January 2, 2019

Today I spent hours decluttering and sorting in our home. This is an ongoing project for me and it feels great. I feel like I am continuously lifting weight away from our home and freshening the energy. It is a slow process but when we are done it is going to be so worth it. 

 In this process today, I came across my book with old measurements from 2015/16 during my fitness journey when I had my cancer diagnosis a few months after giving birth, and pre and post surgery.  I had ended up messing up my abdomen after surgery with a giant (surgery related) hernia that I exacerbated unbeknownst to me and took over a month for my medical team to diagnose.

These past two years, I kind of gave up on my fitness routine due to this hernia, chemotherapy side effects, extreme fatigue, depression and anxiety etc and focused more on nourishment/nutrition, taking care of my mental health and self care.   That journey is still in progress and I also now finally feel ready to focus again on fitness. T...

January 2, 2018

Fleeting moments

There are days where I feel happy. Like, really happy... where my heart feels full, there is no trace of anxiety or fatigue, I have extra energy and life simply feels good.



These days do not happen as often as I would like which is maybe why I take time to acknowledge and feel thankful for those moments in time. However, these days are slowly becoming more and more frequent and I wait with hope that one day they will become my "new normal".

Finding happy

Cancer sucks. It really fucking sucks. And, it is terrifying and painful and exhausting. But, cancer also has helped shape me and has helped me to grow. There is always some light after the dark. I am taking time to be mindful of this and I am grateful.

I have fought hard to be where I am at this moment. Finding happy has not always come naturally for me. 

I was always "high functioning"; a master at disguise and at being tenacious and able to do pretty much whatever I set out to accomplish. People say I am con...

December 12, 2016

You may remember from my November 13th, 2016 blog... While 'cleaning up" my personal and household products, I have given the "no poo" shampoo method a shot. It has been one month since starting this method and for those of you who are following or, who are considering giving this a shot, I wanted to share my experience so far.


Not bad, not bad! The second week of washing, I did seem to go through a really "greasy" week that I read about in other reviews however, it was not too bad to deal with with my shorter hair; I guess this could be a pain if you had longer locks.  I also had one weird day of flakes... which is really out of the norm for me but then disappeared after a washing. It had been a stressful day so I am not sure if that was somehow related? 

In a nutshell, I quite like this "no poo" hair wash.  I am going to try some different scents soon such as peppermint or a mix of peppermint and lavender.  Dr.Bronner's has a nice variety of s...

November 11, 2016

The more I learn in my holistic course the more I am trying to change certain things in my life. One of these areas of change has been my focus on personal hygiene products such as shampoo, soap, anti-perspirant, toothpaste and face scrub.  These 5 items are the backbone of my hygiene routine however, they are also chock full of things I can't pronounce, some that I can, and many that have proven links to toxic and negative effects on human physiology.

Lets start this series out by talking ARMPITS. 

Yup, armpits.

Those sometimes sweaty, stinky, smooth or hairy pits that are nestled under our arms at the shoulder joint and stuck along the side of our torsos when our arms are at rest. Did you know that here are more than 20 lymph nodes (small lumps of tissue that are part of the body's lymphatic system, which helps fight infection) in the armpit. The skin of the armpit area is quite thin and therefore absorption of chemicals can happen more easily. Applying something that contains chem...

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