Your struggle is valid

Whether you are dealing with trauma, physical or mental illness or anything else, your struggle is valid. Whether there is someone else in this world that has it worse than you, your struggle is still valid. Do not let anyone tell you that you don't have the right somehow to feel the feelings that you... Continue Reading →

Young people do get chronic illnesses

Many believe that young people can't get chronic illnesses. That somehow, youth protects you from illnesses. The truth is that you can develop a chronic illness at any age. Chronic illnesses don't discriminate. Unfortunately, many children suffering from chronic pain will often be dismissed as growing pain that's going to go away, but it never... Continue Reading →

Organ donation

In this national organ donation week, I would like to remind you of the possibility of including a donation clause in your will. I had honestly didn't think about that, but it makes perfect sense. It is important to discuss your willingness to donate with your loved ones. Every opportunity to donate is precious and... Continue Reading →

You are beautiful

When someone tells you that you are beautiful, believe them. They aren't lying. I know that I struggle with this one every once in a while. In the last 4 years, living with multiple chronic illnesses has changed my physical shell quite a bit. I've been struggling with loving the reflection that I see in... Continue Reading →

Normal is truly an awful word

I woke up in the early hours of the morning again due to pain and I couldn't go back to sleep. It's been happening so often that I've started to expect waking up in the middle of the night in pain. That's a terrible feeling. Normal is truly an awful word. Fibromyalgia has completely messed... Continue Reading →

I must have done something wrong

Living with anxiety is a challenge to say the least. It can make you think that someone is always mad at you. Even if you can't come up with a single reason why, you are certain you have done something wrong. Even if it's someone else fumble, you feel responsible for it. Someone in your... Continue Reading →

Maple Syrup!

It's spring and it's time to talk about my favourite sugary snacks. I love Maple Syrup! Nothing makes breakfast more special than when my husband cooks pancakes or French bread. Where does maple syrup comes from? I'm Canadian and Canada produces 71% of the world’s supply, 91% of which is produced in Quebec. Did I... Continue Reading →

Pontiac, war leader

Pontiac was born in 1720 and died in 1769. He is best known for resisting the British occupation of the Great Lakes Region of North America. By the time he was 27 year old, he had become a respected war leader. The Pontiac's War began on May 7th, 1763. Pontiac was 43 years old at... Continue Reading →

Give credit where it is due

It's in my opinion that showing appreciation can turn a bad day into a good one. This is why I like to give credit where it is due. Knowing this teaches us importance of a well-placed compliment or gesture. Do be bashful in telling other people how much they appreciate them. On the flip side,... Continue Reading →

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