I’ve accepted a writing position with DiabeticLifestyle!!

I made the announcement Friday night to the Facebook community at Diabetes Light and now I make it here for each of you!


It is with GREAT excitement that I share some really wonderful news with you!! (News I found out one week ago & was instructed to wait until today to share – it’s been sooooo hard waiting…). So here it is!!! I have accepted a writing/blogging position with DiabeticLifestyle which is a subsidiary of Vertical Health, an online healthcare publisher. I am part of their new blogging platform released today. I will still be blogging for Diabetes Light and continue posting daily at Diabetes Light’s Facebook page and Twitter– as a matter of fact, both are linked to my new blog over there!

DiabeticLifestyle receives over 3 million visitors per year and 250,000 per month! To be chosen to contribute to this new project where I will be writing weekly is a really big honor & blessing! (I have broken down crying a few times this last week..). It brings me great joy to know my message about living well with diabetes using the gifts of integrative medicine will be reaching so many. Here is a link to my first article. I hope you will check it out! Oh, and I named my new blog over there, “Finding Peace Between the Pokes” because that’s what it’s all about. Yay!!! Thanks for your support! I’m a little nervous about this new project… I’d love any feedback! 🙂
ps. For all you Jonah lovers, he made the first post!!

Read my first article here!! http://www.diabeticlifestyle.com/blogs/finding-peace-between-pokes/how-ive-used-integrative-medicine-live-well-diabetes-1

And here is a link to the press release that was emailed today to nearly 50,000 people! For parents of Type 1’s – one of the new bloggers is a teenager! Other great bloggers too!

FYI: To keep up to date on all of my articles both for Diabetes Light and my new writing/blogging for DiabeticLifestyle, please consider joining our Facebook community and Twitter (@diabeteslight). I write daily on the Diabetes Light Facebook page! Another benefit—I will post a link to every new article I write at DiabeticLifestyle on Diabetes Light’s Facebook and Twitter. Thanks as always for reading.


Blessings & Light,


Running again!

Just something to make you smile. A fun little video I recorded tonight. As many of you know, my dog Jonah has been in rehabilitation for over a year due to a strained leg muscle. Just when he was making strides in his recovery—winter hit. A looooong Minnesota 7+ month winter.. His progress was slowed when there was too much snow to run around the backyard and the cold weather made his irritated leg muscle hurt while out on walks. This is when he learned how to walk on the treadmill being taught by his very favorite rehab vet—Dr. Julia from England. He really hated the treadmill though and would only keep moving forward with treats every few seconds and after about 5 minutes he would refuse to take any more steps (stubborn little dog..). 😉

With spring back on our side the last month, we have kept plugging along with Jonah size, 1-2 mile walks and his prescribed exercises. On Sunday he walked 4 miles for the first time in 1.5 years (SO exciting!!) and has done this a few more times this week. Now that he is finally making good progress, I was able to let him run a little bit tonight after his muscles warmed up after our walk. It has been a long while since Jonah has had free reign of the backyard and tonight I recorded him as I set him loose. I think he had fun! He is now passed out on the couch—completely exhausted after a 4.25 mile walk and running! That’s my boy! 🙂

Love you Jonah! I am sooooo glad you are feeling better. To have my best friend and walking partner back with me on my long walks is nothing but the best!!

Youtube Video of Jonah running in the backyard

Peace & Light,