sunshine blogger

Hello everyone,

I have some cool news to share! By nomination from Dr. David Susman PhD, a clinical psychologist and mental health advocate in Lexington, Kentucky, I have received a Sunshine Blogger Award! Pretty cool eh?

Get to Know These 11 Awesome Advocates! | David Susman PhD

Thank you so much to Dr. Susman for the nomination! I LOVE reading your blog ( and am so honoured to have been chosen by you 😀

Every nominee has the responsibility of answering the following questions. Here goes:

What is the most important thing to you? Definitely my family and friends. They continue to help me through my recovery of mental health illness and addiction every day!

If you could go anywhere right now, where would it be? Hmmmm…I would have to say for a haircut! Love you ID Salon on Collier St in Barrie, Ontario!

What’s your favourite thing about blogging? It’s like medicine for my soul. I look forward to snuggling into my bed with a coffee beside me, ready to let the words in my brain tumble out onto the computer keys. I couldn’t imaging not blogging now.

What’s your favourite thing about yourself? My ability to love and my desire to help as many people as I possibly can in this blink-of-an-eye we call life.

What has been your biggest challenge in life so far? My recovery from post traumatic stress disorder, depression, anxiety and alcoholism. Challenging…but well worth the fight!

Do you believe in love at first sight? Wow, this is a random question. Romantic love…no. Love for my children…absolutely without a doubt!

Where do you see yourself in ten years? Hopefully still writing…but on a beach-house porch somewhere away from Canada’s ‘roll you up in a snowball, and through you to the curb’ winters. Love you Canada…but not what your 9 months of winter does to my oh so difficult to obtain summer tan!

How many languages do you speak? A few actually. Try-to-reason-with-a-nine-year-old is my first language. I’m also fluent in Moderate-the-mood-swings-of-a-19-year-old. Oh…and english.

What do you think is your best post so far? Link it.

What’s your favourite quote? “Although the world is full of suffering, it is full also of the overcoming of it.” ~Helen Keller

If you could recommend one fellow blogger for me to follow, who would it be? And why? Tim Grutzius:   Tim is a fire fighter for Alsip Fire Department in Chicago who writes about his experience with post traumatic stress and his pathway to recovery. His posts are eloquent and powerful, and provide concise and practical tips on how to find a balanced life after trauma.

Now I will nominate my choices for a Sunshine Blogger’s Award!

1. Tim Grutzius

2. Kate Gillie

3. Mike van Mil

4. The Persistent Platypus

5. Freud & Fashion

6. Anxious Accessories

7. Refractory Ramblings From The Darkside

8. Jacob Moore

Thank you again for this amazing acknowledgement! Until the next blog…bye for now.