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Parenting A Teen With Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Fibromyalgia, Lyme or Autoimmune Disorders

Parenting a teen with chronic fatigue can be daunting. Knowing when to advocate for them, and how to empower them to fight for their health is a journey that often requires transformation, intentionality, and advocacy. Dr. Shelly Gruenig talks about her role as a parent and meeting the needs of her teenager with chronic fatigue. […] Read more…

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Juggling Family and Finances With Chronic Lyme

When do you need to act on behalf of your spouse? In order to become a caregiver-you end up dropping something else, homes, jobs, etc. What I would have done differently. Acknowledging that things are not getting better, and start learning new skills: laundry, grocery shopping, meal planning, family finance. You can’t “work” your way […] Read more…

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THE LYME GAMES

Participation is forced. Anyone could be expected to participate at any time. Surviving will cost you. You can up your rate of survival by swallowing mounds of supplements. But it’ll cost you. Experimenting on your own body is completely normal. You can make friends along the way, but neither of you can really help each […] Read more…

-Shame and Illness-

-Shame and Illness- I was watching a movie where a young girl fought off an attacker in a dark parking lot. She received several bruises but a bystander stopped in, preventing anything else from happening. This young girl, bruised and traumatized did not want to report the incident to the police. She understandably wanted the […] Read more…

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041 Living Beyond Brain Fog

There is so much evidence on the destructive nature of concussions. The movie “Concussion” shows the long-term effects of living with brain damage. But did you know that Lyme-brain or brain-fog is real and bears similarities to concussions? It is true! This episode was born out of the often tearful conversation between two brain damaged individuals. Both who were […] Read more…

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Is Your Check Engine Light On?

The check engine light came on in my Expedition recently. It was no surprise, it had just passed 200,000 miles. This car has been a work horse for many years. Hauling 5 kids around, never breaking down, I’ve been super thankful for it. But it, along with many things in my life has the look […] Read more…

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-Lessons Learned- #56 Pain Management and Medical Cannabis

-Lessons Learned- #56 Pain Management and Medical Cannabis After being on lots of pain medications for many years. I stumbled upon the fact that you can actually see a physician specifically trained and focused on managing your pain. I was astounded that no one ever thought to tell me about a pain specialist. Getting a […] Read more…

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Turning TRAUMA into Transformation

Subtitle: The MINDSET for Personal Transformation Talking Points: Coping with “Trauma” without SHAME. It was time for radical change. Making a decision to FIGHT for yourself. Creating BOUNDARIES that empower you to HEAL. Happiness vs. Joy Harnessing freedom within your MINDSET. On the journey to WHOLENESS. Divorce what no longer serves you, on your path towards […] Read more…

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~Signing Do Not Resuscitate Papers~

~Signing Do Not Resuscitate~ Alone in my room one day  I quietly printed and signed a Do Not Resuscitate (DNR) document. I put it in a box that contained our families important documents. As I laid it on the birth certificates and  adoption decrees, I realized I had waited to long to write a series of goodbye  […] Read more…

Arguing The Losses

Arguing The Losses We have been here before. The tears. Quiet tension. Both of us trying to make sense of what to do next. Our weaknesses shining through, reminding us that the chaos is still with us. Even though we have given our best through these 2 1/2 years it isn’t enough. We aren’t arguing […] Read more…

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