Travel: Off to Iceland

Alright, I finally got this up! I had a slight set back when my post got deleted after I finished about 80% of it, but, here we are! As part of my official duties as maid of honor in my cousin’s wedding, last August I began planning her bachelorette weekend. While a few options were […]

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Iceland Ideas

And it is already Sunday … This weekend was a productive one, which is surprising given that I had Entyvio treatment Friday. I did a lot of running around today which isn’t that exciting, but I wanted to shout out Patagonia for having the best customer service alive. Long story short, they absolutely stand behind […]

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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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“I expected the Rocky Mountains to be a little rockier than this …”

Travel Recap: Denver, Colorado Repeat: Why can I not vacation forever?! I love a good trip, more than ever lately. I want to say Denver ‘didn’t disappoint’ but unfortunately the weather didn’t cooperate, however, we made the best of it and if that is the worst that Colorado really gets … sign me up! Day […]

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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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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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Holistic Healing Attempts: Acupuncture

Acupuncture Like many people, I didn’t know exactly what I should expect with my first acupuncture experience or if I would even like it. Luckily, needles don’t phase me. A few months back I was at a breaking point – searching for some sort of relief through different holistic therapies. While I know it is […]

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Guest Post! Alex Milanoski: Me, Kate, & Crohn’s – Travel Edition

Meet Alex! Partner, Editor (of my posts), Landscape Architect, Sailor, Yogi, Hiker, Rock-Climber, ‘Try Anything Once’ Free Spirit, Expert Traveler, and Amazing Friend. If you know Alex, you know he loves an adventure, which makes dating someone with my health limitations a bit challenging at times; and while traveling with anyone can be a gamble, Alex […]

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Solar Eclipse of the Heart

A day off down the road less traveled to chase the solar eclipse

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Mas Toñas! Nicaragua Pt. 2

Nicaragua Part 2:  Onto the fun part – the breakdown of our travels through Nicaragua! I was surprised to learn what a quick trip it was when we were booking it. It took about as long as flying from Newark to San Diego, and we had a layover! (Chicago – Miami – Managua) Although I […]

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Traveling with Crohn’s: Nicaragua Pt. 1

Nicaragua, te amo! Over the past few years I have been feeling the need to make a change and do more to address my condition, but often times these feelings have been drowned out by school, work, and responsibilities. It is a constant struggle and challenge for me to mindfully take a step back from […]

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