This site is for the Tenacious: those who refuse to let mental and physical illness keep them from living a life of wellness and joy.
My name is Meagan. I grew up in Minnesota, but now live in the Pacific Northwest. I am in my late twenties and just beginning to be open about my journey to maximize wellness and joy in my life in spite of mental and physical illness. My journey is personal. I believe there are many paths to wellness and joy. I hope to connect with others on their own journeys.
- My Journey to Intuitive EatingThe more I restricted, the more control I felt over myself and my mind. And if I could control myself and keep anxious thoughts at bay, that meant I was a good person and a good Christian not prone to overindulgence.
- Searching for Grace in IllnessWhen I get sick, my routine and practices are torn from me. I find myself lost without my predictable comforts. I am left alone with a body that aches from fighting the pathogen and a mind that begins to swirl with negative and anxious thoughts.
- A Lesson in HumilityMy overconfidence got the best of me. I attempted to ski down the steep hill without knowing the proper technique. I went right into a snowbank.
- Hello Pavement, My Old FriendAll I can hear is the soft scratch of gravel below my feet as I move along the sidewalk. Cool, fresh air fills my lungs as I breath in and out in a quick but steady rhythm. My calves expand and contract with every step, delighted by the exertion, invigorated by the freedom. I was finally running outdoors once again.
- When you Want to QuitI wish I could say that after a few days of reflection I have gotten over these feelings and have rebounded with confidence, but I haven’t. I wish I could say that I am looking forward to my next session, but I’m not. I’ve hit a wall, and I have a decision to make.
- Reflections on LoveValentine’s Day is now a way for me to celebrate love in all its forms and a reminder that those we love deserve our attention and affection all year.