The Stories Of Our Lives

My brain before and after Encephalitis

I noticed during my research of the brain that it is not typical for people to share their medical history and never did I think I would be in this position. However, the diagnoses I had are interesting and a little rarer than the ordinary. Two in a million people get HSV1 Encephalitis and if they are not treated within a few days then it can result in death. There are several variations to Encephalitis, some treatable and some not.   My optimism in sharing this is so that others can get a better grasp on how fragile our brains …

The Stories Of Our Lives

The Complexity Of The Brain

As I wake in the morning, I start to think of the piles of to-do’s encompassing me. My Heart rate amplifies, my shoulders tighten, and I tell myself “Jen Breathe”. I truly accept that life has many adventures, some very, very, difficult. However, the difficult adventures can help us learn and grow. My goals are to make sure my unexpected adventures end with bright smiles. That I will learn and grow along the route. Not that the pathway is not tough, some-days tearfully tough. Every morning I wake and tell myself to slow down and focus on the beauty and …