20 Years of Living With Autoimmune Disease – Part III

Autoimmune Part III  – They Killed My Thyroid Before It Killed Me Before sharing more of my story, I want to thank everyone who sent private messages during and after my Facebook Live on Thursday after I met with my doctor for a follow-up. This 3-part series might be able to be turned into a book! (Part I is here, Part II click here). But, let’s get back to the story. Last week I left…

20 Years of Living With An Autoimmune Disease: Part II

Living with an Autoimmune Disease – Part II: How an unplanned camp out on a frozen river may have saved my life. In Part I of this series, (click here for the story) I shared the symptoms of an overactive thyroid I ignored in the fall/winter of 1996 – 1997. I left off with my dog team and I heading out onto the Little Bay De Noc on Lake Michigan in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, after…

20 Years of Living With Autoimmune Disease: Part I

Living With An Autoimmune Disease: 20 Years and Counting – Part 1 The photo below was taken on Valentine’s Day 1997, a few months shy of my 31st birthday. Little did I know, 20 years later I would be sharing a two-decade long battle of feeling tired as hell with doctors telling me “your labs are in the ‘normal’ range”, struggling to get through the day, not sleeping at night and overall just feeling like shit.…

Drink Up on the 4th – Water That Is

Happy 4th of July everyone! Summer is in full swing in Interior Alaska and all of the Northern Hemisphere and that means trying to squeeze in as many outdoor activities as possible. While running around shuttling kids to summer activities, going to the beach or heading out on a family vacation, don’t forget to make sure you are drinking enough water. Many of us don’t drink enough plain water to keep ourselves properly hydrated without…

5 Easy Ways To Add Zen To Your Day

Do you find yourself hearing others talk about meditating and Zen and would like some for yourself, but are already wishing you had enough time to get everything done on your to do list? Wish no more! As a lifestyle coach, my goal is to take the overwhelm out of your life by sharing five easy ways to add a little Zen to your day that don’t require hours of sitting cross-legged on the floor…