the tragic loss of self that comes from chronic illness – and how to be an overcomer

Struggling with any form of disease, especially for an extended period of time, can severely undermine your understanding of yourself and even your comprehension of your sanity. After countless white rooms and specialist opinions and side effect upon side effect from your long list of medications, there’s little care or attention given to your mentalContinue reading “the tragic loss of self that comes from chronic illness – and how to be an overcomer”

anti-inflammatory dinners: one-pot wonder meat, rice, and veggies

Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free, Low-Histamine, Anti-Inflammatory, Gut-Healing.  Ingredients:  2 yellow squashes (chopped) 2T extra-virgin organic olive oil 1 LB ground turkey 2 C rice 4 C low sodium or unsalted chicken broth ** (Can also use bone broth). 2 eggs (optional, I don’t have a histamine issue with eggs but some people do) 1/2 medium sweet onionContinue reading “anti-inflammatory dinners: one-pot wonder meat, rice, and veggies”

self-care in lyme disease – dealing with the anguish when medicine makes you worse

As someone who has had to deal with this (and the ramifications of this) upwards of 7 years now, I hope this is the least-read article on my blog. I am sorry you have to deal with this. I stand with you and I want you to know that it’s okay to say “this absolutelyContinue reading “self-care in lyme disease – dealing with the anguish when medicine makes you worse”

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 tooContinue reading “the greatest guilt – escaping the shame and learning to let go”

young marriage is not for the romantics at heart

Everywhere, we see it. The rustic barn doors with the bridal parties, the tables of petit fours and the beautiful cakes and aisles and invitations. What happens after the magical day? This is why I say that young marriage is not for the romantics or the starry-eyed lovers. This is what I wish all theContinue reading “young marriage is not for the romantics at heart”