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my first time making chia pudding!😍🍓 what do you guys think??? this recipe was SO incredibly easy that I think I’m going to eat this every single night now😛
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RECIPE: 1/4 cup chia seeds, 1 cup unsweetened almond milk, 1 tbsp maple syrup, and a dash of vanilla extract. mix well, let sit in fridge for at least 30 min, then enjoy! thats it! -
topped my chia pudding with organic blueberries, bananas & goji berries!💕
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🌟FUN FACT🌟 chia seeds are a wonderful source of protein, fiber and antioxidants! chia seeds also are a major source of omega-3s. they even have more omega-3s (gram for gram) than salmon! however chia seeds only have omega-3s in the form of ALA. ALA needs to convert into two other forms, EPA and DHA, before it can be absorbed into the body. that being said, if you’re vegan, make sure you’re consuming foods like seaweed or algal oil supplements that have omega-3 forms of EPA and DHA in them to get the complete omega-3 nutrition into your body. DM me if you have any further questions on omega-3s 😊
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#vegan #plantbased #glutenfree #veganrecipes #plantbaseddiet #chiapudding #lymedisease #medicalmedium #myhealthjourney


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Teasel or Dipsacaceae is in full bloom in my area. One way Teasel roots are often used is to pull Lyme disease bacteria from the muscle and into the bloodstream where it can be treated by antibiotics and the immune system. Doing your own research as well as consulting a doctor before taking it would be a prudent idea.
#teasel #dipsacaceae #flowers #flowersofinstagram #intricatenature #lymedisease #lyme #antibiotics #doctor #practicioner #roots #weed #immunesystem #research #muscle #bloodstream #photo #photography


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Early in my dating relationship with Jay, I realized I could no longer forge ahead in my teaching job. I’d taught two mornings a week during the worst of my illness, and I was exhausted. I knew I wouldn’t continue to heal if I kept teaching.
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But I was unmarried and needed to pay my bills, so what’s a girl going to do?
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“I’ll pay your bills,” Jay said. “And if we don’t keep dating, then I’ll just think of it as an investment in the Kingdom of Heaven, and you can pay me back without interest when you’re well enough to work again.”
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I’ve never met someone more honest and open than Jay, so I knew he meant it.
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A few days later he said, “If you step out of teaching, I think you need to focus on writing. You have a story to tell.”
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That week I felt seen by Jay, like he’d peered inside my tired soul and found, buried beneath layers of dust and cobwebs, the writerly dreams I used to dream — dreams that became impossible when illness broke my body.
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In Genesis 16:13, Hagar calls God "The God who sees." I love this name for God. It reminds me that He sees every hidden dream and pervasive need; He sees what breaks our hearts and what makes our souls fully alive.
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He sees, and He cares.
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I've spent so many years of my adult life hidden away in bed, struggling to rest in the fact that God sees me and cares about me. I am learning that if Jay, my wonderful but imperfect husband, sees me and wants to pour his resources into my well-being, how much more must our perfect Jesus lean in with tender attention, offering all He has to us?
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Today, I am thankful for the ways Jay's Heart gives me glimpses into the generous, attentive heart of God.
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📷: @abcgail


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Healing isn't linear.

These are my best friends on the weekends now.


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Remember to stop & smell the roses & watch the sunset every once in a while. #ItsTheLittleThings #GoodForTheSoul


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"Seasons don't fear the reaper
Nor do the wind, the sun or the rain, we can be like they are

Come on baby, don't fear the reaper"


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A growing #wip inspired by my life’s current wip - #lymedisease.
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The Lyme cells are spirals which got me thinking about twisting/crisscrossing overlay stitches. While sketching ideas, this sun burst shape appeared and I just loved the idea of trying to turn this negative impact on my life into something uplifting - like rays of sunshine.
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No idea where it’s going to next, but I can’t wait to continue crocheting and find out...
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#crochet #crocheting #crochetaddict #yarnart #fiberart #etsy #etsyshop #crochetart #crochetlove #artyarn #handmade #handmadebyme #bohemian #artist #overlaycrochet #tapestrycrochet #yarnlove #shopsmall #artnouveau #artdeco #mandala #mandalaart #newenglandartist #sun #connecticutartist #craftastherapy #crochethook


