personal story

Tis a gift to receive

Thanksgiving and Christmas are my favorite holidays of the year. It’s a time where we take a moment to reconnect with loved ones, rest, give thanks, and give gifts of love. I am especially thankful for this holiday season because it comes at the end of a year filled with both joys and trials including the loss of a long time larger-than-life family friend to ALS. She was diagnosed before the ice bucket challenges started … Read More

Rachel’s story: Part 1

I’m opening up my mind, body and soul to you, so you really have a sense of what lead me to here. It’s not all pleasantries. Bear with me, TMI and all. Please remember though, it wasn’t all bad. I had a wonderful childhood, and I have wonderful memories of joy with family and friends. Yet, when I look back at my life and recall the anguish I was experiencing being in my body, I … Read More