Raze And Rebuild

I'm currently reading Meghan O'Rourke's The Invisible Kingdom: Reimagining Chronic Illness. After spending close to a decade occupying that place she so poignantly describes, her account is painful, validating, and cathartic. She, too, was disbelieved by doctors. She, too, was told her labs were normal. She, too, felt the need to cherry-pick all but the... Continue Reading →

Web Miscellany: Compilation #106

Hello friends! I hope that life has been good to you. This week, I had the honor of sharing my first post on The Heart of the Matter, where I write about using joy as a life raft, particularly during tough times. My most recent moment of joy: two bright red cardinals performing a mating... Continue Reading →

Web Miscellany: Compilation #105

Hello friends! I got on roll and just had to finish another 30-day blogging streak. What fun! Do you know what else is fun? I have been invited to be a contributor at The Heart of The Matter, a brand-spanking new community where we talk about what mattered today and the inspiration to keep finding what matters... Continue Reading →

Autoimmune Disorders: Healing & Hope

Just 20 years ago, autoimmune diseases were considered a rare medical condition. Cases are now skyrocketing, especially in the Western World, with the condition impacting people who should be enjoying the prime years of their life. Why is that, and what can we do about it? For those suffering from autoimmune disorders, I'm here to... Continue Reading →

Taking on the Inflamasaurus Hex

Last night, my boyfriend brought up a shocking internet prank where someone finds an adversary's address through their IP address and the places a call to the police departments pretending to be said adversary. The local S.W.A.T. team swarms an innocent victim's home, led to believe that the individual is armed and dangerous. The in-game... Continue Reading →

Impending Life As a Pesky-tarian

I am not a fan of fish, never have been and likely never will be. However, according to the results of my recent food allergy test, I may need to work on recalibrating my taste buds. Some results were not at all shocking. My body has been shunning cow's milk, cereals, peanuts and lima beans... Continue Reading →

Through a New Set of Eyes

Have you seen those videos of toddlers receiving their first tiny pair of glasses or paraplegic dog receiving a set of wheels? The pure joy and enthusiasm is tangible as these previously-hindered individuals are given a new lease on life. Today marks day ten of Low-dose Naltrexone (LDN). After five days at 1.5mg followed by five... Continue Reading →

Approaching the Root Cause of Ill-Health

Last week, my integrative doctor's office called to inform me that my appointment would be extended from 30 to 60 minutes. I instantly knew that gut and micro-nutrient analyses must have revealed something interesting, and suspected it would bring us just a little closer to the root cause of my body's disease. When I went... Continue Reading →

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