Category Archives: Uniquely You

The End of Link Love’s (for now)

I have decided that at this stage my Link Love collections take more effort than they’re currently worth for me. I have loved doing them for years, and I might do them again in the future. In the mean time, I share most of my finds on Twitter and Pinterest. If you want to stay …

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12 Years of Remembering My Dad

Today is 12 years since my dad died. Dealing with such an important loss, well, it gets easier, but it never gets easy. I miss him all the time, especially during this time of the year. Two years ago I wrote about how my dad died and I have previously written about my dad. They say time heals …

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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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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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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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I Love Yarn Day 2015

Today is the 5th year celebrating I Love Yarn for everyone who knits, crochet, spin, weave etc. I learnt both to knit and crochet as a little girl. Knitting never really “clicked” for me the way crocheting did. One of my first projects was a terribly misshapen horse, but later on, with experience, I crocheted several …

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11 Years of Remembering My Dad

They say time heals all wounds, I don’t believe that’s true. Dealing with, working through and taking action helps heal the wounds – and even then, you’ll always have the scars to remind you what you’ve been through. And that’s okay, it’s part of life and frankly I think there’s beauty in the scars and in the stories that shape who you are.

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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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Updates + Newsletter

It’s been a long time since I’ve written any longer / more extensive posts. Regular readers might recall that late last year I shared about my health struggles. While my doctors and I continue to work on these issues, things have not gotten easier – far from it. It has been my plan for a …

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