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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Healthy doesn’t always mean “healthy.”

Healthy doesn’t always mean “healthy.”

I like to consider myself a healthy person. I eat healthy, I practice yoga regularly, I don’t use plastic Tupperware, I buy the “dirty dozen” organic, I stick to grass-fed beef… the list goes on. However, for the last 4 years or so, I’ve been […]