Who Is Hope?

I was diagnosed with lupus in 2013. Since then, I decided to learn more about my condition, and explore ways to feel better.

Before recently changing my life aspirations to focus on the lupus cause, I worked for several years in the technology industry, holding different engineering, marketing and leadership positions. I am Brazilian, and lived in the Silicon Valley and in the UK. Now, the lovely state of Oregon is my home.

I am partnering with Kaleidoscope Fighting Lupus because I have found their blogs and website to be extremely helpful, and in alignment with what I have learned from my different doctors.

Having Lupus as my companion has taught me to see life from a new angle, and appreciate my small accomplishments.

Let’s challenge ourselves to engage in positive dialog with an optimistic mindset, and discover where it will take us … are you up for the challenge?

Finally, I leap into this upcoming life chapter with my best friend and husband, two handsome sons and my sweet Rhodesian Ridgeback.

Sharing My Story

“You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You are able to say to yourself, I lived through this horror. I can take the next t...

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7-Day Challenge

To be strong, we need to feel powerful. While I am not always positive, neither I believe everything is possible, the difficulties get harder when I don’t have confidence in myself. It’s to re...

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True Colors

Recently, a friend of mine shared how she feels about being a lupus survivor, and her words struck me in a big way.  While using simple language, she was able to clearly describe what it feels like t...

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Winter and I

The Pacific Northwest, where I currently live, has lush green tones in a varied palate of colors that only nature can create. The smell of wet grass perfumes the air everywhere. While I enjoy drinking...

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