From Mold Illness to Mindfully Healed, Part III: Recovery

From Mold Illness to Mindfully Healed, Part III: Recovery

This topic is the thread that tied the last decade of my life together. The more noise those of us affected can create, the more unwitting victims can be helped.

The increasingly common, and often hidden toxin has been underestimated for far too long. Relegated to a mere nuisance for those with overt allergies or sensitivities, mold lurking in the basement, behind paint and baseboards, in AC ducts, and under carpets may be wreaking more havoc on your health than you realize.

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From Mold Illness to Mindfully Healed, Part II: Clean Up

From Mold Illness to Mindfully Healed, Part II: Clean Up

Though misunderstood by many—even in the medical field—there is a difference between mold toxicity and a mold allergy. A mold allergy is what my husband experienced when we pulled off the door frames and found ourselves face-to-face with Stachybotrys, i.e., black mold. An allergy elicits an immune response that usually manifests with symptoms in the sinuses and lungs. This response is typically an acute one (at least on the surface) that subsides when a person removes himself from the proximity of mold.

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From Mold Illness to Mindfully Healed, Part I: Discovery

From Mold Illness to Mindfully Healed, Part I: Discovery

This topic is the thread that tied the last decade of my life together. The more noise those of us affected can create, the more unwitting victims can be helped.

The increasingly common, and often hidden toxin has been underestimated for far too long. Relegated to a mere nuisance for those with overt allergies or sensitivities, mold lurking in the basement, behind paint and baseboards, in AC ducts, and under carpets may be wreaking more havoc on your health than you realize.

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Through the Woods

Through the Woods

You've heard me mention this word before - neuroplasticity. It is the brain’s ability to change and form new neural networks. So what does that mean exactly?

Imagine a well-trodden path through the woods that leads you through your day...

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Are you putting yourself last?

Are you putting yourself last?

Last Christmas morning was the first one in half a decade in which I didn't wake up feeling like I'd been run over by a truck. Over the years I had grown to dread the holiday season. Everyone around me was basking in the glow of the colorful lights, festive parties, child recitals, and favorite traditions while I was laser-focused on watching every morsel of food I put into my mouth and mustering any amount of energy I could to just get gifts under the tree...

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