#mentalhealthawarenessday

Mental health has become something so popularly talked about in the last 10 years. It seems to be on the rise! Does that mean more people are getting sick or that we’re just talking about it more? Maybe a bit of both? I’m currently doing my masters in counselling psychology and have always had aContinue reading “#mentalhealthawarenessday”

Where I found my strength: Crystal’s story about battling cancer

Now a lot of you don’t know me personally, which is okay. But a lot of you do. Today is a pretty important day for me as it marks the 4 year anniversary of losing my best friend after her own battle with cancer. I have been wanting to write this post for a longContinue reading “Where I found my strength: Crystal’s story about battling cancer”

When it all comes tumbling down: an update on my health & colonoscopy round 2

So it’s been awhile since I’ve last updated you all or even have written on this blog. Obviously for good reason, I swear. Last I wrote was just before my appointment on August 14th and after that point I just didn’t know how to update you guys- everything was so up in the air. ButContinue reading “When it all comes tumbling down: an update on my health & colonoscopy round 2”

A Letter to Myself

Dear Body, At first I was going to write a love letter to you, but as the weeks went by and things got worse I realized, that perhaps dear body we needed to step up our game. Perhaps I needed to write a negotiation letter. See, you kind of have my body under hostage andContinue reading “A Letter to Myself”

The Downsides & Upsides

This will be an update post on my progress so far. It’s officially been a week since my loading dose of Humira and we are now officially down to 20 mg of Prednisone (I’m halfway there). I start going down 0.5 mg each week for Prednisone and then this coming Saturday I take 80 mgContinue reading “The Downsides & Upsides”

The Best Way to Practice Self-Care

For anyone who knows me personally, you would know I lead a pretty stressful life. My job involves running Early Childhood Development programs where I work with families from all different backgrounds to provide intervention & prevention services, I teach an anger management program , I volunteer at the Sexual Assault Center, I provide earlyContinue reading “The Best Way to Practice Self-Care”

When Shit Gets Tough (Literally & Figuratively)

I’ve been M.I.A. for a bit and I was working on a different post, but honestly this last week has been tough. I’m rejecting Mezevant. I’ve been fighting head aches on and off since I started, but headaches aren’t unusual for me. My redflags were more that I felt like I was getting worse notContinue reading “When Shit Gets Tough (Literally & Figuratively)”

Starting Over

This mostly is going to be more mushy and feely because this time I want to focus on mentally what I’m going through. People keep saying “you’re so strong and so positive. Keep it up.” and I always kind of stare in bewilderment. Me? Strong? Maybe positive, but I don’t know about strong. I cryContinue reading “Starting Over”