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So this is happening and has hindered my work outs big time... So I am going to just watch my diet and Do what I can do of my program until this is resolved .. To be continued

#ice
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Laughing at the fact that 1. I’m so basic but idgaf. 2. I literally can’t function without caffeine in my hands at all times nowadays. My chronic fatigue is at a whole new level again, like I could sleep for 5 days straight and still wouldn’t be able to keep my eyes open.
If anyone has any suggestions on how to overcome chronic fatigue, and feel energized and normal please leave them below ⬇️🤦🏼‍♀️😭
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#lymedisease #chronicfatigue #chronicillnesscommunity #invisibledisease #chroniclyme #energy


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Another hike in the books! A quick 5 miles at Alum Rock Park with @catelbug .
I had to cancel last weekend due to feeling lethargic from my Lyme Disease treatment BUT I was determined to go today.. which was a success. 🤩💪🏼 Patience with self and others is one of the keys to happiness. 🌈💚 #fitmindfitbody #personaltrainer #nutritionist #listentoyourbody #lymedisease #hikingisthebest #getoutdoors #bugspray #patience


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It only took 3 days, 2 bleach packets, 2 rounds of dye, and THREE other people before it finally came out green 😂 Shoutout to my amazing parents who not only paid for this, but also tolerated my ranting when I got frustrated over it. I appreciate everything they do for me, including helping me pursue my dream of green hair! #spoonie #Spoonielyfe #Chronicillness #Chronicpain #greenhair #wildhair #LymeDisease #Endometriosis #epilepsy #OCD #BipolarDisorder #PTSD #GeneralizedAnxietyDisorder #youcatchmydrift #imtoolazytowriteallthehashtags


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We’ve got you covered. TICKKIT has step-by-step directions for tick removal, as well as all of the supplies you need to remove one of those little F***ers. ✔️✔️✔️


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Getting my groove back. Recreated this oldie but goodie while envisioning many future sunset watchings very soon in San Diego.
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#watercolor #beginner #instaart #vangogh #beachscene #sunset #therapy #art #artlovefeed #practice #palmtrees #silohuette #lymedontkillmyvibe #lymewarrior #lymedisease #countdowntomovingday


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I’ve never been too worried about fitting in; maybe because I never did in the first place. The fact that I was homeschooled and went to college when I was 15 years old automatically makes me untraditional. I “wasted” my time on what would essentially be a full fledged college minor in credit hours worth of photography that didn’t do a thing for my degree but helped me find my voice as a designer, art director and creative director. My story is unique in so many ways, but that’s what makes me, me. I’m not ashamed of that. I’m strong and weak, simultaneously. I’m kind, and mean too during my weak times. Smart, but can carelessly embrace stupidity in full confidence of what I am doing. I guess I’m just human! I want to be challenged in becoming a better version of myself when I’m wrong and held in high regard when I inspire the best in others. I have my friends + family to thank in helping me stay level headed when I need the extra attention. Can you relate or am I just taking crazy pills?
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Also, I’m a huge proponent of taking care of your skin! Why do guys think this is a girl thing?! Get out of here!!! Thanks for the help @etiquettebeauty, this Fix-zit Powder Mask from @botniaskincare is legit working on my #LymeDisease related skin care issues I’ve been working on 🧖🏻‍♂️ thank God.


