Well Yes! To A Stronger, Healthier, Happier Life

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Be inspired by this story of personal strength and determination while eating a delicious and nutritious cup of Well Yes!® Soup.

 

Well Yes! To A Stronger, Healthier, Happier Life

A Story of Challenge and Personal Determination.

 

There is something beautiful about a person who is confident, positive, and happy despite any struggles and challenges they may face. This type of person is an inspiration and encouragement to others with their strength and determination.

It is a mindset, one they live by day-by-day. One that starts with making good choices. Good choices such as eating deliciously crafted food, with real nutritious ingredients like Well Yes!® Soup. Good choices that inspire Moments of Yes!

 

Today, I’d like to share one such Moment of Yes!

My daughter, Rory, was born with a mitochondrial disorder — an energy metabolism disorder. What does that mean? Well, basically, she doesn’t always have the energy to make her body function properly. Because of this, she spent a lot of time in and out of the hospital while growing up, and that meant she missed a lot of schooling.

School Is A Challenge

The lowest point of her illness came when she was in the sixth grade as she spent six months in the hospital. She was at a children’s hospital, so that meant she could get some sort of schooling. But here is the rub, to qualify for schooling, your admission must last for two weeks, then your schooling may begin. Once discharged in the hospital’s computer system, even if immediately readmitted, your two-week waiting period begins all over again. Just think how crazy that is for chronically ill kids.

Well, during this six months in the hospital, they would try to get Rory home and discharge her. Sometimes we didn’t even leave the hospital room before being readmitted, others we’d get part way home before turning around, and a couple of times we made it home for a few hours before returning. That meant her schooling was constantly disrupted, and then you have to take into account the fact that she was gravely ill and not up to school as well.

Once Rory’s health stabilized somewhat, she qualified for medical home teaching through special education at the public school. They promised us that she would be able to achieve her high school diploma, after all, she had until she reached 21 years of age. It was important to me, but more importantly, the high school diploma was important to Rory. She is a smart girl; she could do the work and accomplish her goal.

Fighting To Make Dreams Come True

Of course, receiving only 2-hours of teaching 2-days a week, makes for slow progress, but that is all the California school district allows. As she turned seventeen, the school district suddenly changed their tune about Rory getting her diploma. They wanted her to take the test for her GED and move on her way. Her teacher was appalled, I was upset, and Rory was staunch in her decision that a GED was not acceptable to her. She was determined to earn her high school diploma!

With Rory leading the charge, we persevered. She earned her high school diploma! It was a fantastic and emotional day, a definite Moment of Yes!

Today, Rory attends a local college where she works hard and has attained membership in the Honors Society, Phi Theta Kappa. Can we say, “Proud Mama?” Well Yes!

Rory sips her favorite flavor, Tomato Carrot Bisque, from our vintage Campbell’s Soup mug.

 

Find Your Moment of Yes!

So, I encourage you to make your own Moments of Yes! Find the courage and the strength to make your dreams a reality. A great way to start is with a real, nutritious bowl of Well Yes! Soup.

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Well Yes! Soups are made with real, non-GMO ingredients with no antibiotics, contain no artificial flavors or colors, and is packaged with non-BPA linings. There are nine featured flavors. Some of our favorite flavors are Roasted Chicken with Wild Rice; Chicken Noodle; Tomato Carrot Bisque; Minestrone with Kale; and Sweet Potato Corn Chowder. YUM! These unique flavors challenge the status quo of canned soups.

So, say yes to the good stuff so you have what you need to say yes in the rest of your life. Well Yes! A Soup in the Right Direction®!

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Looking for another heartwarming story? Check out A Random Act of Kindness and see one woman’s amazing Moment of Yes! You just won’t believe what happened…

Do you have a Well Yes! Moment? I’d love to hear about it in the comments. Or you can share them on Facebook and Instagram and find additional inspiration too.

 

 

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CHALLENGE: Walking With Audiobooks #1

Welcome to

Life With Lorelai’s First Challenge!

As promised in my post 2 weeks ago, Walking With Audiobooks, I have put together a fun, healthful, and brain stimulating challenge. You may sign-up for the challenge now, but the actual challenge runs September 1st through September 30th.

Here’s how to join in the challenge…

RULES:

1. Follow Life With Lorelai on at least one Social Media platform: Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Google+ (If following on Facebook, be sure to use your personal profile to click “Like”. Likes do not count or show up from pages.) But of course, the more following the merrier! 🙂

2. Place the Challenge Grab Button in your blog’s side bar (or wherever your buttons go), so you are linked back here.

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3. If you have a Pinterest account, follow the Walking With Audiobooks Challenge – September 2014 Pinterest Board.

4. Add your blog to the Challenge Party (below). This can be your main page if you’d like.

5. Be sure to come back and add links to the books you are reading! Post that you have joined the challenge and add that specific link! You can find awesome book links with descriptions on Goodreads. If you write a review or blog post about the books or the challenge, please link them in the September 2014 Reads (below).

6. No Blog, No Worries! Join the Audio-Walkers facebook group.

7. Come back and Log Your Weekly Walking Time in the Comments section here or in the Audio-Walkers facebook group.

8. Optional: Add a bookshelf or what your currently reading to your blog’s side bar. You can do this with Goodreads or Shelfari.

9. Support your fellow Audio-Walkers!

10. Walk, Read, get Healthy, Enjoy! Let’s have some Fun. 😀

Challenge Party!

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September 2014 Reads

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Looking for Audiobooks?

Check-out your local Library, OverDrive, Audible, Tantor Audio, bookstores, and online.

I am super excited about sharing this challenge with you. Support your fellow Audio-Walkers with encouragement, follows and comments.

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31 Posts In 31 Days… Challenge Met!

It’s been quite a month!

31 Posts in 31 Days for a new blogger was a real challenge, but one in which I am glad I participated. I have learned so much over this past month: how to use different design and format for my blog; the importance of social media; how to play with photos using text, cartoon bubbles, or make collages; what a link party or blog hop is; and so much more.

However, I would have to say the best part about this challenge has been meeting so many new friends and finding a plethora of fabulous blogs to read.

A few of my Favorites found through this challenge…

The Giggling Trucker’s Wife

Confessions of an Overworked MOM

Penny’s Vintage Home

Have Apron…Will Bake

Little Green Running Shoes

My blog has grown tremendously over these past 31 days. I celebrated my 1-month blog anniversary during this time. I have enjoyed trying to make Life With Lorelai a fun, helpful, and welcoming blog to not only read but be a part of. The comments and shares have been so kind and I thank you all.

A sampling of Posts from the July Challenge…

Yo-Ho, Yo-Ho, A Treasure Find Fer Me

Our Little Happiness Jar…

Funny Flub-ups! – The Caramel Sticky Buns Escapade

Go Ahead…Sing Karaoke!

Embarrassing Moments of a Naïve Child Grown…

Monday Mournings – Child Support Hula Hoops

Which Austen Heroine Are You?

It is my hope that you have enjoyed this past month of Life With Lorelai as much as I have. Grab a cup of coffee, glass of iced tea, or whatever is your preference, and stop by for a visit. There are some greats posts coming up, and I will be writing two Guest Posts on I Am Meg & So Can You! for her Travel Around the World with Meg Series.

Watch for a very special post on Thursday, August 8th.

Don’t forget about the Pinteresting Bloggers Scavenger Hunt…

Check out the progress on my Pinteresting Bloggers Board…

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