Despite the smile on his face, Shiloh is anything but happy. He has spent many hours of his life in different vet offices (his least favorite place to be besides the car) desperate to find out what his malfunction was. He would limp his back and front legs, never consistent, […]

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Rise Above


Some of the toughest moments in my life are the moments when I have to rise above. When it seems almost impossible to bite my tongue, walk away, or let it go and focus on my own path in this universe. With the internet making it nearly impossible to avoid negativity and forcing […]

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Long Lost Friend


  As I entered the 6th grade, I was pleasantly surprised to find out it was finally the year we’d be given the opportunity to join band. I was never an athletic child: I was clumsy, I ran slow and weird, and I was lazy. Instead, I was the kid off […]

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A miracle


  It’s starting to sink in that I am housebound for at least the next 6months. I have good days, and I have bad days. On a good day I go half to most of the day not feeling dizzy, nauseous, or scared. On a bad day, I feel ill […]

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My first seizure

The night of 6/12/16 I was feeling nauseous and dizzy and had been for months. I was complaining a lot to my boyfriend as I sat down on the couch to watch our Redbox rental. All of the sudden I felt like I was going to pass out, and I had to […]

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Well, there you have it. After 15 days in the hospital this summer, I have a diagnosis: Epilepsy. I don’t think I’ve ever done so much research and reading regarding a diagnosis in my life. I knew a girl in high school that had epilepsy, and she had to be removed […]

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Battery on empty


It’s been difficult this month to come up with a concept to write about let alone one that is interesting enough to read. I started a new medication, and I feel as if I have been living the same day like an episode of Groundhog’s Day for what seems like weeks […]

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  I’ll be 29 in a couple weeks and to some this would be time to freak out and accept the death of my youth. You mean you only have ONE MORE YEAR until you’re the big 3-0?! I’m sorry! Your 20’s are coming to an end, how does that make […]

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Nutritional Yeast – The vegan’s cheese


Vegan: A person who does not eat or use animal products. The biggest upset I’ve heard from omnivores about the vegan diet is its lack of cheese and bacon. Thankfully, this way of eating has become more common and accepted in society, so there is a plethora of new meat and dairy […]

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The Demons of Anxiety


I cannot remember a day of my life without anxiety. In kindergarten I was worried about coloring out of the lines or being imaginative because it would eventually lead to getting my shoulders pinched from my wicked teacher. Around first grade, I would escape my real world and exit to dreamland accompanied by my […]

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