From Balance to Harmony

Before ‘She Speaks’ every day was a tight rope. What I thought I was living, was a balanced life that included my marriage; family, friends, work and spiritual life.  I cannot even remember when my quest for balance began, but I can tell you when it ended.  Standing in line, July 23, 2011 waiting my turn to speak with the author’s who were gifting the conference participants with their books and I found myself speaking to T. Suzanne Eller author of  “The Mom I Want to Be – Rising Above Your Past To Give Your Kids a Great Future” a book I had overlooked earlier but one that I was meant to read and has introduced me to the path of harmony.

Harmony is defined  as “A pleasing combination of elements in a whole.”

A quote from Ms. Eller’s book refers to finding “gifts from God inside of me I didn’t even know existed: compassion, forgiveness, gratitude, joy.”

When I read these words I was filled with peace I have only experienced at few times during my life and realized we all need harmony not anouther scale to measure our self worth against.



About Lyme Lives EveryWhere

Angola Inmate Hospice volunteers taught me to trust God and the power of forgiveness. I have always been fascinated by how people 'discover' their gifts/callings. As a coping mechanism for a complicated home life; I liked to run outdoors regardless the weather. After University my running was curtailed due to mystery ailments that would flare up on-and-off for decades. Intuitively, I have been soaking in epsom salt baths ever since I became a runner. Perhaps that is what kept my immune system functioning for so long. In 2005, my mystery ailments returned. After a decade of suffering and symptom flare ups, I was told by health care practitioners to learn to live with what was ailing me. In 2013, my immune system shut down and resulted in a health crisis; ultimately saving my life. Tired of being sick and tired, by divine intervention I found an amazing advocate in Dr. Amanda Lea; an osteopathic physician in Zachary Louisiana. Two days before I found her, a friend put me on her church prayer list as I searched for answers. Dr. Lea was setting up a new practice and worked me in the day after the prayer chain started. She listened to my health history uninterrupted for 45 minutes. After my diagnosis, I went to see a Lyme experienced MD, the head of infectious disease at a large hospital in New Orleans. She opened the office door, walked in and proclaimed that "Lyme disease does not exist in Louisiana". That day my passion for Lyme awareness, education and advocacy was revealed to me.
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