This week I submitted my application for my UK provisional drivers license. Once I have this I will be allowed to do my written test and then in car, on the road training begins – yikes! Read More »
Life is beginning to slow down again and I am feeling a lot more calm and relaxed these days. Moving countries and planning a wedding at the same time truly tested me and it took a heavy toll on my adrenals.
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 »
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!
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 »
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 »
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.
“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 »