I was 16 when my gallbladder was surgically removed. That was the beginning of the huge change in my diet and weight loss. HEALTH ISSUES Growing up with stomach issues was really hard. One of the problems I was faced with were gallstones, which were not only painful, but contributed to my multiple episodes of … Continue reading My Diet & Fitness Journey: How I Lost 45 Pounds And What You Should Know
"I can honestly say that I am that girl that lost everything: my job, my relationship, my apartment, and even my health, for a short period of time. But I am reclaiming my time." I suffer from endometriosis. I was diagnosed in April 2017, and it affected my life tremendously. At the time, I lost … Continue reading Star#1: Follow Gabrielle On Her Journey Living With a Chronic Illness
That's the question that made me stop scrolling down my Instagram feed. If you didn't have to do it perfectly, what would you do? Not only was it an unusual post for my feed, but it also got me thinking two things: What a great question Why hadn't I thought of it before? As someone … Continue reading 10 Things I’d do If It Didn’t Have to be Done Perfectly
The short answer is yes. But before I explain why, I think it's important to define what an introverted person can be like. An introvert is a person who prefers to keep their thoughts and feelings to themselves. They are quiet and enjoy a calm atmosphere. Often, they possess a small group of close friends … Continue reading Do we consciously or unknowingly penalize introverts in the workplace?
APPLE PICKING Last Sunday, I went apple picking with my family for the first time! We went to an orchard in Rougemont, Quebec, called Verger Danielle. Rougemont is a 45-minute drive away from the Island of Montreal, in the Montérégie region, and is known as the Capital of the Apple. That claim was in fact … Continue reading Apple picking, Vegan eats & Crazy Rich Asians
Over a year ago I wrote and published, for the first time, a short poetry book, Black Girl Shine, with the intention of highlighting the beautiful Black Kings and Queens that surround, support and inspire me on a daily basis. The collection of poems also served as a confidence booster from me to me--kind of … Continue reading Story Submissions now Open for #BlackGirlShine
I'm sure your social media accounts are all currently flooded with back to school posts ranging from lunches and hairstyles to supplies and outfits. So, I decided that I would share my six best tips for making your life easier during the school year. Let's jump right in: Stay organized, use an agenda! Staying organized … Continue reading 6 Back to School lifestyle ‘DIYs’
During my recent trip to Halifax, Nova Scotia, I had the chance to visit a few restaurants in the area, one of which was The Foggy Goggle. I actually stumbled up on the restaurant via a google search. I saw that their brunch menu was filled with multiple gluten free and Vegan options, so on … Continue reading REVIEW: My visit to The Foggy Goggle in Halifax!
Hi everyone! I'm back from the hiatus no one knew I was taking from the blog/social media. I'm sorry! But at least give me a chance to explain... HIATUS I was feeling anxious, overwhelmed and generally not okay. I also felt that my blog wasn't going anywhere and that I was wasting my time and … Continue reading Hiatus, my birthday and Halifax shenanigans…
Today marks my blog's one year anniversary. Happy birthday Desserts & DIYs! HOW IT ALL BEGAN When I was six years old, I started getting constant abdominal pain and vomiting. These episodes would last between a day and a week and resulted in me being hospitalized hundreds of times. You can read the rest of that … Continue reading One year blog anniversary!