Black Dog.

Anxiety and pain have been the only two emotions I’ve experienced this year. Yes, this entire year. Blow a bit of happiness across the surface of it all, like glitter, but that’s all that it’s been — specks that shine in the light when you focus enough to see them. In a room of blinding … Continue reading Black Dog.

“The End of the World”

You feel it, right? Allow me to say, you are far from alone. Isolation is an all too familiar feeling for all of us right now. We all feel it. We all feel alone at the same time. We are all over the quarantine. We are all over the coronavirus. We are all over 2020. … Continue reading “The End of the World”

Happy Birthday Angel “of my life”.

Mimi, Do you remember that? “Angel of my life”, “Light of my life”? I remember you referring to me as either - out at the ranch, in the kitchen, after you’d belly laughed at any of the conversations we used to have. Conversations about anything. You’re eyes were lights as you spent time with your … Continue reading Happy Birthday Angel “of my life”.

Kintsugi.

I'm never going to be THAT girl. Composed and "PERFECT". I'm a jeans a tee kinda girl - with imperfect skin, scars galore, and improvements to be made. I'm sick all of the time, and REST is number one for me to continue to "human". I've broken countless times, but the important part there is … Continue reading Kintsugi.

Q: How am I ok with this??

A: Well, there are endless reasons, but let me begin by saying how PROUD I am of my husband! He hit his 30lb weight loss goal and is feeling and looking better than ever! Explanation for my not being defeated, for my head held high, and my motivation to keep GROWING? I have already had … Continue reading Q: How am I ok with this??

Your Mind Lies.

"You can't do that. You are not good enough for that. You can't go on anymore. You don't have the energy." -Your Mind (Lies) "When there is no enemy within, the enemy outside can do us no harm." - Ancient African Proverb https://youtu.be/_ICREZm9CtE 💜☀️🦋, Bailey

Fall Forward.

Watch this everyday. Use it as your motivation to be the best you - the YOU that you imagine. YOU are enough. YOU can change the world. In the process, though, comes failure. Within that failure, which way are you going to fall? I've given up too often in this life. Sometimes, you have to … Continue reading Fall Forward.

…, but you’re supposed to be.

; I refuse to believe your lies. Dear Body, You will not break me. Do you know how frustrating you make life? I hate that it affects so many other people, and there's nothing that I can do about it. I'm supposed to lose chunks of you, but you laugh at the thought of it. … Continue reading …, but you’re supposed to be.

Sjögren’s Awareness Month

APRIL! It's come around again! Having a chronic illness isn't just about finding support and a shoulder to lean on when times get tough (if you're able to lean on someone, that is...) It's about finding awareness inside of people that hadn't heard the name, hadn't known someone who, hadn't given a thought. It's about … Continue reading Sjögren’s Awareness Month