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Surviving Back Surgery 101

Surviving Back Surgery 101

If you finally made the call and scheduled any type of lumber back surgery, you know that there’s a long journey ahead. In order to “survive” such a major surgery, I’ve found many tips and tools that are exceedingly helpful. The following tips, tricks, and suggestions below are things that I found helpful during my … Continue reading

Coming Soon – Website Revamp

Coming Soon – Website Revamp

Greetings all. As you may know, I’ve been noticeably absent from blog writing over the last 2 years. When I started this blog in 2012, the intention was to provide an outlet for anyone overcoming trials and to help see the good that can happen when you triumphantly survive. I wanted to provide a safe … Continue reading

The Back Surgery Monologues

The Back Surgery Monologues

Going through a major back surgery is not for the faint of heart. It requires a strong person that is determined to feel well and conquer recovery. I’d be lying if I said that I have been a saint through this process – there were some very difficult days and moments. I’d spend hours crying … Continue reading

Special Diets are Lonely

Special Diets are Lonely

Her abdomen twisted suddenly and fiercely. The inside cramped and squeezed. She felt tears sting the eyes as they threatened to fall. What caused the pain this time? Pain grips her lower abdomen with unbearable tightness before she retreats to the restroom. She tries to recollect what had been eaten over the last 24 hours. … Continue reading

Endo Sister Story – Tori

Endo Sister Story – Tori

Note from Mara: I’ve been asking my fellow Endo sisters to share their stories. The more we talk about the disease, the more we break myths and empower each other. Keep talking! Keep raising awareness! And keep fighting! This is Tori’s story… —- I’m Tori, 27 and married to an amazing and supportive husband. No … Continue reading

Your Story is Still Being Written

Your Story is Still Being Written

When it comes to waiting… I’ll be the first to admit that it’s not my strength. I am the kind of person that reads the spoilers, seeks the answers, and reads the last chapter of the book! I guess you could say that I’m rather impatient. While reading a new novel, I was impressed by … Continue reading

Refresh with a 3-Day Cleanse

Refresh with a 3-Day Cleanse

After the holidays, I needed to get my body back on track. Doing a short cleanse is like hitting the refresh button on your body. Our current society might tell you that “juice cleanses” are a hipster thing, but the truth is people have been doing cleanses for hundred of years. After researching some of the … Continue reading

Coconut Flour Apple Cinnamon Muffins

Coconut Flour Apple Cinnamon Muffins

Coconut flour. It’s naturally gluten-free and provides a nice break from the standard all-purpose flour. The consistency is light and fluffy, without a detectable flavor of coconut. Before the holidays, I was in the grocery store and saw Coconut Flour and Sugar on sale. I purchased a pound of each for under $7. While looking … Continue reading