I have not blogged in a long time, because I have been very ill. After a year and a half of suffering, I finally figured out what caused me to have a variety of mysterious symptoms like: vertigo, joint pain, crushing headaches, memory loss, word retrial loss, heart palpitations, shortness of breath, loss of use of my right arm, loss of strength, tingling in my fingers and toes, loss of feeling in my fingers and toes, partial blindness, and fatigue so complete I could barely do anything. I was chronically tired, in chronic pain, and my memory was like early onset dementia. All this from a tiny tick bite that I had on the back of my neck. It is Lyme Disease. I have been treating my illness for 15 months now alternating between western and eastern protocols. I am working full time again, although I do get tired more easily than I used to pre-Lyme.
I have had to adopt some very healthy habits too. I now eat an anti-inflammatory diet (no wheat, no dairy, and no sugar), practice yoga, and meditate. I eat organic fruits and veggies, use natural soaps and shampoos, and I am learning about essential oils. I have learned to take better care of myself and to listen to my body. Its startling to see photos of myself from the blog, because my treatment and commitment to health has allowed me to drop over 40 lbs.
I'm excited about participating in a project started by Victoria Takahashi, who challenged jewelers from all over the globe to make one earring a day. I've made over 80 single earrings already! It has been quite challenging to make an earring a day and then list it on etsy. Sometimes I have to do them in groups because some days I just do not have studio time!
You can see some great earrings on this pinterest board!
Visit my Etsy shop for single Earring a Day earrings, or put "EAD2015" into the Etsy search bar to see all of my colleagues' fine single earrings! Mix and match and be the artist who designs the pair!
Next blog, I'll introduce you to my new "Guardian" series.... :D Stay healthy!