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Long term caring for those with chronic illness or chemical imbalance.

God’s Purpose for an Empath

God’s Purpose for an Empath

Knowing that life isn’t easy in your head is different from knowing it deep down in your soul.  So many hard, heart-breaking things have come across my…

Ramblings on Mother’s Day about Chronic Illness and Life-Threatening Allergies and Making Peace With a Rat.

Ramblings on Mother’s Day about Chronic Illness and Life-Threatening Allergies and Making Peace With a Rat.

So, this being-a-mother thing is not what I signed up for.  That being said, I suffered for many years with a debilitating condition called Idealism.  It snuck…

More Effective Ways to Advocate for Your Loved One

More Effective Ways to Advocate for Your Loved One

The dictionary defines an advocate as “a person who speaks or writes in support or defense of a person or cause; a person who pleads for or…

28 Simple Ways to Address Stress

28 Simple Ways to Address Stress

Sometimes, too much of a good thing, is not a good thing.  That is the case for a powerful little chemical our bodies make called Cortisol.  Don’t…

What in the Heck is Eosinophilic Esophagitis?

What in the Heck is Eosinophilic Esophagitis?

Just saying Eosinophilic Esophagitis is a mouthful.  The funny thing is, I heard this term about 5 years before I needed to when an acquaintance mentioned she…

9 Misconceptions About Allergies

9 Misconceptions About Allergies

You are either born with them or you aren’t.  Maybe that was true back in our grandparent’s day but these days you can have not one single…

Savoring the Seconds: Encouragement for Not Missing the Precious Things in Life  (Part 1)

Savoring the Seconds: Encouragement for Not Missing the Precious Things in Life (Part 1)

Life is full of hard.  And complicated.  And busy.  And exhausting.  Minutes blur into hours and those into days.  Each day we do the best we can to…

3 Things That Make Me Want to Wring the Doctor’s Neck (Figuratively.  Sort of)

3 Things That Make Me Want to Wring the Doctor’s Neck (Figuratively. Sort of)

Chronic illness is tougher than tough.  Throw in a rare disorder or two and that is a whole different beast. There are so many things that are…

Guest Interview:  Being a Mom to Autistic and Sensory Kids

Guest Interview: Being a Mom to Autistic and Sensory Kids

I am so thankful to my friend, for taking the time to answer some questions for me, and in doing that, we can all get a peek…

Sarcoidosis:  The Ring Taker

Sarcoidosis: The Ring Taker

I would not consider my husband a cautious man.  He worked construction for 30 years and although there were numerous warnings and horror stories of other construction workers…

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