Feel It Completely and Let It Go

For a while there, I had really mastered the art of talking to myself in a positive way. I was able to calm any negative thoughts, calm any anger I was feeling or ill feelings and I was even able to constantly look on the bright side of this tumor. Lately, it's been a little… Continue reading Feel It Completely and Let It Go

Tips For Making a Lifestyle Change

It's not easy when you suddenly change up the way you have been doing things your entire life. Since I was young I always ate meats and consumed dairies. I never really lived an organic lifestyle or put thought into what I was putting on or in my body. Recently, having changed my entire lifestyle,… Continue reading Tips For Making a Lifestyle Change

I SHRUNK MY TUMOR.

I wasn't super nervous for my follow up appointment ... until the night before. The whole time leading up to this visit at Dana Farber I was calm, cool and collected. The MRI really freaked me out the most but the results, at that time, weren't bothersome to me. Then, the night before the appointment… Continue reading I SHRUNK MY TUMOR.

How Quickly We Forget

I am NOT, by any means, an outdoorsy person. In fact, I really resonate with this meme in particular:I do, however have a best friend who is outdoorsy. We often speak about how we are so opposite and that's how our friendship works. She tends to get me into situations that are out of my… Continue reading How Quickly We Forget

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

Earthing/Grounding

I love walking around barefoot in the summer. If I am not at work, you will very rarely find me with shoes on when the weather is warm. I didn't realize, before beginning my journey, the health benefits that walking around barefoot can have! By definition, Earthing (also known as grounding) refers to contact with the Earth's… Continue reading Earthing/Grounding