the greatest guilt – escaping the shame and learning to let go

the greatest guilt – escaping the shame and learning to let go

If you've struggled with with eating disorders, anxiety, depression, or any other of the issues that run the mental gamut, we have felt the same way. "I relapsed....again. I've just been so stressed lately..." "Why can't I just cope better with things?" "I should be doing better than ...this." I find myself doing this all too [...]

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

…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. [...]

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

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-Out [...]

Enough is enough

Enough is enough

I found myself perched on my favorite corner of the couch, going over my to-do lists in one of the rare times that baby C had fallen into a deep sleep. I saw the miles of numbered items, just sitting there waiting to be crossed off. My eyes shut and my mind drifted to how [...]