Welcome Dream Big Partner: A Christian In Bloom!!

I am pleased to welcome the latest blogger to become a Dream Big Partner: A Christian in Bloom:

Here is an excerpt from the A Christian In Bloom about page:

“A Christian In Bloom was created out of a need to stay the course as I stumble along my walk with God.

I say stumble because truthfully, I need to up my game as a Christian.

God has always been a part of my life but like many people, during a dark time in my life, you could say I more or less turned my back on God.

Move to present day and the thought of turning my back on God makes me cringe. How He continues to forgive me I will never know.

Before this blog, I had another blog in which the main theme revolved around mental illness. I was diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder and at the time I needed an outlet to cope.

I have reached a point in my life where I am more comfortable with myself than I was then. I am more self aware and I am more aware of God than ever before. That’s what I truly relate to now and that’s what I want to focus on.

The topic of mental illness will always be close to my heart but I am more than my illness. I want to get to know this new me. I don’t want to rehash my past anymore. I want to know God and the plans He has for me.

It is my hope that when you visit here, you will feel safe and supported, connect with like minds and continue to grow in your faith.

One thing you will notice is that I love to write prayers. I feel at peace when I do this and so I figured a blog would be the best way to document my daily prayers.

I also like to express myself through poetry and love inspirational stories so I have included that here as well.

Finally, I offer a prayer chain for those in need of prayer. I know with all my heart there is power in prayer and there is power in numbers. ❤

In closing, I am not sure where this journey is going to take me, but I hope to meet people along the way who well help to enhance my journey with God. In turn, I hope I can do the same for you!

Take Care & God Bless ❤


You can find the rest of Cavelle’s story on her about page.  Her logo is in my sidebar and on the Partners’ Page at the top of my website!  When you visit be sure to tell her Danny sent ya!

Welcome Dream Big Partner: Captain Jills Journeys!!

I am pleased to welcome the latest blogger to become a Dream Big Partner: Captain Jills Journeys:



Here is an excerpt from Captain Jills Journeys’ about page:

“I am an independent woman who works on the water and I love to travel the world whenever I can. I started out sailing on my fathers old schooner, got my own sea snark when I was a kid and worked around town on lots of friends fishing boats and the party boats down the street.I got real lucky and was sent off (as punishment!) to school on a large traditional sailing ship. We sailed from Greece to Martinique and back to Europe. That did it! I decided to become a ship captain and sail the world and get paid to do it! The love of travel and the sea has not left me yet and I guess it never will.Schooner Ariadne


I love to explore physically and mentally. I love the sense of adventure. I love to see whatever the world has to offer. I love to read and listen to music. I love to eat and drink and have a good time. I’m a friendly and down to earth person, I’m NOT politically correct! I take people as they come and love to meet new people.”


You can find Captain Jills Journeys logo in my sidebar and on the Partners’ Page at the top of my website!  When you visit be sure to tell her Danny sent ya!

Welcome Dream Big Partner: Mental Break – In Progress!!

I am pleased to welcome the latest blogger to become a Dream Big Partner: Mental Break-InProgress:


Here is an excerpt from the Mental Break – In Progress about page:


My name is Cavelle. Pleased to meet you!Mental Break – In Progress was originally created as a therapeutic outlet for me after receiving a diagnoses of Bipolar 2 Disorder. My life has evolved so much since then and writing has slowly but surely helped me to develop my voice and give me a sense of purpose.I write about many things however, you will note a few repeated themes –One of course being mental illness but also-

My walk with God. ❤

I went through a dark time in my life in which I turned my back to Him. I was in the throws of a mental illness I didn’t know I had and yet God has seen me through it all despite that.


You can find the rest of Cavelle’s story on her about page.  Her logo is in my sidebar and on the Partners’ Page at the top of my website!  When you visit be sure to tell her Danny sent ya!

Danny’s World: Disney’s Right Around the Corner!

DannyIn one week Evelina and I will be putting the final touches on packing and getting ready to head to Florida for her birthday Disney trip.  To say we are excited is an understatement!  For me the holiday will be well earned as I have busted my tail to hit some of my goals before the end of the year.

