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Why I’m Here

My goal is to encourage, nurture, inform and inspire you in your journey to healthy living, nutrition and fitness.

I enjoy getting to know people and encourage them along their health journey.

And I have a special place in my heart for those who are dealing with chronic illness.

I seek to educate by sharing current, researchbased information about health-related topics which interest my readers and me. These include the areas of health, nutrition, fitness and Lyme disease.

Please let me know if you have a health-related question or topic you’d like for me to cover in a future post!

Who Am I?

I’m Lori and I’m glad you stopped by!

In case you’re wondering how to say my last name, Geurin, it rhymes with “Karen”.

I’m a happy wife to one amazing guy, David. I’m Mom to our 4 incredible and hilarious kids. I love them all so much and they bring so much joy to our lives!

And our baby is Max, the Boston Terrier.

What Do I Do?

I was a Special Education teacher for several years, but life had other plans for me.

Prior to the spring of 2014 I was extremely healthy and active. Unfortunately, that all changed.  After months of having severe pain, intense brain fog, mysterious rashes, fevers, developing autoimmune conditions and simply feeling sick all the time, I tested positive for Lyme disease and co-infections.

It took 18 months for a host of doctors and specialists to figure out what was going on with me, and by then the disease is considered late-stage and considerably more difficult to treat.

After struggling for three-and-a-half years with Lyme, I became too sick to teach my young students any longer.

It has been an adjustment, but being at home has given me precious time to work on my health issues and reach out to others dealing with illness.

Now I spend my days as a Lyme disease warrior and activist, blogger and health coach.

In my “free time” (wink wink) I’m a bookworm and enjoy reading the latest about nutrition, Lyme disease and current medical findings.

Get to know the AuthorNerdy is the new cool, right?

What Do I Believe?

  • I believe life is precious. Tomorrow is not guaranteed, so I’m striving to make the most of every day and live life to the fullest. Am I saying I’m perfect, or I always do this? Nope, but this is my goal, and it keeps me moving in the right direction.
  • I believe that every day is a second chance. Whether you have made big or small mistakes in your life (hand raised here!) we can receive grace and let others off the hook when they do or say things that hurt us. 
  • And I believe that kindness matters. Random acts of kindness can make such a difference in another person’s life.

What About Lyme Disease?

I’ve had Lyme disease along with other tick-borne diseases for almost 4 years now, 18 months of Get to know the Authorwhich I went untreated (but that’s another story 😉 ).

I’m a passionate Lyme activist and have met people who are going through similar health-related difficulties. I feel their pain and want to help in any way I can. I speak out for public awareness and patient rights and strive each day for a healthier life.

To say that it has changed my life and my family’s life is an understatement, but I’m learning and growing stronger through this experience, by the grace of God.

I’m thankful for my family and friends who are there every step of the way, giving support and encouragement.

Personal InterestsGet to know the Author

I enjoy spending time in the great outdoors, especially the beach. And, when my health cooperates, kayaking with the family is a favorite activity.

I like laughing and having fun with my husband, family and friends (like when David and I wore these shirts on our family vacation this past summer. We like to keep the kids humble!)

I also enjoy traveling and having adventures.

Help Me Get To Know You

I’d love to connect with you through my social media links!

You may want to read some of my articles. Here are a few to get you started.

Also, please feel free to check out our Privacy Policy,  Affiliate Disclosure, Lori’s Archives and Contact page.

What health questions do you have? What are your interests? Please share below so we can get to know each other!

XOXO,

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5 Comments

  1. Hi Lori! I am researching rebounders, because I cannot run and need something easier on my hips and knees. I’m overwhelmed! How do you like yours so far? Has it stretched out at all, or is it still holding up well? Have you noticed any benefits from using it regularly? Thanks so much!
    -Anna

    1. Hi Anna!

      Rebounding is a low-impact exercise, which is a good thing if you have pain in your hips and knees.

      I have pain in my knees and other joints that comes and goes due to Lyme disease. I keep my intensity between low to moderate, and if my knees are really hurting one day I’ll slow things down. Either way I always feel better after rebounding, even if it’s just for 3 to 5 minutes!

      That said, I don’t know your particular situation, so I’d encourage your to talk to your doctor to make sure it’s right for you. 😉

      I started rebounding for the detox benefits, but love it for so much more….increased energy, a mood boost, increased strength and fun. Plus, I’ve had some relief for all-over body pain, which to me is priceless.

      I purchased this one: https://goo.gl/NsBPsX. It’s very inexpensive and I’m pleased with it. I haven’t noticed any stretching and it’s holding up well.

      Our 2 teenage daughters love to bounce on it into a somersault over our bed and land on their feet off the other side, but it wouldn’t recommend it.

      I hope this helps answer your questions, Anna! Please let me know if you think of something else.

      Thanks for visiting the blog! Keep in touch and let me know how you’re doing.

      XO,

      Lori

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