Having lived with T1D for nearly two thirds of my life, it took me many years to figure out that food was a major culprit with respect to the highs and lows. You would think that this would be taught by those who are initially responsible for educating you on this disease when you are first diagnosed, and yet I found that there was a link missing in the system that lacked education on nutrition and it’s connection to diabetes.Read More »
For the last month and a bit my fiancé and I have been on the road almost every weekend travelling around the U.K. This past weekend was no different where we hit the road and headed south to London to visit family. Read More »
It’s been just about a month since I packed my bags, jumped on a plane and moved across the pond to the UK. I lived in Canada for 29 years and this is the first time in my life where I will be living away from my family, and in a foreign country. At least the language is the same, but even then I struggle to understand the accent or phrases the locals use that make absolutely no sense to me. Read More »
Let’s get back to food, shall we? I’ve been distracted with life lately so much so that I haven’t been putting aside time for writing and recipe making. With exams done and the craziness of life subsided for the next week or so, I woke up early this morning with a few hours to spare before going to a rowing class so I thought I would take this time to get back into it! Read More »
Mental health and type one diabetes go hand in hand. Meditation, mindfulness and therapy are all useful tools for taking care of your mental health and managing T1D.
Are you curious about mental health, meditation or therapy? My friends at Orchid Therapy are holding a Mental Health Pop Up on May 9th in downtown Toronto!
- Participate in a guided group workshop where you will learn how to Rewire Your Brain
- 1-on-1 therapy sessions
- Hang out in a dedicated quiet space with unlimited tea and snacks, comfy seating and reading material
Location: StartWell, 786 King Street West, Toronto, ON
PLUS! Use discount code ‘WELLNESS’ to save $15 off!
After a week of feeling completely off, which female hormones are to blame, I finally feel like myself again. I spent the weekend with the people I love most visiting friends and family, went to spin class everyday and ate foods that made me feel happy and nourished. With school coming to an end in just a few short 5 weeks its time for me to buckle down with my studying and exam prep. Nonetheless, a rest weekend before the next couple of weeks of craziness was necessary and much indulged. Read More »
After nearly a year of contemplating to go ketogenic I finally bit the bullet, with some encouragement and a bit of research, of course. It’s been just over a month since I made this lifestyle change, and although still very fresh and new to me, I can already see the impact it has had on my blood sugar control.Read More »
In honour of Valentine’s Day, I am sharing with you my heart chakra balancing green smoothie. When we take a look at the chakras, more specifically the fourth chakra which is also known as the heart chakra, it is located at the center of the chest and includes the heart as one of its main body systems. The colour associated with the heart chakra is green, hence the GREEN smoothie! Imagine if we all gave out greens for Valentine’s Day instead of sugar-filled chocolates and sweets! Maybe from this post I will ignite a movement for next year! 😉
Today marks 19 years that I have been living with type 1 diabetes. I was diagnosed just a month before my tenth birthday – it’s ironic how we often relate our diagnosis story to another sometimes equally significant date or event. That’s my finding at least. Read More »
As someone who has struggled with anxiety, I know how challenging it can be to speak out and ask for help. Growing up with type one diabetes has been one of the greatest challenges I have had to face, but also one of the greatest gifts I have been given in my life. It has granted me the knowledge and awareness of how the everyday choices that I make have an affect on my health, both physically and mentally, it has allowed me to meet so many incredible people in the community and has guided me to live out my passion in life to help others.Read More »