Sunday, March 29, 2015

The Science Behind Resilience

Hey! Happy weekend!

I just watched the most interesting TED Talk, and I think you'll like it. The part I connected with most is called "post-traumatic growth" -- like how my mom grew during her Live for Now Tour, and how I've grown since POTS and all its bumpy struggles. I'll let the video speak for itself, but the science is so interesting to me. Now I know why I get so happy when writing thank-you notes. It boosts my social resilience!

Let me know what you think!


Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Wild Berry Zinger

Started class today. Environmental Biology. Feeling great about it. Syllabus makes the course sound interesting but also pretty easy. Thinking I can get most of the big assignments done next week over our Spring Break.

I am working out a lot and loving it! Next post I promise I'll include a picture of my sticker chart. :) Yesterday I did a serious weights class. Sore today but it's a good feeling!

Things are coming together and I can feel God moving. Wondering what the future will bring, the next few months, the next few years. I feel like I'm at a pivotal moment. It's exciting. Following Him every step of the way.


Thursday, March 5, 2015

Tulsi Jasmine


I love it here. What more can I say. A lot. But I also have a lot to do (ack!) that is slightly more time-sensitive than updating my blog.

Once I've decorated, there will be pictures. Once I have some chairs, I will invite people over regularly. For the moment, I've had some POTSie issues (dumb seizures) so I've stepped down from my role as youth leader at church. Waah, but also gives me the freedom to really focus on my health. Did yoga on Monday, got a massage yesterday, and made it through water aerobics today! My March sticker chart is looking colorful already. Mom would be proud. She IS proud! :-)

So yeah. Exercise. Salt. Water. LOTS of rest (typically 12 hours a night... that's grief for ya). Super foods. Relaxation. Breathing with my emWave program on the computer. All while trying to unpack and get adjusted! It's thrilling! I have a CLC class that starts in 12 days. Hoping and praying for the strength and focus to take (and complete!) the course. The best news about it is 1) my professor got great reviews and 2) It's 3:30-6:20 on Tues/Thurs. That means no early mornings and no late nights. Perfect for my sleep schedule!

God is working in this. I have a good feeling. And I'll still volunteer with the youth! Keeping my chin up. His timing is best.