The last couple months have been extremely difficult around here. Some might know I’ve been trying to figure out my diagnosis (right now it’s Fibromyalgia, but we haven’t completely ruled out everything else yet). The last few months, everything has kind of come to a head, and I really want to share my story so … Continue reading An Update: Chronic Illness treatment, medication withdrawal, medical gaslighting, and choosing the right team
The last year and a half has been a whirlwind - not only with the new realities of a world in the throws of Covid, but with my own health conditions. From pregnancy complications to new chronic illnesses to my recent battle with Covid (all four of us at once), I've been trying to learn … Continue reading Navigating Motherhood & Chronic Illness
12:01pm. That's the time I finally got out of bed yesterday, with the exception of one time to use the bathroom, because, pregnant. The only food eaten by that time was about a quarter of a box of cheese-itz. Outside of pregnancy, I don't even like cheese-itz, and honestly eating just happens to feel like … Continue reading Pregnancy & Postpartum Depression & Anxiety – A Glimpse
There is so much that has been playing in my head in the 2 months since baby girl arrived. I need to sit down and write all my posts, share my must haves, begin to talk about the tiny house & ministry journey we are taking as a family of 3, but I have been … Continue reading Easing Back Into Life
When our bodies or minds seem to be against us. When I first began writing this, it was about feeling normal after pregnancy. And then I thought about breastfeeding. When will I feel normal? When will I feel human? I kept asking myself these questions. I knew it would be a while. With the growing … Continue reading When Will I Feel Normal?
Y'all, this is going to be a freakin' honest post. Like, bearing my heart & inviting you into the mess kind of post. This week has been rough. We have been dealing with meal issues, grocery issues, broken tiny house issues, heat issues, communication issues, and I have been a mess. I can't count the number of … Continue reading Resiliency: In Ministry, in Business, and in Marriage
Let me start by saying: I am extremely excited to be a mom! It is something I have wanted & prayed for for years. I am very much looking forward to holding that little bundle & watching Baby C grow... But, I'm going to be brutally honest: So far, pregnancy just plain sucks - physically, … Continue reading Pregnancy: My Experience & 1st Trimester Must Haves
So, last week, I was not really living out freedom, satisfaction, and abundance. I found myself swallowed in fear, anxiety, doubt, depression, and honestly, came to moments I questioned my sanity. One day last week, I even had a meltdown...one of major proportions. Anger, anxiety, and self-hatred like I hadn't felt in a long, long … Continue reading I Have a Confession…
Fear and anxiety can be one of the biggest obstacles people face; after all, anxiety is the number one Mental Health issues in the nation.
Even Perspective... Perhaps, especially perspective. When we focus on negatives or lack or weaknesses: what needs to get done ways we fall short roles we are unable to fill jobs we don't get accomplished things we wish we had but don't fear/anxiety Any of these and more, we get self-centered, we get tunnel vision trying … Continue reading Gratitude Changes Everything