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

Stop Beating Yourself Up: Give Yourself Credit for How Far You’ve Come

Happy May! In this fast-paced world, it’s easy to want to be at the finish line at the snap of a finger. When this doesn’t happen, giving up may cloud your thoughts. Everyone wants to be successful, but the reality is the road to success has many twists, turns, and bumps that can discourage you. … More Stop Beating Yourself Up: Give Yourself Credit for How Far You’ve Come

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