Melissa Murray is a sister, daughter, wife, and adoptive mother of two amazing boys, age 10 and 14. She grew up in Truro and considers herself lucky to be surrounded by her network of supportive family and friends. She has worked in Corrections since graduating university in 2002 and feels fulfilled by helping others choose a new path in their lives. Melissa enjoys the little things like playing board games with her family, supper dates with friends, and walks with her sweet silky terriers, Willa and Arnold.
Self love is a topic that I have been overthinking a lot more in the past year. Loving yourself can be especially tough when you are fighting against a mental illness that wants to do the exact opposite. My anxiety and my depression work against me every day in this work of falling in love with myself, but I'm up for the challenge.
(By the way, please ignore the lawn mower in the background for about a minute at the twenty-six minute mark. I'm trying hard not to overthink about it;)
"Self-love means that I have a relationship with myself built on trust and loyalty…I’ll disappoint everyone else before I’ll disappoint myself." – Glennon Doyle
Let Me Overthink About... Hormones
Dr. Ashley Margeson, ND has a clinical practice focused on Burnout Recovery and Prevention, as well as hormone optimization, at her Halifax, Nova Scotia clinic, Cornerstone Naturopathic. She is the co-founder of Burnout Blueprint, an online course to help busy people recover and prevent burnout. She and her team have treated thousands of cases of burnout over the past decade. Dr. Ashley is also the host of The Superwoman Code; a weekly podcast educating young professional and busy women about how to make their health work for them, not against them. She is also a full-time stepmom to her 5 and 7 year old children.
Deb shares a busy home with her husband and two teenaged daughters. A pharmacist by education, she has worked with Nova Scotia Health since shortly after settling in Truro in 2003. In 2018, she moved into her current position within the provincial Cancer Care Program. Her leisure time is spent in pursuit of any combination of her favourite things: knitting, cooking, podcasts and coffee. She has taught knitting on the international conference circuit, and has designed and knitted pieces for magazines, books, movies and television.
A Series of Topics That Occupy My Anxious Mind.
I'm Sam Madore, an overthinker extraordinaire.✨
As host of this podcast – and as someone who has lived with anxiety and depression most of my life – I want to normalize the topics and conversations that an overthinking mind can bring to light.
Because I'm sure I can't be alone in this;)
Big thanks to my pal and stellar music producer, mixer, composer John Mullane of In-Flight Safety, for providing MY VERY OWN THEME MUSIC (from episode three on). Theme song produced, recorded, mixed, by John Mullane for LMOAI. Written by John Mullane.