Entries by Stephanie Rice

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Sleep 101

In theory, sleep should be the easiest activity on earth. Still your body; close your eyes, drift off to dream land. But sleep isn’t always that simple. Prior to becoming ill, I was a champion sleeper. But when Lyme took hold of my life it took hold of my sleep too. The sleep disruption began almost […]

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Lyme War

Two years ago, when my war against Lyme began, I was naively optimistic. Although I knew reclaiming the territory of my body in the name of health would be difficult, I was confident that God would deliver the victory – and fast. In my mind’s eye I saw the paralyzed man walking and the bleeding […]

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The Purpose(s) for Detox

It’s detox time…again. For the past nineteen months I’ve been a revolving door for detox. Lyme was just the beginning. After eradicating the borrelia and bartonella bacterium from my system the focus of my fight shifted to defeating co-infections. Among the evil host of destructive invaders were Epstein Barr, parasites, Candida and now, a trifecta […]

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Christmas is a Box of Chocolates

Tucked in the basement of an old church in downtown Erie, Pennsylvania is the fellowship and dining hall used by the Upper Room, a local homeless shelter. The windowless space is dim and the kitchen’s appliances are ancient. The long, rectangular tables have seen better days and the hard metal chairs aren’t particularly comfortable. But, […]

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Harveigh: The Survivor Cow

Harveigh is a survivor cow. During Hurricane Harvey, the category four storm that hit southern Texas in 2017, twenty-seven billion gallons of water fell in just four days causing the loss of over one hundred thousand homes and eighty-eight lives. The hurricane, often referred to in Texas as “the storm of the century,” left wide […]