Category Archives: Loving Yourself

Love Sick by Cory Martin (Interview + Review)

This week is an extra special treat. Not only was I able to review an Advanced Reader’s Copy of Love Sick by Cory Martin (through Netgalley), she also offered to take part in an interview about her new memoir and her experience with MS (Multiple Sclerosis). You can read more about MS at the end of the …

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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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Reflections on 2015

In many ways 2015 has been the most difficult year of my life. I have gotten increasingly sick, been through countless medical tests, trialled several different medications (all to no avail), and my doctors increasingly consider me a difficult case. I became unable to work. I spent a month bedridden, with migraines and throwing up …

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The Health Update I Promised You All

I have been promising you all a health update for quite a while. It’s difficult for me to talk about these things, because there are so many different, interconnected pieces. It’s so easy to get lost, jumping from one topic to the next – but I’ll do my best to keep things straight. Current Health …

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Writer’s Wednesday: From Coping to Thriving by Hannah Braime

Self-care has become increasingly important to me over the past several months, as I’ve been dealing with (and continue to deal with) a lot of health challenges. I’ve had to truly learn what it means to put myself and my health first – something that’s very difficult, when you veer towards a Type A personality …

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When Your Body Speaks Very, Very Loudly

I feel like I’ve forgotten how to write. I haven’t written a proper post in months. Not because I haven’t had things to talk about, and not even because I haven’t had time. I’ve had the time, but I haven’t been able to find the words (hello brain fog) or the energy. (As an example …

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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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How Going Gluten Free Helped Me Halve My Intake of Painkillers

  On the 22nd of August 2013 I came across an article that talked about an Italian study, which showed that a majority of women with endometriosis have less pain after following a gluten free diet for a year. I have had painful periods for as long as I can remember, and was first diagnosed …

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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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#NoMakeupSelfie + Cancer Awareness?

So lately these #NoMakeupSelfie’s for “cancer awareness” have been all over my newsfeeds, and frankly they are pissing me off. Don’t get me wrong. I am all for cancer awareness, and I think self-expression through pictures – with or without makeup – is great. But unless you’re a cancer survivor, or you’re asking people to …

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