- Sep 23, 2017
34 & More
Today's my birthday. I'm thirty-four years old. This isn't the first birthday post I've written. In fact, I've been celebrating my birthday here in this space since I first started blogging. But there's something different about birthdays now--something special, something victorious. Something even magical. Something so much more than another year around the sun. Five years ago, I lay in bed unable to walk from the pain or lift my head from the fatigue. Nightmares plagued my
- Sep 20, 2017
Happy Anniversary, The Last Letter!
Today marks the one-year anniversary of the release of The Last Letter, and what a whirlwind of a year it’s been! This book, in conjunction with my Lyme advocacy efforts, has reached farther than I could have ever imagined, and it’s because of a community like you who have supported, shared, and rooted the book on that we’ve been able to make a difference in so many lives. Here’s where the book and our advocacy efforts have led us: Contributing writer for the Global Lyme Al
- Sep 13, 2017
Announcing LymeBrave Foundation, Inc!
This was the hardest secret I've ever kept--and I'm pretty sure I still managed to fail by spilling the beans to at least a handful of people in all my excitement and anticipation. But the wait is finally over and I can announce it to the world: LymeBrave Foundation, Inc is here! After five years of dreaming and nearly a year in the making, I'm so proud to share with everyone my new non-profit aimed at providing support programs and educational resources for Lyme disease pa
- Sep 5, 2017
Stepping into the Past
I'm a nostalgic and sentimental person. If you know me, you know that comes as absolutely no surprise. Memories are important to me not just because looking back shows me where I've been but because they help me understand who I am now. No. Wait. It's more than that. It's something I don't have words for. Not yet, anyway... Walking through my grandmother's house this past summer right before it sold, I felt like I had stepped back in time. I could hear our laughter, our chatt