Want to know a secret? I am not the healthiest person alive! I am also not the least healthy person alive. I do have a compromised immune system and right now a stress cold. And I ran out of fresh fruit.
My brother and sister-in-law work hard on their health and have been acting as the quarantine goodwill fairies for all of us who are lucky enough to be in their family/friend group. They are taking care of themselves and each other, functioning through their own fears and very real worries, and then, like they say on an airplane, helping them next person put on their mask.
In order to stretch my ingredients, I turned 2 cups of oat milk and 2 tbsps of chia seeds into 4 cups of chia pudding, topped with blueberries and a mandarin orange for breakfast. Covered the whole thing in gratitude and it tastes pretty amazing.
We will get through. We just have to remember to put out good things, while being cautious and informed. And grateful. Always be grateful.
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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