History Shows You Are Not Alone – Fibromyalgia

History Shows You Are Not Alone – Fibromyalgia

  I wrote this post last month and it first appeared on Blog.MyFibroTeam.com. It is shared on my site with permission. This was part of a 3-part blog series. I am very humbled that this post was shared over 600 times on Facebook.  —- Fibromyalgia. It’s a real condition and it’s really painful. That is a fact. Getting … Continue reading

Assumption is Dumb

Assumption is Dumb

Several years ago, I lived in a vintage apartment on Milwaukee’s east side. It was a trendy and vibrant area to live in my mid-20’s. The streets were filled with over-caffeinated hipsters and seemingly cool college students. It was the place to be on a Saturday night and I was lucky to call it home. During … Continue reading

Glazed Shrimp and Fennel Recipe

Glazed Shrimp and Fennel Recipe

There is something so rewarding about growing your own food and then putting it on your table for dinner. Many of us are breaking away from that supermarket trap and growing our own food. Have you ever tried a food share or co-op program with one of your local farms? If not, I highly suggest doing … Continue reading

Blog Series on MyFibroTeam – Part 1

Blog Series on MyFibroTeam – Part 1

Greetings all. I hope that you are healthy and doing well. Last week, WordsByMara was featured on the MyFibroTeam.com blog. This is new and original content; which has not yet been published to my site. Please click here to read and share my article – History Shows You Are Not Alone With Fibromyalgia I’ve struggled … Continue reading

Blog Series on MyEndoTeam – Part 1

I am excited to announce that WordsByMara is now being featured as a 3-part blog series on MyEndoTeam.com. They are featuring some articles that were previously written on this site. MyEndometriosisTeam is a social network and online support group for women living with Endo. If you suffer from Endo and need support from an online … Continue reading

Health and Happiness – Achieving Goals

Health and Happiness – Achieving Goals

Chronic illness is exactly that… chronic. Consistent. A vicious cycle. Every day. All day. Living with a chronic illness is not an excuse – it’s a reality. Many of us struggle to move beyond the every day aches, pains and flares out of fear that our body will trigger another vicious cycle of illness. A … Continue reading

The Brink of Insanity – Parenting a Toddler

The Brink of Insanity – Parenting a Toddler

When your first child is born, your entire world is turned upside down. You are now in charge of a living, breathing, dependable human being that shares half of your genes. People used to tell me to enjoy the time before your child starts walking and talking. Honestly, I used to think that maybe they forgot … Continue reading

The Kind of Love

There is a kind of inexplicable love. The kind of love that you cannot know until you’ve held it in your arms. The kind of love that grows from the inside out. A love so holy and pure that it hurts. This love grows deeper with every cry, every sleepless night and every smile. It … Continue reading