Overnight, chronic pain burst into my life. I used to be the mom who worked out twice a day while my children were napping. I even exercised through my whole pregnancy—with sciatica and nausea. My house was always clean and organized. I thought I had it all together. But then—one morning I woke with pain that radiated throughout my body. However, I felt it mostly in my back, legs, and joints, like the sciatica pain I had during my pregnancies. For the first time, I struggled with chronic pain. Discouragement grew as the person I once was seemed to vanish. Fast forward to today, I’veRead More →

I had one of those days this week.The kind where everything goes wrong, you feel completely disconnected, exhausted, and just plain done. I woke up and had a few minutes with my husband. I told him flat out that I woke up on the wrong side of the bed and I didn’t want to do today. It took me a little while to put my finger on my problem, but eventually I did.Read More →