• May 16, 2014


    No, you may not pet my Service Dog…

    ...but thanks for asking. In case you can't read it, Gizmo has a sign on his harness that says "SERVICE DOG do not distract." Have you ever wondered why? I[...]

  • May 8, 2014


    Top Ten Things YOUNG Stroke Survivors wish you knew:

    May is Stroke Awareness Month, and this is my annual post on the topic since, as my regular readers know, I am a stroke survivor myself. I am part of[...]

  • February 27, 2014


    Encouragement from the Woman with the Issue of Blood

    I've suffered from chronic and invisible illnesses since I was a teenager. Migraines at 15, endometriosis at 17, back issues thanks to a car accident in college, Crohn's Disease and[...]

  • January 6, 2014


    It’s a Migraine Hangover kind of day…

    One of my goals for 2014 is to post to my blog every Monday and Thursday. I have been dealing with a migraine since Friday evening, so you can consider[...]

  • October 28, 2013


    Tips for Traveling with a Service Dog

    Gizmo and I have been partnered for two years, and during that time we've done planes, trains, automobiles, and hotels in the course of our travels. I get asked a[...]

  • May 23, 2013


    Life after Stroke: What I have Learned

    May is National Stroke Awareness Month, and various organizations using social media have been doing an excellent job getting out information regarding warnings and symptoms related to stroke. I would[...]

  • May 18, 2013


    Dog Lovers, please read

    “You’ll have to excuse me; I’m a dog lover…” I hate that sentence. I have learned that what follows is going to be problematic. This “dog lover” will invariably start[...]

  • September 8, 2012


    Gizmo at the Museum

    Gizmo and I spent Wednesday providing training for the museum personnel and enjoying the exhibits. It was a great day, but long and exhausting. We taught them about the different[...]

Kathryn McClatchy
I am a Christian, wife, mother, friend, reader, daydreamer, writer, teacher, digital media strategist, public speaker, stroke survivor, assistance dog partner, and so much more.

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