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

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 absolutely [...]

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. [...]

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 [...]