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These haute daze call for SUM-MORE ☀️ CONES! 🤸🏻‍♀️
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Bringing back these DELICIOUS WAFT-fle cones summer 2017 style. Paleo, vegan, grain free, refined SF and they crisp up and taste JUST like the real thing (seriously guys). Who wants to eat ice cream without a cone? 🙅🏻‍♀️ Filled them with blended frozen fruit (bananas, pitaya and strawbs)👇🏼
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The cones (makes 4):
🏄🏼‍♀️ 2/3 cup almond flour
🏄🏼‍♀️ 1 egg + 1 egg white. Vegan: I used @bobsredmill egg replacer, but you can also make chia/flax eggs
🏄🏼‍♀️ 1 tsp coconut sugar (low glycemic and full of nutrients)
🏄🏼‍♀️ 3 tbsp of maple syrup
🏄🏼‍♀️ 1 tsp vanilla extract
🏄🏼‍♀️ 1/2 tsp almond extract
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Heat waffle cone maker. Add all ingredients to a blender and blend until smooth. Spray oil the iron and scoop 2 round tablespoons of batter in center and close lid. Bake for 2-3 minutes. Remove waffle and immediately wrap around plastic cone (or if you have a sugar cone) into a cone shape. These cool quickly so you need to werkkk it fast! If they're too 🔥 I use a towel. They set after about 1-2 minutes. Remove plastic cone. Store remainder in airtight container. (The maple syrup and coconut sugar are what make these crispy, I eat them as an occasional treat since I’m still on the boring AF #candidadiet)
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A little something to sweeten up Monday eve 👅
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So I started this account with the expectation of sharing my healing from parental narcissistic abuse, but now it has morphed into documenting my recovery both mentally and physically.

After I was diagnosed, I had wondered how long I have had Lymes. It had been a couple of years since I had been around ticks; at least 4 by my count. I have been steadily declining for that time.

Growing up I was taught that if I feel sick, it’s because I did something wrong or I was over reacting. Medical care only really came if I complained enough about something being wrong. It wasn’t until I was 8 months low contact from my parents that I realized that there was something more to this. And it wasn’t until today, 4 months no contact, that I realized me being sick is not a direct reflection of my character. It is just something that happens.
#courageousyou #recovery #narcissisticparents #lymedisease #emotionalabuse #postingforme


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• July 21 ~ 22, 2018 •
Phew! Definitely keeping my cool on this balmy Saturday & Sunday 💧Though anxiety rears it’s head when things get a bit hectic, I’m learning to call on my breath to find my ground—to let my mind + heart catch up with what my soul already knows. And not let worry or fear control me, a feeling that’s all too real 🤦🏻‍♀️ So I take pause with a deep breath in, and I breathe out: all is well 🌀 (📸 via @createcultivate) #alymeaday
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#lymedisease #lyme #chronicillness #lymewarrior #lymediseaseawareness #invisibleillness #chroniclyme #chronicdisease #illness #chronicillnesslife #bartonella #chroniclymedisease #chronicpain #anxiety #healing #recovery #mindfulness #selfcare #gratitude #wellness #mindbodysoul #selflove #liveauthentic #actor #writer #believeinyourself #mystory #myjourney #onedayatatime


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Last night was a rough night for our son...Lyme, Bart and Pandas sux...but we have to be grateful for some amazing helpful and caring people in this world... we have some beautiful people part of our journey helping our son.....hope love faith xxx
#healing #lymedisease #bartonellasucks #gratefulness #love


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Since we have a ton of squash to eat from the garden, I tried out a new dish for dinner.
I made tofu taco meat, in a squash boat topped with some homemade black bean salsa mix! It turned out super well will definitely be making it again!
#dinnerideas #dinner #mexicanfood #tacos #lymewarrior #glutenfree #vegetarian #vegan #foodie #tasty #runner #runnersfood #avacado #lymedisease #marathonrunner #ultrarunner #foodporn #healthyfood #healthylifestyle


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💜 one step at a time. one day at a time ✨⛅️🍃


