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Medication or mediocre?

My daughter spent close to a month in the psychiatric unit at the IWK as to better diagnose her anxiety. After seven long years dealing with this debilitating aversion, the doctors there prescribed her the medicine that changed her life… Continue Reading

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I think I can … I think I can …

Today is not a terrible day, but one of neutrality. I’m not feeling great nor am I feeling bad. It feels like my body is going through all my day to day tasks, but my brain is on autopilot. My daughter… Continue Reading

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Mentally exhausted with mental health strategies

This post is in no way, shape or form intended to minimize the efforts of the province, nor the professionals trying to combat the ever-growing rise of mental illness here in Nova Scotia. In saying these last words, I wonder… Continue Reading

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In search of a special specialist for anxiety

My daughter suffers from Tourette syndrome, ADD and OCD, but her anxiety is the most debilitating of all. My husband and I were seeking some sort of plan and/or method to help us help her . We received a meeting invitation… Continue Reading

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Abusive ignorance

My daughter has been a source of inspiration to both my husband and I, although I can’t say the same for her 13-year-old brother. At the ripe old age of 5 years old, we knew she was suffering from some… Continue Reading

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I’m a finalist for best special needs book!

OMG!!! I’m a finalist for best special needs book!!! “Brynn’s Bizarre Behavior” has been selected as a finalist for “Favorite New Special-Needs Children’s Book” in the About.com Readers’ Choice Awards. The poll is up now at, so please vote for… Continue Reading

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Sleeping beauty?

On Saturday, my husband and I signed my daughter up for “Kidzact”, a local dance troop that was originally started for children with special needs — or so I was told. She truly enjoyed her first day and is looking… Continue Reading

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Kids are a Godsend, so go with the flow

Well, here it is, 9:30 a.m. the first day of school 2013, and my 11-year-old daughter is still home and all worked up. It’s difficult for her to foresee a good day when she’s full of fear and anxiety. At… Continue Reading

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Poetry about being true to yourself

She is beautiful and awesome, along with all souls, yet she is doubtful and self-conscious from the what she’s been told. The kids on the bus, and the kids in her class recount all her faults, right down to the… Continue Reading

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New title for my bullying book on Amazon!

A couple of months ago, I wrote here about my Facebook page called “Bullying is a Big Deal” — check it out. I wrote a book that originally went by the same title, but I had to change the name of my book because… Continue Reading