Lately

Hey, friends! How on Earth have ya been?! I’ve been MIA, even through the holidays but not completely without good reason. Wanna catch up? For starters: I started having a mega-flare around Thanksgiving thanks to my doctor’s office staff forgetting to send documents to the insurance company, resulting in the insurance company denying my remicade […]

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When life hands you lemons…

I was a baton twirler in high school, so naturally I juggle. My backup career is to join the circus. Barefooted. ^ This book (highly recommend!) is what got me thinking about this topic. Not the joining the circus as a solid Plan B, but the topic of “When life hands you lemons…” You get […]

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My Mythical Thigh Gap

Confession: I have body image issues. Not mega-deep, clinical body issues, and not to degrade or demean anyone who has had serious, life-altering, core-rattling body image issues that has wrecked mental havoc in your life and unwelcomely seeped its way your health. That is TOUGH, and you should feel like some version of a superhero […]

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R E M I S S I O N

Monday was the best day I’ve had in a long time. “Are we allowed to use the ‘R-word’? Are you saying I’m in remission?” “Yes. You can say that you’re in remission! Be proud of our hard work.” <- my doc. After nearly five years since my diagnosis with Inflammatory Bowel Disease, my medical chart has added a new […]

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What do YOU want?

Have you ever listened to a podcast and thought, “This had to have been created especially with me in mind. ” ^Maybe that’s a bit narcissistic, but I listened to a TEDx Talk today on youtube and swore homegirl was talking directly to me. She started her talk by asking the audience “What do you want?” […]

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A Life-Changing Diagnosis & 5 Ways to Cope

The question I get asked most often by friends and strangers alike is, “How did you know something was wrong?” Please don’t use my experience in lieu of a doctor’s professional opinion. If you think something is wrong…go get checked out!  Okay. Here’s my story: Once upon a time in early Fall at a coffee […]

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Overcoming Fears

Hey, yall! Since before I could drive a car, I’ve had the same reoccurring nightmare about driving over a specific bridge and falling backward off of it. Gravity is not enough for the mighty Mazda, because in my nightmare, she’s going up, up, faster, slower, backward, and suddenly I’m in my car losing control and falling backward […]

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Wildflowers > Worries

Hello there! Hope you’re having a wonderful Wednesday. If not, hopefully this will cheer you up. I got all up in ma’ feels in my journal, and I thought I’d share it here in case someone needs a pick-me-up: Vulnerable moment: One of my biggest fears (aside from overpasses, but I’m working on that one) […]

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