Depression & Anxiety

Depression and anxiety are a challenging and often not talked about aspect of Graves or any thyroid issue. Many people find support and even skills by seeing a therapist and taking anti-depression medication. Even if you tried a therapist and it wasn't a good fit, keep looking. There are therapists that have some training in... Continue Reading →

You were fine yesterday!

Just because someone is living with chronic pain / fibromyalgia doesn’t mean that they have the same amount of pain all the time. Conditions that cause chronic pain are unpredictable and have flare-ups and periods where it isn’t as bad. It’s quite possible to feel good enough one day to make it to an event,... Continue Reading →

How Fibromyalgia can affect your style

My fashion style has changed since I started showing symptoms of Fibromyalgia. Comfort is now a priority. I can no longer handle putting on a wired bra. In summer, I opt for summer dresses. I find them comfortable and freeing. I've heard that some even cut their hair short because it's easier to maintain. I'm... Continue Reading →

Multi-taking the superpower I lost

We live in a world that values business and fast paste. We therefore often in environments that are full of distraction. I used to thrive in this world and multitasking was one of my superpowers. In the last few years, due to health issues, that reality has changed. I am now on the outside realizing... Continue Reading →

The healing power of quiet

The quickest and easiest way for most people to calm down is to escape any and all noise. Being in a quiet place helps most of us to hear what’s actually going on inside our head without any competing distractions. Being in a quiet room at a spa is a very good start, but it's... Continue Reading →

Let’s bring back compassion, empathy, kindness and sensitivity

Compassion and kindness are often mistaken for weakness. In reality, it takes a lot more strength of character and patience to be kind and considerate to those around you, especially when dealing with difficult people or differing opinions. "If anyone dismisses you for being too sensitive, ask yourself this: Who's more fragile? The person who... Continue Reading →

It isn’t rocket science – Don’t leave your pets in the car alone.

I can't understand that this is still happening. Everyone should know by now that in summer, you never leave your pets in the car, even for very short periods. Its a question of life or death! According to the Association des médecins vétérinaires du Québec, in 2016, nearly 1/3 of its members examined or treated... Continue Reading →

Viola Desmond – Pioneer of Black Rights

I like to highlight women who have had a positive impact on our history, but whose names I never heard while in school since most of the literature taught in schools is written by white male authors. I am hoping that this has now changed and kids are now learning about Viola Desmond in history class.... Continue Reading →

You are not responsible for your health conditions

I can't repeat this enough. You are not responsible for your health conditions. When I was told I had a incurable chronic illness some people try to tell me what I should have done different not to get sick. People do this instinctively because they are afraid of being in the same situation. If they... Continue Reading →

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