Coping with the Loss of Health: How My Son Survived Guillain-Barre Syndrome and Encephalitis

Without health, you have nothing. When you are healthy, you feel like you can accomplish anything. You have focus, energy, and drive. In contrast, when you are ill, you feel like you are functioning through quicksand and it takes everything in you to keep your head above the mud. Before October of 2015, my son, … More Coping with the Loss of Health: How My Son Survived Guillain-Barre Syndrome and Encephalitis

Positivity: We Never Know Which Lives We Influence #SpreadSmiles

I was asked by Mahriya with MyBookyLife to participate in a spreading positivity and smiles post. This great positivity #SpreadSmiles idea originated from Sasha @ The Stylish Dreamer. It is a contest. You can enter here, but I am not concerned with winning anything. I am super excited about sharing positivity and smiles any chance … More Positivity: We Never Know Which Lives We Influence #SpreadSmiles

Teen Suicide- What Friends and Outside Influences Can Do to Help Prevent this Tragedy

Globally, over 800,000 people die each year of suicide, and there are MANY more who attempt suicide [World Health Organization (WHO), 2012]. Teen suicide is the SECOND leading cause of death among teens/young adults ages 15-29 years old (WHO, 2012). Additional Teen Suicide Statistics for the U.S. There is an average of over 5,240 attempts by … More Teen Suicide- What Friends and Outside Influences Can Do to Help Prevent this Tragedy

Balance- You’ll Never Regret Spending Time with Your Loved Ones

There are certain days that I will never forget working as a nurse in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU). My experiences helped me to prioritize. I’m definitely not perfect at it, but I believe balance is important in life. Remember that word regret? You don’t want to regret not cultivating important areas of your … More Balance- You’ll Never Regret Spending Time with Your Loved Ones

Grit: Passion and Perseverance for Long-Term Goals

I hope everyone had a great weekend! I had the wonderful opportunity of taking my son, Kobi, to the 7×7 Adidas Tournament in California. There were some phenomenal athletes there!  Most of them have a dream of getting a college football scholarship and even playing for the NFL one day! A college scholarship and the … More Grit: Passion and Perseverance for Long-Term Goals