Hi, I’m Veronica!
Welcome to my site. Here, you’ll find plenty of encouragement, resources, and inspiration for living the “Upstream Life.” Click the menus at the top for a full breakdown of topics or type in the search bar to find what you’re looking for.
My story is one of healing and hope after recovering from a lifetime of autoimmune disease and migraines. I began sharing on my original site “Going Against the Grain” and have since created An Upstream Life to encompass more of the journey–our latest chapters, involving our homeschool and the recovery of our son, who is vaccine injured.
I am a Christian and married to the love of my life. I am also a former public school teacher, business owner, and educational consultant turned homeschooling mom. I homeschool our 9 year-old son, 5 year-old daughter, and 2 year-old daughter. I love photography, gardening, natural living, simplicity, and being with my family.
These are just a few of my favorite and most popular posts from our journey:
My hope for this blog is to share encouragement and ideas: ideas to ponder; ideas to drive action; ideas to inspire new ideas. Our nation is filled with disease and heartache, and there is nothing I want more than to share Jesus and healing alternatives.
My own path wouldn’t have been possible without the numerous individuals who blessed me with their knowledge and love, and I can only hope to “pay it forward” through my writing.
Making choices that go against the current is never easy, and I hope you’ll find encouragement here. This blog is not about imposing our lifestyle choices on others but rather a place for sharing knowledge and understanding in order to gain the wisdom, through Christ, to make better choices for our families.
I humbly invite you to join me on this journey upstream, swimming always toward Truth, goodness, and beauty.
Thoughtful and kind comments and questions are always welcome, so please join in on the conversations!