Warrior LifeStyle: Small Biz Saturday, Creative Ways to Host, 10 Little Things, 2016 Family Photos, Red Rice Recipe & The Exceptional Warrior Women

Small Business Saturday – Shop With Purpose On this Small Business Saturday I like to suggest to shop with purpose. As a socially cautious consumer I want to promote companies that are bringing awareness and change. My family, parents, sister, grandmother were small business owners and it’s in my D.N.A. as this is what I grew up with. I spent many days while my sister ran … Continue reading Warrior LifeStyle: Small Biz Saturday, Creative Ways to Host, 10 Little Things, 2016 Family Photos, Red Rice Recipe & The Exceptional Warrior Women

Blog Life: Birthing A New Word

Hello all there in the blogging world. It’s been a while since I’ve written an actual post on my blog. With every post it can be such a process. It is like a birthing process and lately I’ve felt the labor pains and it’s time to birth a new word. I have had a bad case of writer’s block mixed with a bit of attention issues. I … Continue reading Blog Life: Birthing A New Word

Assisted Suicide Interview

This blog post is in honor of World Suicide Prevention Day. This topic is similar but definitely different because the situations our different. My friend Nicole Narlock, who’s a nursing graduate, was doing a policy brief on SB128 Assisted Suicide which is up for consideration this 2016 for a school assignment. I’m thankful that she thought my opinion would be a good perspective as I have fought … Continue reading Assisted Suicide Interview

The Valley Fever Story

I first off like to apologize to start this new blog with such a graphic photo to look at. But I thought it was important to share what I’m fighting. These days Maribel’s kidney story has been more like the valley fever story. The reality is I’m fighting both and it makes things a little more complicating. This very infection caused so much damage and … Continue reading The Valley Fever Story

3 Year Kidney Anniversary

Today marks the 3 yr kidneyversary to the kidney chain I was apart of. I have wrestled with what words to even say today because it’s bittersweet since my gift is failing. But I celebrate the fact that I’m still here. After all I’ve gone through I know I’m a walking miracle &this gift will to be an extension to my life. I will forever … Continue reading 3 Year Kidney Anniversary

The Kidney Update

It’s been a while since I posted any health updates & I feel it’s time to share. I’m usually very open but this was something I wasn’t ready to go through.Unfortunately the infection I had damaged my transplant. After several hospital stints my kidney could no longer function without the help of dialysis. The past couple months I transitioned to home dialysis & had to … Continue reading The Kidney Update


Today I went to a funeral service. I actually was invited to  2 services this week but wasn’t able to do both. I had a funky week which I started to write about but I’ll share later. With this new month I decided to challenge myself to participate in postaday 2012. At least for the month of June. This will be my 50th post (on record … Continue reading Today

My Sister’s 40th & Family Baptism

http://www.robynprestonphotography.com/2012/05/6269/ I wanted to share my sister’s 40th birthday and family baptism. I unfortunately couldn’t make it since I just got out of the hospital that same week. I actually looked at flights to be there, but this time my body won over my spirit. I write a lot about my sister because she’s been that 2nd mom to me. I was sent to live … Continue reading My Sister’s 40th & Family Baptism