On Life

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…

A travel memoir for funny girls who trip up a lot

In anticipation of my exciting trip to Ireland and the UK tomorrow, I found myself at a local bookstore perusing the “literary travel” section. I was looking for a funny book about traveling. Okay, to be more specific,  I was looking for a funny book written by a down-on-her-luck, clumsy young woman who travels to […] Read more…

I`m breaking up with Chocolate.

If you have read my previous posts you know that I have recently been struggling with my weight due to high doses of prednisone. I confessed to a doctor that I didn’t want to take it anymore because it was making me gain weight and that was probably the worst thing in the world to […] Read more…

Writing Illness as Humour

“I knew, of course I knew, that life is always more complicated than our narratives.” – John Burnside, A Lie About My Father Writing an illness is hard. Writing an illness for the humour section is even harder. I am someone who prides herself on being rather breezy about the whole living with a chronic […] Read more…

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