I’ve tried quite a few subscription boxes over the years. All of them fun and exciting to unbox. However, for the most part, I found that a lot of the pretty things I received sat in a drawer forever and I ultimately had no use for. One by one, I would try and eventually cancel them. I loved the excitement, anticipation and unveiling of each box but not the waste.Continue reading
100 days of isolation. 100 days of quiet chaos. 100 days lost. 100 days found.
However you view the past 100 days since this virus took hold of our lives, it has been a journey for each and every one of us.
At first, I saw this time as a waste of a year. I felt stuck. In a life where I was constantly moving I was forced to stop.
Not a totally foreign concept to me. I’ve been here before; Been pushed to a stand still thanks to illness. However, this has been the first time I’ve been healthy in doing so.
“What a waste”, I thought.
That is, until I began to shift my thinking.Continue reading
I knew this virus was serious before it even landed in Canada. Anyone with a chronic illness knows just how quickly good health can be taken away, and with that, we’re hyperaware of these things that may impact our well-being, regardless of geographics. It’s shared empathy. Shared caution. Shared fear. Shared with those affected, no matter how far away.
For me, being diagnosed with Ulcerative Colitis ten years ago was life changing in so many ways. My doctor at the time gave me words that would stick with me – “This is life altering, not life ending.” And for the most part, this is true. I say “for the most part” because it does end some parts of your life. It can sometimes feel like it is over, however in the end, I always come back to those words, and remind myself that it could be worse.
I recently sat down for a podcast with my friends at Live Free Canada and would love for you all to have a listen! HERE
It’s a raw and completely unrehearsed talk about mental health, Colitis, and the life I live in between.
Hi Guys and Dolls,
Here in Canada, today is Bell’s Let’s Talk Day – We all join together in raising our voices to try to help end the stigma surrounding mental health.
Here’s a video of my thoughts and some of my story.
This is a follow up to my blog post from last year that you can find here.
One year ago today, exactly so, I sat in a hospital chair crying after being told that I had a blood clot at the base of my skull. I didn’t even know then just how large it was; how it nearly blocked off an entire vein.
This time last year, I had barely survived the Holidays; sick and in pain, not even the slightest clue what was looming. It was horrible.
But oh what a difference a year can make.
Hi Guys and Dolls!
I wanted to take a day off from blogging about makeup to do a post highlighting something a little more important.
Happy St. Patrick’s Day!
In honour of everything green, I thought I’d share my recipe for this delish Lactose-Free Maple Matcha Milkshake.
A treat on the healthier side for every day of the year, and something fun for those who don’t want to indulge in alcohol to celebrate today (though, sorry, this post is a little late)!
I’m once again using my trusty Blender Bottle (28 Ounce), as it’s simply the best to help eye ingredients.
Here are the first three spoilers for this upcoming fabfitfun box! I must say, I’m pretty excited about all three.
Which is your fav?
Remember, you can use this link: http://xo.fff.me/eIHig to get 20% OFF your first box!!
If you don’t like spoilers, stop here. If you love them as much as I do, keep reading!
Hi Guys and Dolls!
Two days ago, my needle sucked so bad. I lied around writhing in pain after – It was ridiculous. Yesterday, I decided NO – If I’m going to do this every single day, that’s not how things are going to go down. Everything in life is what you make it, and this right here is what I’m making of these needles. Because this is who I am – A strong, independent woman who likes to laugh and dance through life. All of it.