Few people know that I suffer from depression and anxiety. In fact, when someone finds out they tell me they’re surprised. I don’t go out when I’m depressed. I don’t interact with anyone in person except for family when I’m having a really difficult time dealing. When I’m online, I post and share about happy … Continue reading NO SHAME IN DEPRESSION by Rhonda Hopkins
Stress is something that we face and deal with on a daily basis, but never so much as during the holiday season. It can rear its ugly head in a myriad of ways. One of the biggest mistakes that a person can make is to downplay stress and the effect it can have on your … Continue reading Stress. It’s a fact of life, but it doesn’t have to be a way of life.
Each morning I stand before the mirror readying myself for the day. I am always a bit behind schedule, rushing through each process preoccupied by thoughts of my upcoming schedule. Usually, I just go through the motions of my routine, but today was different. Today I stood looking at the reflection that was looking back … Continue reading Reflections
The other month my 7 year old informed me that he had his own You Tube channel. When I say I was gobsmacked, that was an understatement. I wasn’t aware of it at all, and I was annoyed at myself for not noticing. I felt like the worst mother ever! I had all sorts of … Continue reading Internet Safety For Children
My Sam Smith Mystery Series features psychologist Dr Alan Storey. Occasionally, reviewers refer to Dr Storey as a psychiatrist, which invites the question: what is the difference between a psychologist and a psychiatrist? Psychology is the scientific study of the mind and behaviour of humans and animals. As a social science the aims of psychology … Continue reading You Say Psychiatrist, I Say Psychologist