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meet the writer, Emily Foucault

I wear armour to protect myself, in this case in the form of humour. I’m the first one to laugh at myself so the entire room will laugh. Yes, I would rather see others laugh and hurt myself. I never thought of it this way until I heard the brutal truth from a therapist. Damn life has its moments and welcome to my unfiltered blog, I’m Emily and I hope to make you laugh at no one expense.

Emily Foucault's Family
Peter Leahy & Emily Foucault, Jack & Sir. Douglas

I live in Toronto, with Drake, not actually 😉, but I do live with my partner Peter, or sweet Pete 😍, and we’ve been together in #the6ix for almost a decade and we consider ourselves part-time couch potato foodies. We love to explore cooking together and separately, and we’re always trying new dishes, tools and techniques, which I’ll share with you on social media so follow along.

If you follow along on social media, you’ll also catch our handsome boy, I know I’m biased, Sir Douglas, and our always forgotten child and my first fur-baby, Jack. I’m actually not sure what I would do without these two boys. It’s true what they say, that animals can be an important part of therapy.

I’ve always found stillness and comfort with candles and during the pandemic, when things felt very dark, I challenged myself, okay and voluntold Pete, into making candles! We truly enjoy spending the time together, experimenting with something new and burning them is just as exciting. In an upcoming blog, I'll share more details about our candle making hobby, so stay connected.

As I enter and explore an intentionally slow-paced lifestyle, I’m learning the art of stillness with acceptance and appreciation, it’s hard. But I'm learning with an open mind. A reminder of this, is now my habit to meditate, for at least 10 minute every day and I consider it a quiet gift to myself. Throughout my blogs and emails, I share tools that I’m using that are helping to rewire my thought patterns. Selfcare, meditation and mental health as a whole is an art.

"it takes time, it takes practice" image

I encourage you to get curious and explore. My recommendation as a starting point is, Brene Brown, and full disclosure, she is the foundation for the content in many of my blog posts.

As you follow along with the blog, you’ll get to know me, and the events, hobbies, activities, careers, places and people that helped to shape me.

In my first blog post I share why I call the blog “real talk, before it’s too late” and what you can expect to see in upcoming articles. For now, drop me a note and let me know where you’re from and don’t forget to connect with me on social media. I look forward to getting to know you too.

Take care,

Emily xo


mental health emergency resources  

For a medical emergency please call 911

CAMH or Canadian Government Mental Health Support Page

Kids Help Phone: 1 800 668-6868 or text CONNECT to 686868.


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