Psychotherapist at West Island Therapy Centre, co-founder and blogger at www.wisewomencanada.com, proud mama of 3
Lisa Brookman is a psychotherapist and the co-director of the West Island Therapy Centre, in Montreal, Canada. She is also the co-founder and blogger at Wise Women Canada - a popular online parenting and lifestyle magazine. She blogs about life, parenting and mental health issues.
Lisa is a regular contributor on Breakfast Television Montreal, Mom talk, CJAD talk radio and has appeared in several news publications like the Montreal Gazette.
She is married to her university sweetheart and is most notably, a mom of three amazing kids, an expert in multi-tasker and self proclaimed home design guru.
My son is not a "man's man." He's soft-spoken, creative, warm, demonstrative and sensitive teen. He's not rugged or tough and he doesn't excel at sports. He is extraordinarily artistic with an amazing flare for fashion and design. He is very demonstrative, a great listener and a wonderful friend.
I soon realized that when I started my search for the perfect dress, there was no inspiration, no larger models modeling gorgeous dresses and, even more disappointing, most stores don't even carry larges sizes. Everyone wants to feel beautiful -- regardless of their size or shape. And today, unfortunately I didn't.
Although we wish they would just "snap out of it" and stop feeling sorry for themselves, it's important to remember that depression is an illness, not sadness or self-pity... People don't enjoy being depressed. It's certainly not a choice. If they could just "snap out of it and get over it," then trust me, they would.