If you have known me for any length on time you know that I LOVE the company Cultivate What Matters! Everything from their lovely founder Lara to the stickers for the #powersheets and Write the Word Journals! If you are new to #powersheets, let me introduce you to the greatest goal setting book in the … Continue reading A spoonies’s step-by-step guide to #powersheets
The holiday season can be very stressful, and stress uses up spoons like crazy! For the first time in all 9 years of having a chronic illness, this year I think I have figured out how to balance holiday activities and hospital trips. I am going to share my tips with you in hope that … Continue reading Are the Holidays Holding You Hostage?
This past week my wonderful mother hosted a women's gathering at her church that was entitled: Living Loved. By some happy accidents I ended up being able to go to her event. I knew the speaker Michelle Cote as her husband is a pastor and they are dear friends of my family's. This entire post … Continue reading Stop Striving
I know this blog has been long overdue but now that I have all of the pictures I am ready to share the ups and downs of getting a brace fitting dress. Now it may be hard to believe, but yes we did rip apart my wedding dress. Let's go back to the beginning so … Continue reading We ripped apart my dress! Part One
Struggling to keep my salt intake up is a daily battle for me, unlike my husband and grandmother who I swear could eat salt from the shaker. Anyone with POTS has been told to utilize salt pills, but they hurt my stomach so I only take them when it's 100% necessary. To add insult to … Continue reading My favorite salty foods for POTS!
There are many ways people show strength. With a chronic illness, it is easy for outsiders to see us as strong, but we seldom agree with them. Being strong should mean that you can compete in the olympics or hike up a mountain, not lay in bed all day. There are so many ways we … Continue reading Signs of being Strong Series Introduction
Hospital stays require a ton of preparation. We always have a bag packed and ready to go. If you want to see my full packing list click here. Out of all the things I keep in my hospital bag, here are the 5 things I can't live without! 1. Blanket Having your own comfy, fluffy … Continue reading Top 5 Must Have Items in my Hospital Bag
Every morning starts out relatively the same for me: achy joints, jumping heart rates, nausea, low blood sugars- the list goes on. Then there are those other mornings, the ones that feel like death is upon you. I am sure you know what I am talking about. On days like that I have trouble being … Continue reading Three Things… You just need Three
This morning as I was doing my write the word, I came across this verse, and felt blocked. I didn't see the purpose in writing this verse and how it would help me "cultivate hope." Honestly, I was quite confused and almost bothered by it at first. I immediately stopped in my tracks and asked … Continue reading Joy & Gladness will be Found in Her
"Life is like a cup of tea, it should be filled to the brim and enjoyed among friends." It is no secret that Maura and I are best friends if you follow either of us on Instagram. Now that we are neighbors, we are taking advantage of that and have set aside a weekly time … Continue reading Life is like a Cup of Tea…