All in Highlights

6 Things to Know After Your Engagement Ends (Especially if you have chronic illness)

“Have enough courage to trust Love one more time. And always one more time.” — Maya Angelou

(Thank you to Kelly from Little Blue Canoe for sending me this quote)

ICYMI – Around 10 days ago, my engagement ended. As did my relationship. It’s been heart breaking, overwhelming, shocking and sad. But, in the short time I have had to digest this life-altering change, there are a number of lessons I have learned. Some I already knew, but this unfortunate decision made my belief in them stronger. Others, wow — Never did I think they would be a part of my story. Most, I can relate to my battle with chronic illness for I always knew it was making me a more resilient, loving and grateful person.

Energizing Cacao Elixir

In a funny turn of events…

I thought I was making myself a lovely elixir to help me fall asleep. Instead I’m sitting here awake at 5 am writing this to you because I completely forgot cacao could act as a stimulant. Oops!

In the end, what was a happy accident it was!

This creamy, hot chocolate-esque elixir is:

  •  Full of healthy fats from the coconut milk (Try to buy one with the least amount of ingredients on the label)
  • Loaded with magnesium, zinc, iron and fibre from the cacao
  • Has a large dose of amino acids from the collagen powder
  • Is a stress relieving, immune system boosting, rejuvenating adaptogenic drink because of the ashwagandha

My 3 Biggest Migraine Mistakes This Year and How I’m Going to Fix Them for 2018

Hello #migraineseason.

You know the saying “Keep your friends close but your enemies closer?” Well, my health invaders, migraines, anxiety and depression, and I have become uncomfortably close again this fall. You may have noticed my blogs in November have been less frequent and the posts a little shorter. This is simply because fall is my worst time of year for migraines.

For the past three years, I’ve lived in a constant state of migraine for most of October, November and December. The first year I coined, “Death December” and last year became “Fuck All Fall”. This year’s theme? “Why didn’t I see this coming?”

Adding to the clichés, it was easy for me to think “third times the charm” and this #migraineseason would be smooth sailing.

5 Winter Skin Care Secrets Revealed

What isn’t fair game though is winter skin care. If you haven’t hit the day when it feels like all the moisture has been sucked out your skin, then I applaud you for living in a humid climate — you’ve already won half the battle!

For the rest us, or those traveling to different climates, winter can wreak havoc on our skin. It can feel tight, dry, flaky, red, irritated, and the cold can worsen blemishes.

When the seasons change, it’s a good time to re-evaluate your skin care routine and make a few tweaks. It can be as simple as changing a product or stepping up your regime to get your glow back. If you don’t already have a skin care routine, it’s a good time to start!

I have five tips and tricks that I like to review every winter to make sure my skin is prepped for freezing temperatures, blizzards and even warm fires and increased indoor temperatures. And now, I’m ready to reveal my secrets to you!