Health

leukemia

Surviving Leukemia 3 times

In November of 2018, I was living a typical late-20s fast paced lifestyle. I had gone to 7 weddings in 10 months in 5 different states. I was always on the go! That all changed on Wednesday November 14th 2018. I wasn’t feeling well and I went to get blood[...]
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eating disorder

Pulling myself out of my eating disorder

Since I was very little I felt that I did not fit in. My tastes did not match those of society, of what was expected of me. I felt out of place. The summer when it was time for me to go to college, I was nervous and bewildered. How[...]
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Reiki

How Reiki helped me find my inner hero

I came to find energy and Reiki complementary therapies because I was going through a very negative personal situation in which I felt very desperate because I could not see a plausible solution. Every day things looked darker and darker, so much so that at one point in my life[...]
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Lymphoma

A Stage 4 Lymphoma at 22 years of age

At 22 years old, when I felt like my life was finally coming together, it suddenly fell apart. I had just accepted a job offer at my dream job and was two months away from graduating university when I received the news that I had stage 4 cancer – Primary[...]
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bipolar disorder

Turning my bipolar disorder diagnosis into my purpose

In 1993, I went off to college and I was longing for acceptance and approval.  That is when I came across Body building.  Body building would be the driving force that allowed me to shine and hide my true colors.  I was committed and disciplined, and it felt good.  The[...]
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heart attack

A heart attack taught me the essence of being

Learning, understanding and communicating are my life passions. I thought I understood communication and the meaning of life until one day my heart stopped. On March 24, 2019, during a family meal on a quiet Sunday, surrounded by love, I had a heart attack.
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rheumatoid arthritis

Rheumatoid Arthritis Won't Stop Me

When disease enters a home, we always tend to think that the person who is ill is the only “victim” of what is happening. I will tell you a story about someone close to me, because in the end the moral is that we are all affected by the things[...]
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uterine cancer

Experiencing Uterine Cancer came with a gift

I've been trying to write these lines for days, and every time I make an attempt, everything inside me stirrs. A few years have passed since I received the news that changed my life and despite the years it is still hard for me to remember those moments again.
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