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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Weekend 5K & Being an Imperfect Intuitive Eater

Hi, Friends! Coming at ‘cha from the hospital break room at work today. If my photos are unusually ugly and my grammar is especially nightmarish, we are gonna still be friends, okay? Good. Real life: Hope your weekend was restful and left you feeling rejuvenated! I went to (surprise, surprise) Dallas…again. Our cousin, Chance, came […]

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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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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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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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Why did I start running?

I’ve been wanting to do this post for awhile: Why did I start running? For those of you who don’t know, I was diagnosed with moderate to severe ulcerative colitis in 2012, the year before my college graduation. I had never heard of ulcerative colitis until my diagnosis. I remember thinking, “Thank God- it’s not […]

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Weekend Recap & Monday Motivation

Hope your Monday sucks less than most 🙂 Soon after I finished my nutrition exam on Friday, Zack came in from work. “Grab the dog, and let’s go hiking! I bought beer.” <- The way to my heart. I grabbed the dog, some EPIC brand snacks with some smart pop and an RX Bar, and […]

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My Diagnosis Change + Remix to Remission

Thank you for all the good ju-ju, prayers, and humor! I made it through the fun time colonoscopy just fine. My diagnosis has changed. The CT showed inflammation, and the colonoscopy confirmed that I have “active disease” but due to the location of the lesions and the biopsy, my new doc switched my diagnosis from […]

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Colonoscopy Prep: 6 Ways To Make it Suck Less

Hi, Friends! I’m willing to bet your day has been exponentially more fun than mine, although I do consider myself to be a chaser of silver linings and an eternal optimist…so it’s still a tossup. Also, I am fully aware of how rainbows and unicornsy that sounds, but I’m unapologetically happy most days, eternally running through […]

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