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It's been a crazy 2 weeks since coming home from PA I moved me and the three kids into our new apartment I officially left my husband I work full time and I'm a full-time mom so I don't always get to do my bike rides and I don't always get to be on Instagram but I can assure you I am always following my keto lifestyle I am always making conscious decisions for my health it's just some days there's more hours for me than others I am on call for all of my clients and that also takes up a lot of time but at the end of the day I know that I got it done even if I broke down crying at the stoplight sometimes we just don't know where Own Strength until we need it another times we forget our strength because people have made us feel as though we are weak but I can assure you your strength is there💪💪💪
#ketolifestyle #wightloss
#weightlossstruggle #keto #ketoweightloss #ketofam #ketosupport #hflc #eatfat #lchf  #lymedisease #lymewarrior #fibromyalgia #sjogrendisease #autoimmunedisease
#cbdoil #medicalmarijuana #thchealthcare #rheumatoidarthritis


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Stay strong❤️


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What if rest is the most courageous activity of all?
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Sickness entered my cross-country road trip like a jerk intent on cutting me off right before my highway exit. My initial response was action, albeit, self-care action: mentally listing the medicines I could pick up at the Walgreens down the street from our seedy $59 a night hotel. Advil Cold/Sinus and Mucinex in hand, I charged ahead, because sickness wasn’t going to disrupt my trip, dammit...
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But once the trip was ending, the cold was still yelling its delightful f-bombs, reverberating pain into my ears and chest. In my immunosuppressed world, colds can quickly turn into infections that last months. So, halfway through yesterday I knew it was time to greet my old friend, and sometimes pain-in-the-ass, rest.
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And in this day of taking a hot essential oil bath, holding my ear like it’s bleeding, and watching @AnnewithanE, I’ve thought a lot about why rest is actually an act of radical faith. It’s the kind of faith most of us disregard and need quite badly, the kind that says God is in charge and our bodies are worthy of attention and care.
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Lucky for us, Thomas Merton says it better than I do:
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“And for a man who has let himself be drawn completely out of himself by his activity, nothing is more difficult than to sit still and rest, doing nothing at all. The very act of resting is the hardest and most courageous act he can perform: and often it is quite beyond his power.”
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Maybe you need to hear that rest is the most courageous act you can perform. Maybe you, like me, need to submit to its frustrating, inconvenient ways. And maybe you might feel the smile of God as you slow, wordlessly saying, “You’re exhausted, and everything is going to be ok. Leave it to me.” #chronicfaith


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In the name of being as real as possible, let’s talk about chronic illnesses that are silent.?
Let’s talk about spending all my day off since 8pm yesterday in bed because of migraines.
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The stigma with silent illnesses is that people don’t always believe when you say you’re staying home because of a migraine. You still have to show up & pretender you feel fine.
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That’s why I love the community and freedom I found in being a health coach. People empower you, understand and help you. AND the flexibility of working around the days or hours I don’t feel up to par, like today. Makeupless been in bed since yesterday 🤷🏻‍♀️🤦🏻‍♀️
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Don’t you want the freedom to work around a busy schedule? Around your family? On the days you don’t feel well just be off

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Getting ready for the attack with the full moon next week (when parasites are more active). Going to be mega pulse dosing my parasite herbs all week. After a year (YES a YEARRRR) of deep parasite cleansing, I’m now limiting the kill phase to 5-7 days around the moon cycles and depending on what I see I’ll reduce or increase pulse dosing frequency after that. 🌕🌕🌕🐛 If you think you don’t have parasites, really, think again! We ALL have them, some worse than others. And it’s a myth you have to had traveled out of the country to get them. With my level of toxicity and comprised organs and systems, my body accumulated quite a heavy load of them. They were clogging up my liver and bile ducts making it nearly impossible to detox and filling up my histamine bucket. Some of the MANY symptoms: Insomnia, night sweats, constant hunger, sugar cravings, itchiness especially at night, bloating, stomach aches, nausea, skin issues, constipation, diarrhea, nutrient malabsorption, weight loss or gain (nutrient malabsorption vs inflammation), dairy intolerance, Brian fog, anemia, fatigue, grinding teeth, bad breath, anxiety, depression, and so much more. I tested negative for parasites three times on conventional and functional medicine tests but saw them for over a year while parasite cleansing. I had done one parasite cleanse lead by an ND in the past and I felt better but never saw them I think because I was not taking enough and as effective of herbs. It’s been life changing for me to lessen my pathogen load during the past year. Parasites bind up heavy metals, candida, Lyme, and other toxins too so getting rid of parasites also gets rid of other junk. Of course some parasites are ok and beneficial, but most often we have way too many and they are causing significant harm. Of the people I’ve coached through a parasite cleanse in the past year (including 3 family members), 100% have seen parasites after treating for several weeks. 🙀🙀 Happy Sunday! #lymedisease #parasitecleanse #functionalmedicine #naturalmedicine #healthandbeingstassi #drstassi #mastcellactivationdisorder #mcad #histamineintolerance #histaminerootcause #autoimmunedisease #heavymetaldetox


