Health

Lelainia Lloyd’s Guide to Unwinding This Christmas

Nothing says the holidays to me like music, movies and books. While everyone is caught up in getting ready to celebrate, these are the three ways that I take a much needed break and unwind from the holiday chaos. It’s important to rest, but resting doesn’t necessarily have to mean sleeping. Curling up with a […] Read more…

Tumour Free Since ’93!

Okay the title isn’t exactly accurate, but if you’re a How I Met Your Mother fan you will get it. I had my surgery on Wednesday and finally had the mass removed from my maxillary sinus cavity! Huzzah! I was a bit nervous leading up to it because I didn’t love the thought of having […] Read more…

All I Want for Christmas is to not get glutened

Contributed by: Clare Bustin Buffet. Potluck. Dinner at a friends. Cocktail party. Banquet. Work party. All of these sound like fun social events, right? Well, not so much if you celiac disease. You may be able to get by through January to November having to face only a few of these daunting occasions, but once […] Read more…

Let’s Talk About Fatigue

I have fatigue. You may have fatigue or know someone who has fatigue. Or you may read the word “fatigue” and think “oh that person just needs to take a nap or have a cup of coffee and they will be fine.” There are lots of different ways to experience fatigue and, like most invisible […] Read more…

Helping Kids with Juvenile Arthritis

Hi friends! This Sunday I am taking part in something called The Jingle Bell Walk & Run For Arthritis and this year the proceeds go to the Childhood Arthritis Program here in Canada. This cause is near and dear to me because I have personally felt the affects of arthritis and I watch one of […] Read more…

Read It and Weep: Finding Strength in Books

Reading is by far one of my favourite forms of therapy. There’s nothing quite like the stirring of emotion and relief when I open a book and find out that there is another person out there, somewhere, who knows what it feels like to be me. As someone with a chronic illness, I turn to […] Read more…

Trust Your Body.

Hey gang! I haven’t done a health update in a little while because I’ve been so busy trying to compile all of my UK vacation stories for my blog, but today a health update is needed. Yesterday I went to see an Ear Nose and Throat specialist to get results back from a CT scan. […] Read more…

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