Magnesium Powder to Help You Sleep

It’s 1 am, and like all other nights my 16-year old cat, Fuji, is shouting in the hallway outside my bedroom. Fuji has never had an ‘inside voice’; from kittenhood he’s been the loudest cat I’ve ever met, and in his old age, during the day, he sleeps like a read more...

Shhh…The 5-Day No Complaining Challenge

Shhh...The 5-Day No Complaining Challenge on alisonsmith.com

I live a very privileged life.

I’ve been able to recover from 8-years of Lyme Disease — that was a crazy challenge; I’m super educated; I’ve never been held back from doing anything just because I’m a girl; I had the best parents on the planet, who let me shape … read more...

My favorite healthy shops in my Toronto neighbourhood by alisonsmith.com

I live in a small, Toronto neighbourhood known as the Gerrard India Bazaar. It’s also called Little India, and it only takes up a couple of blocks. The main drag is home to colourful, pastel buildings, bright graffiti murals, and mostly South Asian restaurants, grocery stores, and clothing shops.

When … read more...

What I Love About My Body, After Lyme Disease

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I was inspired this week by my friend, Kat Woods, who wrote about how her illness taught her to love her body at any weight. (Click here to read her post.) And, it made me think…what lessons have I learned from Lyme Disease that make me love my … read more...

Managing Psoriatic Arthritis Like a Pro

Managing Psoriatic Arthritis Naturally by alisonsmith.com

Receiving a diagnosis for a chronic illness is one of the scariest experiences of a lifetime. After years of literally taking your health for granted, your whole world can be suspended in that moment of shock, and for some people, it’s really difficult to emerge from that paralyzed state. There … read more...