How do you find balance and sanity with all of the health headlines and recommendations? I am trying to be healthy so that I can enjoy life.  I don’t want being healthy to be my life.

I am in my 40s and still figuring things out.  I am in the medical profession, but not a doctor.  I have casual and professional discussions with people almost everyday about health and life in general.  This blog will reflect some of those conversations but mostly just my journey to be and stay healthy.  Thanks for dropping by.   Feel free to ask questions or add comments!


Speed Bump

My journey to optimal wellness took an unexpected turn.  A trip to an integrative medicine clinic led to discoveries that I have Lyme disease.  Lyme disease often comes with friends and it is also suspected that I may have a Bartonella infection.

The Initial Tests

Adrenal Fatigue

IGeneX testing

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  1. A a recent blog publisher I wish you luck with your new site. It can be very daunting at first to learn all the ins and outs of formatting and setting up a blog. Rest assured once all that stuff is done and you can focus on the writing it will be much more enjoyable.

  2. Thank you for following my blog! I wish you the best with yours it looks really cool. May you be healthy and at peace!

  3. Hello, I just want to let you know that I’ve nominated you for a blogger award! Check it out at http://www.100poundsin1year.wordpress.com. Here are the rules for receiving the award: (1) thank the blogger who nominated you (2) include the links to their blogs, (3) include the award image in your post, (4) copy the award image to your site, (5) give seven random facts about yourself, (6) nominate 15 other bloggers for the award, (7) when nominating other bloggers include the links to their sites, and (7) let those bloggers know they’ve been nominated.

  4. Hi Katie! I nominated you for the Sunshine Award! I did mine a little differently which turned out to be very complicated!

    Rules for the Sunshine Award:

    Link the award to the person who gave it to you.
    Answer the questions that come with it.
    Pass it along to 10 people and let them know they have received it.


    Favorite Color
    Favorite Animal
    Favorite number
    Favorite Non-alcoholic drink
    Facebook or Twitter
    My Passion
    Prefer getting or giving presents
    Favorite pattern
    Favorite Day of the Week
    Favorite Flower

  5. Hey, thanks for stopping by to see me! I am also in my late 30s and wishing to be more healthy. Unfortunately, I live in Seattle, and our gray skies ensure that the only thing between my living and my heart beating its last, is one more shot of Starbucks.
    Blessings 🙂

    • I thought everyone there was all outdoorsy when the rain stops. At least that’s what the job recruiting posters claim 8). I did have Starbucks after my hike. Look forward to part II of your post!

    • It is sad. I would not have even thought of it, if someone in my family had not suggested it. I am glad they did though.
      I love your posts. Thanks for visiting 8).

  6. Katie, I had wanted to nominate you for the Reality award, but I saw you already had one (together with many more!). I just wanted you to know I was thinking of you! I love your blog, it is awesome, and it was the first blog I followed.

  7. Hi Katie – I just had a decent squizz at your lovely blog. I am now following you (but not in a stalkerish kind of way!) – I suspect we are on a similar path (amazing how that happens when one reaches a certain age). Cheers from Syders! 🙂

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