• The Gym and I: Are We On (Again) or Off (Again)?

    Everyone knows that exercise is good for you. But does it feel good? The answer is supposed to be yes. Upon experiencing the physical stress of working out, your brain releases neurochemicals (eg. endorphins) that…

    Thought Point: On Finding Meaning through Chronic Illness

    When you have a chronic illness, you’ll inevitably hit a point where your mental health starts to suffer. No one likes to be limited by factors outside of their control, and living with ongoing health…

    Thought Point: Am I lazy?

    Illness or not, there’s a limit to how much energy an individual can have. There’s only so much you can do over the stretch of a day, and at some point you’ll have to drop…

    Overwhelmed on the last day of the long weekend

    I’m sitting here right now in a Second Cup (Canadian coffee chain) just feeling dumpy and frustrated with myself. The intention today was to come here and work on my blog (revamping the look, writing…

    May 2017 Trip to the Open Medicine Institute: Midtrip Check-in

    One more sleep until it’s time to head back home to Canada from sunny California! It’s been a positive and productive week here; despite the high expense to do this trip (eeeep high lab test…

    Just get out of bed.

    How many days in the past several months have you gotten to the end of it and realized you did essentially… nothing? For me, I cringe to think how many there’s been. There have been…

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