life

Wild West Coast

I am so incredibly fortunate to live on Vancouver Island. As I said in my last post, I was off camping last week at Pachena Bay Campground which is on the west coast near Bamfield, BC. The drive is an adventure in itself, two and half hours on dusty, bumpy logging roads from Port Alberni.… Continue reading Wild West Coast

life

Gone beachin’ : Natural meditation

Happy Monday! Just a short post this week because I am here: This is my camping partner-in-crime from our trip in 2015. On the west coast of Vancouver Island, this is my favourite place in the world. Like many people, any beach immediately relieves my stress and clears my head. It can be difficult for… Continue reading Gone beachin’ : Natural meditation

Health

The journey to diagnosis: Why so long?

Getting an ms diagnosis can be tricky, but it seems that the bigger problem for women is getting doctors to take them seriously for any illness. Don’t stop pushing for answers if you think something’s not right and don’t let doctors dismiss your concerns. ❤️ Amanda

Poetry

FEAR

First of all, I have to acknowledge the overwhelming positive support I got for my last post from my various ms ‘families’. For an introvert that overanalyses every social interaction (yeah, I think they call that social anxiety 🤔 ), it took me a long time to put myself out in cyber world and open myself… Continue reading FEAR

Partners/Caregivers

Shoutout to partners!

Happy Monday! Since I just started this blog, I was planning to start with a more introductory post but I’ve noticed a disturbing trend in many of the facebook ms support groups I belong to and I think it’s a topic worth discussing. Every day, I see at least two or three stories about partners… Continue reading Shoutout to partners!