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    Autoimmune Disease

    Approximately 50 million Americans, 20% of the population or one in five people, suffer from autoimmune diseases. Some estimates say that 75% of those affected–some 30 million people–are women. I am one of them.

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Meet Jamie

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This set Jamie on the trek of her life ; Jamie’s Journey toward Physical, Emotional and Spiritual Health with Vasculitis.

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Contact Jamie

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Many things inspire me to be better than I am now. Contact me with any great suggestions. I am willing to listen.

Living Well with Chronic Illness

Learning to live positively, healthfully and lovingly. We are all worth fighting for!

  •     I was excited to receive Plated by Elana Karp and Suzanne Dumaine. When I received the book I spent some time reading through the book, examining the recipes, and drooling over the scrumptious pictures. My stomach, as well as my heart smiled. I couldn’t wait to create one of the recipes I saw. […]

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  •     Have you ever woken up from a deep sleep with a strong desire to write? I did, last night while in my warm, comfortable bed I was woken up from a deep sleep, I turned on my light. I felt the desire to write about wellness. Wellness conjures up a lot of things […]

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  •   What would you do if your way of life suddenly stopped? The grocery stores went bare, the electric car wouldn’t work, electricity stopped, cell phones, computers, and any other technology stopped working, how would you survive? The Alliance by Jolina Petersheim explores that realm of possibility in her fiction story. It involves a community […]

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  •     When I was younger I remember my father saying to me to never talk about politics and religion, because that is one way to start a war with someone.  In Darrell L. Bock’s book “How Would Jesus Vote?” That is exactly what Bock talks about. I have seen many rants, assassination by words […]

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  •   Once again I am embarking on another journey with my tracheal stenosis. On May 25th I will be undergoing another surgery on my trachea. I kind of lost count after 100 surgeries. I figured after a hundred there is no reason to keep on counting.  This what I have learned from my pre-op appointment. […]

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  •     I wasn’t sure what I was getting when I chose to read A.R. Bernard’s book “Four Things A Woman Wants From A Man”. What I read showed me what a healthy relationship looks like. It opened my heart and my eyes to the possibility that a true healthy relationship with a man could […]

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  •   While reading “The Progeny” by Tosca Lee I thought my family has issues. We don’t have issues like the Bathory family. The Progeny takes you on a journey of the decedents of Elizabeth Bathory, the lady who was tried in the 1600’s for murdering a lot of women. She is considered to be the […]

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  •   The quote above is from a Hillsong United Song. I went to their concert last night. I cried, I sang, I danced in my wheelchair. I needed this night of worship. I needed to be reminded who Jesus is.   It is Vasculitis month and Arthritis month. How fitting considering I have both of […]

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  •     In Karen Halvorsen Schreck’s book “Broken Ground” we go on a journey with Emily. The journey includes marriage, her husband’s untimely death in the oil field, moving back in with her parents, dealing with a father who seems over bearing with his rules and the church, then going to college in California, being […]

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