2 years on…

my journey taking medication for my severe anxiety began 2 years ago. i was less than a week post-partum when my husband and parents had to rush me to Sunnybrook Hospital twice in less than 12 hours. despite being exhausted, i had not slept in 5 days. i could not sleep — even when someoneContinue reading “2 years on…”

Death’s Door

The week after my son’s birth in 2019 was without doubt the hardest of my life. I’ve spoken before about our serious postpartum anxiety and depression are, but to say that my experiences after my son’s birth were among the scariest of my existence is an understatement. Without going into too much upsetting detail, thereContinue reading “Death’s Door”

On Screen

I wasn’t able to breast feed my son for more than a week, but that doesn’t mean I’m not trying to be the absolute best mother I can possibly be for him. For my husband and me, part of giving our son the best foot forward in the future in terms of mental and emotionalContinue reading “On Screen”

BRCA-Neg – A Full Book Review

I came across The Bucket List at my local Dollarama for $3. It is a tragedy, in my opinion, that it sold for that little…but a miracle that I spotted it.  I was drawn to the book because of the bright, colourful cover. When I turned to the back for the synopsis, at first itContinue reading “BRCA-Neg – A Full Book Review”

The Old & The New

I haven’t written a blog post in a very long time. Mostly because I haven’t had any idea what to do with this space. 2020 was a trying year for all of us, and although I want to believe that I was largely very positive, optimistic and light-hearted, this whole situation has started to grateContinue reading “The Old & The New”

There’s Always Tomorrow – #JNGReads

Well, I’ve finally finished reading The Opposite of Loneliness, a collection of short fiction and non-fiction by Yale graduate Marina Keegan. I can’t say that I absolutely loved it – I honestly don’t have too much to say about it, and no single story or essay really stuck with me or left me with aContinue reading “There’s Always Tomorrow – #JNGReads”