I was diagnosed with Graves Disease in 2010 through my annual physical exam. I should have known something was off due to the occasional chest tightness and heart palpitations I had experienced.
Back then, I was a newlywed and only had my daughter who was a toddler. This autoimmune disease forced me to take a step back and examine how I was taking care of my 30 something year old body.
Graves Disease has forced me to put things in perspective. I worry less about the things that I have no control over. I have taken control of my health and wellness. My family has been a source of inspiration to thrive despite my diagnosis. I’m a wife and mother of two amazing humans and I want to show them how to persevere through obstacles even when things aren’t going as planned. I am grateful for my health, family and grace. I am also grateful for the spirit of empowerment and the community that keeps me laughing, showing up and sharing my journey. I have a thriving coaching practice which brings me joy and gives me a renewed sense of purpose.
Life may not always be filled with rainbows and unicorns and those are the moments we have to take life in stride, one day at a time doing your best. Worry about what’s to come when it gets here. Find something that brings you joy and do more of it!