Chronic Hope Part Two: The Raging Storm

As usual January 1st, 2017 came and went in the blink of an eye. In the first 2 months of switching to a whole foods plant based diet I felt wonderful. For starters the weight began to fall off even though we weren’t completely whole food plant based yet. What I mean by that is … Continue reading Chronic Hope Part Two: The Raging Storm

Chronic Hope Part One: The Calm Before The Storm

The last few years have been challenging to say the least. It has taken me a while to get to this place of sharing my journey with both endometriosis and interstitial cystitis. Most of all it’s been an emotionally difficult experience grappling with the threat of infertility. At a time when we hoped to be … Continue reading Chronic Hope Part One: The Calm Before The Storm

Chronic Hope Medical Definitions Cheat Sheet

It occurred to me while writing this Chronic Hope series that I have a good understanding of endometriosis, interstitial cystitis, and pelvic floor dysfunction but you may not. I don’t want to bombard you with medical terms and definitions throughout the series. Instead, I would like to make this post a safe place to view … Continue reading Chronic Hope Medical Definitions Cheat Sheet

Chronic Hope Series: My battle with Endometriosis

At last the time has come for me to start sharing my endometriosis story. It’s been 2 years since I last wrote in the blog and I have to say that I have missed writing! In the past I have started writing my story several times but life kept getting in the way. These past … Continue reading Chronic Hope Series: My battle with Endometriosis

Preface to My Battle with Endometriosis

In March of this year I was diagnosed with Endometriosis. I have tried to write my story countless times but it seems I need to preface my endometriosis post by sharing some of my past so you can begin to understand me and how I relate my personal experiences to God.  This is a much … Continue reading Preface to My Battle with Endometriosis

Our Journey To Better Health

There’s a lot that has changed since last year. SO much has changed! I apologize for the silence but I get quiet when a lot is going on. It takes time for me to process things and it usually takes my entire focus. The biggest change has been within me. This past year I’ve been … Continue reading Our Journey To Better Health

New Sizes for Custom Wood Photo Transfers

Exciting News! I have just listed two new items in the shop! I’ve been trying to figure out a way for everyone to enjoy wood transfers no matter the shape of the photo. It’s easy if you have a traditional sized photo but what about square shaped pictures like those on Instagram? I’ve seen some awesome Instagram … Continue reading New Sizes for Custom Wood Photo Transfers

My Etsy Shop Has Arrived!

Okay everyone, it’s finally here… A Touch of Flourish Etsy shop has arrived!!! It’s taken me awhile to get everything together (and by everything I mean my anxiety)to get to this point. I’m excited because I really enjoy making handmade items for my family and friends and want to offer this to others. Without further … Continue reading My Etsy Shop Has Arrived!

Crazy Rant of a Wannabee Therapist

So I’m applying to graduate school again in the hopes of becoming a clinical mental health counselor. For the freaking third time. I am only applying to one school. Again. For the third time. Now, some of you might point out that there are plenty of Counselor Education Programs out there that are CACREP accredited … Continue reading Crazy Rant of a Wannabee Therapist

Thank God for Poison Ivy

Normally, I wouldn’t be thankful for the annoyingly itchy and irritating rash that is caused by poison ivy but I’m pretty sure it just saved me from skin cancer. Last month I was doing yardwork and unknowingly brushed up against some Poison Ivy. Unfortunately, I didn’t realize it until about 3 hours later when I … Continue reading Thank God for Poison Ivy