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Still lovin my #tacoma! Perfect ride for #mauihi If I must endure #lymedisease it might as well be #instyle #imm


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We started a really big project today! For now we’re keeping this one to ourselves but we have some exciting things to share soon! 😆
(Ps: it took a lot for me to get into the woods again. I have bug anxiety like crazy. But I’m powering thru💪 -with my cans of bug spray!) #secrets #projects #diy #excitingtimesahead #justwait #woods #work #mydude #lymedisease


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Strong mind, strong life. #lymedisease #lymewarrior #wellness #healing


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You can tell I was stoked on purchasing this gem 💎 #cycling #mountainbike #motolife #passion #lymelife #lymedisease #moto #striving


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I haven’t been reading very much this month. I’ve had a lot on my mind and I’ve been dealing with some health issues that are quite frankly scary. My depression and anxiety have been trying to get the best of me. I did however complete this wonderful story. King you’ve done it again! My life situation is obviously a far cry from Red’s, but I am still reminded that no matter how dark times become, there is always hope. #stephenking #ritahayworthandshawshankredemption #theshawshankredemption #health #wellness #lymedisease #depression #anxiety #chronicillness #hope #encouragement #nevergiveup #reader #bookworm #bibliophile #booksofinstagram #bookstagram #bookstagrammer


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I love the way they love me. Look at those smiles! They smother me with love, and love/fight to sit on my lap and actually think it's fun to use a wheel chair. 😂 I'm also sharing this to break the stigma that you have to look sick to be sick. I got so many messages from women who told me they wish they were brave enough to use a wheelchair, but they have gotten judgmental looks which stopped them from using wheelchairs so they just stay home most of the time. This breaks my heart so I hope to show that #invisibleillness is actually common and you would never know that I have a war going on inside my body and am #fighting for my #life by just looking at me. Today I was in bed until 12:30pm and then have been on the couch until now (4:30pm). My body is tired so I am resting. Hoping to get to the fair again later (a different one). 😂 I want to use everyday I am able to. I love being on the go, I have never been a homebody and am so happy I have been able to be more active the last few weeks. Hope everyone is having a great Sunday! 💜


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Omg my belly is tubeless!!!!!! I had to go to the ER today because I got a fever and I’ve been having excruciating pain/swelling/discharge around my feeding tube site. I haven’t really had to use my tube for formula since recovering from my MALS surgery and fully readjusting to eating (other than when I went septic) but my GI wanted me to be stable for 6 months to a year before getting it removed. However, today in the ER they decided it was time to come out since I’ve had several infections and with my immunodeficiency the risk wasn’t worth having it incase of a bad flare. I am so so so so happy. It’s easy to get discouraged by things constantly going wrong with my health but this is such a MAJOR victory and clear signal that we are moving in the right direction. Not being able to eat was truly one of the worst of my ailments and eating delicious food will never be something I take for granted!


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There have been moments when I find myself wondering whether or not sharing my journey is making an inpact or not. Am I providing the hope to others that I wish I had when I was first diagnosed? Am I providing inspiration to others? Am I motivating others to take that first step on their own journey to health, healing and wellness?

