“You never know how strong you are, until being strong is the only choice you have.” -unknown.

Have you ever experienced a moment in life where you wanted to give up and throw in the towel? I have felt this way many times, in those moments that tested my physical and most importantly, spiritual and emotional strength.

Most mornings, it’s difficult for me to simply get out of bed, as I have to force myself to muster the energy in order to arise and live that day to its fullest. Many days, I want to quit and let the adrenal disease and heart condition win. If I had continued to wallow in my misery and not pick myself back up each day, then I would not be the person that I am today. Being strong was my only choice. Through that strength, I have been emotionally, mentally, and spiritually healed, which led to writing my first of many cookbooks.

No matter your circumstances, I encourage you to dig down deep within yourself and see how strong you really are. How have you overcome the obstacles in your life?