✮Unleash Your Inner Creature ✮
✮Unleash Your Inner Creature ✮

Where People Thrive
and Stigmas Die.

Timeless and vulnerable stories.
We embrace imperfections.

We’re on a mission to make the world feel a little less scary, one honest conversation at a time. So, buckle up, and get ready to read some very raw and real stories. The days of feeling alone are over!

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Get ready to explore the Departed Creature blog and uncover a universe of thought-provoking narratives, travel tips, mental health wisdom, pregnancy struggles and more.  

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I Was Born A . Creature

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Discover a world where vulnerability is celebrated and personal stories are your greatest allies. We’re here to talk about our journey through ADHD, PTSD, Anxiety, Depression, Autism and more. Let’s navigate the neurospicy world, together!

What if you didn't have to suffer alone?

Pregnancy’s joys and challenges–we’re here for all of it. Join us as we embrace the not-so-glamorous side of pregnancy and motherhood. Prenatal depression? Unplanned pregnancies? Postpartum? Single mom? You are not alone.

“It’s okay to let go. It’s okay to move on. This is the universe’s way of making space in our lives for something great.”

– Cydney Nelson, Founder & CEO, Departed Creature

Life is short. TAke the damn trip.

If you’re waiting for the perfect moment, it probably will never come. We’re here to help you take the jump into the unknown. Let’s seize the day, explore the world and make memories that last a lifetime.

My Lil' Slice of Secrets

Hi! Cydney here 🙂 The creator of Departed Creature. This is my special space to share vulnerable moments and stories from my personal life.  Feel free to come along and join the ride. Keep scrolling to learn more about me first!

“In the darkest shadows, you will find yourself waiting to accept the love you so freely give to others.”

– Cydney Nelson, Founder & CEO, Departed Creature

Meet The OG Creature

Meet The
OG Creature

First of all, I’m so freakin’ glad you’re here. In case nobody told you today–you’re a force to be reckoned with and you’re doing amazing. 

My name is Cydney, the creator behind Departed Creature. I’m a cognitive neuroscientist, mama and writer who’s on a mission to break stigmas and make the world feel a little less scary, one honest conversation at a time.

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Popular Creature tales

Cydney holding her ultrasound photos, looking sad. Demonstration of what Prenatal Depression is like.

Very few people talk about the grueling thoughts that cloud your brain during pregnancy–aka prenatal depression. If you’re feeling depressed in pregnancy, you are not alone. Here is my story of overcoming prenatal depression.

I can’t begin to count the number of times I’ve been at the end of my rope with nothing more to give. Whether it’s burnout in the workplace, at home or in relationships–it’s never an enjoyable experience. 

I’ve come to realize that being alone and being lonely are two completely different things. Being alone does not mean you are lonely, and being lonely does not mean you are alone.

Staying at hostels is always unpredictable, and I mean that in the best way possible. Let’s be honest, it’s all about the experience, and that experience is largely what you make of it. 

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