Learning to live again: Discovering normalcy after 3+ years of debilitating illness

Summer 2017 will forever go down in my memory as the summer of “YES.” Sometime in April, I decided (and blogged about) this sudden change of heart God was growing within me. After 3.5 years of debilitating, life stopping, world rocking sickness, I felt the time had come to start living beyond my limitations.  (Read my medical story here.) I was healed/healing enough to start … Continue reading Learning to live again: Discovering normalcy after 3+ years of debilitating illness

How I’m healing my complicated disease with a raw fruitarian diet

This is one of few categories that makes me nervous to write about. Eating with others, in front of others and sharing how I actually eat is scary for me. With my medical history it’s no wonder. Eating has been excruciating, isolating, and debilitating…why would I want to open up that part of life to the world?   Yet, I love sharing my story, good … Continue reading How I’m healing my complicated disease with a raw fruitarian diet

Dear chronically busy friends…

Dear chronically busy people,   I was once like you. My days were jam packed from sun up to sun down. This started when I was young… I was that child who wanted to do EVERY extra curricular activity and my wonderful parents let me. From soccer to speech team to dance to cross country to plays to clubs to track to church activities… They … Continue reading Dear chronically busy friends…

When good days make the normal ones hurt even more 

When you’ve been stuck in a state of suffering, hurt, or all-around cruddy circumstances for an extended period of time, you find yourself constantly longing for better days.  Praying for process. Begging for improvement. And rejoicing in the tiniest steps forward.  Any improvement feels like a jackpot and makes your heart hope for greater days ahead.  When that hope comes alive, your dreams begin to … Continue reading When good days make the normal ones hurt even more 

World Pancreatic Cancer Day in the eyes of a survivor  

Today is World Pancreatic Cancer Day… Go Purple!  And I honestly don’t know what to say. Happy Day? Yeah let’s celebrate? Hmmm. And you would think this day would be near to my heart; yes it is. But honestly a big part of me doesn’t even want to acknowledge days like this. Not because I don’t want a cure, or I’m callous to all those … Continue reading World Pancreatic Cancer Day in the eyes of a survivor