Category Archives: Favourites

Thoughts on the U.S. Election + the Rise of Fascism

When I woke up Wednesday morning and saw the results of the U.S. Election I felt lost for words. I couldn’t honestly say that I was surprised (not after Brexit), but I was shocked. I didn’t think that people would actually elect a sexist, racist, homophobic, narcissistic fascist like Trump. While I don’t think all …

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International Women’s Day, Autoimmune Disease Awareness Month and the Struggle

On this years International Women’s Day, I encourage you to learn more about AI diseases, especially what signs and symptoms to watch out for, get to know your family’s medical history, and help educate other people on the seriousness and importance of recognizing, treating, studying and researching AI diseases.

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Chronic Illness, Body Image & Getting Married

Seeing my wedding photos felt like staring at a stranger, who has somehow managed to impersonate me on that special day.  I quickly click away, before the tears reach my eyes, before I have to acknowledge that this – stranger – is me. My illnesses have been hard on me, and they love to multiply …

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Writer’s Wednesday: First Crush: The Pursuit of Brave (Self) Love by Mara Glatzel

Mara Glatzel is one of my favourite coaches, time and time again her blog posts and newsletter love notes have broken through my shell and hit me right where I needed it. When it comes to courageous and brave self-care and self-love, she’s the first person I turn to. I love her thoughts on the need for …

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Post #300: Reflections on the Blog + the ‘Realness’ of Online Interactions

This is post number 300, since I started blogging under my own name, and moved the blog to my own URL about 26 months ago. Early Beginnings + How Things Change I first started blogging almost 4 years ago, and it has been a journey in becoming more truly myself. At the time I still …

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Writer’s Wednesday: Mind Over Medicine by Lissa Rankin, M.D. + The Role of Skepticism in Health

Mind Over Medicine: Scientific Proof That You Can Heal Yourself by Lissa Rankin, M.D., is a difficult one for me. On one hand I am a skeptic at heart and I tend to question most things in life – whether that be religion, work, lifestyle and health. As an example I am gluten free, even though …

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Writer’s Wednesday: Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell (+ First Love)

Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell is really hard to describe. For a long time I didn’t pick up, because all the descriptions I read made it sound very simple and for a much younger audience. If it wasn’t because people kept recommending it and I saw it was on sale on Amazon (currently $2.54 for …

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Writer’s Wednesday: Daring Greatly by Brené Brown

I have talked before about the importance of daring to be vulnerable, and how Brené Brown’s TED talks on vulnerability and shame (and if you haven’t watched them you must), but it had taken a while for me to get around to reading her book Daring Greatly: How the Courage to be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We …

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Jet Set Radio (Band)

Readers of the old blog might remember a time when I used to share music on a weekly basis, but I stopped doing that when I moved the blog to it’s current location. I felt like the music didn’t add much value to the blog, but there are always exceptions. Jet Set Radio is one such …

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Writer’s Wednesday: The 4-Hour Chef by Tim Ferriss

Over the past month or so I’ve been reading The 4-Hour Chef: The Simple Path to Cooking Like a Pro, Learning Anything, and Living the Good Life by Tim Ferriss, which is quite simply, nothing short of astonishing. While The 4-Hour Chef can definitely teach you a lot about cooking, it isn’t just about cooking. It is …

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