365 Days of Hypochondria

And other personal happenings.


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May Food Favourites & Home Things (Days 295 & 296)

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Due to a change in lifestyle, I’ve been exploring foods that I don’t usually eat and prepare. For example, did you know you can cook sweet potato in the microwave in only 5 minutes? I can honestly say that the above four ingredients have been consumed by me almost every day for the past few weeks. As I stated in a previous post, I like using sweet potato as a topping for kale salad. (Tip: adding raisons makes it extra delicious!) I’ve also been using flax seed in my cereal and oatmeal and I use honey to sweeten my breakfast meals. I also like to eat a banana every morning.

As well, I’ve  been trying to liven up my life by purchasing more plants. The little guy down below is my first purchase. A “Pachira Aquatica” also known as a Money Tree! They are supposed to bring good fortune and good luck!

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I’ve also purchased three air plants from a local seller and I can’t wait to incorporate those into my bedroom decor. I bought this air plant holder off of Etsy and I also found this old candle stick holder (below) at Goodwill for a dollar. Hopefully it will fit the other two air plants perfectly!

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I can’t wait to show you the finished photos! Have a good weekend!

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Spontaneous Trip ft. The Beach (Day 293)

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Sometimes my brain prefers to inhabit a comfort zone. Spontaneity and the “unknown” help me to push through these mental boundaries of comfort.

Tonight I was invited to the beach. I met new people. I took photos. It was lovely. I always say beaches are better when it’s cold out, on the greyest of evenings. Tonight, the grey was comforting and unsettling, all at the same time.

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RIP MacBook (Days 289-292)

Since I wrote my last post, my MacBook has died and I’ve been involved in the process of getting it fixed. Unfortunately, it looks like that thing is gone for good. Without my computer, it’s difficult for me to make a quality post but in the meantime, I am working on finding solutions to this issue :). Have a great Tuesday!


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Home/s (Day 288)

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This week I traveled to my hometown for a 24 hour visit. During that short timespan I felt a lot of “nostalgia”. There’s something about summer in the country that makes you miss growing up in the middle of nowhere. Sometimes I really miss being a kid. Well, not being a kid, but the scenes that stand out from my childhood. In retrospect, memories from my youth seem photoshopped and perfect, a problematic but enjoyable way of remembering my childhood. Everything seems easier but surely, it was not. I miss my old home, but I’ll make a new one. I’ll make it myself, just for me.

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Lilac bush before bloom.

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Back in the city. Disheveled.


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New Diet (Days 285-287)

These past couple of days I’ve been realizing that I have a few health problems I need to get under control. Well, one health problem: my acid reflux. I’m still boggled as to how on earth I even ended up with such an ailment but as I’ve previously written, I blame it on my past overconsumption of hot sauce. I miss that stuff so bad.

My awareness of my acid reflux has nothing to do with my hypochondria. Rather, the reflux is really starting to take a toll on me, especially on my breathing. One of the main symptoms I have is asthma and it has affected me in other ways as well.

I’m not overweight so this new diet has nothing to do with me counting calories. On the flip side, I am being careful to make sure that I get enough calories in a day. The diet involves extremely healthy, bland food, and on a low-acid diet, you are supposed to eat small meals frequently, rather than consume larger meals three times a day. It definitely takes some getting used to.

So far, I’ve figured out that some of the foods that are great for people with acid reflux are: oatmeal, bananas, lettuce, green beans, sweet potatoes, broccoli, rice, and cous-cous. Aside from eating these foods, I’ve also been drinking ginger tea (I simply boil ginger in water) and hot water with honey. As well, I’ve been taking an apple-cider vinegar capsule before I go to bed and a probiotic when I wake up in the morning.

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In order to make my food less bland, I mix different ingredients together. For example, today I combined kale salad with sweet potato! This diet is hard for those who aren’t used to unseasoned food but it’s definitely do-able.

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I’m sorry I’ve been so awful with posting lately. I have been taking photos and thinking of ideas; my mind is always on this blog, even when I’m absent. More to come tomorrow!


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Finally Took The Plunge (Days 282-284)

I finally opened an Etsy shop! It’s something I’ve been wanting to do forever, and I finally pulled through with it. It’s open and operating. Right now, I am only shipping throughout Canada and I only have some of my pressed flower assemblages for sale but soon I hope to add handmade cards! I’m so excited!! This has definitely been a major distraction from my current health issues which I will post about tomorrow :).

Have a great night!