“SON of a NUTCRACKER!!” - Buddy the Elf Christmas is less than one month away!!! Hip hip hooray!! This year my neighbours have all gone all out on their Christmas lights, and I could not be more excited. It’s wonderful to walk my dog and be surrounded by twinkling multicoloured lights. The last 3 years … Continue reading How to provide relief to those affected by the BC flooding this holiday season
International Women’s Day 2021
It’s International Women’s Day. Today we honour the incredible contributions women have made to all aspects of life - science, arts, sports, history, law, business, etc. We are inspired and excited by their life stories and measurable success, and admire them for their courage and fortitude. Today we honour the less measurable, less quantifiable successes … Continue reading International Women’s Day 2021
I know what I’m not, but I don’t know what I am
I am not gluten intolerant.I am not a heavy drinker.I don’t consume dairy products.I’ve tried cutting foods out of my diet.I’ve had every test under the sun. I’ve had blood work and colonoscopies.I’ve spoken to naturopathic professionals, and gastroenterologists.I’ve eaten strictly vegan.I’ve tried FODMAP.Keto.Paleo.Liquid.Rice cakes and peanut butter.Starvation. I was told to eat only raw … Continue reading I know what I’m not, but I don’t know what I am
Happy anniversary, Ty and Danielle! I cannot thank you enough for being my family. Not just my bio family, but my chosen family. The family that my kids can reach out to. The family that shows up for everything. Thank you for being a good example to our kids, and to us. Thank you for … Continue reading Happy Anniversary!
#TBT – #BellLetsTalk2021
Before KaliDesautelsSpeaks, before KaliDesautelsReads, there was Kalijd. There was a lot of life in the before. I tend to talk a lot about this season in my life as something I had to get passed to get here, and yes - I had anxiety and depression and an eating disorder and an unhealthy obsession with … Continue reading #TBT – #BellLetsTalk2021
It’s finally begun. Madam Vice-President Kamala Harris has taken the oath of office. She has shattered another glass ceiling for BIPOCs and women in the United States, and offered an example to children all over the world. She is showing them that there can be change for the good. There can be beautiful sunny mornings, … Continue reading Madam Vice-President
Is It Illness or Is It Fibromyalgia?
It’s time for another fun game of Is It Illness Or Is It Fibromyalgia!! Cheeks flushed? ☑️Muscles aching? ☑️Headache? ☑️Scratchy throat? ☑️Intense shoulder pain? ☑️Overwhelming fatigue? ☑️On the edge of tears? ☑️Irritability? ☑️Feverish? ☑️Ears ringing? ☑️ So the consensus is???? Who the heck knows? If it looks like a horse, sounds like a horse, and … Continue reading Is It Illness or Is It Fibromyalgia?
Martin Luther King Jr Day 2021
A crucial reminder - honouring Dr King on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day is easy; honouring him and his vision every single day of the year is where we put the work in. Commit to being anti-racist 365 days per year, every year for the entirety of your life. Commit to raising anti-racist children. Commit … Continue reading Martin Luther King Jr Day 2021
It’s My Birthday
Today started with a my favouritest cupcakes in the world, a Stanley/Pretzel Day Birthday card, and a brand new Smash + Tess romper from Danielle on my porch before I even woke up. It just kept getting better and better as kind words and thoughtful posts and birthday/birthday-ish phone calls were made. My brother found … Continue reading It’s My Birthday
Black Shirt Day 2021
“Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.” ~ Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. January 15th is #BlackShirtDay to honour and commemorate BIPOC and racialized Canadians. As the struggle to dismantle a colonial, white supremacist, heteronormative, cisgendered, Judie-Christian society continues, many of our … Continue reading Black Shirt Day 2021