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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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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