• How to Thrive with a Chronic Illness
    IBS,  inspiration,  POTS

    How to Thrive with a Chronic Illness

    Getting diagnosed with a chronic illness turns your whole world upside down. Suddenly you can’t do many of the daily activities most people never think twice about. Fear becomes a constant nag in the corner of your mind, and you lose confidence in your future. I know this because it happened to me. Getting diagnosed with POTS  and IBS was one of the hardest, yet most rewarding trials I have faced so far. I’ve learned patience, compassion, perseverance, and most importantly, dependence on God. I truly believe my faith and the prayers of those who love me have brought me this far in my healing journey. Although I’m not cured…

  • awards,  faith,  IBS,  inspiration,  POTS,  Uncategorized

    Quote Challenge~Day 3 (Hebrews 6:19)

    Hello lovely readers and followers! It’s Day 3 of the Quote challenge–where I post my favorite quotes and nominate other bloggers for 3 days. Today is the final quote, so I thought it would be fitting to share one of my favorite Bible verses with you! There are obviously so many great Bible verses to choose from, but Hebrews 6:19 really speaks to my life. Even though I have suffered from anxiety and depression, as well as health issues, God has always been my anchor. When I failed to love myself or see myself as worthy of love, God showed me how much He loved me by Jesus’ death on the…

  • awards,  faith,  IBS,  inspiration,  life,  POTS,  Random,  Uncategorized

    Quote Challenge~Day 2 (James Dean)

    Hello lovely readers and followers! It’s Day 2 of the Quote challenge–where I post my favorite quotes and nominate other bloggers for 3 days. Today’s quote is by the late Hollywood actor, James Dean. To be honest, I’ve never seen any of his movies. However, I always thought he was cute as a teen and still have a picture of him in my room with this quote! When I first heard this quote, I loved how it encouraged me to dream impossible dreams. I am a dreamer at heart, and that’s probably why I love to write. But I want to be more than just a dreamer. I want to…

  • IBS,  life,  low FODMAP

    Low FODMAP Diet Hacks

    Happy Friday! Sorry about missing last week’s post. But I promised to make up for it so here it is. As many of you know, I have IBS (irritable bowl syndrome). Although I manage by medication and yoga, I still struggle with colon pain and major bloating (sorry for the tmi). Recently I saw a dietician, who put me on the low FODMAP elimination diet. Now you may be wondering, what in the world is a FODMAP?! It’s kind of a lot to explain, but you can read more about it here. In a nutshell, the goal of the elimination diet is to remove different types of carbohydrates (such as…