Recipe: 15 Minute Pesto Zoodles

I’m off to work! I can’t complain, I had a great few days off, although the cold had me seriously deterred from doing much. Another reason I am happy to have Henry; I would’ve stayed in all weekend if he wasn’t so rowdy. Not shockingly, he had just as great of a time at the […]

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Are We Still Talking about Resolutions?

  Just when you thought the resolutions posts were beginning to die down … here I am, with more talk about change! Yep, everyone is still freshly committed to those resolutions for the year and were all faced with the challenge of how we will, in fact, live our best lives in 2018. While some of […]

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Henry’s Howling Happenings

HAPPY FRIDAY! I am having a great start to the day but I have Entyvio at 9a, so that is a different story … Let’s be honest, I have been in a serious rut with this blog lately, but last night I sat down and had the ‘breakthrough’ I needed. I can’t wait for you guys to […]

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New Year, Same Me

All I can say about the new year so far is … nothing has gone as planned! We had friends visit after Christmas, (you guys know Jess & the Colasanti gang) which was great. We went to the Lincoln Park Zoo, ate way too much at Zed 451, watched a number of shows and movies, […]

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Holiday Happenings

Two whole weeks! Well, actually 15 days to be exact. That is how long it has been since I have connected with you blogging peeps. I am not sure why, maybe it was the busy nature of the holidays or all the other little life and work happenings that I, as usual, over-committed myself to, but […]

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Liebster Award Nomination

Tuesday, you are serving me well so far! Here are a few reasons why: I am now featured on Feedspot’s Top 100 Chronic Illness Blogs on the Planet! I am really excited to share this space with other like minded individuals working to raise awareness about chronic illness and their journeys. Keep up all the […]

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Weekend Wind Down

Well, it’s not exactly the end of the weekend, but close enough. I don’t know how a five day break goes so quickly, but I do know that a break was much needed. And after an exciting drive back from Detroit yesterday, I pretty much melted into my bed when I got home. I had […]

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The 3 Month Thank You!

And here we are again, on Sunday and I am once again stunned at how quickly two days can go by. Currently, the weather is super sleepy with a light drizzle and cold air, making it the perfect time to recap, make more food, watch movies with Henry and have some tea. This weekend was […]

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Remembering to Care

Monday, Monday… I was feeling really worn down which subsequently led to a bad attitude most of the day. Having ‘a case of the Mondays’ rang true as I failed to shake feelings of self-doubt. In short, I was feeling uninspired and quite negative. I found myself asking internal questions like, What am I doing […]

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Guest Post! Jess on Pregnancy & Infant Loss Awareness Day

October is awareness month for a number of diseases and causes, however, today is a particularly important one to us. Jess and I share just about everything with each other, so it was natural for us to confide in each other our fears about dealing with pregnancy, and everything that accompanies it, while managing autoimmune […]

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No Coffee, No Problem!

Happy Friday! I am sure you are just as ready for a few days away from the office as I am. This week has been a rough one health-wise for me due to some abdominal pains I am still sorting through. A couple weeks ago I decided that I needed to quit my love affair […]

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“No Care For You!”

Elaine has been a large part of my life for a few decades now, along with Jerry, Kramer and George. Having Seinfield always playing in the background gave me an appreciation for differing characters and the art of the one-liner. Julia Louis-Dreyfus’s roles since Seinfeld have been equally entertaining, as evidenced by her 6 Emmy’s […]

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Spaghetti Squash & Spicy Sausage

Well, the weekend went wayyy too fast as usual! I took a much needed break from my phone most of the weekend and tried to just enjoy my time with a good friend who was visiting from CA. With the combination of weekend activities and last week’s weather being so erratic, I am shocked I […]

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Requesting Employer Accommodations for Crohn’s

Me Before You? Being a millennial can be beneficial at times – we are all about pushing to create our best version of reality, and we do so by advocating for ourselves constantly. But making an effort to put myself first is not something I have always instinctively done (surprising, I know). Since I am an […]

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[Friday Feels]

After looking through all these beautiful Colorado pictures and recapping the trip (I’ll post more next week because I think I am Jimmy Chin and took about 500 pics), Denver has me thinking more and more about making moves to a more relaxed lifestyle. Not sure where that is or what it even means, but […]

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Guest Post! Bridget Mullin’s Dia-versary

Meet Bridget! She’s a 26 year old treatment coordinator, Penn State alum, oldest of six, dog mom to Lincoln, and Type 1 Diabetic. Many people don’t realize that Type 1 Diabetes is actually one of the most common autoimmune diseases, affecting 1.25 million Americans. This particular disease can present itself anywhere between childhood to early […]

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Fallin’ Fast Salad – Ode to the Avocado

Update on Colorado: Getting a break from the city is always nice, even when I don’t realize how much I’ve needed it. My stomach has kept up for the most part, through both acclimation (cannot believe how fast my heart was racing when we got here, does everyone struggle with that!?) and a (surprisingly snow […]

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Prepping for the Peaks

All of a sudden, the vacation we booked two months ago is almost here and the hyper-organized side of me is out in full swing! I am SO excited to get out to the mountains, do some hiking/biking, see some friends, and relax. While we’re leaving record high 90 degree summer temps in Chicago for […]

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… But I Ain’t Stressin’

  Keeping up with life these days can be tough for anyone, not just those of us with autoimmune diseases. In order to keep up with the Jones’, there are so many things we need to keep track of, which makes getting ahead sometimes feel impossible. For me, that feeling has made turning off at […]

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