Welcome to the home of Stress, Sweat and Restoration.  I am so glad you have joined me and are interested in my walk as a full-time caregiver and working professional reclaiming her life.  This blog will provide a twisted authentic narration of a career-focused woman who abruptly became a full-time caregiver to her mother with Alzheimers.  From tears of advocacy work to the sweat of fighting systems of care, I mark the points in time where I dig my heels in and change the direction in my approach to maintaining my identity, my life goals and desires.

Not succumbing to stress is actually more challenging than allowing it to run overtop your life.   It takes intentional brutal effort to restore yourself after the impact of a traumatic event.  However, it can be accomplished through faith of steel, a fortified mindset, a sick sense of humor and a deepened love for yourself.

I promise you are not alone and will identify with a lot of the stories, thoughts and ideas in this blog.  If you don’t mind sweating with me, I promise you will find your steps in restoration for your life.

“Loving ourselves through the process of owning our story is the bravest thing we’ll ever do.” – Brene Brown







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Moving from Fear to Fierce

“The fear of facing your fears is harder to overcome than the fear itself.”  Recently, I have been pondering the origination of fear, in general and specifically to me. Have you ever examined your life and wondered how you survived some of the most traumatic challenging events?  I try not to look back too often … Continue reading Moving from Fear to Fierce

Road-Map Slam-Dunk

“If you don’t know where you are going, you’ll end up some place else.” – Y. Berra Many times in life I have been derailed from my goals or dreams due to unexpected events, family emergencies, failed relationships, and so on.  However,  what has never left me is the drive, the motivation and the perseverance … Continue reading Road-Map Slam-Dunk

Pain Recycled, A Wellness Approach

Recycling is the process of collecting and processing materials the would otherwise be thrown away as trash and turning them into new products.  When we think of the term or the action of recycling, we usually are thinking of plastic bottles, metal objects, cardboard materials and so on.  However, in light of May being Mental … Continue reading Pain Recycled, A Wellness Approach

Caregiver, Sweat That Stress Out

“Both tears and sweat are salty, but they render a different result. Tears will get you sympathy; sweat will get you change.” -Jesse Jackson There is no question about the impact of stress on a person’s physical, emotional and mental well-being.  Stress in our society looks differently by gender, race, socioeconomic status and age.  However, … Continue reading Caregiver, Sweat That Stress Out

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