the patient’s guide to:: dysautonomia

dysautonomia- a disorder of autonomic nervous system (ANS) function that generally involves failure of the sympathetic or parasympathetic components of the ANS.   A little known term, dysautonomia is a series of symptoms that almost every person I work with experiences often. Generally, patients will feel weak, faint, dizzy, and have tachycardia for no apparent […]

a peek into the life of a health coach::

The life of a health coach may seem glamorous from the outside, but we are just like everyone else. Today I’m sharing a behind the scenes peek into my personal life, hoping to show the few staple habits that keep me feeling strong and living life well. Read on for a bit of our laid […]

what to do when you can’t do anything, part 2

I’m a big believer in taking responsibility for your own health. Even if you can’t afford treatment or if you haven’t been able to find a doctor yet, there are dozens of ways you can make strides in your recovery on your own. This is part two to the topic I first posted earlier this […]

what to do when you can’t do anything

It never fails. I will wake up on a Saturday or Sunday morning and have at least one or two emails from followers who were up all night, overwhelmed with the feeling of “stuck.” They feel completely hopeless and limited by various circumstances and are convinced there is no way out of their chronic illness. […]

magic juice:: what it is + how it changed my life

I often get asked what my secrets to healing were. If it is one thing I wish everyone knew about, it is celery juice. Adding in this one simple thing changed me forever! It has been over a year since I began drinking it daily and I can’t go a day without it. (Seriously. My […]

traveling with your diagnosis

Recently, I spent a weekend with friends out of town. Since I wasn’t the only one with a chronic illness diagnosis going, I thought sharing how I coordinated with the others to make sure I had everything I would make a helpful blog post! First, we planned all of our meals ahead of time. This […]

review:: bowen therapy- updated

It’s been 6 weeks since I started using the Bowen therapy in my routine. So much has changed! I am sleeping great, experiencing less headaches and definitely less stressed and more centered. Who doesn’t love that? One of the biggest improvements though is this: My 15 year old knee injury that left me numb in […]

the patient’s survival guide to:: syncope

Syncope, or fainting, can be one of the most terrifying symptoms you may feel while battling an illness. It is often the sign of the brain not getting enough oxygen, which results in fainting or near fainting. The tunnel vision, cold sweat and temporary paralysis can leave emotional scars. Syncope often hits suddenly and quickly, […]

fatigue :: the patient’s survival guide

Fatigue. Glorious, crushing fatigue. The kind where your eyes burn around the clock, you feel like you’re floating away, and your legs are too heavy to lift to take the next step. I remember this feeling well. To decode fatigue and why you are experiencing it, it’s important to cover the 3 cornerstones of chronic […]

the patient’s survival guide to:: dizziness

Dizziness can be one of the most frustrating symptoms you will ever experience as a chronically ill person. It can often be one of the first signs of illness to show up—and last to leave. Did you know that there are several types of dizziness? All of them originate from different parts of the body; […]