Then I get an amazing comment like this today. I read it, read it again and then read it again. I am so blessed that I have come as far as I have come. But I have also busted my butt to get this far. I focus daily on the things I have control over. Diet, moving my body, my mindset! These pieces are absolutely critical in this healing journey. If you are not sure where to start, comment below or clikx this ink to join in for my next group.
https://m.facebook.com/groups/1817804611847382/?ref=page_internal

Let me be your accountability partner and you mentor through this process. In this group we focus on mindset, nutrition, diet and meal prepping. All levels welcome. 💚💚💚 #lymewarrior #lymedisease #thechallenge #babesia #candida #glutenfreelifestyle #paleomom #dancemom #skimom #socialworker #kidsfood #walkonthebeach #bellybuttonpiercing #pawpatrol #brownhairdontcare #beachmom #capecodlife #spoonielife #mealprepmadeeasy #momlifebelike #momlifeisthebest #unitedkingdom🇬🇧 #todayistheday #cleaneatingforlife #canada🍁 #newenglandlife #healingjourney #gettingmylifeback #lymemom #chocolate🍫


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I am so proud to be an alumna of SVMP and represent my startup: Riley and @uva at @harvardhbs. I am so thankful to everyone who made this dream of an experience a reality. Cheers to representing the disability and chronically ill community. Let’s change the stigma and fight for inclusivity!


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The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or touched - they must be felt with the heart - Helen Keller

#LymeDisease #lymedisease #Lyme #LymeDiseaseChallenge #lymewarrior #ticks #lyme #LymeDiseaseAwarenessMonth #LymeHope #epsteinbarrvirus


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Yes, I know they carry #lymedisease, but kinda cool that this deer, known as Golda, just wanders around camp.


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Magical dinner w an even more magical view


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Because... why not? I remember this day! A year or two ago when I was feeling ok (obviously). That's my real personality and I miss it! #canifitinhere #goofy #redhead #nice #wheels #kidatheart #fancy #car #spoonie #photooftheday #lymedisease #autoimmunedisease #derealization #northcarolina


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Meal Prep Time - portioning chicken, scallops and shrimp for the freezer


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Well decided I wanted to go Basspro look at tank tops got in the middle of it the pain hit me bam 💥 he had to go get me scooter to finish off the shopping (mypridelost) people stare at you it so wrong ! I have so much respect for people that have to use them scooters 🛴 my body started screaming of pain finish up a little shopping and left this shit hurts! Why can’t I find affordable treatment of Lyme disease????? I Have Lyme disease and fibromyalgia #rhuematoidarthritis #lymedisease #degenerativediscdisease #bladderpain #chronicburningfeet #chronicneurothapy #cantwalk #cantstand #shithurts #babesia #bartonella #borreilla #mmjpaient #405 #lovemycannbismeds #wakeandbake #lovemycannbismeds #happyday #cannbis #mmj


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Have you ever considered supporting and motivating others as a means to keep yourself on track?
That’s just what I did 7 1/2 years ago.
Who would have thought that by becoming a coach myself that would be one of the key pieces to my success in my own health and fitness journey?! 💪🏼💜 When I decided to purchase my first Beachbody program back in January of 2011 I truly assumed I was throwing more money away like I had over the past decade before with other lose weight quick promises. 🤷🏼‍♀️ And then I heard of this thing called Shakeology and this coaching “job” all within the first month of starting Insanity. So I used some birthday money 🎂 - bought the super food shake that I didn’t know much about and a couple weeks later was a coach.
I was telling myself that I signed up to coach for the discount on Shakeology, but I knew deep down there was more to it. And there was.
Over the past several years, I transformed my own health, made amazing friends and have earned extra income.
While the extra income is awesome - it’s how I was able to afford the extra expenses of a disease not covered by insurance 💚 - it’s the extra accountability and friendships that mean the most to me and why I continue to coach.
Many coaches come and go - but I’m in this biz for the long haul! 💜💪🏼 So if you are reading this and think why does she have to post her workouts daily on social media - fair warning - it’s not going to stop. Those posts have helped and inspired so many. ✨💫 And I hope you are one of them! 🙌🏼 So again - I ask - have you considered coaching to help transform your life?! It’s your turn!


