Optimistically Depressed

Let's have a conversation.

Optimistically Depressed

Let's have a conversation.

How are you?

I want to connect and share a vulnerability that goes beyond personally knowing each other. Like we don’t have to meet in order to have a connection; we can just assume that if we met each other we’d have this in common and would therefore be good friends. 


I love this province and have seen first hand what you can find here. I want to help everyone else see that, too.


So, let’s see what we can do, shall we? 

Latest News

Podcast Launch!

In Optimistically Depressed's first podcast, Mike Mousseau speaks about depression, abuse, shame and forgiveness in raw honesty. It was a privilege to talk with him and hear some of his story. Please be advised, this is sensitive subject matter, so maybe don't listen to it with your kids in the car. 

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Today's Blog

I want to continue in the same vein as yesterday. I’ve realized I need to become more aware of certain habits I have which need to be erased. For example, this morning I actually caught myself in mid thought calling me an idiot.

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Ruth featured on the Changing the Narrative Podcast

If you have kids, you'll get it. If you don't have kids, you won't want em now! This week we welcome the fifth and final member of the Halifax Social Network, Ruth McMullen. They discuss mental health, postpartum depression, working with your spouse, starting parenting early, love, drowning, Star Trek and what to do when your kid wipes shit all over the house!

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Body shaming, motherhood and bikinis. Ruth dives into it.

I just spent some time in Mexico, and I discovered a whole new level of bikinis. I have no problem with this, but it got me thinking: I don’t post pictures of myself in a bathing suit online. Why? I didn’t want to objectify myself to get the likes. But I’ve been thinking more about the flip side of the argument: posting such pictures can be a source of empowerment. 

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