writer, warrior, whack-a-doodle

Year: 2015

Bee Healthy

As a person diagnosed with and treating Lyme disease, a disease with no known cure and life-debilitating symptoms, I find myself coming across "sure-cures" every day. One such cure that's been floating around for a while is Apitherapy or bee venom therapy.  Ellie Lobel, who had been fighting chronic Lyme disease for nearly 20 years, was cured […]

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April Fools!

I guess the joke is on me. Sigh. It's like I've never owned a Siberian Husky before.

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Yikes! It's the Monday Morning Fun Police!
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Weekend Wrap Up

Theirs is a complex relationship. Bonded in emotions that range from angst to bliss. She was all wiggles and kisses for the entire weekend when he returned on Friday after two weeks of travel. He walked them both days this weekend for extra one on one time. Monday night when he gets home from work, she will make no […]

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Spring Has Sprung!

Spring is here in Santa Cruz Mountains and that leaves only a short window of time to photograph the variety of blooms in vibrant greens, blues, pinks and reds before it all turns golden brown. I walk by numerous varieties of wildflowers everyday on my dog walk and I've never given them a glance, much […]

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When Being Strong is the Only Choice

It's been a challenging week for me and the dogs. Between being stuck at home resting and going to multiple doctor appointments, there were no walkies. They took it with grace and didn't complain much. I think they know more than we imagine they do. It breaks my heart to deny them their daily walk and […]

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Enabling Chocoholics Around the Web

Are you one of those people who sneaks a bite of chocolate before noon? Have you been known to eat a brownie from a freshly baked batch for breakfast? If so, then I have the guilt free solution for you! Chocolate Oatmeal is not only heart healthy, its chock full of fiber, protein and antioxidants. With […]

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Pretty Pleeeeeeeze? With My Snooter on Top?

Sorry Big Boy, you can't come up and snuggle. I've been vaccinated for SPES (Sad Puppy Eyes Syndrome). Oh all right then. Come on up.  It's not like modern medicine actually works anyway.

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My Tough Girl

If I ever find myself complaining about this stupid pain of Lyme disease, all I have to do is look up to my tough girl. She was born in pain and some how finds a way to live life to the fullest within her potential. She's a my guru. She's my tough girl.  

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Let's Just Put the Blinders Back On and Pretend the Week Never Happened

What a week! What a crappy, crappy week. I always thought I was really lucky to be one of those Lymies that didn't have it so bad to end up in the hospital, but in the hospital is exactly where I ended up on Thursday.

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