Surviving Heart Surgery

Surviving Heart Surgery

This blog post contains images and details that some readers might find disturbing.

This has been a hard post for me to write.  Partly because I still have trouble sometimes connecting to the experience; to really recognizing that the story I’m about to tell happened to me.  And partly because it has felt so big that I want to make sure I do it justice, for myself, and for anyone who connects to what I have to share.  Today I want to walk through the story of my heart surgery, the complications, and my recovery.

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Give Love

Give Love

February is Heart Month.  This might seem obvious because of Valentine’s Day and how we celebrate this “day of love”.  However, Heart Month isn’t just about celebrating Valentine’s Day – it’s also about raising awareness for Congenital Heart Disease (CHD), and people who live with various heart-related issues and illnesses.

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Festive Fizz with Montellier

Festive Fizz with Montellier

Is there any denying that one of the best things about the holidays is all of the yummy treats we get to indulge in?  That one month of the year where we have every excuse in the world to sample and sip the yummiest of treats and drinks?  In our house, the kitchen is truly the heart of the home, and the food and drinks we consume are a social experience; a ritual of sorts – it’s what brings us together in a time and space to share with one another.

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