Hi! I’m MaryBeth.

After receiving a life changing diagnosis at the age of twenty five, I learned something invaluable: it’s possible to find purpose behind pain and suffering.

Trial and hardship aren’t exactly part of anyone’s plan, and yet, difficult diagnoses and unforeseen struggles make their way into all of our lives.

If you are anything like me, your first thought might be to find a way to get through the annoying inconvenience as quickly as possible. You want to hop on the fast track straight back to the life you once knew.

But what if it turns out this is your new normal? What then?

I found myself in these shoes.

My Story

When surgery failed and a benign, but aggressive, tumor crept back into my life and hindered my ability to walk, I had a decision to make.

Did I let the tumor take control of my life or find a new normal–one where I embraced the journey and chose to find abundance amidst the struggle?

Witnessing trials faced by family and friends, I caught a glimpse into what it meant to embrace the difficult circumstances of life with love and grace; I wanted that too. More than survive, I wanted to thrive.

In life, challenges will inevitably arise, but it is possible to find purpose through the pain. I hope you’ll join me on the journey.

More About Me

My Loves

I wouldn’t want to do life with anyone other than the two sidekicks shown in the photo above–my husband, Caleb, and our dog, Alaska. We live in Indianapolis, IN where some of our favorite things include taking a bike ride on the monon, grabbing a sweet treat from Renee’s Bakery, hitting up the farmers market on Saturday mornings, spending time in our beautiful local parks, getting new books from the library, and sitting on our front porch swing with a glass of homemade sweet tea.

My Favorite Pastimes

Tending plants


Volunteering at Random Acts of Flowers

Exploring nature


Where Else You Can Find Me



Email: marybethreiler at gmail dot com

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