What is meant to be…

“…will be”. I used to believe so whole-heartedly in these words. That what was meant for you, would always find its way to you. That things would always work out, that everything would go as planned, and all of your dreams would never be lost. Now, I’m not sure these words would ever cross my […]

Read More

A Hard Lesson

Sometimes in life we are given the most amazing lessons. You think you have it defined and nothing could change your mind, but sometimes you find a truth in someone or something and you can’t help but listen and see because you thought you knew how the story was gong to end, and it changes […]

Read More

To Persevere

How I have adopted is something that continues to be a work in progress. There is no formula or answer. How do you go from being afraid to persevering? My friend, I’ll tell you… When I was first diagnosed I was afraid to talk about it, afraid to communicate it to anyone. I didn’t want […]

Read More

Painting You a Picture…

There was a picture I had for my life long before this blog was created, long before you knew me. I spent my entire being painting this picture. It was filled with different colours and shapes. I was so excited to be creating this piece because I was going to live my entire life looking […]

Read More

Gorgeous Imperfection

It’s not hard to be beautiful on the outside. Honestly. We can all put loads of money into outfits, make-up, hair, going to the gym, etc. That’s really all it takes isn’t it? I remember watching Oprah with my mom after school when I was a kid and she had these special episodes where people would […]

Read More

Team Bruce

Please note this blog was written weeks ago, before Bruce Jenner came out as her, Caitlyn Jenner. I watched Bruce Jenner’s interview with Diane Sawyer a few weeks ago and right away wanted to write a blog about it. But – I resisted. The online community was a jungle the next day. Opinions flying right and […]

Read More

The Misconception with “Thinking Positively”

I had a blog planned for this month, but last minute I decided to write this. Recently, I heard someone tell me very bitterly, “I don’t believe in thinking positive. It’s a bunch of BS”. They may have thought that their words would affect me, perhaps question everything I stand for? And so here this […]

Read More

The Fault in our Stars

I bought John Green’s book while browsing through the bookstore, not really sure what kind of story I was looking for. The title caught my eye and when I read the description, I knew I’d immediately love it. Being a volunteer at the Canadian Cancer Society I wanted to read this book to give me […]

Read More

Learn to Make Yourself Happy

Happiness. You can’t fight the feeling when you feel it, and you can’t hide it when you crave what it used to be. I thought certain aspects of life might tear me down – especially with what others might think – but I have never allowed myself to be defined by what other people had […]

Read More

You Can Turn It Around

After being diagnosed I remember my mind racing and feeling lost. I had built my life into one large plan, everything being somewhat expected. I made plans to go to school, to travel, get married, have kids… I have to laugh at that now, because yes we live for what is expected but what changes […]

Read More