September 23, 2019

What is this sensation and feeling I have inside of me?  One that forces hot tears of anger to release from my eyes, screams of frustration when I catch my hairless and pale reflection in the mirror?  I was warned about this, the nurses, counsellors, volunteers and fel...

September 9, 2019

One of my favourite pastime activities while growing up was completing massive jigsaw puzzles with a copious multitude of pieces.  It started when I was around 4-5 years old and I would watch my then teenager Booji (aunt) complete a puzzle of her hero, Wonder Woman.  S...

There are those times in life, I find, where we get caught up in a storm, like a tornado.  First it begins with dark and threatening skies, thick clouds that begin to billow and accumulate.  The air changes and becomes static, causing arm hairs to stand up.  Then the w...

Have you ever paid attention to the odd things that seem to come up when something significant has occurred?  Like when you purchase a new car and then begin to notice that same car on the road with more frequency.  It coincides with the peculiar synchronicity that lif...

Growing up an hour from the Niagara Falls Canada-USA border, meant frequent picnics and trips to visit the Falls.  Any family member or friend visiting was immediately shuttled to take in the splendour of this 8th Natural Wonder of the World.  Aside from the massive to...

Dear Class of 2019,

First of all, congratulations on going through this incredible naturopathic medical school journey.  These are the moments that truly show how hard work, dedication, combined with laughter and even a few tears can eventually pay off.

I have had the ut...

I've now been within this cancer journey for what feels like both an eternity and a second, but in actuality 34 days since diagnosis.  Since the day I yelled out "What the F*ck?!?!" in my surgical oncologists clinic room, I've been thrown into a world of fertility, mas...

Ever have those moments in life that slap you across the face?  Where you're in such a stunned state of shock that the slap leaves you slack-jawed and dumbfounded. The raw nerves on your cheek vibrating with heat and you can't vocalize what just happened in any effecti...

February 12, 2018

Of all the days and times in the week, Sunday mornings are my favourite. Situated at the peak of my weekend relaxation, it's the perfect opportunity to do any one of my many Sunday morning rituals. One of them being, the local farmer's markets of San Diego. Here I get...

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