We don’t develop courage by being happy every day.
We develop it by challenging adversity.

– Barbara de Angelis

We don’t develop courage by being happy every day.
We develop it by challenging adversity.

– Barbara de Angelis
What You Can Do When Your Hair Is Thinning

What You Can Do When Your Hair Is Thinning

Never in a million years did I think I would have to deal with thinning hair. Everyone in my family is blessed with an inordinate amount of healthy thick hair, so imagine my surprise when I started seeing my hair everywhere except for on my head. People lose hair...

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How to Be Sunscreen Savvy

How to Be Sunscreen Savvy

I have baked and broiled my skin to attain that golden summer shimmer, but never quite succeeding. I have seen the toll my skin has taken through the years. That, and a few melanoma scares have sent me scrambling for the sunscreen. Now, two of the medications...

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How To Organize All Those Meds

How To Organize All Those Meds

At the first informative meeting at the hospital where I was to undergo my transplant, the doctor asked what was the number one reason people lose their new kidney. The answer was, “Not taking your meds.” “Well duh,” I thought, “I’ll never forget to take MY meds.”...

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did you know your kidneys are superheroes?

did you know your kidneys are superheroes?

Before I was diagnosed with stage five CKD I thought the only job my kidneys did was assist in making urine. That couldn’t have been further from the truth. The kidneys are a major player and affect almost every aspect of a healthy well-functioning body.  I was in the...

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How to Feed Your Tired Kidneys

How to Feed Your Tired Kidneys

I was at Stage 5 chronic kidney disease, or CKD, and had been put on life saving dialysis. Relearning how to eat for my kidneys eas an important part of taking care of my tird kidneys. Prior to realizing I had CKD, I was eating good healthy food, but all my choices...

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Hi I’m Barbara!
I’m a survivor of Chronic Kidney Disease, dialysis, and a kidney transplant. My sister donated her kidney to me, giving me the gift of life. I still have other chronic illnesses and am finding there’s not a lot of information on how to heal or take care of yourself. I am now on a mission: discovering wellness daily and sharing my findings with you on this blog.
Wishing you the best!
Barbara

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