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In early August of 2021, I was diagnosed with GuillainBarré Syndrome (GBS) – a rare autoimmune disorder. My own immune system damaged my nerves, which left me paralyzed in my legs, arms, and face. Luckily, my lungs have been only slightly affected.

I’m finally well enough to start sharing some of what has happened and what’s to come. I want to honor this moment as an opportunity to be transparent and vulnerable. 

This is my journey of healing and growth as I navigate life after being diagnosed with GuillainBarré Syndrome.

June 6

Joy in the Smallest Things

I’ve always been a big dreamer. I like to visualize things and then take the steps to create them. Out of all these life experiences and after having had this major life change in the last 10-months, I am finding the greatest joy in the small things
May 23

My Different Therapies

As I continue my healing from Guillain-Barré Syndrome, I’ve used a lot of different therapies. I believe they have seriously sped up my recovery.
May 10

The Gift of Family

One of the great gifts Guillain-Barré Syndrome has given me is to truly know in my heart that I am loved. Those closest to me showed up in such loving ways. Helping in ways I would not have imagined prior to this. This started with my family and extended to many friends.
May 2

Out To Eat!

Going out to eat was also a new success. It’s still hard to chew with my mouth closed, so I’ve been a private eater.
April 11

The Oak Tree

This Oak tree is so strong and it doesn’t work hard to do so. It just is. If you are stressed, challenged and/or feeling worried today, find some piece of nature and give it 10-15 minutes. Relax and breath.
April 4

A Hike with my Dad

Hike with my Dad. Grateful for the time with him. Grateful I can hike. No big hills yet. Which brings me to my next gratitude moment….
March 28

My face, my face, my face…

My Face, my face, my face… It’s starting to come back online, yet I’m still not able to blink on my own and not able to close my eyes fully without using my fingers.
March 21

Everyday Mindfulness

Meditation has been a part of my life for over 15 years now. It has been such a positive addition to my life. So often, when we think of our health, many of us think of exercise and diet, when actually, I think, mindfulness is the bigger game changer of the three.
March 14

Knowledge is Only Potential Power

Knowledge is power. How is that powerful? Knowledge is about Knowing & Leveraging: gaining the right information and using that information. A lot of people know what to do but only a few actually do what they know.