Love of vaping vs. love of smoking – journal entry #3

By | 2017-11-27T15:15:11+00:00 October 6th, 2017|

As my quit smoking journey continues, my love of vaping grows stronger by the day. What to do, if anything at all? Three months, 92 days, 2,208 hours. Yay me! I’ve been cigarette free since July 6 (with the exception of a four-day blip that I keep mentioning in my updates but the more time that [...]

How to quit smoking: The second entry in my smoking cessation journal

By | 2017-10-06T22:21:39+00:00 September 6th, 2017|

Cigarettes be gone! I’m pleased to report that I haven’t smoked a single cigarette since my last monthly check-in. Not. A. Puff. With the exception of an unfortunate four-day blip at the start of my smoking cessation journey, today marks two smoke-free months and I’m feeling pretty awesome. That’s the good news. Now, onto the bad [...]

My quit smoking journal — monthly check-in #1

By | 2017-10-06T21:13:04+00:00 August 6th, 2017|

In my June 22 post, I shared my intention to give up cigarettes on July 6 and promised to provide monthly updates on my quit smoking attempt. Today is August 6, so here I go. On the morning of my quit smoking date, I headed to Shanti Resort on Wolfe Island in Kington, Ontario, for a [...]

Overcoming writer’s block in 556 words

By | 2017-09-14T14:15:49+00:00 July 26th, 2017|

For the last few days, I've been in a funk. Like a seriously funky funk. And if I'm to be perfectly honest, it has everything to do with this blog. I've been thinking about taking it in a new direction and it's been causing me a lot of stress. Over the course of a few days, [...]

10 things that make me happy

By | 2017-08-09T11:45:20+00:00 July 12th, 2017|

I truly believe that happiness is a state of mind. That said, I'm fortunate to have many concrete reasons (beyond my state of mind) for which to be thankful. After joyfully reading about 10 things that bring happiness to blogger Kristal Schirmer of Lattes & Hugs, I thought to myself, "hold on a sec — if Kristal's [...]

Living without breast cancer — one mom’s story

By | 2017-08-07T14:41:36+00:00 July 10th, 2017|

You'd think that 'living without breast cancer' wouldn't actually be a thing, especially for someone who hasn't ever had breast cancer. But oddly enough, it is. At least, for me. When my mom passed away, she was 29 years old. I was just shy of four. In my early years, this didn't really phase me. Even [...]

Time to quit smoking – and this time I really mean it

By | 2017-08-07T14:49:04+00:00 June 22nd, 2017|

I'm a smoking momma, not to be confused with a smokin' hot momma. That said, if I quit smoking, I'd have a better shot at becoming the latter because it really isn't an attractive habit. I started puffing away when I was 13-years-old. You know how some people take a first puff and think, "that's disgusting; [...]

The joke that broke my water

By | 2017-08-07T14:51:57+00:00 June 10th, 2017|

It was the perfect plan. Lucy was conceived in April 2000 and she was due to come in January 2001, three weeks after Canada's mandatory one-year maternity leave was due to take effect. And then my husband said the C-word. You know the one: C**T. It was December 22, and we were enjoying a lovely pre-Christmas evening [...]

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