Medistik – Product Review & Giveaway

My journey with Medistik began 2 years ago when a Nurse Practitioner recommended it me. She had discovered it at her chiropractor's office after a back injury. She said it made such a difference in her recovery. I had never heard of it before, but was desperate for pain relief. I'd been using other topical products with no success so I thought I would give it a try and I've [...]

By | 2017-08-09T11:28:11+00:00 April 24th, 2017|Reviews|5 Comments

ChronicAlly Box Subscription-Review

**I have been given this product as part of a product review.  Although the product was a gift, all opinions in this review remain my own and I was in no way influenced by the company.** I was thrilled when I first heard about the ChronicAlly Subscription box. I've had other box subscriptions before (Ipsy & Birch Box) but none were specifically designed for those with chronic illness. With a focus [...]

By | 2017-06-22T21:28:55+00:00 October 29th, 2016|Reviews|1 Comment

The Heart and the Bottle by Oliver Jeffers

I remember when I first came across The Heart and the Bottle. I was in a bookstore looking for a few new picture books. I've been a fan of Oliver Jeffers for years; his writing style and the way he illustrates has always spoken to me. However, this book spoke to me on a whole new level. The story revolves around a little girl, who after an overwhelming loss decides to [...]

By | 2017-06-22T22:10:24+00:00 September 20th, 2016|Reviews|0 Comments

Theraspecs and Migraines- A Review

**I have been given this product as part of a product review through the: Chronic Illness Bloggers Network.   Although the product was a gift, all opinions in this review remain my own and I was in no way influenced by the company.**   I've dealt with a few migraines in my lifetime. It's like they takeover your entire body and it can make you feel powerless to do anything help [...]

By | 2017-06-22T22:22:54+00:00 September 9th, 2016|Reviews|0 Comments

Organic Aromas Aromatherapy Diffuser-Review

**I have been given this product as part of a product review through the: Chronic Illness Bloggers Network.   Although the product was a gift, all opinions in this review remain my own and I was in no way influenced by the company.**   I've always wanted to try Aromatherapy. Aromatherapy is the practice of using natural oils to enhance physical and psychological well being.  After my car accident and the [...]

By | 2017-06-22T22:32:34+00:00 August 31st, 2016|Reviews|0 Comments

Colouring Craze

I  love colouring. Long before "adult" colouring books became cool, you'd see me with a box of crayons and a colouring book. I find it relaxing, its my form of meditation. I get lost in the colours, in the lines and shapes, and for that time I'm focused on the moment. Colouring for me, is great pain distraction. It's been harder to colour since the accident, as my eyes get [...]

By | 2017-06-22T23:07:55+00:00 September 2nd, 2015|Reviews, Self-care|2 Comments

True Refuge by Tara Brach

One could view True Refuge as a wonderful introduction to meditation but it’s so much more. In it, Tara Brach offers us a pathway to peace and a way to develop an inner sanctuary using mindfulness and self-compassion. During the hardest of struggles, her book serves as a welcome reminder to be gentler with ourselves and to focus on the people and things that are genuinely most important to us. [...]

By | 2017-06-22T23:38:22+00:00 August 30th, 2015|Reviews|0 Comments

Cake-a Movie Review

I first heard about the movie Cake in a newsletter from a pain association I belong to as a member.  There was a lot of buzz about this film which stars Jennifer Anniston playing the role of Claire, a woman dealing with chronic pain and the way it effects all aspects of life.   I was intrigued but the premise of Cake and how it would play out on screen. [...]

By | 2017-06-27T00:16:13+00:00 April 29th, 2015|Chronic Pain, Reviews|0 Comments