• beauty,  blog,  fitness,  health

    Oh My Thoughts: Body Positivity

    Throughout my years, I've always struggled with my weight. I've fluctuated in my sizing so much since my teens. My confidence would fluctuate along with my weight. Some days I'd feel super confident in an outfit I was wearing, and the next year I could be wearing the same outfit or a similar one and want to add a cardigan, or a sweater, something to hide the body parts I was suddenly so self conscious about. My arms. My stomach. My thighs. It changed depending on the day. Depending on the outfit.

  • alzheimers

    Living With Alz Series: LTC One Year In

    It's crazy how much can change in one year. Back in January I reflected on my 2018 and all the adventures I went on, and one thing I didn't really focus on was mom going into the Long Term Care home. I touched on it while reminiscing a few weeks later, but I wanted to dedicate an entire post to this journey our family has been on over the last year.

  • blog,  health

    Oh My Thoughts – Mental Health in the Workplace

    I've written and re-written this post a bunch of times. Sometimes I sit here and I wonder, what can I say here? I know that this is my blog, and I can say what I want to. But sometimes I worry that certain people, if they come across a post, will get the wrong idea. The wrong opinion. And not that anyone's opinion but my own should matter, but there are relationships I've built over the years that I don't want to speak ill of. And I think some of the words I typed could've been misconstrued, and my message would have been lost.

  • blog

    Oh My Quotes – 10 Quotes I’ve Loved Over The Years

    Quotes, whether they be just words someone has spoken aloud, or from a book, or a movie - they seem to scratch their way into my soul. It sounds cheesy, and a bit sappy, but it's the truth. I am obsessed with the words others have spoken as I try and find my own voice. This blog has been a great outlet, but I'm still working on it.

  • alzheimers

    Living With Alz Series: Reminiscing

    I have an app on my phone called "TimeHop". I'm sure some of you are familiar with it, and others might not be. The app is connected to my different social media profiles, and works like the "Memories" page on Facebook. It pulls posts from this day, years in the past. So today, April 6 2019, it pulled a post from April 6 2016 - the day that my mother had her first visit with a PSW.

  • music monday

    Music Monday – Moon Vs Sun

    Moon Vs. Sun consists of Chantal Kreviazuk, and Our Lady Peace frontman (and her husband) Raine Maida. I've followed Chantal for years, and have always been a fan of OLP. I remember when we were at one of her shows, and the topic of Moon Vs. Sun came up - and I instantly got so excited. Two of my favourites coming together to create an album - how could you go wrong?

  • love,  reading

    Oh My Reading: Next Exit Series by CW Browning

    Thanks to Book Bub, I came across a series called Next Exit by C.W. Browning. And I quickly fell in love. When I downloaded the first one onto my Kindle, it sat there for a few weeks. I was always picking stuff off Book Bub and then taking my time going through it all. I read the first book, Next Exit, Three Miles in mid-November. By the end of November, I had read all four books in the series. I couldn't put them down. The story written by C.W. Browning just hooked you in.

  • food

    Oh My Baking: Valentine’s Style

    Let me start off by saying that I really tried with this one. I did. I decided to make a Valentine themed jelly roll cake today. What I got was a roll, but it didn't taste very cake-y. It wasn't light and fluffy. To be honest, I found it slightly inedible. That's really hard to admit out loud. I thought I was doing so well with this one. I think where I went wrong was my attempt to turn it into a Valentine's treat.

  • health

    Ending The Stigma: Bell Let’s Talk

    In Canada every year, Bell host's a "Bell Let's Talk" day to help bring awareness to mental health. For every text message sent by a Bell user, every phone call made by a Bell user, every #BellLetsTalk tweet, every use of the Snapchat or Facebook filters, and every view of their video, they donate $0.05. It began in 2010, and this year it will round out total donations to about 1 billion dollars. That's 20 billion retweets, phone calls, text messages, etc. combined to help raise awareness.

  • blog

    Oh My Unemployment: The Highs, The Lows, and The In-between

    The day they told me that they weren’t renewing my contract, my heart was broken. I’m not going to lie – I bawled. The first person I called was my sister, and between sobs I tried to tell her what was going on. The amount of emotions running through me were insane. I had a feeling it was coming, because I’m not an idiot, and I expected one major emotion: anger. But anger didn’t hit right away. I was hurt. That’s the only word I can use to describe how I felt. Hurt. I had just spent over six years of my life giving everything I had into my job.…