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Laura C.

California
Marketing professional from Dublin, Ireland currently living in Toronto, Canada. Publicly outgoing, self-confident and happy but privately have battled with depression for most of the last 9 years. I have kept this secret and carefully hid my unhappiness from most of my family and friends but... Full Bio
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Good karma by Laura C. Posted in: Blog Posts in Depression “Carry out a random act of kindness, with no expectation of reward, safe in the knowledge that one day someone might do the same for you” ~ Diana Spencer, Princess of Wale ... Read on »
‘Smile and the world smiles with you. Cry and you’re on your own’ by Laura C. Posted in: Blog Posts in Depression   I read a quote today ‘Smile and the world smiles with you. Cry and you’re on your own’ and it really upset me (excuse the pun). It’s true that tears of un ... Read on »
‘Smile and the world smiles with you. Cry and you’re on your own’ by Laura C. Posted in: Blog Posts in Depression I read a quote today ‘Smile and the world smiles with you. Cry and you’re on your own’ and it really upset me (excuse the pun) It’s true that tears of unhappine ... Read on »
Freedom is Mine and I Know How I Feel by Laura C. Posted in: Blog Posts in Depression It’s been a difficult month. And I nearly slipped. But this week I received a very special keychain which marks half a year free of drink & drugs. It has been a tough 6 ... Read on »
You’ve got to get up every morning with a smile on your face by Laura C. Posted in: Blog Posts in Depression Thanks to a good friend for some inspiring song lyrics! You’ve got to get up every morning with a smile on your face And show the world all the love in your heart ... Read on »
Frankie says… RELAX by Laura C. Posted in: Blog Posts in Depression There’s a lot to be said for keeping busy to take your mind off things. My recently hectic schedule at work has certainly helped me to forget a lot of personal problems bu ... Read on »
Up In The Air by Laura C. Posted in: Blog Posts in Depression I spent the summer in the most supportive environment, where ‘how are you?’ wasn’t just a passing greeting but a real question; ‘how is your day going, how are you ... Read on »
Reflections of a Quarter Century by Laura C. Posted in: Blog Posts in Depression On Thursday I celebrated had my 25th birthday in St. Patrick’s Hospital . This hospital has become like my home and the nurses and fellow patients my friends & family, ... Read on »
It’s not always easy to smile by Laura C. Posted in: Blog Posts in Depression I called my blog ‘it’s easy to smile’ because it summed up how I have lived my life for as long as I can remember. I smile. I’m bubbly and friendly and to every perso ... Read on »
You’ve got the love I need to see me through by Laura C. Posted in: Blog Posts in Depression Sometimes I feel like throwing my hands up in the air Sometimes I feel like saying “Lord I just don’t care” Time after time I think “Oh Lord what’s the use?” Time ... Read on »
If people were meant to pop out of bed, we’d all sleep in toasters by Laura C. Posted in: Blog Posts in Depression … instead I want to put the covers over my head and sleep the day away! Moving back to Ireland for a while to deal with my mental health was never a well thought out p ... Read on »
My Favourite Things by Laura C. Posted in: Blog Posts in Depression “When I’m feeling sad, I simply remember my favourite things and then I don’t feel so bad” Julie Andrews sings in The Sound of Music . Sounds pretty easy and on my road to ... Read on »
Little Miss Sunshine by Laura C. Posted in: Blog Posts in Depression I feel truly happy when I spend time with children. Tonight I spent the evening with a family I’m very close to, having babysat their three children all throughout my ... Read on »