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
I have been wanting to pick our Maven Monday series back up for months, but I’ve been stalled. Thanks to flares, business shifts, and life with toddlers. Today, though, we’re back. And, I’ve had the pleasure of exchanging emails and messages with an Author Mentor Match Mentee named Lindsay Puckett. Those who have been around … Continue reading Maven Monday: Interview with Author Lindsay Puckett
I've read several articles about "functional" anxiety and depression...though, by definition, anxiety and depression impair functioning... However, in today's world, we recognize we still have to somehow live our lives... When people picture anxiety and depression, they often imagine the extremes. We picture that commercial where depression is the robe that never leaves us. Or we … Continue reading A Rose by Any Other Name…
In the field I work in, it is estimated that up to 67% of us experience high levels of burnout...something we can experience at any time in our careers, not just the later years. Combine my drive with perfection and my world-view that tells me to put everyone else above myself: I am a prime … Continue reading It’s a Process
for me, summer is not a good time of year. It brings out the worst in me, and the hotter it is, the worse I get.
WE ARE NOT MEANT TO DO THIS ALL ALONE...
Time for some real talk... Back in September, I was diagnosed gluten sensitive. After nearly 2 years of not knowing what was wrong - I have an answer. (One I don't like, but an answer). So, for more than 6 months, I've known the biggest cause of my stomach woes. Yet, I keep in this … Continue reading Breaking the Habit Cycle
It's one thing to be able to look down and love the body you have (which is where I am); it's another thing entirely to be treating that body with respect & care (which is what I am working towards).
I didn't realize until earlier this evening, but: I'm tired. Not just long day tired. Exhausted of resources tired. Emotionally. Spiritually. Physically. Tired. A year and five months ago, I packed up my car & moved my life 1300 miles away, in answer to God's call - a move I knew from the start was … Continue reading Find Rest My Soul
I am praying that, even with the proverbial "hands tied," I get to be hope in a hopeless world, as I am tapped into the ultimate source of hope.