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May 30, 2018

Some of us may not be sure what “self love” actually means but I believe that self love is the most important tool that a woman can have.

Self love is the high regard for your own well being and happiness. It means wanting the best for yourself. When you engage in the p...

April 17, 2017

Happy Easter! I hope you all had a lovely Easter weekend. My kids had such a great weekend. We celebrated their Great- Grandma’s 90th birthday amongst many other Easter festivities. The weather was beautiful, as was the company. But can we just be real for a moment. I...

March 15, 2017

I apologize for my lack of posts. Life has been so busy lately. March in general is a busy time for my family and I. We celebrate several birthdays this month, including my husband and two children. We are in the middle of March break here and as my son takes a moment...

February 28, 2017

Let's talk numbers today.

47. 77. 30. 107.

What does these mean?

It’s been 47 days since my surgery on January 12th. January 4 I went into the hospital weighing 77 pounds. I came out of the hospital on January 20th weighing 77 pounds. Today, February 28, I weigh 107 pound...

January 30, 2017

*Please note this article contains photos of my incision*

On January 12th, I underwent a Laparoscopic, Open Ileo Colic Resection. Not only was my small bowel resectioned but so was my sigmoid colon. About 40-50cm were removed leaving three areas to be reconnected.

D...

January 25, 2017

Today is Bell Let’s Talk day – a day dedicated to bringing awareness to Mental Illness.

I suffer from a mental illness – depression. I’ve talked about this before in a previous post, but I really wanted to share more about it in honour of today’s event.

I can’t pinpoint...

January 6, 2017

Crohn’s disease. What does that even mean? Sure, I could provide a medical definition for you, but, would that be enough? Would you understand what it means then? Would you truly understand what I go through?

I’ve been struggling to find a way to really be open about my...

December 29, 2016

Two weeks from now I will be laying on the operating table under going the procedure I’ve been waiting for since October. In a week from now, I will be sitting in a hospital bed writing about the procedure being a week away.

I am starting to feel over whelmed. It was an...

December 16, 2016

Wow! What a week it’s been!

Monday, I played soccer mom and took both kids to my son’s soccer practice. Tuesday, I spent all day studying for my final exam that night (I was taking a course at Humber College). Wednesday and Thursday, I spent the evening at home with the...

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