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LOVE Playlist Feb 14th


Valentines Day = Self-LOVE, All-LOVE, Big-LOVE

Breakestra - Need a Little Love Charles Bradley & the Menahan Street Band - In You (I found Love) Eli 'Paper Boy" Reed and the True Lovers - Take my love with you Deer Hunter - My Love Blitzen Trapper - Love Leave Me Drowning Woodpigeon - Our Love is as Tall as the Calgary Tower Dear Suzy* - Loveless Storm - Die Holle Orchestra ( Self-Released ) The Do - Song For Lovers Bowery Boy Blue - Eye For Love Wool On Wolves* - Love is Learned - Measures of Progress ( Self-Released ) Antony & The Johnsons - Crazy in Love Nouvelle Vague - Love Will Tear Us Apart My Brightest Diamond - Tainted Love Cut Copy - Feel The Love Efterklang - Scandinavian Love Loveskills - We Say Love - Multiplicity ( No Shame ) Metronomy - Love Underlined Yeasayer - Love Me Girl El Perro Del Mar - L is for Love Kris Menace - Higher Love - Features ( Compuphonic ) FM Belfast - I Can Feel Love Lyrics Born - I Like it, I Love Amanda Blank - A Love Song Robyn - Love Kills Solange - Lovers in the parking lot - 1 ( Terrible ) Bibio - Lovers Craving James Yuill - This Sweet Love Diamond Watch Wists - Simple Love Notes Future Bible Heroes - I'm Alone and I love it

This past week on Feb 12th was marked by some as 'Let's Talk Day' to bring awareness to mental health. I'm not sure if its just a Bell thing or if its bigger than that, but I personally haven't seen any talk... so i have decided to step out of my shell and say something.

One in five Canadians will experience a form of mental illness at some point in their lives, according to the Canadian Institute of Health Research. I can say with PRIDE I am one of them. I have cried, had anxiety attacks, hurt myself repeated, felt hopeless and have had moments where I was not sure I wanted to live anymore. I have also asked for HELP. I have had the courage to recognize that something was wrong and that I needed support.

In turn, I am GRATEFUL. For the amazing family and friends who supported me and did not judge me. Because even when I felt alone, I was not alone. For how well I now know myself. And because I recognize that not everything my mind tells me is the truth and that I have a body and spirit with equal wisdom.

There is so much shame and embarrasment when it comes to all things mental health/illness, and all that does is make everything worse. You are not alone. Your are worth it and your are worthy of love.

If you ever need to talk. I am here.

“You’re imperfect, and you’re wired for struggle, but you are worthy of love and belonging.” — Brené Brown

See full Ted Talk Here: Listening To Shame