Mother’s Day … A Day Full of Emotion

Mother’s Day is a day full of emotions for me. When I was 7 years old, my mother passed away from a brain tumour. She was diagnosed when she was pregnant with me, child #5.   She fought long and hard for 7 years to conquer that tumour, but lost the battle.   Heaven gained an angel […]

MATERNAL MENTAL HEALTH

DID YOU KNOW … – An estimated 1/5 women worldwide will experience perinatal mood and anxiety disorder (PMAD) – Sign and symptoms can be present during pregnancy and for up to 1 year post baby (if not longer) – An estimated 7-10 women will hide their symptoms in fear of of being labelled having a disorder […]

Being a Mom and going for a CT scan is SCARY

My mother was pregnant with me when she found out that she had a brain tumour.  She was only 33 years old and pregnant with child #5. I couldn’t even imagine what she was thinking or going through when she found out the news of having a brain tumour.  The thoughts of possibly leaving behind […]

Keep Your Cup Full … Raising awareness for Mental Health

I came across a Facebook post one day that caught my eye right away.  It was of a picture of a pillow that said ” Just Breathe.”  I loved everything about this pillow.  I loved the colour and I loved the saying.  I am constantly telling my clients, my daughters and myself to breathe! So […]

Dealing with being Hypothyroid … PART 3

If you haven’t had a chance to read PART 1 or PART 2, read them so you know what kind of journey I have been on this past year with being hypothyroid and having low iron. Here is my update since November 2017… When I left my doctor’s office that day after learning that finally my TSH level was at 1.71 (normal range is […]