10 Things to Do When You’re Having an Anxiety Attack

If you’re reading this, you’re probably familiar with the unpleasant symptoms of an anxiety attack. They can feel awful and intense, as well as crop up at the times you least expect it. (For a full list of anxiety attack symptoms, check out the Anxiety Centre’s list here) Sometimes, you are well aware of the … Continued

About Mariette Lee

A lover of swords, writing, music, reading, travel, long hikes, and epic snowball fights, Mariette believes in bettering the world with grace and pizzazz. As part of her mission to become a socially-conscious citizen, Mariette engages youth in the York Region through fundraising and volunteering projects via her role as the Youth Mentor of We Can Change the World Day. A Masters student in Counselling Psychology, Mariette aspires to work with youth and young adults who may be struggling during the critical periods of their lives, and empower them to be their best selves every day. Mariette is the Co-Founder of Gap-Gen and designs programs to inspire and encourage youth in their pursuits and connections.


A Letter to My First Year Self

A strange yet wonderful thing happened on my birthday. A youth that I had been working with for the past year called to wish me a “Happy Birthday”. It was not something that I had expected, but it was something that I greatly appreciated. In our cordial exchange, there seemed to be a deeper anxiety surrounding … Continued

About Mariette Lee

A lover of swords, writing, music, reading, travel, long hikes, and epic snowball fights, Mariette believes in bettering the world with grace and pizzazz. As part of her mission to become a socially-conscious citizen, Mariette engages youth in the York Region through fundraising and volunteering projects via her role as the Youth Mentor of We Can Change the World Day. A Masters student in Counselling Psychology, Mariette aspires to work with youth and young adults who may be struggling during the critical periods of their lives, and empower them to be their best selves every day. Mariette is the Co-Founder of Gap-Gen and designs programs to inspire and encourage youth in their pursuits and connections.


Dear You – A Letter To Someone Who Might Be Struggling

Dear you, Chances are, you don’t know me and I don’t know you. We are strangers coinciding through words on a page. If you are so inclined to read/listen, I would love to share with you a little bit about myself. I live with depression and anxiety. It’s not exactly a secret, but I also … Continued

About Mariette Lee

A lover of swords, writing, music, reading, travel, long hikes, and epic snowball fights, Mariette believes in bettering the world with grace and pizzazz. As part of her mission to become a socially-conscious citizen, Mariette engages youth in the York Region through fundraising and volunteering projects via her role as the Youth Mentor of We Can Change the World Day. A Masters student in Counselling Psychology, Mariette aspires to work with youth and young adults who may be struggling during the critical periods of their lives, and empower them to be their best selves every day. Mariette is the Co-Founder of Gap-Gen and designs programs to inspire and encourage youth in their pursuits and connections.