Trudging Through the Narcolepsy Brain Fog


One of the most frustrating symptoms of narcolepsy for me is brain fog – that heavy feeling on my skull that clouds my ability to think and react.  Brain fog is like trying to drive through heavy fog.  Since the view is obscured, you slow down.  You must try to pay extra attention to your […]

Attitude Adjustment

Source: via Pamela on Pinterest     In my last post, I mentioned that I’ve been having a bit of a regression of sorts. The term I used was a “sickly, sleepy, slob” to be exact. I’ve been in a better place compared to where I’m at now. I’ve felt better. As frustrating as […]

A Rollercoaster of a Week

Boomerang at Worlds of Fun (source:

When I was nine years old, my family went to Six Flags in St. Louis. It was there that I conquered my fear of rollercoasters and fell in love with thrill rides. My dad kept trying convince me to ride on the Screamin’ Eagle the entire day, but I refused. It seemed way too scary. […]

Slow and steady and gluten-free

It was a Thursday night in May when I decided to go on Xyrem.  I was driving through an intersection on my way home from work when a policeman also crossed the intersection perpendicularly to me.   He was already headed towards me before he turned on his siren or I wouldn’t have gone through my […]

Domino’s Gluten-Free Pizza

Gooey melted cheese. Warm, flavorful sauce. A menagerie of veggies and meats cut perfectly in the same sizes. Fluffy, delicious crust. What’s not to love about pizza? My little girl and I spent the entire day at home today, playing games, coloring pictures, and not doing anything productive. Why start with cooking dinner? If you’ve […]

Gluten-Free Recipes: Roasted Pork Tenderloin Served Two Ways!

When I tell people I’m gluten-free, they often ask, “What can you eat? Can you eat ANYTHING?” The truth is I’m eating better. Since signing up for The Fresh 20, I am cooking a lot more. The meals are delicious, healthy, and typically are ready in 30 minutes or less. If you’ve never eaten pork […]

Gluten-free Experiment – Month One

“It’s just a half of a brownie, Heather. What harm could it do?” I was sitting in Starbucks with my daughter after her ballet class, flipping through magazines. I’d gotten her a blondie with M&Ms as a treat. It had been three weeks since I’d eaten anything with gluten in it. That morning, we’d slept […]

Feeling Good

Birds flying high You know how I feel Sun in the sky You know how I feel Breeze driftin’ on by You know how I feel It’s a new dawn It’s a new day It’s a new life For me And I’m feeling good I’m feeling good I once chronicled a really bad day so […]

Using Food as Medicine

As a child, I got sick often. Strep throat, colds, influenza, and even a case of scarlet fever. Lucky for me, my mom had healing powers. Any time I had a sore throat, she heated up some water with a couple teaspoons of lemon juice and about a teaspoon of honey. The lemon and honey […]