Tag Archive | beyond illness

What’s Happening in Central Florida this June?

The hot days of the summer are finally here. The kids are out and about, the visitors are coming in to town and everyone wants to see something new. If you live in or will be traveling to the Central Florida area, here are just a few ideas to help keep you busy in the […]

Pity Party No More: Yes, I’m in Pain – Yes, I’m ok

Recently I had the good fortune to meet and enjoy a cup of coffee in the company of a fabulously inspirational woman, Casey Wohl, The Getaway Girl.  Eventually our conversation turned to my condition, and she asked a question I rarely hear, “Are you in pain now?”  I attempted to explain the most dominant type […]

Road Trippin’: The DeLand Mural Walk

Imagine my surprise when I find out after 8 years of living in Orlando, there is a mural painting walk in 11 of Florida’s cities, called the “Florida Mural Trail.”  The Florida Mural Trail goes through Palatka, DeLand, Lake Placid, Milton, Gainesville, Kissimmee, Saint Cloud, Fort Pierce, Lake Wales, Punta Gorda, and Pine Island.  I […]

Pity Party No More: Put Your Best Face Forward

When I met Mindy Black, I was taken by her obvious passion for skin care and her overwhelming desire to help others.  Mindy is a clinical esthetician and owner of Inner Beauty Skin Care. Mindy’s life experience and philosophy of “run with people who run faster” have super charged her reach.  She works with clients […]

Pity Party No More: Are Your Trigger Points Screaming for Attention?

My biggest daily challenge is overcoming a major symptom of my condition, PAIN.  I used to think I was special, but apparently I’m not alone .  Recent studies show about 100 million Americans suffer from Chronic Pain and know the burden of pain on every day life.   In fact about 20% of those pain […]

Pity Party No More: Get Beyond Your Dis-ease

When thinking back to my darkest days I remember how difficult it was to find the motivation to rise in the morning.  I often laid in bed for hours with no desire to embark on the new day.  I know how hard it was for my family to watch me opt for self-imposed confinement, rather […]

Destination Spotlight: Florida – Discover Our “Sunshine State”

Florida merrily calls itself the “Sunshine State.”  Yet there’s more than sunny skies to recommend here.  You can visit remote little towns like Apalachicola and Cassadaga, or a live it up in a multicultural playground like Miami.  You can scoff lots of fresh seafood and then work off the calories bicycling, golfing, kayaking or swimming. […]