Life with Crohn's, Crafts, and Cruisin'.

Author: Chronically Callie

Why I’m Thankful for my Crohn’s Diagnosis

Why I’m Thankful for my Crohn’s Diagnosis

I was sitting at the yoga studio that I’m doing my teacher training at, in a “Meditation/ Philosophy” class, and we began to discuss how it usually isn’t until something “expensive” to our bodies or minds happen, that we begin to take action. Action could […]

Hurricane Irma- The Waiting Game

Hurricane Irma- The Waiting Game

Originally written 9/10/17: Day of Hurricane Irma We first learned of Hurricane Irma threatening our state over a week before her landing. As technology gets better and better, the forecasts can expand longer and longer. Part of me loves the advanced notice, but a much […]

How to Turn Your Day Around When You Wake Up Feeling Terrible

How to Turn Your Day Around When You Wake Up Feeling Terrible

*Written on July 1,2017* It happens often- I wake up, and immediately know it’s going to be a rough day. It usually starts with some abdominal cramping, followed by extremely loud intestinal noises. I’m usually still tired, even though I’m a morning person that likes […]

Collagen Review-Vital Proteins vs. Future Foods

Collagen Review-Vital Proteins vs. Future Foods

I have included affiliate links in this post. I have not been compensated in any way to do this review, but if you are interested in purchasing one of the products I’ve reviewed, you can use my link and I’ll get a little kickback!   […]

30 Days of Collagen Peptides

30 Days of Collagen Peptides

For transparency, I want my readers to know I used affiliate links in this post. I received no compensation to take my 30 day challenge, but now, having seen the benefits, I want to provide you with easy links to purchase your own if you’re […]

7 Things I Used to Take for Granted

7 Things I Used to Take for Granted

When you have a chronic illness, your body puts you through a series of pain or discomfort, that often feels like betrayal. In my case, with Crohn’s Disease, I was couch-ridden for 2 solid weeks after being hospitalized (which for many people in my situation […]

7 Days on the West Highland Way

7 Days on the West Highland Way

I travel not to go anywhere, but to go. I travel for travel’s sake. The great affair is to move.¬†– Robert Louis Stevenson On a not-so-special-or-particular day, we decided to watch a documentary on Netflix called,¬†Mile, Mile and a Half. It follows a group of […]

How to Handle Crohn’s Disease in an Office

How to Handle Crohn’s Disease in an Office

My day-job is a full-time marketer for a corporate software company. It’s a great place, with amazing people. When I was hospitalized and then healing, they were so unbelievably supportive and understanding, which is hard to say for a lot of companies. My team surprised […]

4 Ways to Move Your Body to Feel Better

4 Ways to Move Your Body to Feel Better

Most chronic illnesses result in some level of fatigue and/or discomfort. Moving around, let alone exercising can seem awful on every level. And, if you’re like me, sometimes moving around will actually trigger pain. But believe it or not, moving can help ease your symptoms. […]

How to be “The Paleo Friend”

How to be “The Paleo Friend”

When I first attempted the Whole 30 (a more intense version of Paleo) in early 2016, I made it clear to my friends and family that this was only a 30 day stint, and I’d be able to eat like normal when I was all […]