Today in Canada it is Thanksgiving Day. If for no other reason than to count our blessings and feel gratitude, today is a day to celebrate. I am so grateful for the many, many blessings that we received this year, and for the people who helped us to get through the challenges and pains. I am grateful for BC Cancer, for our family who went above and beyond, to Oxygen Yoga for keeping me sane, to our workplaces, our coworkers, and everyone regardless of whether they were mentioned here. Happy Thanksgiving, I hope you are celebrating in a way that is right for you.
I wish to acknowledge that this weekend is National Day of Mourning for First Nations peoples, as in celebration of the colonization of Canada, it also marks the genocide of millions of Indigenous peoples.
Originally intended to simply focus on book reviews, over time, KaliDesautelsReads has morphed into its own entity.
I write about issues that are near to my heart, be they political, feminist, motherhood, mental health, or, as the title holds, books.
A thirty-something Canadian woman in my mid-thirties, I have been "super married" to my high school sweetheart since 2006, and together we have two crazy, clever, kind, hilarious, wonderful kids.
My first book - How Not To Blog: Finding Myself, One Post at a Time is available on Amazon (in eBook formats for you clever tech readers, and paperback for those of us who love that new book smell!)
I have tried a podcast - it's still on Apple and Google Podcasts - but writing is where my heart is.
My life changed dramatically when my husband was diagnosed with Stage 3 cancer in 2018, and I am now a writer for a leading Canadian Cancer Non-Profit.
I am lucky enough to have a family that loves me and pushes me to be my best, even if it is outside of my cushiony comfort zone. I have a village of friends that nourish me, mentally, and spiritually.
Welcome to my thoughts. Sit down. Stay a while. Enjoy a cup of coffee!
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