No one is broken beyond repair

How many times have you felt broken beyond repair? If you had asked me a year ago, I would have told you I was broken beyond repair and have been broken for what felt like an eternity. If you are currently feeling like this, you are not alone and their is always hope even when... Continue Reading →

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Mental Health affects everyone

Research estimates that 1 out of 5 people will experience mental illness in their lifetime. No one is immune. This is why having conversations about mental illness is so important. "You aren't poor, you aren't unemployed, and you weren't physically abused... so what did you have to be depressed about?" Many people question the reasons... 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 →

Can we stop calling it ugly crying?

When did it become ugly to cry? Since when do we have to hide and ask for forgiveness for crying in an ugly way? When did we become this superficial? Emotions aren't supposed to be pretty. The unburdening of tears is supposed to release pain's leaden pressure, to cleanse our wounds. Crying can actually improve... 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 →

Collecting Autoimmune Diseases

If you have Grave's disease, your journey may be more complicated than let on by the doctors when you were first diagnosed. An individual diagnosed with Graves' disease will always have the autoimmune disease marker, no matter what treatment they receive. Graves Disease is treatable, but it's not curable. This means that a person with... Continue Reading →

Review: Bill Nye Save the World

This is a Netflix original series aimed at adults. Each episode of about 30 minutes, mixes humour with science. I highly recommend this series to everyone young and old, really. Here are a few of my favourite¬†episode so far: S1: E1 EARTH IS A HOT MESS The first episode talks about global warming. He explains... Continue Reading →

Personal Health Warriors

Health is not valued till sickness comes." - Dr. Thomas Fuller Life with a chronic illness is a struggle to say the least. Our bodies are waging a war against ourselves. It gets even more challenging when you are struggle with multiple illnesses. Seriously, this is a collection I didn't need. We fight for health... Continue Reading →

When mental health issues are in the family

My general doctor retired. He was an excellent¬†doctor. He's the one who diagnosed Graves Disease and Hyperthyroidism. I knew that he was past retirement age and that it would happen one day. I was selfishly hoping that it would be another few years before he made the plunge. The clinic contacted me and reassured me... Continue Reading →

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