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I love my skirt flying against the books in the background and the time travel aspect of the library. I’ve been teaching tango, hosting milongas, practicas, and djing in 5 different countries since 2009 when I just couldn’t stand to see so many women sitting down, waiting to be asked to dance by a guy. I’ve also managed all this while living with chronic Lyme disease. If you are curious what my healing jam is all about, DM me! 💚
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#empoweringwomen #empoweringgirls #tangodance #argentinetango #tangoargentino #queertango #houstondancers #houstonartist #danceteacher #dancestudio #healingthroughdance #healingthroughart #metoo #livingwithlyme #lymewarrior #lymedontkillmyvibe #lymedisease #flashesofdelight #petitjoys #littlestoriesofmylife #spoonie #happyplace #womendancers #pursuewhatislovely #moreplease #creativewomen #sensualtouch #bailando #library #librarylife


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My cousin is radonnkulously talented 🌼


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Here is a throwback pic from my vacation to the Hampton’s in Long Island the beginning of this month. As far as updates go... I am continuing to search for the right type of position. The one that allows me to feel like I have some purpose but can allow me to somehow stay on state insurance. It’s taken this long for me to finally accept that I do need some help from the state, and that it is okay and that isn’t forever. Being sick is challenging and I should accept and be okay with getting some help because of it. My hip pain has been insane lately and it’s pretty clear the hip injection was unsuccessful again this time. I’m upset I put myself through this hell again, but knew it was a necessary to show the doctors how much I’m willing to try before begging for surgery. I need all of my energy to be focused on finding someway to fix this hip pain that has been literally debilitating. Hoping the next time I see the Lyme doctor we can discuss starting treatment again until I’m able to see other specialists out of state. Basically I am forced to try to find info about iv treatment since my parents won’t help. They are still in denial and we have been fighting very intensely lately. I’m still struggling with basic tasks but have been forcing myself to get by. We talked about things and I have by September to move out. My moms friend has a studio apt for rent begging then that is 475 everything included and I can bring griffin. The thing is that it is so far away from jobs. I’ll be spending tons of gas money. But it is what it is. I’m thankful they came around and are not as mean, like they were before. I am still finding it unbearable to live here. My boyfriend left to visit family for the next few days and was so kind to offer me to stay at his place for the next few days. I can get a break from my parents and just really relax for once. Things still feel out of reach and out of control, but I’m proud of myself for not giving up and pushing through. I got some more medical marijuana and hope I can get dabbling in it to find something that can help my hip pain. So far no type of medication even ketamine (got a very low dose at the ER once has helped)


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All sweat, no stress ✨☺️🔥💦 Did you know that Infrared saunas can boost your mood, relax your muscles, and strengthen your immune system all in one session? Thanks for stopping by @samiclarke #knowyoursweat


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Don’t ever stop believing + don’t ever give up! Whatever you are going through, just know you are not alone and things WILL get better! Don’t give up on your business, your health, your marriage, your dream whatever it is! You are the co-creator of your life and you don’t have to settle for anything less than what you want and deserve! Many people near + dear to me have been going through tough times this past year including myself and my family. But, it is with rain that comes growth and we must learn to embrace the storms and come out stronger, wiser, tougher, kinder, and better! Because I’m trying to keep it real—I spent my Sunday in the ER, to rule out having a stroke with what ended up being just a severe migraine and another rare diagnosis as a result of living with tickborne illness, but you know what I’m not going to let that ruin the rest of my day or week or stop me from reaching my goals, bring it on because it’s gunna take a lot more than that to keep me down! If on the tough days you are able to find even a little bit of joy that is the goal in life! You can be in pain and in joy simultaneously and that’s okay! All it takes is one positive thought each morning to transform your life, so choose joy!! I find joy in playing with my son + nephew, watching a funny movie with my hubby, reading a good book, hanging out at my moms house, seeing a cardinal, working with my clients, grocery shopping and cooking! Whatever joy looks like to you, do more of that and find more of that every single day and you’ll be okay 🖤 #dontgiveup #keepgoing #staystrong


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