How Functional Medicine Changed My Life

My life was falling apart. Suspected causes of my nerve pain and intense bladder urgency and pain included multiple sclerosis, fibromyalgia, rheumatoid arthritis, interstitial cystitis, lupus, anxiety, irritable bowel syndrome--no doctor could quite figure it out. 

I was always in pain. My whole body hurt. I had tingling, burning sensations covering my body......

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Why It's Hard to Celebrate My Son's First Birthday

My baby turns a year old today. I should be looking back at pictures reminiscing the memories, the good times. I should be smiling because the year was filled with joyful baby snuggles, baby-wearing, rocking, breastfeeding, and so many other parts of motherhood that I adored and dreamed of. But unfortunately, that's not the case for us. 

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Understanding Suffering and the Truth about God

Have you ever been angry at God for letting you go through a difficult trial? Maybe you are dealing with illness, loss, or pain in any other form. It seems unfair and confusing sometimes for people that a good God would allow such pain in the world. I used to think I understood why, and I was confident that my faith was strong enough to endure painful trials whenever they should come. Then, I came into a period of suffering in my life that I wouldn’t wish on my worst enemy, and suddenly doubts, fear, and intense anger towards God began swirling through my mind.

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A Fuller Life than I could Dream

I am not living my dream. No, my dream consisted of being a homemaker and mom with well-behaved kids who started “preschool” at home by a year old. My dream kids knew their numbers, colors, and alphabet by the time they were two. In my dream life, my house was clean, I read my Bible daily, I showered and put on makeup each morning, and I made tasty snacks for playdates with the many friends I had. In my dream life, I was wearing clean clothes and my hair was curled when I greeted my husband at the door with a kiss each day. My husband and I rarely fought, because communication was our strong point and deep conversation was our favorite way to spend time together...

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Social Media's Impact on the Brain

Well, friends, it looks like I’m  a couple weeks late in posting this. Guess what happened—I got back on social media and got so sucked in and distracted again that I didn’t make time for my favorite thing—WRITING! Point in case. Maybe I should just end here. Social media can become a very negative thing when we aren’t careful, and I for one, have a hard time being careful and limiting myself. So, my apologies, truly!!

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