Coffee: A Thing of the Past

I used to be someone who NEEDED their cup of coffee every single morning. I wouldn't truly feel "awake" until I was about half way through my cup. If I ever didn't have a chance to make it myself in the morning or if I was running late and didn't have time to stop and… Continue reading Coffee: A Thing of the Past

Comparison: The Thief of Joy

I saw a blogger the other day who appeared to have the "perfect" blog. Her days seemed to be spent dedicated to capturing the perfect photo, in the perfect outfit, with the perfect back drop. I immediately felt like my blog was inadequate. For a few minutes I even thought about stopping my blog because… Continue reading Comparison: The Thief of Joy

Heal Documentary

Very few things will come into your life that spark you to change the way you have been living. For me, my diagnosis was that catalyst but there have been a few things that I only stumbled upon because of my diagnosis that continue to change my life. I know its all part of my… Continue reading Heal Documentary

My Experience with CBD Oil

I am always looking for natural ways to aid in my journey with my Desmoid. It's definitely a huge change to now research and choose all the best natural remedies for things instead of just reaching into the medicine cabinet to grab what I've always used. One of the biggest side effects of a Desmoid,… Continue reading My Experience with CBD Oil

Social Media Diet

I don't think you realize how much of your life you are putting out into the world until something personal happens to you that you don't want to share. Every single aspect of our lives are blasted out onto this forum where hundreds, sometimes even thousands, of people can see, share or interpret it. We… Continue reading Social Media Diet

Live for Joy

Before my diagnosis it was so easy to get into a mundane weekly routine. I would wake up, go to work, begrudgingly get a work out in, make dinner, sleep and repeat 5 days a week. Now, looking back, I realize it weighed on me because I took it all for granted. I began to… Continue reading Live for Joy

A New Normal

I think, for me, the best part about being on a "watch and wait" is that everything about my life is exactly the same as it's always been. When my journey to a diagnosis began, I was with a new Doctor every week or at a new hospital every week and it was really exhausting… Continue reading A New Normal

Newly Diagnosed – Now What?

It can be really scary when a healthcare professional gives you a diagnosis. Especially when they tell you how rare the diagnosis is. You have so many questions you want and need answers to, you are scared and you also feel a little clouded. Here are some of the things I found helpful when I… Continue reading Newly Diagnosed – Now What?

Hate is Too Great a Burden to Bear

A while back I made the decision to not hate my Desmoid Tumor. How could I be practicing positive, healing energy and only feel negative energy toward the thing I was trying to heal? Sure, there are days where I am frustrated with it, days where I wish I could just take it off my… Continue reading Hate is Too Great a Burden to Bear