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Living with depression and anxiety – 8 tips to a happier you

If you follow me on Instagram you probably saw the post recently in which I admitted to be suffering from depression and anxiety. I must thank you all, by the way for your support. It is not an easy thing to admit to and I definitely did not do it for pity or attention.

My mom is of the opinion that one should never reveal one’s issues and struggles to anyone. Keep that shit secret and hidden. Put up a brave face and struggle on. Such is life after all, right?

15 things to remember when preparing for a hurricane

First of all let’s hope you never need this list, but in case you do, I hope it helps.

If you are reading this you either live in the hurricane belt, have family/friends that do or you have a morbid fascination with destructive hurricanes. Whatever your reason these are some of the things I recommend you prepare for in case you find yourself where I did last year with Irma and Maria.

Surviving Irma: an Island’s road to Recovery

I sit in my disorganized bedroom, still stunned, still dazed. It has been 4 weeks to the day that the devastating bitch of a hurricane Irma has hit my beloved home island of St. Maarten. My most prized possessions are still wrapped up in black garbage bags and waterproof containers around me. This hurricane season has been a busy one, with one storm after the other and with another month and change to go till the official end of the hurricane season, I am not about to start unpacking and pretend that our lives can go back to normal. Not yet anyway.