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January 24, 2019

My PSA – Shingles

Where have I been you ask?

Oh, you know, just recovering from SHINGLES!

What 29 year old gets shingles? THIS GIRL!

Let’s talk shingles for a minute….

What is shingles?

Shingles is the name commonly used for herpes zoster, an infection that shows up as a pai...

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...

January 31, 2018

Managing Crohn’s disease can mean dealing with anxiety, stress, and even depression. In honour of Bell Let's Talk Day, here are some ways to better control the emotional roller coaster of Crohn’s.

Managing the symptoms of Crohn’s disease can take an emotional toll on yo...

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...

April 4, 2017

How do you measure success?

Is it getting a raise at work? Reaching your goal weight? Getting married? Finishing a book? Or perhaps, success is just getting out of bed in the morning.

Success is defined as;

  1. the accomplishment of an aim or purpose.

  2. the attainment...

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...

February 14, 2017

Today is Valentine’s Day and it got me thinking about how much effort we put in to showing our partners, children, parents, teachers and friends just how much we love them. We buy beautiful cards, we spend money on flowers, chocolates and treats. We make plans to spend...

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 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 19, 2016

Friday afternoon I got the call of a life time. Sounds it’s exciting, right? For someone who’s been waiting about two months for this call, it absolutely is exciting.

My surgeon’s office called and they’ve finally, officially, selected a time and day for my big day.


My...

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