…When you have the discount genes in a world of Levis

There’s a lot of reasons that chronic illnesses persist. I have a front row seat to finding nearly all of them (yay!) on this journey of navigating post-chronic neurological Lyme Disease fallout. One of these major components is a pre-disposition in genetics linked to autoimmune diseases called the MTHFR-gene. Yes, it sounds like the cussword.Continue reading “…When you have the discount genes in a world of Levis”

Authentically, unapologetically

No one has to tell you that Instagram and Facebook are the biggest components to depression in youth today. It’s an understood fact. Yet, we cling to and embrace these sites to give us what we can’t buy – internal happiness. Pinterest has made us obsessed with boho-chic, farmhouse style mansions and perfect cake popsContinue reading “Authentically, unapologetically”

Thank You for Buttoning the Snaps

To my wonderful, busy, exhausted husband. I lovd you. I’m proud of you. I know we’ve tried and waited so long to finally get to this point, where we get to see our sweet baby’s face out of all the trials and doctors who said it wouldn’t likely happen. I know just how exhausted youContinue reading “Thank You for Buttoning the Snaps”

I Can’t Breathe – Looking into the Alpha-Gal connection between red meat and Lyme Disease

I know when I was in my youth, I struggled heavily with lactose intolerance. I would still push the limits here and there (peppermint ice cream was a MUST at Christmas!) but I could just take an enzyme pill and move about my day. You can only imagine my shock when I was at In-n-OutContinue reading “I Can’t Breathe – Looking into the Alpha-Gal connection between red meat and Lyme Disease”

The Restless Anxiety of Chronic Lyme Disease

The familiar rush of anxiety, pain, and nausea pushes its way through my body, starting from my ankles and pushing up through my brain. The tightness in my chest follows, along with the shakes and immediate depression. Why do I feel so afraid? I’ve felt this for years now every single day.  Even if youContinue reading “The Restless Anxiety of Chronic Lyme Disease”