• 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┬áreally 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…

  • faith,  inspiration,  life,  poetry,  Prayer,  writing

    Wasted

    Another day that feels Wasted. As I lie awake, heart racing, Trying to put my pieces back together So I don’t feel Broken. I fell today For the lies of another empty song. I lost today In the front lines of my mind. My body is tired, Ravaged by distress. My soul is tired, Weighed down by memories That take me to melancholy lane. All the things I’ve wanted to do, But never could Wasted. I can see the dream stealers, Creeping in the middle of the night. Making me forget why I Chose to move forward. You say Your yoke is easy But this burden I have has tied…

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    Anchors

    Confession–I hate scheduling blog posts. Although I may plan to write about certain topics, I find that I just can’t force it creatively. So here’s to tonight’s rant (yes, it’s Tuesday night as I write this). Right now I have a migraine and it sucks. It feels like my whole body has been working against me these last couple of years. I have IBS, POTS, and these stupid neurological migraines. And yet, even as I write this I feel guilty for complaining. After all, I don’t have cancer or anything. I really am quite blessed. I guess it’s just hard because I have so much I want to be doing…