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Baby Blues | The Emotional Ride of Trying to Conceive

Baby Blues | The Emotional Ride of Trying to Conceive

I got married on September 23, 2017. Besides being excited to get married, I was extremely excited to start trying for a baby. I honestly thought it would happen quickly. As a self-described go-getter and driven woman, I jump head-first into the things I really want. When it came to conceiving I had the motto "If you build it, they will come" attitude. I had my autoimmune system in a stable place, I was eating well, resting, reducing my stress, tracking my ovulation, and doing you know what. Check, check, and check. As my Aunt Flow continued to make her...

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THE ANXIOUS ADVENTURER | Living life to the fullest with an anxiety disorder | Lets go to Maui

THE ANXIOUS ADVENTURER | Living life to the fullest with an anxiety disorder | Lets go to Maui

Let's go to Maui! Hello, my friends, my name is Tessa. I am 35, mom to two adorable Havanese dogs, and married to my husband Jeremy. I am the founder, owner, and designer of my own company called Soul Curiosity. I love learning new things, exploring different cultures, and experiencing anything in life that makes me or someone else smile. I feel deeply—I guess you can say I’m sensitive, but I like to call it empathic. I have an innate desire to share the highs and lows of my life in the hopes of positively impacting others. Why would I...

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Family Photographs

Family Photographs

Please enjoy these photos of my family. Oh, and we can't forget about the llamas, my first love!

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My Journey with Autoimmune Disease

My Journey with Autoimmune Disease

To read the original article published (July 6, 2015) in Indian Country Today, click on the link below.  The BeginningMy life started to unravel in 2008. I was tired, bloated, reactive to food, irritable, anxious, and at times depressed. From the outside, I had it all. Inside, I knew something was very wrong. Western doctors started their rounds of testing, but were dumbfounded. I took a workshop on naturopathic medicine and was mesmerized by what was considered an alternative form of healthcare, which is what I now call indigenous ways of healing. Within 24 hours I completely changed my diet...

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My Journey With Agoraphobia

My Journey With Agoraphobia

Agoraphobia is a complex anxiety disorder in which you fear and avoid places or situations that might cause you to panic, feel trapped, helpless, or embarrassed. Common fears associated with agoraphobia are traveling, driving, public speaking, being alone, airplanes, public transportation, elevators, and large crowds. Agoraphobia typically manifests after someone has a severe panic attack. They begin to fear the fear, worried panic will strike any moment.  Everyone experiences what I call "typical anxiety"...you know, the butterflies in your stomach before a first date, the nervousness you get before a job interview. Generalized anxiety is a broader term that refers...

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