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Theresa

New Richmond, Wisconsin
I am the mother of seven beautiful daughters and the wife of one amazing photographer. I am a painter and a writer, and enjoy spending time out doors with my family. In 2009, after completing the best marathon of my life, I was stricken with an unexplained illness that kept me in the hospital... Full Bio
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"Liberate Yourself From All Your Bullshit" by Theresa Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Lupus “Can you question who you are? And are you comfortable with not knowing?” ~ Jon Kabat Zinn Being chronically ill can really play havoc ... Read on »
"Output" by Theresa Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Lupus Before I got sick, I was a business analyst (in the IT world) for the Minnesota Department of Human Services . Early on in my career, I was very fortunate to "study" un ... Read on »
"To be, or not to be? That is the question." by Theresa Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Lupus "There is nothing either good or bad, but thinking makes it so." Shakespeare in Hamlet. I've been known to think too much. I remember when I was young women and having ... Read on »
... by Theresa Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Lupus One Moment One Life In silent protest of SOPA. ... Read on »
...but how are you doing? by Theresa Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Lupus …but how are you doing? Leave it to adult children to always "tell you like it is"! And having seven daughter's....well, let's say that our ... Read on »
22 Days... by Theresa Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Lupus It's been 22 days since I last posted. I'm not really sure where the time has gone, but I can tell you there's been quite a bit that's filled up the space! As I ... Read on »
A Dinky Town Day by Theresa Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Lupus I was talking to my mother the other day about what some of our options might be if the Minnesota government shuts down for longer than a month. Worst-case scenario, ... Read on »
A January Walk To Remember by Theresa Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Lupus Yesterday was such a gift. Not that every day is not a gift, but yesterday was especially wonderful. Last year on this date we had already had 30+ inches of snow an ... Read on »
A Journey Into The Unknown by Theresa Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Lupus Recently, my husband ended a 90 day journey to the top of the Main Street stairway in Stillwater, Minnesota. Funny, as I type that, it sounds like it took him 90 ... Read on »
A Place Of Reckoning by Theresa Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Lupus Social media plays a significant role in my days. It has not always been so. Three years ago, I could be found standing atop my "anti-Facebook" soapbox ... Read on »
Afghans and Angels by Theresa Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Lupus Yesterday was IVIg day for me. Not my usual Monday, but because of our trip to Florida, I had to rearrange things a bit. Most of the infusion time I spend sleeping. The ... Read on »
All Else Is Madness by Theresa Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Lupus “See if you catch yourself complaining, in either speech or thought, about a situation you find yourself in, what ot ... Read on »
Altruism by Theresa Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Lupus                                                                                                                            The love of my life.           ... Read on »
An Oasis Cafe Thanksgiving by Theresa Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Lupus These are my hands, gently cradling a warm coffee cup as I sit across the booth from my husband at the Oasis Cafe. A wonderful little spot tucked in the side of ... Read on »
Ananda by Theresa Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Lupus Laying under the trees on an island, summer 2010. Today is not a very good day for me. When the alarm went off, I pretty much surmised that getti ... Read on »
April Snow = Baking by Theresa Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Lupus Theresa's Yummy Toffee Bars Ingredients Non-stick cooking spray 2 1/2 cups all purpose flour 2/3 cup firmly pa ... Read on »
As Life Rushes On by Theresa Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Lupus As Life Rushes On Six days have passed since I last posted. Six sunrises and five sunsets. As I sit here at my desk in the early morning hours - the quietness of ... Read on »
Before The Smell Of Coffee by Theresa Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Lupus Before The Smell Of Coffee This is my favorite cup. Almost every morning, unless one of my kids has absconded with it, this cup holds the coffee that brews be ... Read on »
Behind A Speeding Ambulance by Theresa Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Lupus March clouds above our neighborhood. Some time ago I read about the practice of looking up into the sky. My mind slips me as to where I read it ... Read on »
Being Comfortable In Our Own Skin by Theresa Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Lupus "The spiritual life is about becoming more at home in your own skin." ~ Parker J. Palmer This quote was in my Book of Awakening the other morning. As I ... Read on »