“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...Read More
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.
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...Read More
While Valentine’s Day is a holiday to celebrate love and friendship, it can also make some people feel sad or lonely. A friend of mine asked if I could remember the most difficult moments in my life...Read More
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...Read More