Crying in the Q/20:20 & Perfect Vision

Hey boos baes babes and beaus, This is a heavy post and more of a marking point for me to look back on as things evolve. Despite the ample free time I've been granted thanks to my extended medical leave from work as I continue to heal from my cancer treatments and the aftermath of... Continue Reading →

Shaking Sadness’ Hand

Today I'm feeling melancholy. I'm feeling so overwhelmed whenever I think about the future and my state of health--not to alarm anyone. I am actually doing well, all things considered. I used to joke with my family in my hospital room during my second treatment for leukemia last year that this would be the title... Continue Reading →

Somewhat of a Memoir, TWELVE: Hope

TWELVE HOPE isn’t the blind faith that everything will work out. It’s the active belief that with positive energy, perseverance, and a dash of chance there will be a positive outcome of any particular thing: an illness, a sports event, a first date, a job interview, etc. Hope without action is absolutely useless. For hope... Continue Reading →

Somewhat of a Memoir, ELEVEN: Grief

ELEVEN GRIEF comes in two phases. There is acute grief which is the sudden shock of someone’s death and your initial reaction following the loss in the short, immediate period after and then there is chronic grief that lingers for a long time and often resurfaces in a cyclical way both shorter-term like yearly anniversaries... Continue Reading →

Somewhat of a Memoir, TEN: Health

TEN HEALTH so much so, more than anything else maybe, dictates how we live our day to day lives. Our physical and psychological status have a huge impact on how we spend our days and what we are able to accomplish. Likewise, our relationships with food, drugs and drinking, and sleep all influence our capacity... Continue Reading →

Somewhat of a Memoir, SEVEN: Suicide

SEVEN SUICIDE is tricky. I don’t condone it but I definitely don’t condemn it either. I will try really hard not to offend anyone here.   This section contains sensitive content. If you or someone you know is considering suicide or self-harm and live in North America please contact the services below: Quebec: 1(866)APPELLE (277-3553)... Continue Reading →

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