5 Side Effects to Expect on Tamoxifen

November 8, 2015

Hello sweet soul, Words can't express how good it feels to be posting a blog post again! So sorry I haven't been blogging as regularly. I've been insanely busy now that I started working again… hence why I always say, (if you're on sick leave due to treatments), TAKE THIS TIME TO DO WHAT YOU LOVE TO DO, BUT NEVER HAVE THE TIME TO DO SO! Yes, life drastically stops, but if you just change your perspective… this precious time is a blessing ...

Read More

Why you should NEVER complain about your age! | My 27th Birthday Rant

November 7, 2015

November 7, 2015: Today, I turned 27 years old! It’s amazing how time flies. But I still can’t get over how much has happened in between. Now that my friends and I are approaching our “late 20s” and a few are already in their 30s… Lately, I’ve been hearing the same complaints over and over again. “OMG, I’m getting old! Oh no, I’m old. Eww, we’re so old now!” Then they get to a point where they rather not answer ...

Read More

I am thankful for… TEAM NALIE 2015 | CIBC Run for the Cure

October 12, 2015

[Thanksgiving Monday] I think the best trick to get through hardships in life, is to be thankful for the little things. No matter how terrible times may seem, there is always something to be thankful for. Team Nalie is the perfect example. The truth is, if I never had breast cancer, I would have never created Team Nalie. Since 2013, we would have never raised almost $80,000 for Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation. And I definitely don’t ...

Read More

Team Nalie in Tremblant | Join or Donate! We’re all in this together.

September 15, 2015

By now, I'm sure you've seen the #TeamNalie commercials, the billboards, the flyers and the posters all over Canada. It's important that you know, that we are not actors... TEAM NALIE is the real deal! What better way to prove it to you than by taking you on our long weekend family getaway to Mont-Tremblant! On Sunday, October 4th I'd love for you to JOIN THE FAMILY CLICK HERE TO REGISTER ---> JOIN TEAM NALIE CLICK HERE TO DONATE ---> ...

Read More

Never Hide by Nalie | TEDtalk

August 18, 2015

Every new year, I write a bucket list of things I want to accomplish! I literally write it down on a big bristol board to make sure the universe hears me. The 3rd goal on my 2015 list clearly indicates: “Do a Tedtalk”. Not an inspirational speech, but specifically, a Tedtalk! I had done several speeches at fundraisers here and there, but I had no idea how I was going to apply for a Tedtalk. Who do I call? What do I do? What do I even want ...

Read More

My Surgery Results [1 week post 2nd phase of Reconstruction]

July 7, 2015

1 week! 1 week before you can get your bandages removed and actually see some results! How did I feel during that week? Itchy! Well, for one, you can’t shower and two, the feeling of your wounds healing is itchy itself, but that’s a good thing. After 1 week, the pain is gone! In fact, I did my TED talk only 3 days after my surgery and covered my first event for What’s Up Montreal the day after that! So yes, you definitely heal faster ...

Read More

10 things I learned since I’m 1 year Cancer Free. [Nalie’s Cancerversary]

July 2, 2015

1 year ago today, for the first time, I screamed: “ I AM CANCER FREE”. After one long year of aggressive treatments, I held up a bright pink sign indicating: Chemotherapy: Check! Mastectomy: Check! Radiation: Check! Live my Dreams: Empty checkbox… You can watch my throwback video above that summarizes it all. Today, I’m ready to check my last box. From travelling to my dream destinations, Indonesia and Thailand, to doing a ...

Read More

The ONE question to ask when losing a loved one [Dedicated to Chai]

May 21, 2015

“Hard is not relative. Hard is hard” - Ash Beckham. Sadness and grief cannot be measured. There are no circumstances that are worse than others. Whatever it is that keeps you up at night, that keeps you in bed in the morning, that makes you burst into tears in the day. That’s your hard. And it can be anything. It doesn’t matter what it is. What connects us all is what makes us human. We feel. And whatever it is that hurts us, will ...

Read More

What to expect for your 2nd phase of Reconstruction

May 19, 2015

14 months of living with a rock hard tissue expander in my chest! 14 months of having one breast bigger than the other, 14 months of not sleeping on my stomach, 14 months of not wearing bras… (well actually, that wasn’t so bad...) I couldn’t be happier to say that my 2nd phase of reconstruction is now complete! What does that mean? Goodbye tissue expander, Hello implants! Here’s a quick recap! In February 2014, I had a full ...

Read More

How to self examine your breasts #FeelitontheFirst

March 31, 2015

Do you remember how I was diagnosed with breast cancer? I was 23 years old and found lumps in my left breast but I didn’t do anything about it. I assumed it was nothing! In fact, when my family doctor examined me, she told me not to worry, “It’s probably just a cyst!” She signed a referral paper to get checked just in case. I called the 3 numbers indicated one by one. “Hi, I’d like to book a mammogram!” “Date of birth ...

Read More