Luckiest Girl Alive by Jessica Knoll

Book 27/30. My rating: 3 of 5 starsTifAni FaNelli. I mean, WTF nonsense name is that?!That being said, TifAni FaNelli is ViLe!!! I have never used that word to describe anyone before, either IRL or in a book I've read/TV show or movie I've watched, but fucking hell TifAni FaNelli is fucking vile!!! The worst … Continue reading Luckiest Girl Alive by Jessica Knoll

JS Kicking Cancer’s Ass Theme 9 of 13: The Second Born aka The Nurturer

My mother’s battle with breast cancer is not something I was open to talking about. I do not think I will even manage to fully delve into what that time of our lives was like for me because I am a really private person and it feels like I am sharing my deepest intimate thoughts … Continue reading JS Kicking Cancer’s Ass Theme 9 of 13: The Second Born aka The Nurturer

JS Kicking Cancer’s Ass Theme 8 of 13: The Cancer

October 13th is Metastatic Breast Cancer Awareness Day. It is a day meant to bring understanding to the most serious form of the disease. Many people do not realise that breast cancer itself does not become deadly until it spreads outside of the breasts. In honour of Metastatic Breast Cancer Awareness Day that was yesterday, … Continue reading JS Kicking Cancer’s Ass Theme 8 of 13: The Cancer

Straight Up and Dirty: A Memoir by Stephanie Klein

Book 26/30. My rating: 1 of 5 starsA few pages in and I just KNEW this was going to be a 1 star read.I did not like a lot of things about this book, most of all how really really REALLY clichéd the writing was. Honestly, if Ms. Klein can get a book deal with … Continue reading Straight Up and Dirty: A Memoir by Stephanie Klein

JS Kicking Cancer’s Ass Theme 7 of 13: The Anticipatory Grief

Anticipatory grief is the name given to the tumultuous set of feelings and reactions that occur when someone is expecting the death of a loved one usually due to a terminal illness. Grief that occurs before death can be similar to grief after death (conventional grief) but it is also unique in many ways. Grief before … Continue reading JS Kicking Cancer’s Ass Theme 7 of 13: The Anticipatory Grief

We Were the Mulvaneys by Joyce Carol Oates

Book 25/30. My rating: 1 of 5 starsI have read many boring-AF 1-star books in my life but this is without a doubt the most BORING-AF 1-STAR book of them all!! Seriously!! This is THE MOST BORING BOOK I HAVE EVER READ IN MY ENTIRE LIFE!! It’s taken me 3 weeks to finish it but … Continue reading We Were the Mulvaneys by Joyce Carol Oates

Suicide Prevention and Awareness Month Q&A with Dr. Frida Kameti

Why do people attempt suicide? The most common reason is that someone is depressed. When one is depressed, their thinking becomes irrational and so someone will have negative, and often exaggerated, beliefs about themselves, others and their future. There’s a sense of impending doom and feeling worthless, and so suicidal thoughts start to take hold … Continue reading Suicide Prevention and Awareness Month Q&A with Dr. Frida Kameti

JS Kicking Cancer’s Ass Theme 6 of 13: The Chronic Pain

After my mum was diagnosed with stage four breast cancer on Friday June 15, 2012 her oncologist recommended chemotherapy followed by a mastectomy then radiotherapy as her treatment plan. After eight rounds of chemotherapy my mum had a mastectomy in December 2012 followed by radiotherapy in January 2013 to target the cancer that had metastasised … Continue reading JS Kicking Cancer’s Ass Theme 6 of 13: The Chronic Pain

World Suicide Prevention Day

World Suicide Prevention Day is an awareness day observed on September 10th every year, in order to provide worldwide commitment and action to prevent suicides, with various activities around the world since 2003. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), every 40 seconds someone takes their own life. That’s about 800,000 people worldwide every year … Continue reading World Suicide Prevention Day