in Centreville, Michigan this Thursday!
I’ll be speaking about my new book Not Just Me, talking about leaving L.A., writing, mental health, yoga and whatever else might be on my mind that day. I’ll be signing books and attempting small talk, so come hang out and let’s be awkward together!
For more information, click here.
I am so thrilled to be part of this event in my Canadian homeland!
Join me and the Youth Services Bureau of Ottawa for a lunchtime discussion on mental health on October 18th. I’ll be there talking about my new book, Not Just Me, and a member of the YSB Youth Mental Health Counselling team will discuss what counseling looks like for youth and how to encourage a young person to reach out for support.
All proceeds from Moms for Mental Health will support YSB’s life-changing mental health programs for youth.
Click here to register!
Join me for a Writing & Wellness Yoga Retreat at the Art of Living Retreat Center in Boone, N.C. Nov. 2 – 5th, 2017!
At the Martin Luther King, Jr memorial in Washington, DC
A couple of months ago I went to Washington, D.C. with my husband. It was his birthday and we spent the weekend eating too much, drinking over-priced cocktails and walking around the city.
I’m Canadian but I have lived in the US for the last twenty years and I now have my American citizenship as well. I love this country, and I see the problems. And the problems have been overwhelming me lately. The divisiveness, the name-calling, the hatred and bigotry. I get deflated and anxious. I get sad and frustrated. I talk about moving back to Canada. Continue reading
Hey, New Yorkers! I’ll be doing a public event at Mohawk College in Utica on October 27th and I’d love to see you there.
I’ll be talking about my experience with mood disorders and the tools that help make life a little easier as an introvert who struggles with anxiety, depression, and a panic disorder.
But it’s gonna be FUN, I promise!
You can get tickets here.
“Meditation suffers from a towering PR problem.”
-Dan Harris, 10% Happier
People tell me all the time that they can’t meditate — they tried it and their minds are spinning wildly and they can’t stop their thoughts.
I’m sorry to break this to you because I’m sure you are an absolutely delightful person: but your brain is not special. It’s not.
That is what everyone’s brain does. It’s your brain’s job to always look for problems. That’s how it has kept you alive.
Saying you can’t meditate because you can’t stop your thoughts is like saying you can’t play basketball because you aren’t a unicorn. Of course you are not a unicorn and of course you can’t stop your thoughts.
Luckily, we’re not trying to stop our thoughts when we meditate. We’re just trying to shift our relationship with them and realize those manic thoughts don’t have to run our whole damn lives. Continue reading
I wanted to share this clip from a talk I did in June – all about anxiety, depression and panic attacks. Even though I don’t entirely love living with these things – I love talking about this stuff. It makes me feel less alone, it reduces the social stigma around mental health and above all, it reminds me that healing is possible when we can connect and laugh and say to each other oh my God, I totally know what you mean.
Hope you enjoy this short clip. (I have been doing more talks lately, so I should have more clips to share soon.) And if you’re interested in having me come talk at your school, organization or conference – you can see my speaking kit here!