Monthly Archives: March 2017


Daily Issues Those With Chronic Illness Go Through

Life with an invisible illness to anyone that doesn’t live with one is impossible to understand.” How can people who have an ordinary well functioning immune system possibly understand what life is like? The answer – They cant. I have created a list of daily issues that people with chronic illness go through to try to explain to people without our illnesses what daily life is like We are constantly in pain. […]


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Why I Love The Customizr Theme In WordPress

When I first started blogging, I tried a number of different themes but I didn’t fall in love with any of them. Some of them were cute for sure but none of them were exactly what I needed. There would always be that one thing I wished I could change about it but couldn’t. But then I found the Customizr. I love this theme. I cannot stress that enough. I love the […]


When the tables turn and it's not you feeling unwell (Part 3) @ CoffeeHeartMind

When The Tables Turn and It’s Not You Feeling Unwell (Part 3)

If you haven’t done so, I suggest reading the earlier parts to this series. Part 1: His symptoms Part 2: At the Hospital     When the tables turn and it’s not you feeling unwell: The Outcome The moment of truth… The nurse came back and said that his test results came back great and that he’s allowed to leave!! YESSSSS!!! I immediately called a cab to take us home. His mom […]


To My 37-Year-Old Self

There are a lot of things I wish for you. There are a lot more things I am curious about. Here are a few… + I hope you’re happy now. Truly happy. Inside and out. + I hope your health is better + I hope you are no longer in pain + I hope you are no longer battling this psoriasiform dermatitis + Do you still get migraines? + Do we have […]


Returning to Work After Baby… and Surviving It!

Returning to Work After Baby…and Surviving it No matter how short or long your maternity leave is (for me, 8 weeks with baby 1 and 14 weeks with baby 2), going back to work and figuring out how to actually arrive at work at a decent time is the hardest thing you will experience after having a new baby. So many tears will be shed and the first full day that you […]


When the tables turn and it's not you feeling unwell (Part 2) @ CoffeeHeartMind

When The Tables Turn and It’s Not You Feeling Unwell (Part 2)

So you may remember the first part of this series where I spoke about the entire week leading up to this. All of Mr. J’s signs and symptoms were there: the fever… the fatigue… the low blood pressure. If you haven’t read the first part, you can read it here. I suggest you do. 😉 On the way to the ER I called his work to let them know that he wasn’t coming […]


When Your Child Is Diagnosed with Anxiety and Depression (Part 1)

When Your Child Is Diagnosed with Anxiety and Depression, Part 1 My daughter has always been one of the smartest children you could ever imagine. I cannot tell you how many times I, and others, have called her “wise beyond her years”. Not only is she smart in regards to schoolwork, but she has a level of common sense that most children do not get, even past their high school years. I […]


When the tables turn and it's not you feeling unwell (Part 1) @ CoffeeHeartMind

When The Tables Turn and It’s Not You Feeling Unwell (Part 1)

Today, I’m going to be sharing with you all an event that occurred just a little over two weeks ago. I usually write about my experiences with my health, but today’s post is different. I feel that the title is very fitting. Note: I have permission to write this LONG and detailed post.  I’m usually the one that feels unwell in my family… …and as much as we all hate it, we’ve […]


Happy Monday!

I’m sure that it’s safe to say that we’ve all had times in our lives when we thought that we couldn’t it. Whether it be a big exam, a nerve-wrecking interview for a job that you really want, or just a large rollercoaster you wanted to try – we’ve all been there. I’ve had numerous times in my life when I felt that way – from being pregnant at 16, my first […]


One young woman's health journey

One Young Woman’s Health Journey

My life as a spoonie-from the beginning. I was 17 years when all my problems first started.  I have pretty much stumbled through life, struggling in one way or another with some form of illness. I think my spoonie life first started when I was actually around 2 years old.  My mum told me I was under a consultant with suspected precocious puberty.  I had to have MRI scans and tests as […]


How blogging is helping me fight my depression

How Blogging Is Helping Me Fight My Depression

I first started seeing my counsellor in October of 2016; two months after finally being diagnosed with depression. I had been on a medical leave from school for just a little over a year, I had been diagnosed with 1 dermatological condition, 4 spinal conditions and I got into an MVA. Everything prevented me from going to school and work – no wonder I was depressed.  One of the things that we spoke […]


How a chronically ill mama is #rockingmotherhood

A Chronically Ill Mama #RockingMotherhood!

I was nominated to contribute to the #RockingMotherhood series by Stephenie – the blogger behind Blended Life Happy Wife! I love interacting with that mama! You guys should seriously check out her Instagram – I love all the quotes she’s got going on! I have to admit, I was happy to be nominated but after about 4 minutes, that feeling sunk and what I started to feel was dread. All I could […]


The Struggle Is Real

Read about one woman’s journey with depression and anxiety and the notebook that keeps her health in check. The Struggle Is Real We all have our own struggles. My struggles are what I was told everyone has. The only problem is, I have depression and Social Anxiety Disorder. That old saying, “Don’t cry over spilt milk”. Yeah, that was made because of me, I am sure of it. I worry about everything. Seriously. […]


I want a big family but my health won't let me

I Want A Big Family But My Health Won’t Let Me.

I’ve always wanted a large family. Ever since I was a little girl, I dreamt of a large close-knit family. I loved the idea of having 3-4 kids; I’ve always wanted them close in age as well so that they will have a strong bond. I dreamt of creating family traditions. But my health won’t let me. Okay… okay… maybe my health didn’t NOT let me. It didn’t necessary tell me “No, Chelle. […]