Welcome Everyone! For those who do not know I am leading a Bible study for women with chronic illnesses, and each week we read a chapter, answer chapter questions, and do a live stream on instagram about the book Cultivate by Lara Casey. For more details on the study and how to join click here Please note that this blog post is essentially the written version of the live stream that took place yesterday and will also be available tomorrow on IGTV. … Continue reading Spoonie Study: Cultivate Chp 4
Happy February Friends! I cannot believe January is over! There was so much going on in January that when I was planning February, I made a point to mention to my #powersheetsprep buddy Lauren that I felt that "maybe all this margin will leave room for port surgery." I hopefully said with no idea that … Continue reading February Tending List
Welcome Everyone! For those who do not know I am leading a Bible study for women with chronic illnesses, and each week we read a chapter, answer chapter questions, and do a live stream on instagram about the book Cultivate by Lara Casey. For more details on the study and how to join click here.Please note that this blog post is essentially the written version of the live stream that took place yesterday and will also be available tomorrow on IGTV. LIE: … Continue reading Spoonie Study- Cultivate Chp 1
If you don't know what a tending list- don't worry- I'm happy to explain. A tending list is a monthly goal planner from the powersheets (to learn more about powersheets and how I use them click here!) Tending lists are your planners best friend, they were created by Lara Casey from Cultivate What Matters. Here … Continue reading January Tending List
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