Writing

The Magical Healing Power of Stories*

*Books won’t actually physically cure you of a disease. “We tell ourselves stories in order to live.” – Joan Didion I have kind of a love/hate relationship with books about illnesses. I flock to them like a seagull flocks to a McDonald’s parking lot, but most of the time I come away feeling disappointed, probably also like […] Read more…

Why I Talk So Openly About Being Sick

One of my blog readers messaged me earlier this week to tell me that my blog has helped her (you da best). She told me that she has a lot of trouble talking openly about her illness and how it affects her, and because I am so open about my own health it has given her a […] Read more…

Lisa tries lots of new things!

Hey gang! Do you want to know some fun and exciting things that are happening in Lisa Land?! What’s that? This isn’t an interactive blog so I can just pretend you are nodding your head in approval? Perfect! Probably the most exciting thing happened yesterday, when I finally went to the drug store and bought […] Read more…

Why I Hate Click Bait Culture

We’ve all noticed how the internet has taken a really weird turn in the last couple years. It’s starting to treat us all like we’ve been held back a few years in school and that we need more pictures and smaller words to understand what’s going on around us. It’s just filled with viral websites consisting […] Read more…

I’m a HelloGiggler now!

I ate a lot of ice cream this week. In case you were wondering. Like…an obscene amount. I am disgusting. I’m blaming yoga. Because it’s never my fault. That has nothing to do with why I am writing this post, but I thought I would share in case you also ate a whole 2L tub […] Read more…

Lisa Tries New Things: Being Interviewed by Huffington Post

Yesterday I tried the most terrifying and exciting new thing yet: participating in a skype interview on HuffPost Live. No big deal. My story about my very embarrassing first attempt at hot yoga went story-viral (not to be confused with puppies-trying-to-climb-stairs video-viral) and, much to my surprise, I was contacted yesterday by a HuffPost producer who […] Read more…

Going Facebook official

A lot of people in relationships probably have a conversation at some point about whether or not they should “go Facebook official.” I’m guilty of starting that conversation with my boyfriend. And then there are probably a lot of people in relationships who never have that conversation because they really do not care about Facebook […] 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…

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