For those of you who might be new to Dream Big, Evelina is from Poland and dreamed of going to Disney since she was a little girl.  So in 2012 I proposed to her in the rose garden (no longer exists) at Magic Kingdom beside the castle during the fireworks show.  It was incredible.  We then honeymooned at Disney, spent our first anniversary at Disney and family vacation at Disney.  We are a Disney family to say the least.

It will be nice to get away for an extended time and I cannot wait!!


Meet Multiple experienceS!!


I needed to try new recipes this week now that I joined weight watchers again. It is difficult to be vegan on weight watchers and staying fully vegan might come to an end, but that’s for…

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Danny’s World: Medicine Can Be Scary

DannyToday I have an appointment with a big client so I’ll be getting ready for that.  On an unrelated note I had a really bad reaction to a medication last week that was scary.  While I was driving home from an appointment I developed a shaky eye that wouldn’t focus properly.   The issue lasted for about 5 minutes and then went away.

My doctor has now called in a new medication to help me with a little anxiety issue I’ve developed due to the MS.  It is funny that a lot of the people I know who live with MS develop anxiety issues.  I guess it has to do with the sensitivity to noisy environments and/or the stress of constantly being in pain.

At any rate I’ll start the new medication today.

The ABC’s of Remaining Optimistic When You Just Aren’t Feeling It

If you are experiencing chronic pain, read then post!!!!

Reclaiming HOPE

ABCs of Remaining Optimistic

The last couple of weeks have been tough — a monster headache last week, and this week, I had the worst fibro flare I’ve had in a long time. I’ve spent all week just trying to get through each day. On days like these, it’s really hard to feel very optimistic, but one of the building blocks of my HOPE plan is optimism, so I need to find a way to be optimistic even if I don’t feel it.

Why would optimism be important to living well with chronic pain. or any chronic illness for that matter? The definition of optimism on Dicitionary.com is this: “a disposition or tendency to look on the more favorable side of events or conditions and to expect the most favorable outcome.” I’m not talking about unicorns and glitter here — I’m talking about feeling that I can do something to improve the way I…

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Welcome Dream Big Partner: mydangblog!!

I am pleased to welcome the latest blogger to become a Dream Big Partner: mydangblog:

Here is an excerpt from mydangblog’s about page:

I post weekly humorous essays which allow me to focus on the weirdly wonderful aspects of my life. Each essay is stand-alone–no chronological knowledge is required, so feel free to go back to earlier weeks. My favorite is…well, there are lot of different topics. Read, enjoy, and keep coming back.

You can find mydangblog’s logo in my sidebar and on the Partners’ Page at the top of my website!  When you visit be sure to tell em Danny sent ya!

The Finite Difference Between Acute and Chronic

Being Lydia!

I still remember the first thing said at my two-month pain clinic. This could be partly due to the fact I took it twice (due to my father’s passing); however, it is mostly because of the impact that it made on all of us.

“You are not here for us to help you get rid of your pain. If that was possible, you wouldn’t be here. We are here to help you manage that pain and have a better life in spite of it.”

Acute pain is what you get when you break a leg, have a headache or need your appendix removed. It is there to warn you of some danger or issue that needs to be looked after. When you put your hand on something hot you feel burning pain and usually remove it pretty quickly so you do not get severely burned. This is your brain receiving…

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Fearless Friday


I haven’t felt fearless this week.  I feel like I have gone back to where I was before I took the Ampyra and maybe even worse. Or maybe it just seems that way.  On Monday, I told you about the struggle to find financial assistance for the Ampyra I started taking a little over a year ago that was improving a lot of my MS Symptoms.  I also told you about a bad fall I had that day. 

On Wednesday I told you that I was still unable to find financial assistance. 

My symptoms have regressed in the following ways:

  • my right foot is dragging more
  • it is more difficult to do my ankle and foot exercises
  • my right hand is less able to do the occupational therapy exercises I do with therapy putty
  • my R hand can hardly hold anything and
  • my fatigue has increased probably due to the…

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