Born and raised in California, I have called Texas home for over 25 years now. I am married to my best friend and ever patient husband. We have two kids (a son and a daughter) who I adore, two dogs who are a bit crazy, and we love to travel.
I was diagnosed with fibromyalgia in 2000. At that time I was a young mother with a 2-year-old and 5-year-old. I had to learn early on to prioritize my health in order to keep up with my young children and still work a full-time job. I don’t let this condition control my life and I prefer to find natural ways to minimize the flares.
By day I am an IT Manager for a local government/utility, so I am a bit of a technology nerd and specialize in IT technology implementation, strategy, and cybersecurity. I love to read about leadership, self-improvement, and a good mystery novel (when I can hold a book up!).
I share healthy recipes and successful strategies I have found for coping with fibromyalgia and chronic pain. I also enjoy sharing inspiring words, and I hope I can inspire others as well.
I believe everyone should educate themselves to be their own best health advocate. I also have personal experience as a patient advocate, navigating hospice care, and advocating for my father during his final days.
More about me…
- I find joy in everyday life: taking pictures, walking the dogs, cooking a good meal, gardening, or discovering a new place we’ve never been before.
- I believe you should love what you do, smile as much as you can, learn something new every day, and fail forward.
- I believe attitudes matter, and a positive attitude matters positively.
- I believe eating dessert first is OK (once in awhile) and life is too short to drink bad coffee.
2018 WEGO Health “Best Kept Secret” Nominee
Like the byline of her blog Cynthia is always positive and ‘Finding Inspiration in Everyday Life’. She blogs about interesting topics relating to Fibromyalgia regularly.Lesley
Let’s work together or just talk and grab a virtual cup of coffee☕️or tea🍵 I would love to hear from you!