Health Benefits of Pets

Logging some time with your furry friends is proven to help you feel happier. So play fetch with your dog/cat or sneak in a few cuddles with your dog/cat. It will make both of you feel happier. Actually, pets are scientifically known to improve well-being and improve mental health. Animals offer a kind of companionship that doesn't drain... Continue Reading →


Compassion – It’s not just for others

Prior to developing a chronic illness, I refused to let a "bad" version of myself appear. I always wanted to be at my best, at the risk of being too hard with myself. I'm still this way if I'm truly honest with myself. "The greatest gift you ever give is your honest self." - Fred Rogers... Continue Reading →

You can’t see pain

If only people could see the pain and struggles we face daily. Most healthy individuals will never truly understand what we go through living with a chronic illness day after day. The pain and sickness never go away. We put makeup on and dress up so we can feel normal even if it's just for a... Continue Reading →

Living Chronic Illness

Try again tomorrow Things almost never go as planned! This is a wonderful reminder to keep in mind for adapting to all the changes that come with a flare up. Living with chronic illness isn't easy. Some days you are just going to be discouraged, especially when experiencing a flare up. Some days your illness is... Continue Reading →

What I’m not saying about my illness

"Please try not to judge how someone is dealing with a pain you have not experienced." -  Unknown Just because I trudge forward to get things done doesn’t mean I'm okay. In truth, I'm not okay. Do you know how much strength and effort it takes to fight when you already feel defeated? Do you know... Continue Reading →

Science saves lives, not myths

People who do not have a medical license should abstain from giving out medical advice. There is a growing distrust of science and medicine in favour of "natural", "untested", "alternative". This attitude towards receiving treatment and gaining proper diagnosis cannot be tolerated. It is more hurtful and damaging than anything else. People with depression need... Continue Reading →

Dealing with a judgemental pharmacist

Last year I was diagnosed with Graves Disease, Hyperthyroidism and Thyroid Cancer. My doctors also suspect I have another auto-immune illness that they have yet to identify. Since then there has a lot of prescriptions changes and adjustment and I'm still getting tested every month and my prescriptions are revised every time. I was shocked... Continue Reading →

Testing Chronic Illness Hacks

I read a few articles that gave tips and tricks (a.k.a hacks) to make living with chronic illness easier. I decided to put them to the test and see if they may actually work. Here are my findings:   Bar Stoll in the Kitchen "Having a bar stool in the kitchen can help you get... Continue Reading →

Do not be fooled by appearances

Did you know that 96% of chronic illnesses are invisible? I may look well and healthy, but beneath the surface is a world of pain and exhaustion. When the battle goes on beneath the skin or within the mind, the war cannot be seen through human eyes. No one can see that my body is... Continue Reading →

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