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My Health Scare, A Video and Where We Go From Here

While we were coming home from a teaching, speaking, book-signing trip in Round Top, Texas, my left eye went black/blind and I had only a small sliver of vision left as we were leaving Amarillo. Kelly and the kids were with me and Kelly was driving. I had been feeling extremely run down at this point in our two-week trip and we were all eager to get home. Instead of home, we turned around and headed to the emergency room in …

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Are you tired of being sick and tired? {I was}

{Read to the bottom to see how you can get your own 1 hour of health coaching} If you have followed my blog for any amount of time you probably know about how sick I used to be. I have written about it HERE. After 8 + years of being sick, hospital visits, blood work, CAT scans, MRIs  and even ambulance rides …my life started to change. Change in the most amazing ways! Here is a little bit of my …

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Surviving {Waiting to thrive}

Sometimes we can hear about another person’s diagnosis and think that because their symtpoms are not ours that you could not possible have the same disease. I have multiple allergies to different foods and chemicals.  If I eat them I experience stroke symptoms, numbness, tingling, agitation, foggy brain, inability to speak properly….plus many more.  In the past year and a half that I have been off of gluten there have been a few times that I have accidentally had it. …

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My Daughter’s Story

I feel like I have been through a lot with my health. Even in the midst of being really sick it was only my immediate family that knew how hard my days were. Because of all I have gone through and in the end I am making my way…I sometimes downplay things with my children. Years ago I would have panicked and rushed them to the doctor and today there is a calm and peace that things will be fine. …

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Crazy Road To Health {Repost}

{original post May 19, 2010} It was eight years ago. I was three months pregnant with our second child. My mom was visiting and giving me a head rub…which she always does when she visits me (don’t you just love mamas). I was extremely tired and talking to both Kelly and my mom. I started to not talk correctly.  What I was thinking in my head was coming out as something else when I spoke. My left hand then went …

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Made From Scratch {Gluten Free Carrot Cake}

Like many Americans we have gone gluten free {at least two out of five}. The rest of the family has easily adjusted to our diet. I have been gluten free for the past 11 months.  Hard to believe how quickly that time has gone. You can eat gluten free and still eat very unhealthy. My health journey has led me to find gluten alternatives that have the most health benefit as possible. I am a huge fan of cooking with …