7.27.21 Richter’s Back in Ouray

Y’all remember Jake, right? He’s my wonderful albeit crazy friend that competes in endurance races, in Colorado, that are 100 miles long. Well, he’s at it again at the 2021 Ouray 100 starts 7/30. “The Ouray 100 starts and finishes at Fellin Park, only yards from the hot springs. With over 40k feet of elevation … Continue reading 7.27.21 Richter’s Back in Ouray

6.28.21 And Then This Happened

That's how my friend Sara Cooper started every post, "And then this happened" always progressing her story with excitement and joy. Every time I shared a post she ALWAYS encouraged me by adding the hashtag #letskicksomeals Sara is being memorialized all over social media and her beauty continues to shine on through each post.So, in … Continue reading 6.28.21 And Then This Happened

4.30.21 It’s Gonna Be May

Let the Justin Timberlake memes fly because tomorrow it’s gonna be May!! In the US May is recognized as ALS Awareness Month which means we’ve got work to do. Every day is ALS Awareness in my little world so enrolling y’all for the cause makes it all the more fun. I’ll be honest, in years … Continue reading 4.30.21 It’s Gonna Be May

2.21.21 Surviving the Worst

As the snow continues to melt away from this insane week in Texas, I welcome the time to reflect on the goodness that was exemplified by many in need of basic essentials themselves. For the record, I was among the fortunate few that maintained electricity and water for most of the storm, only losing water … Continue reading 2.21.21 Surviving the Worst

1.29.21 Deported

We recently discussed my newest additions, depression and anxiety, and today I’d like to elaborate on the latter. In the last week or so I’ve had two separate experiences with this bulbous, suffocating monster that I’m hoping will bring some joy to your Friday. Our first adventure takes us to the scary city of Dallas … Continue reading 1.29.21 Deported

1.20.21 Celebrating Life

6 years ago today I posted the following picture on social media. I hadn’t yet announced my diagnosis, hadn’t even grasped the reality of what was happening, just knew it was going to an important reminder for the days to come. Now, we’re 6 years in and life is crazy because of 2020, pandemic, divorce, … Continue reading 1.20.21 Celebrating Life

1.12.21 Super Bowl Squares

It’s that time again, Super Bowl! This will be our third year, I think, to do them and it’s always fun to have y’all join us. Proceeds from this fundraiser will kick off our efforts to attend the International Symposium on ALS/MND in Basel, Switzerland. Assuming the world gets it’s act together and the Symposium … Continue reading 1.12.21 Super Bowl Squares

1.4.21 4 Years O’Bloggin’

Yesterday was my 4 year blog’oversary! This little pet project has come a very long ways from it’s humble beginning. Last year, this blog was viewed in more than 90 different countries - I don’t think I can name that many countries. We have also surpassed the 100k views mark which just blows my mind. … Continue reading 1.4.21 4 Years O’Bloggin’

12.28.20 Goal Crushing

In May my friend circle grew to include more reading friends when we hosted the #TalkALSToMe virtual book club. These friendships lead to another collective reading project called “10 By 2020 End”. Thanks to my friend Tara, I’ve been an avid Skimm’er for the last 6 years. The Skimm “breaks down the complicated and unsexy … Continue reading 12.28.20 Goal Crushing

12.16.20 Guilty By Association

I've had the honor of serving as a Patient Fellow for the International Symposiums on ALS/MND in both Glasgow and Perth. This Fellowship is about increasing the voice of people with ALS/MND at the Symposium sessions and following up with patient-centric recaps. This year's symposium was held virtually which opened many opportunities, specifically the increase … Continue reading 12.16.20 Guilty By Association