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 my instinct is to juggle the lemons. 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 […]

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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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