After struggling my whole life with juvenile rheumatoid arthritis and losing both parents, I decided to take my health into my own hands and explore alternative medicine.
Through a complete lifestyle change, I was able to heal myself. With whole foods, exercise, and a mindset shift, I have finally started living my authentic life. Life’s a Journey, Are You Packed? takes you from my initial diagnosis through the failures of traditional medicine, grief and loss, and all my “ah-ha” moments on the road to being healthy.
Laugh and cry with me as I take you through the effects this diagnosis has had on my life and the long, difficult search for alleviation and treatment. My hope is that you’ll make the choice to join me on this journey to health after you read my story.
If you have struggled with an autoimmune disease, the loss of loved ones, raising a family, caring for ill parents, or losing weight, this book is meant for you.
After suffering my whole life with JRA and finally finding the answers I’d been searching so long for, I wanted to share it with everyone and anyone. Writing a book just seemed like the perfect way to spread the word. I want my story to help people change their lives so they can start truly living. It’s never too late.
“Your smile is your logo, your personality is your business card, how you leave others feeling after an experience with you becomes your trademark.” —Jay Danzie
Stef has the perfect combination of soul, heart, and wit that makes you fall in love and want to follow in her footsteps to heal your own life. Her sincere passion for helping others makes her knowledge come to life—she gives us both the inspiration and the path to overcoming our own obstacles on our healing journey.
Jenn Boggs, health advocate
Stefanie’s passion and enthusiasm are evident in all she does. As her memoir unfolds, it is clear that she refines her focus and finds purpose in her life events. This book helps illustrate how to find hope and determination each day while pursuing a healthier lifestyle.
Heather Smith, Ph.D.
Life’s a Journey, Are You Packed? takes you through a series of emotional and physical challenges, as well as the triumphs associated with an autoimmune disease. Pack your bags and join Stef as she moves from pain and grief into living and thriving.
Lindsey Smith, Bestselling author of Food Guilt No More
“There is nothing magical about it. It’s just hard work and patience; being true to yourself so that you can be your true self.”