I am declaring publicly that I, Jemma Michelle Bakker, am going to start a bullet journal. You heard right. I am going to start a bullet journal and hopefully keep it up for more than three weeks. I’m one of those people that can’t form a habit past three weeks. If you have any tips … Read moreBullet Journal 101 – How to start a bullet journal (and maintain one)
What exactly is depression? I have written a fair bit on depression on the blog so far but never really delved into what it actually is. As you may know from previous posts, I live with depression. I am reluctant to write suffer from depression. Yes, depression is hard, it is often soul-sucking, it feels … Read moreThe low down – What actually is depression?
This is my story. It is a bit raw but real. I never used to talk about my depression, I was ashamed and hid it from everyone. Until I hit rock bottom and had no choice in the matter when I ended up in the hospital after an attempt to take my own life. After … Read moreHow I lived with chronic depression and came out the other side (mostly)
An open letter/list to my 16 year old self: List 10 things you would tell your 16 year old self if you could is something that I see on a lot of blog challenges. I have tried (and failed miserably) a few times to complete a blog challenge. The reason why I don’t stick with … Read moreTo my 16 year old self
Hello, Sorry, it’s been a wee while. Life has been a little bit ca-razy the last few weeks but ho hey, that’s life! To kick off being back in action I thought a Valentine’s Day Gift Guide was in order. Just ‘coz. Plus it’s the right time of year to do one. It would be … Read moreValentine’s Day Gift Guide for the lazy gal (or guy) + bonus tips
Although no one can go back and make a brand new start, anyone can start from now and make a brand new beginning – Carl Bard Well, we are into a New Year now. Didn’t 2017 just whiz by? Or does that make me sound old? Anywho, it is that time of year … Read moreWhy I didn’t make any New Years Resolutions This Year
Who here wants 2018 to be the best year yet? Can I have a, “hell yeah!” or simply a “yeah, ok”? That’s the spirit! Put your positive pants on Before we get down to business yo, I just need to mention that there are affiliate links in this post. Ya’ll don’t have to click … Read morePositivity Jar: Want to make 2018 your best year ever?
Well, 2017 was a crazy ole year from moving countries, to finding a new job, to finding myself again, it was a whirlwind 12 months. As we find ourselves on the cusp of a brand-spankin’ new year many of us reflect on the previous 365 days. With 2018 looming ever closer here are 17 things … Read more17 things learned in 2017
Depression is an isolating illness that people on the outside often struggle to understand. It is more than sadness. It is an all consuming illness that feeds off negativity and leaves you feeling empty. I asked my Momma Bear to write about her experiences dealing with depression in the family. How she coped seeing … Read moreHow do you cope when your adult child is living with depression?
Last time was all about the social. This time it is all about the emotional well-being. This doesn’t mean tears and tribulations. It means how do we ensure we are balanced emotionally to cope with everyday life? The better you are at mastering emotions, the greater your capacity to enjoy life, to cope … Read moreEmotional Well-Being: The Puzzle Piece Series