As a Pisces, which is a water sign (yes, I just went there), I am naturally attracted to water. I feel at ease and happy when I am near water. The mere sight of water can have immense healing benefits for the body. Think of how we use hot tubs for hydrotherapy or even bubble baths to soothe our mind and body after a long day at work. Water plays an important role in our health on many different levels.Read More »
I always struggle with what to write at the beginning these posts; this one is no different. I’m going to go off topic a little here and share with you a quick story. In early December last year, I went on a last minute vacation to Europe. Literally, I booked my flight and within less than two weeks I was landing in Lisbon, Portugal. I had booked the trip right in the middle of one of my school’s biggest classes and I had a final exam and assignment due the day after I returned from my trip. I promised myself I would complete the assignment and make all my study notes before my departure, which I did, and that I would study while travelling, which I did not. YOLO. Read More »
Last night I hopped on a video call with a new friend from across the pond in the U.K. Some of you might already know him, Sid from Team Bike Beyond. We have known each other as our Instagram pseudonyms for the last two years and every now and then would message each other with words of encouragement and comment on each others shared love for coffee and bikes. Earlier this week I reached out to Sid asking him about a ketogenic diet. Sid was ecstatic to speak with me about the subject, so much so, that we were on a call for over 2 hours!Read More »
When I was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes almost 20 years ago there was no such thing as the ‘Diabetes Online Community.’ Heck, I’m pretty sure there wasn’t even such a thing as ‘online’. Sure, I went to diabetes camp as a child, and sure there was one or two other kids at my school that had diabetes that I knew of, but we never spoke or bonded over sharing our personal experiences about living with this disease. We lived in solitude with one another. I did’t meet another person with diabetes until about two years ago when I flew to Wisconsin to participate in a charity bike ride I had signed up for on a whim. Read More »
Whenever I eat sugar it wrecks havoc on my body. My blood sugar spikes and then drops, the next day I will feel like I’ve been hit by a bus (I call these sugar pains), and I literally feel like all of my energy has been sucked out of me. This is what happened to me just last weekend when I got in the Christmas spirit, put on some Christmas tunes, poured myself a glass of wine and had a baking frenzy going all out with a sugar battle – sugar one this round.
Fall is a time for soups, stews and hearty warm dishes. Although it is technically Fall, it has been feeling like Summer with a serious heat wave taking over Toronto the past week. But of course, I didn’t let this stop me from making some of my favourite Fall dishes, just like this hot hot heat didn’t stop the over-hyped annual season drop of pumpkin spice EVERYTHING. Note: this recipe is nothing like pumpkin spice, but its got a lot of spicy heat 😉 Read More »
“I’ve worn the Dexcom CGM before; this is easy; I’ve got this; I can totally do it. Oh wait, what? You want me to wear THAT on my arm?” This was my train of thought as it took me days, weeks, maybe even a month before I gathered up the courage to unwrap the OmniPod demo kit my Diabetes Educator gave me at my last appointment to stick it on my arm for the next 3 days.
Remember when I said “I make the best decisions when I don’t sit and dwell on them too much”? Well I was kidding myself. But we’ll save that story for another time.
I got home from work the other day with the plan to go for a run, then make a quinoa chick pea salad and bake a new vegan muffin recipe I came up with. Needless to say, I skipped the run and went straight for the kitchen…and the wine. Read More »
It’s almost 2AM and I am unable to fall asleep. I’m unsure if it’s because of the extra coffee I had in the afternoon or if it’s from the excitement and nerves about the next chapter of my life I am about to enter.Read More »