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Betrayed or Betrayer?

Betrayed or Betrayer?

A while back a man who had heard me speak on a podcast reached out to me via my website. He learned of my recent stroke and said something that struck me- “you must feel so betrayed by your body”.             I did, I was mad at my body. After all we had been through […]

Choosing (Self) Love Over Pride

Choosing (Self) Love Over Pride

Most of us have been in arguments with people we love that we have to decide- do we continue fighting or do we let go of our pride and end the argument, choosing to return to a loving state instead. How many times though have we really had this internal conflict where we choose pride […]

Permission Slips

Permission Slips

   The other day I was talking to one of my friends who told me sometimes we need to write ourselves “permission slips”. I thought this was an interesting concept as I am struggling to allow myself to not try to be productive 100% of the time, to not cry or get frustrated, to just […]

The Blessing of a Stroke

The Blessing of a Stroke

            It is rare as an adult in our careers that we are extended any sort of prolonged sabbatical from our lives to re-evaluate if we have chosen to follow a path that suits us. I, like many, have now for years have tried to find happiness in chasing after “the American Dream”. I have, […]

Allowing

Allowing

 Some days I say out loud to the sky (for whoever/whatever) is out there a “thank you” that after losing my speech, sense of touch, and strength on my right side that I have regained it all. Some days I’m still in denial that I need MORE rest. I have planned such a minimal amount […]

Part II: My First and Only Night in the Hospital

Part II: My First and Only Night in the Hospital

Around 5 pm that day after 4 different brain scans (CT, MRI, MRA with and without contrast), discussion with a neurologist (pre-imaging), and then an ultrasound of my heart I was anxiously awaiting diagnoses when I saw a “new medication” alert pop up on my patient TV screen. I’d never seen this feature before so […]