Day 2: IBD Explained.

This morning was SO typical – I woke up at 7a with a migraine. Yesterday was such a great day, I was so excited and inspired about this week and all of the things I had planned but instead my body said eh, I’m changing up the schedule. So I finally got out of bed […]

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Day 1: Crohn’s & Colitis Awareness Week Is Here!

What makes today special? It is Friday! It’s the first of the month (wake up, wake up, wake up), which also happens to be one of my favorite months! Cue Christmas themed everything.  Today is the official start of Crohn’s & Colitis Awareness Week! It is off to a great start, with athletes like New Orleans Saints Linebacker […]

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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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Last Minute Lentil Soup

Greetings! I am currently writing on this gloomy Tuesday from my bed, where Henry is more than content using me as a pillow. Yesterday I had high hopes of getting not only some writing done for a client, but also trying a new dessert recipe, cleaning and reading a little bit, but I ended up spending […]

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Weekend Wind Down

Well, this one is kind of a week & weekend wind down. See, I usually have my calendar properly filled with dates I plan to do certain things with the blog, but like almost everything else in my life lately, I have decided to ignore it …. Right now, I am focusing on having some […]

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Chocolate Protein Balls

It’s Friday! TGIF! anyone remember that? We are heading into yet another busy weekend and I am looking forward to catching up with friends and getting ready for the holiday next week and am reallyyyy hoping my body and immune system comply. As I have tried to cross everything off my infamous to do list […]

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More Thyroid Talk

Before my Entyvio appointment last week, I really felt like I was coming around! While Entyvio helps my Crohn’s a lot, I am currently feeling stripped of energy yet again and I can’t help but wonder what else is impacting my body.  Exhaustion and fatigue? Check. Irritable? Undoubtedly. Emotional? Understatement. Stressed? Yep. Is this all […]

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Guest Post: Jess’s Update on Life with Hashimoto’s

Guess Who’s Back! (it’s Jess) Hi everybody! First, I just want to say thanks for all the positive feedback about my first post. Second, I want to clarify something that I think some readers found a little bit confusing. Several people mentioned that my list of symptoms seemed to line up more closely with hyperthyroidism […]

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Entyvio: Dose 5

Well this one sure snuck up on me! I took a personal day Monday for the first time in my life, so my schedule was already out of whack. But when I got my reminder call on Monday night about an 11:30a appointment the next day, I thought it was for my annual wellness check […]

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Holistic Healing: Cupping Therapy

  Monday is over! Today I am finally feeling a little more level headed after a great restful weekend and a personal day, which I will probably be writing about later this week. But for now, I wanted to share with you my most recent holistic treatments and why I think they are helping! This […]

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Thai-Inspired Chicken Lettuce Wraps 

Follow my blog with Bloglovin I know I’ve said I’m in a cooking mood lately and can ya blame me?! It’s just that time of year! It feels like there is about an hour of sunlight a day right now and after getting back from Charleston, we were thrown into windy, 40 degree weather, making […]

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Travels to Charleston

I’m in the plane back from Charleston (for those of you living in Chicago, it’s such a quick flight – only an hour and half) and I am dying to see Henry. We were lucky enough to have one of my best friends stay with him all weekend, which really helped ease the anxiety I […]

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Mom’s Wild Rice, Chicken & Spinach Soup

And we are off to Charleston for the weekend! Henry, we will miss you! While I am enjoying the first full week of fall weather here in Chicago, I’m excited for 70 something degrees in South Carolina, the opportunity to sleep in, and catch up with my hilarious family. But before I could get too […]

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Leaky Wut? Leaky Gut!

Leaky Gut I’ve read a variety of articles over the past year about ‘leaky gut’ and functional medicine, but it wasn’t until recently that I was pointed back to it by a good friend (and dietitian) who recommended a book to me that some of her patients have read called Prescription on Nutritional Healing. I […]

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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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Tortilla Soup

This week I haven’t been in the mood to write much, but I have been in the mood to cook! So, I am just going with my gut. Recently, I’ve been trying to break out of my workout dry spell, and while I haven’t been as consistent and disciplined as I was before, I did […]

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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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