How to tell your friends and family you have cancer

January 13, 2016

Hi sweet soul, Have you been keeping up with my version of #TBTs? A couple of weeks ago, I started #TalkBackThursdays. It’s where I post a question on Facebook & Instagram and I invite you all to answer by sharing your stories. The posts are so powerful because not only do I get to open up to you and share vulnerable experiences and give valuable advice, but hundreds of other cancer survivors comment by doing the same thing! Then I ...

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Should I get eyelash extensions?

January 4, 2016

By now you know that I’m not the type of girl who enjoys wearing wigs or hair extensions. I made that very clear as I was going through my hair loss / hair growth journey. But the one thing I found hard to accept was losing my eyelashes. Before doing chemo, I had natural long eyelashes with the perfect curl. When they fell out after my last round of Taxol chemotherapy, that’s when I saw a major difference in how I looked. Losing my hair ...

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The one goal to add to your New Years Resolutions! #Feelitonthefirst

January 1, 2016

OMG IT’S 2016!!! HAPPY NEW YEAR TO YOU!!!  It’s pretty crazy how many of you have been following my journey since 2013. That’s 3 years of being in each others lives! Awww… So grateful for your constant support! You have no idea how much knowing you’re simply reading this on the other end motivates me to create new projects that inspire and empower young women every day. Thank you for still being by my side. I hope 2016 is the year ...

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Muscle pain post-mastectomy / reconstruction? Try A.R.T

December 16, 2015

Hey sweet soul, Have you been feeling muscle soreness lately? I have! I noticed, for a couple of months now, I easily get sore shoulders and a stiff neck after a long day. I never knew if it was mostly due to being on the computer writing to you all day… (not blaming you, just saying! :P )  But then I spoke with Vanessa Amar, athletic therapist at the Body Mechanics, who made me think that it might be due to more than just being a ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ---> ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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