It’s About the Journey

*Short Post Alert!! It’s been a fairly tough week, so it’s time to get pretty vulnerable.*  On this morning, I lay in my hospital bed… again… inpatient for the past two days after coming into the emergency department with searing pain in my abdomen and an upward-heading fever (Covid-negative, woohoo!) The sunrise is amazingly, breathtakinglyContinue reading “It’s About the Journey”

Family Values – for Mother’s Day

She cried. Yep, my all-weather, tough-as-nails mama, cried. When she learned of my official diagnosis of Lupus (SLE), she found her core group of friends at the time, and just wept. She explained to them the seriousness and ultimate severity of my diagnosis. The hard days and nights of pain, inflammation, and hospital visits toContinue reading “Family Values – for Mother’s Day”

Activate Joy!!… Huh?

Welp, it’s about time to discuss what I mean by “Activate Joy”. I know I’ve gotten at least a few of you out there confused. Why not just say, “Create Joy” or “Have Joy” for that matter? Because it’s not just about having joy; or creating it. You have to really put it into practiceContinue reading “Activate Joy!!… Huh?”