“Dear friend, I hope all is well with you and that you are as healthy in body as you are strong in spirit.” — 3 John 1:2
Are you sick and tired of being sick and tired?
Do you feel like you got the very short end of the proverbial stick in life?
What if I told you there was a way to stop feeling like everyone else gets to live their *dream life* but you?
I’m not Joel Osteen. I’m not about the prosperity gospel.
But would you believe me if I told you healing from chronic illness was possible?
Or that you could get OUT OF DEBT and afford those functional medicine appts, that dream vacation, or that thing you’ve always wanted to do?
Friend, it is SO possible!
I’m doing it and you can too.
I’m on a mission to help you live a joy-filled life.
To help you go from unwell to well.
Like the woman, in Luke 8, who bled for 12 years and was made well….
I believe true wellness is found in the goodness of the person of Jesus Christ.
“Perfect health” and a full bank account means nothing if we are dead in our “spirit”.
If you’re sick and tired of being sick and tired (and are ready to make the changes you need to to get better), you’ve found your place and your people. I hope you’ll stick around and join me as I share how I’m healing from chronic illness, my debt free journey, and what God is teaching me each day.
Let’s do life together.
Welcome to the fam!
Hi, I’m Steph! I’m a Christ-follower, wife, dog mom, and taco enthusiast. I also love me some Spider-Man, anything Marvel-related, afternoon tea, and collecting Minnie ears, books, and essential oils.
At 20 years young, I found myself afflicted with a mysterious chronic cough that no doctor could diagnose. Two years, eight doctors, and an endoscopy later, I learned that I had Laryngopharyngeal Reflux Disease, GERD, leaky gut, SIBO, and inflammation of my stomach and esophagus.
When I asked my doctor what to do next, he told me I would need to be on a Proton Pump Inhibitor indefinitely and this would be my life from now on.
At 22, I refused to accept being on medication for the rest of my life. Since there was nothing else medical “experts” could do to help me, I began looking at other alternatives and I found them!
When I stopped chasing symptoms and started addressing the root of my issues, I began to experience healing and a life I was excited about again.
Today, I have a wonderful health team that empowers me to make the best decisions for me. I’ve discovered what some of the underlying causes of my illnesses are (and I’m still actively working on them). And by the grace of God, my symptoms have improved tenfold. I have a life filled with joy again.
I’m not a big wig, fancy Registered Dietician or ND.
I’m just a girl who has been where you are at.
The debilitating fatigue that makes your eyes glaze over at your desk. The panic attack that feels like a seizure. Excusing yourself to puke in the work bathroom. THE BLOAT. Goodness gracious, the third-trimester pregnancy bloat. It’s enough to make anyone want to give up.
But guess what? This doesn’t have to be your life. Whether you struggle with autoimmune disease, IBS, hormone issues, or the debilitating chronic fatigue, you can have your own success story. It’s not a far-off dream and your body isn’t defective. You CAN feel better and do the things that fill you up again.
It is my constant prayer that this blog will equip you to do just this. I’ll gladly share things like health updates, expert interviews, gut-friendly recipes, and how I’ve been able to find symptom relief. But this website is also my brainchild and a huge part of me. So, it’ll also be a space where I can share things like my life with you, my faith in the person of Christ, practical ways I stay productive and supplement income from home, and all things natural and holistic living.
In other words, this is a lifestyle blog that’s a big mixing bowl of all sorts of goodness that will hopefully encourage you to lead a healthier and happier lifestyle. I am so happy you’re here. I hope that you wouldn’t just consume content, but that we could actually do life together and talk about all the things.
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