About Me

BBT Atlanta Open July 29 2017

Jessica started writing at a young age when her mother taught her the value of journaling. She is a survivor of Chronic Myelogenous Leukemia. She also lives with Crohn’s Disease and immunodeficiency from chemotherapy. She thrives off of real foods and looks for the silver lining in life which is why she named her blog “The Feel Good Days”. Jessica has found that, even with chronic illness, she has so much more good in her life than bad.

Jessica can most often be found laughing with her husband, hugging her dog, creating migraine friendly versions of her favorite Paleo meals or hanging out with her family. She enjoys movies, inspirational podcasts, and learning about gut and immune health.  She loves coffee shops and bookstores, nature walks, and kayaking. She is a Christian and also practices mindfulness and yoga.

Jessica received her college degree from Auburn University and her Masters Degree from The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

 

**This blog is not intended to provide medical advice, and if you have medical conditions, always speak with your physician before making changes**

8 thoughts on “About Me

  1. Truly inspirational writing. You are a very strong beautiful woman who has always fought her way through the battles life has thrown at you. The loving support of your family, friends , and faith in God prove to us all that you are a survivor. May God continue to bless you and your family on this journey.

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  2. Hello

    My name is Chelsea Stark I was recently diagnosed with Lupus.
    I have been looking online for other people who are living with this invisible companion called Lupus. So I can add their stories and ideas that they do to improve their day-to-day life to share with other people.
    I started two blogs titled Lupus My invisible Companion. You anybody wants to reach out to me here is the link to my main blog http://chelseastarkcom.blogspot.com/ and you can leave a comment.
    Looking forward to hear from anyone.
    So if you are interested please reach out to me. I would loved to turn this blog into a place for all of us to share. And place that we can learn from one another. My mother and grandmother all have lupus. But not very many people have someone to talk to that understand what you go through every day. And I think this is the most important reason why I started this blog. Those who do not have family members or friends that have lupus need someone to chat with. So come here and chat with me. I will listen and help you every way I can.

    I know some people may only have wordPress or blogger so I want to make sure we cover everyone. I will make sure that majority of the post I do on Word Press and blogger are the same postings so everybody can get the same information. I would love to speak with you if you’re interested.
    Thank you Chelsea

    Here is the links to the blogs.
    http://lupusinvisiblecompanion.blogspot.com

    https://www.tumblr.com/blog/lupusmyinvisiblecompanion

    https://lupusmyinvisiblecompanion.wordpress.com

    Chelsea Stark Photography’s Instagram
    https://instagram.com/chelseaastark

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    • Hi Chelsea!

      Thank you for contacting me and for your movement to take something negative and turn it into a positive place for people to encourage one another as autoimmune disease can be isolating and painful. I actually do not have lupus but almost all autoimmune diseases function the same way (they just target different organs) so I am happy to be part of anything that helps us inspire one another to keep living and not giving into autoimmune dz. There is a blogger I recently read named Sabrina who does have lupus and would probably enjoy being part of your group. You can find her at https://thebumpyroadtoasimplelife.wordpress.com/ I hope that you have a “feel good” day 🙂

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  3. Monica

    I just found your blog searching the Internet for help especially for the bad days. I also suffer from Chronic Migraine. Reading your blog, I really feel is an echo to my past 10 years. Although chronic migraine is a daily battle, I have not yet had to go to war with something like Luekemia. You are unbelievably strong! Days like today (full moon trigger) I feel so weak and helpless. I am still mourning the woman who was me. I know it’s been ten long years. I have a hard time letting go. Maybe through continuing to read your blog I will learn to appreciate the woman I am now. Thanks for writing.

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    • Bless you Monica. Thank you for sharing your story. Migraines are miserable and it always helps to find other people who really understand what it is like to live with them. I am sad to read of your pain but grateful that you felt less alone while reading about my journey. Now that the leukemia is back in remission I am going to be writing more about migraines again. You hang in there. If there is anything I have learned over the past couple of decades it is that our situations never stay stuck. We can get better ❤

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