Anxiety · Children · Family · Health · Mental Health · My Blog · Parenting · Self-Care

Social Distancing & Home Schooling

This whole practice of social distancing has brought a couple of things to my attention. Things specifically related to my lifestyle. As many of you know I had a below-knee amputation three weeks ago. With this, I am still on leave from work. Generally, I work remotely from a home office. This means that at… Continue reading Social Distancing & Home Schooling

Amputation · Anxiety · Health · Mental Health · My Blog · Self-Care

One Foot Good – Two Feet Bad

Today I have officially lived as a single-footed monster for 14 days. Eleven of which have been spent at home. It feels absolutely amazing to be home! Nothing is better than being surrounded by people who truly care about you and sleeping in your own bed. Since coming home, I have learned that I struggle… Continue reading One Foot Good – Two Feet Bad

Anxiety · Complaints · Mental Health · Self · Self-Care · Transverse Myelitis

Been there, Done that!

For over four year I have done... Physical Therapy Occupational Therapy Mirror Therapy Sympathetic Therapy Massage Therapy Fluido Therapy TENS unit Acupuncture Cupping An AFO Ankle braces Night splints Stretching Chiropractor Contrast baths Botox Injections Spent a small fortune and countless hours in appointments, driving to and from appointments and performing the exercises and stretches… Continue reading Been there, Done that!

Mental Health · My Blog · Parenting · Self-Care

Let loose!

Sometimes we get too caught up with life. Work. Family. extracurriculars. Expectations. It is good to shake out your limbs and soul on occasion and loosen up. Laugh. Be silly. Goof off.  Don't conform. I try to have these loosening up moments regularly. Taking a second to remember you don't have to conform to social… Continue reading Let loose!

Mental Health · My Blog · Transverse Myelitis

Loss

As I sit on the shore of Lake Michigan I am overcome with emotions. I don’t know if it’s the lake or that I find myself near my breaking point. I feel more when I am here. Not just emotionally, but physically. Almost 3 years ago my life changed in ways that I could never… Continue reading Loss

Anger · Complaints · Health · Mental Health · Self-Care

Let’s talk

For generations conversations have been avoided. If it can make someone uncomfortable  it was not discussed. Topics such as: sex, aids, stds, rape, suicide, even money in some families were taboo. But these things are happening all around us.  After brining up the television series, 13 Reasons Why with someone who played a large part in raising… Continue reading Let’s talk

Mental Health · My Blog · Self-Care · Transverse Myelitis

Resolution

So each year hordes of people make resolutions. The vow to better themselves and make drastic changes because, well it is a new year after all! Although I am writing this at the beginning of February, I made my resolution in January. Sharing this goal is important to me because I feel that by knowing… Continue reading Resolution

Mental Health · My Blog · Self

Bundle of Nerves

Stress is so powerful. Almost as powerful as fear. It is something that has guided and controlled a large part of my life for many years. It has made me function on overdrive to relieve it. It has made me not function due to the weight of it. Stress affects many people in different ways.… Continue reading Bundle of Nerves