26 February 2018

Breakfast Fit for A Queen

I eat like a queen for breakfast. And I've learnt along the
 way that in doing so I'd end up treating myself as royalty.

Poached eggs with black pepper, sliced cooked ham, hashbrowns with
ketchup, burnt gluten free toast haha, and Saunder's Saskatoon Jam. 

I feel grateful to have been blogging for as long as I've been. Although I don't
post as much or as often as I often wished to, I feel inspired by my journey with/as
 "Snacking Squirrel" for how it shaped my own opinions of myself during a time in
my life where I was so broken and lost. I was desperate with a way out, or a way
into I should say, to find purpose and hope when I felt trapped with no way out. 

Today I am growing stronger and healing the hurts inside. I am becoming more
confident, honest, open and most of all, teachable in my process of recovery/growth.

I love you all and I am so blessed to have you share my life with
 me; without which I wouldn't be speaking to you right now, today.

Love to you and to yours xo

('Snacking Squirrel')

07 October 2017

October Snacking

Yes, Snacking Squirrel has come down 
from her nest to frolic, feast and fraternize. 

And I come bearing a simple but oh so favorite snack time combination: 
Peanut Butter on Crackers with end of season Organic Blueberries

Now, I'm off to enjoy my afternoon snack... and soak up this lovely, sunny
October weather we're so fortunate to be having on Vancouver Island

See you all very soon!

30 March 2017

The Face Of Mental Illness?

Hello Snacking Squirrels!

I've missed you all terribly, and there's too much to catch up on and I don't know where to start. And where the heck have I been all this time!?! Well, growing and changing through some major hurdles with my mental health. Many of you who've followed me bravely from the start know about my highs and lows of depression and anxiety. I'm on the right path, healing, and I'm sober, stable and sane.

Sure, I was a little unhinged at times with the content of my posts but I am and always will be a genuine writer. The good, the bad, and the downright ugly- its all a part of my life and the many who can relate to it. I'm one of the faces of mental illness, a disorder that holds no stereotypes or discrimination. I take mood stabilizers and anti-psychotics and to some, that makes me 'crazy', but for me, I call it courage. I'm transforming and growing with each day, and this blog served as a life-raft when storms and waves would rock me. It continues to be a product of my desire to connect with others and be an encouraging voice for physical, psychological, and spiritual health. 

Kelsey Ann