5 Major Life Updates! Spoilers: Admitted to grad school & the hospital

Hi, Friends! You may have noticed a few cosmetic changes on the blog (or not)- I’m working on creating a cohesive brand, and I’m an all-over-the-place kind of person, so please bear with me! A few major things have happened since we last chatted. I’m going to start sharing blog posts more consistently now that […]

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Dallas Weekends

Hi, Friends! Hope you’ve had a great week! Happy FRIDAY! I’m writing from the cutest coffee shop that I’ve ever visited, Murray Street Coffee in Dallas. This place feels very neighborhoody with a bohemian/Scandanavian flair, but I was greeted by a barista who affectionately called me “darlin’”. Still in Texas. If you’re in the mood […]

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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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Ulcerative Colitis: 5 Years Later

Happy November! Is this the fastest year ever for anyone else? Just me? It’s flying by in a hurry! I realized today that it has been five whole years since my ulcerative colitis diagnosis– woo! So much has changed in the last five years, and today I’m making a post about five obstacles that I […]

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Dogs & Health

This post is dedicated to those dealing with autoimmune diseases, inflammatory diseases, cancers, the flu, or the common cold. I hope this lifts your spirits! When I was in college (against my parents’ wishes) I rescued Jaxon. Jaxon is some sort of maltese/poodle mix if I had to guess (Maltipoo?) and he’s deaf from being […]

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A Weekend in LaLa Land

Hey Ya’ll! Hope your week is off to a great start! Thought I’d update you on some real life events: We went jet-setting for a weekend… …to the City of Angels! We hiked to the Griffith Observatory after a quick breakfast at Roosevelt Cafe where they served copious amounts of avocado slices with my spinach […]

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Another Whole30 Complete + How to do it on a budget

Hi, Friends! It’s been awhile. Let’s catch up 🙂 I decided to do another Whole30 after feeling…sluggish. Just a classic case of the blehhs, and I wanted to get inflammatory markers under control to maintain remission. If you’re not familiar with the Whole30, I HIGHLY suggest you check out their website. They have TONS of […]

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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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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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