Today I thought I'd write a quick little update on my Mom with Ankylosing Spondylitis journey! Because in a few weeks, I'll be a Mom with Ankylosing Spondylitis starting Biologics and I'll share how that journey goes. I'll link to my previous articles here, but I was diagnosed with AS six months ago, though I've… Continue reading I am taking Biologics for Ankylosing Spondylitis
Currently I’m working through a hard season. I'm in a disease flare-up (severe exhaustion and pain) and a depressive episode. The two intermingle and make it a very difficult time mentally, emotionally and physically. The gravitational pull is hard to overcome and this is where self-care checklists feel almost impossible to accomplish. You're just in… Continue reading Returning to Work from Maternity Leave and Depression at One Year Post Partum.
On the weekend my husband, kids and I took a family friend out to see Bragg Creek and Elbow Falls. It was a brilliant day out, filled with nature exploring and the joy inherent in watching people experience Kananaskis country for the first time. With tired toddlers and growling stomachs, we decided to make one… Continue reading How to Release the Grip of Grief and Sadness and Elbow Falls After the Flood
One of the podcasts I have been listening to as I begin my journey of understanding and addressing my Ankylosing Spondylitis disease and symptoms (I am in a bad flare at present) is the AS Natural Health Podcast with Michael Eisner which has been a wonderful resource. There are 22 episodes available. When I… Continue reading My Favourite Resources for Ankylosing Spondylitis
Today I wanted to share one of the models I use on myself (and clients) to get unstuck, and out of funks. It is a beautifully simple yet profound model. The visual image of a spiral is important, because one of the most important parts of climbing out of a funk, is knowing when you… Continue reading How to Get Yourself out of a Funk or Climb out of a Downward Spiral.
A mom of 3, recently diagnosed with ankylosing spondylitis. What to do in the first days of diagnosis?
Recently I was diagnosed with Ankylosing Spondylitis, but it was a long time coming and is but a small stage in my interesting journey understanding health (in all senses of the word) and pursuing vitality. With my diagnosis I've been turning my coaching eye onto myself and so many things are connecting for me right… Continue reading My Ankylosing Spondylitis Journey – Understanding Energy and Dispositions and Our Pasts.
Last week, ten years of questions and confusion around my back pain were finally resolved, and all of the "hot spots" in my body (that were seemingly unrelated) all came together. I was diagnosed with Ankylosing Spondylitis (though I do still have herniations and injuries from a car accident.) It explained SO.MUCH.IN.MY.LIFE. Particularly the crushing… Continue reading I am a Mom Diagnosed with Ankylosing Spondylitis after Having a Baby.
Image: Stock Image, Colourbox. This image right below, is of the Hoover Dam. An engineering marvel bordering Arizona and Nevada. It is a powerful visual for today's post. Hold it in your mind, it will make sense in a few minutes. Its concrete base is more than 600 ft thick. Why? The Hoover Dam… Continue reading Stop Repressing your Emotions. Start Feeling and Start Healing. My Ankylosing Spondylitis Remission Journey.