Health is a State of Balance: Mind, Body, Spirit

During a crisis is often when you come face to face with the bare essentials of life. When my son, Jy, suffered from encephalitis and Guillain-Barre Syndrome, he almost tasted death between his coma and quadriplegic state. During his hospitalization, I learned how thin the veil is between life and death. At any given moment, … More Health is a State of Balance: Mind, Body, Spirit

A Mother’s Love

February is known as the month of love to many. Therefore, Collaboration with a Purpose decided to write about any kind of love. I took this opportunity to give an update on my nine-year-old son, Jy. I wrote a post in the past about how Jy suffered from encephalitis and Guillain-Barre Syndrome at the end … More A Mother’s Love

Be Picky: How to Get a Positive Experience with Healthcare

Jy and I just returned from Primary Children’s Hospital in Salt Lake City, Utah. We had a neuropsychological evaluation completed. It was an amazing experience. I’ve been a nurse for sixteen years (I’m getting old 😮.), and Primary Children’s Hospital is a model hospital of how healthcare should be. It is not always the big things … More Be Picky: How to Get a Positive Experience with Healthcare

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