ABOUT CULTIVATING HEALTH, HAPPINESS AND JOY
Life can be full of surprises. Life can be challenging. There can be a lot going on.
At times it can seem difficult, or perhaps, even impossible to find happiness and joy.
This site was created to give people hope despite life’s challenges. To provide inspiration and resources to assist you in living your best life, despite whatever is going on in life. And yes, we totally get that there can be a lot going on.
You see, our family has faced many challenges over the years. Six automobile accidents (none our fault), other trauma which led to PTSD and multiple illnesses (over 25) in the past few years alone. We’ve faced cancer, multiple sclerosis, diabetes, traumatic brain injury, dysautonomia, and so much more head on. I was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis the same week my husband was diagnosed with cancer. Sure, some days are tough. We do have an occasional down day.
As we researched more info about these and other diseases we were dealing with we found so many people full of despair, even suicidal. Many felt that life was not worth living if they had to deal with the disease.
This website is designed to be a place where we talk about resources to increase happiness, despite life’s stuff. We will record research we’ve done or found related to various medical conditions, tips and tricks for increasing health, what it is like to deal with a variety of medical conditions.
We’ll share different parts of our lives, including the things we do to create more happiness in life. It could be hobbies, restaurants we love, travel we’ve done, and more.
Some of the medical issues we have been dealing with. Some afflict more than one family member.
- Cancer – Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma
- Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
- Median Arcuate Ligament Syndrome (MALS)
- Mast Cell Activation Disorder (MCAD)
- Traumatic Brain Injury
- Post-concussive Syndrome
- Undetermined Auto-Immune Disorder(s)
- CSF Leak
- Diabetes and Blood Sugar Issues
- Lyme Disease
- Epstein Barr Virus
- Connective Tissue Disorder
- MTHFR Gene Mutation
- Congestive Heart Failure
- Workplace Injuries
- Heart Issues
- Blood Sugar Issues
- Internal Hemorrhaging/ Bleeding
- Chronic Kidney Disease
- Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
- Blood Clots
- and a few other issue like appendicitis, gall-bladder removal, torn meniscus