Morning Routines – Tackling that Massive To-Do List & Getting a Great Start

Being stressed and overwhelmed is a hallmark of pride in our culture. Being pushed to the edge and constantly busy signifies importance and success. As mothers, students, employees, and family members, this is all normal and we must keep up in our life's rhythms. How can we tackle that mountainous to-do list? Better yet, how … Continue reading Morning Routines – Tackling that Massive To-Do List & Getting a Great Start

I don’t want an Instagram romance… (a letter to my husband)

My love, I think you know, by now, my fondness for pictures and colors. You know, the ones I beg you to take as you wrinkle your nose and make a face only your mother could love (and you encourage our son to do the same)... And, if I'm honest with myself, I love making … Continue reading I don’t want an Instagram romance… (a letter to my husband)

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 mental … Continue 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 oil1 LB ground turkey2 C rice4 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 onion (chopped)3T garlic salt (to taste)Pepper (to … Continue 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 absolutely … Continue reading self-care in lyme disease – dealing with the anguish when medicine makes you worse