It's sad that people forget sometimes that there is a whole legitimate world of artists and actors out there that work their entire life, every day on perfecting their craft, but yet don't get any acknowledgement for their extraordinary commitment to their profession.
I believe acknowledging our own mistakes is half the problem solved.
In 2013, after a challenging two years of long-term IV antibiotics and six weeks at a clinic in florida, I received the 'Star Light' award from the Lyme Research Alliance for my advocacy and strength to light the way of Lyme disease awareness.
Trash talk is poisonous and a bad habit!
Forgiveness for one's self is the only way we can keep going through life and give ourselves the best chance at being the best people we can be.
I wasn't born with a silver spoon in Beverly Hills, but I was born with a great deal of self-worth.
A lot of great medicines and ancient therapies are blocked by the FDA, so that's why I choose to travel and recognize the value of diverse points of view in medicine.
We are all blessed to be on the Bravo train because it's a fantastic platform for meeting new people, getting our messages out there, and connecting with fans around the world.
The ALS ice bucket challenge was really the most brilliant publicity stunt of 2014, and it has brought worldwide awareness for a barely-known disease.
It took me a while to learn the true meaning of patience and surrender, but I have finally accepted that healing doesn't happen on our schedule. It doesn't have a clock or a calendar.
I choose to live in the present because when you suffer from chronic illness, you don't have a choice. It's day by day, one foot in front of the other. When there is a good day, you soak up that moment. Those 'good selfie' moments are captured because they're a gift.
At 12 years old, I raised a premature baby cow on our farm because her mom had died. I bottle-fed it every day, let it suck on my chin, and babied it until it was stable.
We who suffer from chronic Lyme can only ask for our loved ones to try to understand and be compassionate about this invisible disease.
Getting chronic Lyme disease is probably the fastest way to figure out what and who is real in your life.
My life is raw, authentic, and focused on giving back to the journey God has given me; I want to leave this earth a better place with answers and education on Lyme and invisible chronic disease.
There is very little magic in the world of the chronically ill.
Becoming chronically ill has definitely given me a greater understanding of human nature, and I've learned to accept people's lack of long-term compassion for others while they live their busy lives.
The life of any chronically ill person becomes extremely isolating.
I will not allow anyone to shut me up or shame me into silence, and I'm not going to rot away behind closed doors.
I never had the college experience, so I have raised my girls to be more work-oriented and motivated to be financially independent.