With Love from Sweden Part Two

Now let’s talk about the taboo around mental illness. Ever since I had my stroke in January-16 I’ve been depressed and have also been taking antidepressants.Shortly after I got home from the hospital, I considered ending my own life several times, or sometimes I just wanted to die without doing the deed myself. E.g. when … Continue reading With Love from Sweden Part Two

With Love from Sweden Part One

So, a lot has happened since my last post here. I have completed a Constraint-Induced (CI) therapy/training, which basically means that you wear an oven mitt on your non-affected hand and solely focus on using the affected hand both at physio and at home, and do muscle training as well as occupational therapy such as … Continue reading With Love from Sweden Part One

Up in the Air

After my first independent trip to Kamloops BC, I realized I caught the travel bug and curiosity to explore the rest of Canada.   Six months later, I planned another trip out west, this time to Edmonton, Alberta to visit a friend and his family. During my stay, my friend’s wife gave birth to their … Continue reading Up in the Air

The Unexpected Five Year Plan

Five years ago, today (November 29th, 2012), my life changed. I was working in an industry that I really liked, enjoying life and had some sort of direction, up until I had my stroke     Five years ago, I really did not have a long-term plan for my life, I just took it day … Continue reading The Unexpected Five Year Plan

Live in the Moment

People often forget to embrace the moment and live in it. It’s unfortunate to miss the beauty of a single moment as you may not get it back.     When having physical deficits, it is very liberating to make impulse decisions and act upon them. I try not to make plans, but rather take … Continue reading Live in the Moment

I Lost My Sight But Found A Vision

One of my setbacks post stroke was losing sight in my left eye. I have been through a few surgeries and the odds of recovering my sight have not been that great . I have adapted and moved forward, not letting it hold me back.   Since this has affected my peripheral vision, I have … Continue reading I Lost My Sight But Found A Vision

Live Life A Little

In life, some people let fear hold them back; sometimes it’s the fear of rejection or the fear of failing. This fear hinders us from experiencing our true potential.   You can take a chance or lose the opportunity. What is the worst that can happen? What if it works out? If not, you can … Continue reading Live Life A Little

The New Role

When I started my return to work journey last year, I had no clue where it would take me. First, I started with a placement for 8 weeks, and then the company I work for created a position for me to return to work full-time.   At the time of my placement, the office had … Continue reading The New Role

FACING IT

Hi guys, I’m making a second guest post here. It actually took me a while to finish it, probably ‘cause I’ve got so many thoughts I wanna share but they’re hard to get down in writing. Since the last post, I’ve moved back home with my parents due to my apartment lease running out. And … Continue reading FACING IT

WHAT IS LIFE?

Life is a challenge, meet it! Life is a dream, realize it! Life is a game, play it! Life is love, enjoy it! To live in the moment is often taken for granted. Many always think about the next time or think that they’ll always have time. Time is essence. Time is perceived differently by … Continue reading WHAT IS LIFE?