I chose The Extra Ounce as my online persona because I believe in the resilience of those living with mental illness. Because we have seen the darkest points of humanity we also have the power to defeat that darkness.

As such, my posts focus on mental health, recovery and the connection between the mind and the body in the pursuit of well-being.

I draw inspiration from my lived experiences as a patient and student of the psychological sciences. My posts are intended to provide that Extra Ounce we all need to conquer daily challenges.