National Cheese Lovers Day

Today is National Cheese Lover Day in the United States. I wasn't aware that there was a cheese lover day! Probably because I'm Canadian. I love cheese. I'm obsessed with cheese. I think we should make this day a world cheese lover day! Cheese is nutritious food made mostly from the milk of cows but also... Continue Reading →

Why is it so easy to hate oneself?

Why do we all struggle with loving ourselves? Why is it so easy to hate oneself?  It's been a difficult week. Physical pain is really bad, making it difficult to function. It's also playing with my mental health issues. I keep reminding myself that only a few weeks ago, I was on medical leave for depression... Continue Reading →

What does it mean to be authentic?

It means being able to see in the mirror all the darkness of our soul and our thoughts without blushing with shame. It means accepting our imperfections, our weaknesses, our shortcomings, our defects, our frustrations, our anger, our depressions, our vices, our fantasies, our profound humanity. It means accepting, assuming them without crumbling under guilt.... Continue Reading →

Give up comparisons

Here’s the thing about comparisons. When you compare yourself to others, you never get the real picture.  Keep in mind that you are always going to be better at some things than other people, and worse at other things. Comparing yourself and your skills to others isn’t going to get you anywhere. It will only lead... Continue Reading →

Mornings with TopicsWithPassion

Morning can be difficult for many reasons: lack of sleep, boring routine, too many responsibilities, too many worries, etc. Unfortunately, when we wake up with a negative outlook, everything seems darker and it makes it harder to find happiness and break the cycle. Here are 4 questions that can help break the negative cycle: What... Continue Reading →

What it means to have an incurable chronic illness

It baffles me that no matter how much I speak and write about chronic illnesses and my experience that my loved ones still don't understand the meaning of incurable. I was at the hospital yesterday for another blood tests. I've been having blood test regularly for over a year now. I even have my a... Continue Reading →

Mind your own food

I don't care if you are the guru of healthy eating. I don't care if you’ve read the latest studies which prove which diet works. I don't care if you are strong and healthy and that you never give into temptation. That doesn't mean everyone should follow your lead. For some reason, the harder someone... Continue Reading →

Hot & Spicy

Apparently, eating spicy food can help you live longer. That's good news for me. I should be immortal by now! 😛 I love eating spicy food. My first experience with hot sauce started out as a prank. I was at a friend's house after school. We were both in the 5th grade. She offered me... Continue Reading →

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