Stem Cell Donation: My Story

One day in January 2011, I made it to work and after about an hour and a half could not even stand up without wobbling so bless her heart, my boss sent me home. That night I was trying to sleep but I had immense chest pain. I couldn’t take a deep breath at all. I... Continue Reading →

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Stem Cell Transplant: My Donor’s Story

Hey y'all. Just a little disclosure: this is an e-mail I received after asking my donor to write her story about the process of being on the other side of a stem cell transplant. I will follow shortly with my side of the story but wanted to share this for those who are curious about... Continue Reading →

Beyond Sadness

I'm a little emotional tonight. At the end of last week I received the story of my donor's stem cell donation which I will be sharing on my blog in the next coming little while. A couple of weeks ago I had started a draft post encouraging those around me, especially my friends and extended... Continue Reading →

Beyond Silence

Last night I watched Beyond Silence, a documentary about living well with mental health disorders executive produced by none other than my gal Demi Lovato and there were a few things that stood out for me. The half-hour feature follows Jeff, Lauren, and Lloyd in their journey of recovery and maintaining a healthy life despite the diagnosis of... Continue Reading →

Anxiety

It's no secret that I struggle with my mental wellness, and anxiety is a big part of that. One of the symptoms of my mental illness is when I see everything as a symbol or a sign. Numbers and colours have great significance, car brands represent people, and there was even a time when I... Continue Reading →

A Sonnet

I wrote this poem in the throws of my last depression, and see in it bits of hope. I don't really know what it means but it was the first writing I had done in 5 or so years. I don't remember what I was thinking when I wrote it. It doesn't have a name:... Continue Reading →

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