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What to Do When You've Got the Blues
Encouragement, Health

What to Do When You’ve Got the Blues

Those long, cold days of winter are usually what really get me. When you’ve got the blues, sometimes it just feels like you’re sinking. You long for a sunny beach and a healthy dose of vitamin D to pull you out.

Lately, I’ve had the blues and (thankfully) it’s nowhere near winter.  I’ve been watching the news, like most of you have, and it’s been painful, disheartening, frightening. Continue Reading

Encouragement, Giveaways, Health

Walk with Me

I want you to walk with me. Not on some proverbial emotional path, but literally walk with me.

About a year ago, I got really interested in fitness. Since I battle the beast that is Crohn’s disease, sometimes exercise isn’t a choice. Some days I just simply–well–can’t. But I’ve been using every available ounce of energy to workout at least three times a week to the best of my physical ability. I’m trying to use exercise and food choices as medicine in hopes of fighting back against my health issues. Continue Reading

beautiful pink flowers in a vase
Encouragement, Health

World IBD Day: Sometimes I Hate My Guts

It’s today. May 19th. World IBD Day, a day we (as a world) try to bring even more awareness to IBD: what it is, what it’s like to live with it, and how you can help.

I have Crohn’s disease and I’ve battled this beast since I was 18 years old. I started getting sick my freshman year in college and it took off like wildfire, affecting my thin, teenage, stressed-out body. In those 27 years since, it’s been better and it’s been much, much worse. I’ve crawled my way back from near-death a few times. I refuse to let it get me. Continue Reading