It's a Twinderful Life

Looking For the Silver Lining in All of Life's Clouds

this woman cured her multiple sclerosis by eating a paleo diet.

One of the most AMAZING things I’ve ever seen!

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diabetes and redemption.

Oh my gosh, you guys. I watched this video this morning because I was interested by the title: “What if we’re wrong about Diabetes?” And I was TOTALLY floored by what I saw. I’ve been thinking this way about diabetes and other illnesses for a couple of years now, but I didn’t expect many others, especially a physician trained in western medicine, to think the same way. Not only was I surprised to learn that an E.R. doctor is trying to change how we think about/treat diabetes and insulin resistance, but I was also touched by his humility. In short, I felt inspired.

As some of you know, Steve was diagnosed with Type II Diabetes 5 years ago. It was completely out of the blue. He had no noticeable signs or symptoms and wasn’t overweight. We’re lucky that it showed up on a routine blood test.

Since then, we’ve been trying different ways of eating and exercise to see if we can “reverse” it. We’re making progress.

This video is SO WORTH the 16 minutes.

Have a great week!

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paleo diet recommendation from a heart surgeon.

If you’ve followed this blog from the beginning you’ll know that Bre and I are big fans of the Paleo/Primal lifestyle as a way to have the healthiest and happiest life possible. It has made all of the difference for me living life with Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis. Some people may think this way of eating to be extreme because it is completely opposite of the Standard American Diet and how we have been told to eat for the past several decades. Well today at work, a friend sent me this article, written by a heart surgeon with twenty-five years of experience. Want to know why you should look into trying out the Paleo/Primal diet for yourself? Take a quick read ( 3 – 5 mins.) and I think you’ll find his propositions to be both eye-opening and convincing. Happy learning!


mother’s day thoughts.

Hi Friends,

I’ve missed communicating with all of you through the blog! Eventually I’ll get around to giving you an update on the goings on around here, but for today I wanted to share an awesome article that I read in our local newspaper. It’s written by Mara Kofoed, author of one of my favorite blogs of all time!

As you know, Steve and I have been walking the road of infertility. I know that everyone deals with this trial in their own way (and that this is a very sensitive topic), but for me, it has been (surprisingly) void of pain, fear, and sadness. Why? Maybe it’s a blessing or a¬†spiritual¬†gift. Or maybe it’s because I’ve been trying to live my life in the way Mara describes in the article. Either way, I feel grateful for the perspective that I’ve been given and for the gratitude that I feel for my life every day, even though things turn out in ways unexpected.

For those of you who are walking this path of infertility too, my heart goes out to you. Please know that you’re not alone and that there is still so much beauty left in this life. You are not alone. You are beautiful and loved more than you will ever know.

This Mother’s Day, I will be thinking of you.

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“i don’t” vs. “i can’t”

I came across this interesting article about how the slightest change in word choice has a very big effect. It’s a short read (2 – 3 minutes) and introduces and AWESOME concept. Enjoy!

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