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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

Redirecting Your Sails

Redirecting Your Sails

Hello Readers – you may have noticed my absence since the beginning of September. There is no particular reason for this other than… life and new projects! I wanted to share this image with you on “Motivational Monday” for encouragement. Often times, we experience storms in life and the wind can easily steer us off … Continue reading

The Winning Trials in Life

The Winning Trials in Life

Do you ever wonder what your life might be like if you hadn’t gone through various trials? Did that particular challenge completely reshape your future by opening your eyes to unfavorable traits or behaviors? Did you vow to turn your life around after surviving those difficult moments? The truth is… some people will learn and others … Continue reading

Are You Ready for a Diet Change?

Are You Ready for a Diet Change?

Why are necessary changes so hard? If a diet change would help you feel better, why would you delay that change? Why do we mourn the loss of food like it’s a friend or a pet? It’s food!! Nourishment for your organs and body. A life sustainable resource! When we stop looking at food like … Continue reading

Busting the Misconceptions of Yoga

Busting the Misconceptions of Yoga

When you hear the word “yoga”, what do you think? There are a TON of misconceptions when it comes to yoga. And though I am not a certified expert (like a yoga instructor), I’m here to clear up some preconceived ideas when it comes to practicing yoga. When I started practicing 4 years ago, I … Continue reading

My Health Journey – One Year Later

My Health Journey – One Year Later

I slipped on my running shoes with tremendous anxiety, while wondering how badly it was going to hurt today. Taking a deep breath, I stepped onto the sidewalk. The path ahead seemed grim and torturous. My body tensed as I bravely took the first steps. It only took 3 blocks for my low back to … Continue reading

There is No Magic Secret to Weight Loss

There is No Magic Secret to Weight Loss

The sheer idea of losing weight can seem daunting and defeating. You’ve tried and tried again, but nothing seems to work. Or maybe just the idea of exercise makes you tired. Am I right? As a mom, a person with chronic pain, and a full-time employee… it can be very difficult to exercise or cook healthy. I … Continue reading

Held Together By Tape and Glue

Held Together By Tape and Glue

I would like to dedicate this post to all the chronic pain warriors and “spoonies” out there. Year after year, my body seems to deteriorate. And I find myself in a continuous battle of mental strength versus physical symptoms. One of the most difficult things about having a chronic illness is learning that you are … Continue reading

How to Change Your Perspective

How to Change Your Perspective

I wrote this post which first appeared on MyFibroTeam.com and is reposted to WordsByMara.com with permission. Although this post was intended for the Fibromyalgia audience, my hope is that everyone will be able to relate. Here is my experience in changing perspectives from a realm of comfort, to that of positivity and joy! Everything starts with … Continue reading