Ulcerative Colitis

Is “I’m Fine” Authentic?

Have you seen the commercial about atopic dermatitis?  In it, a lady is constantly covering her skin, even when it’s warm out, and cancelling plans, while saying, “Yeah it’s my eczema again, but It’s fine.”  I think just about anyone with a chronic illness can relate to this commercial.  And we all know she’s not… Continue reading Is “I’m Fine” Authentic?

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Ulcerative Colitis

My Crappy Situation

I’m not crazy, I’m just a little unwell….and it’s making me crazy. I am all about wellness and self-care.  Herbal teas and supplements, acupuncture, meditation, rituals and routines, candles,  you name it.  However, all the “wellness” in the world is not helping me become well.  Which obviously has left me frustrated (and exhausted).  In this… Continue reading My Crappy Situation

Foodie Friday, Menu Planning, Recipes, Uncategorized

Lemon Garlic Rainbow Chard

Hello All! So you already know I’m obsessed with my Farm Fresh to You CSA deliveries.  However, I did notice that despite the crazy variety of items that are offered, I was kind of sticking with the same basics.  So, I made a rule for myself.  Every other week, I was going to try something… Continue reading Lemon Garlic Rainbow Chard

Goal Setting, Helpful Hints

Three Reasons Why You’ve Already Blown Your New Year’s Resolutions

Happy New Year! Yup, I know, we’re three weeks in.  However, my eight to five is in the wonderful world of accounting and I’ve spent the last three weeks closing out the books on 2017.  I offer that as an explanation for my absence over those few weeks.  While everyone else is all “New year,… Continue reading Three Reasons Why You’ve Already Blown Your New Year’s Resolutions

Christmas, Goal Setting, Home, Uncategorized

Out With the Old…Year, Attitude, Whatever….

Two days post-Christmas and I’ve moved past sadness into acceptance.  Am I really going through the stages of grief over Christmas’s past?  Why yes, it appears I am.  So what does acceptance look like?  I guess it looks like an almost maniacal obsession with the new year and Spring.  Luckily, I’m at my desk, working… Continue reading Out With the Old…Year, Attitude, Whatever….

Christmas, Uncategorized

Do They Know It’s Christmas Time At All?

I’m not a Bah Humbug person.  I’ve actually been quite elfy in the past.  I’ve always loved decorating, baking, gift giving and spending time with family, so naturally I’ve loved Christmas because I get to roll all of those things into one season.  But as we get older, things seem to change.  Family members pass… Continue reading Do They Know It’s Christmas Time At All?

Foodie Friday, Goal Setting, Menu Planning

As Sugar-Fest 2017 Comes to a Close…

If you read way back in my archives, you’ll learn the story of the time I started running and cut out most carbs, resulting in a 35 pound weight loss.  You’ll also learn the story where I developed a condition called pseudotumor cerebri.  One of the medications I was put on for that killed my… Continue reading As Sugar-Fest 2017 Comes to a Close…

Home, hygge

So, um how do you say it? Hygge?

I’ve spent some time this week discovering the Danish concept of “Hygge.”  It’s essentially the idea of being cozy in a charming environment and connecting with others.  Gather with your friends to drink cocoa and watch a holiday movie: hygge.  Sit on the couch all day playing on your phone: not hygge.  What I love… Continue reading So, um how do you say it? Hygge?

Foodie Friday, Menu Planning, Uncategorized

Mom, What’s For Dinner? Vol. 4

Oh yeah, that menu planning thing again… Tonight is our monthly dinner with my bestie and it happens to be her birthday as well. The goddess wants Spaghetti Factory so the goddess shall have Spaghetti Factory.  I ain’t complainin’.  Tomorrow, we’re traveling up north a couple hours because momma wants a Christmas Tree with a… Continue reading Mom, What’s For Dinner? Vol. 4