Resiliently Rachel



My Interview on The Chronic Comeback Podcast

I was recently interviewed on The Chronic Comeback podcast! I’ve written my story out in bits and pieces over the years, but if you’re interested in a more in-depth look at my health journey with Lyme, mold, and then finding healing with the Dynamic Neural Retraining System, I recommend watching my podcast interview!

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Living The Life I Brushed Off As Impossible (Thanks to DNRS!)

In April 2018 my life changed in a big way. After over a decade of dealing with illness after illness (Lyme, mold, food allergies/sensitivities, chemical sensitivities, neurological problems) I began the Dynamic Neural Retraining Systems program (DNRS) to help alleviate specifically my Multiple Chemical Sensitivities (MCS) and Mast Cell Activation Syndrome (MCAS). Within a short amount of time, I was noticing huge changes with my tolerance to chemicals, and within a month and a half of consistent daily brain retraining, I was back to eating every single food I had lost over the years. Continue reading “Living The Life I Brushed Off As Impossible (Thanks to DNRS!)”

DNRS: My 1-Year Anniversary

A year ago today I began retraining my brain with DNRS (Dynamic Neural Retraining Systems). I had run out of options and saw no end in sight for all of my food allergies/sensitivities and chemical sensitives. I dove all in to my DNRS brain retraining, and it ended up giving me my entire life back. Continue reading “DNRS: My 1-Year Anniversary”

Documenting My Life, One Second At A Time

Ever since I was young I loved filming and editing videos. Documenting my life was an outlet for me, as a teen dealing with Lyme disease. It helped me express myself. It was my constant. No matter what was going on, no matter how sick I was, I always had my video camera with me. I wanted to be on camera so much, that I quickly learned I would do nearly anything if I could get it on film. On days when I couldn’t get myself to take my mounds of pills anymore, I would turn the camera on and film myself taking them. When I did a month-long treatment where I had to take these vile tasting meds each day, I filmed every single dose, because chronicling my experience made it more bearable.

As I’ve grown older, my love for documenting my life has grown with me. And with the new age of smart phones, filming has never been easier, or better quality! Continue reading “Documenting My Life, One Second At A Time”

Learning To Edit Videos: A Game Changer Growing Up With Lyme Disease

When I was 13 years old I became bedridden from Lyme disease. Excruciating pain in my knees and back forced me to use a wheelchair, where I would remain until just before my 17th birthday. I couldn’t go to school, or even homeschool due to the severity and nature of my symptoms. I was in constant pain. Constant unknown. With fear and lack of hope that I would ever recover to enjoy a meaningful life. Continue reading “Learning To Edit Videos: A Game Changer Growing Up With Lyme Disease”

Dynamic Neural Retraining Systems: My 6-Month Update

One day last April, as I left the elementary school where I work, I suddenly couldn’t breathe. I ripped my purse open and grabbed my mask, clutching it to my face as I made my way towards the exit in a panic. As I turned the corner, I saw the janitor cleaning the floors.

She wasn’t supposed to be there right then. I knew her schedule, because I planned my life around it. My ability to breathe depended on her being nowhere near me. I was furious! Why was she there in that hallway when she wasn’t supposed to be? Why did she use chemicals so harsh that it made it impossible for me to breathe? Why did no one else care that this was happening? Why was I the only one impacted so severely? What made me different from my co-workers, who walked by those chemicals without reacting?
Continue reading “Dynamic Neural Retraining Systems: My 6-Month Update”

DNRS Completely Changed My Life

I’m having trouble figuring out how to start this blog post. How do I even begin to explain that everything I thought I new about my life has changed…nearly overnight? I have been battling one health challenge after another (Lyme disease, mold, and related illnesses) for 13 years now. Just when one problem got better, it seemed that another would take its place. My latest challenges have been with food sensitivities and multiple chemical sensitivities. Yet now, just days after getting back from an in-person DNRS seminar (Dynamic Neural Retraining Systems) …I’m realizing that there has been a significant shift! My life is completely different!

Continue reading “DNRS Completely Changed My Life”

Low-carb, no sugar, dairy-free, truly delicious brownie recipe

An evening a few weeks ago I realized the one thing still missing from my life. Chocolate cake. I was on a mission to make a good chocolate cake, yet after making it, I realized that what I had on my plate wasn’t so much a cake recipe, as it was a freaking fantastic brownie recipe.

I fiddled around with it a few times, tweaking the recipe here and there, and it is now hands down the most epic tasting low-carb, no sugar, dairy-free brownie recipe! It’s so good that my husband (who usually isn’t into my desserts) is always bringing me a slice just so that he can have an excuse to get one for himself. As if I don’t know exactly what he’s doing… It lasts half as long in the fridge with the both of us chowing down on it, but it’s so easy to make it, it doesn’t bother me. Continue reading “Low-carb, no sugar, dairy-free, truly delicious brownie recipe”

My ~new~ favorite low-carb cheesecake!

A few months ago I did a blog post about a different cheesecake recipe, because at the time I thought that was the best cheesecake in the world. Well, I was wrong. This is. Continue reading “My ~new~ favorite low-carb cheesecake!”

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